I am very much a coffee addict – tea too, for that matter – anything with caffeine in it. Looking back, I realised that the addiction started in college. Before then, my version of coffee was a cup of hot milk with a sprinkle of instant coffee. I am serious!! A caffeine quilt pattern was definitely in order.
I have always loved chemistry and astronomy the most, so I was pretty sure I wanted to study the chemistry of stars because that was a perfect blend of the two. If only it were that simple! Once I started college, I took a plethora of science classes just because, and I had the hardest time deciding on a major because I wanted to study everything. Later on I moved on to study computers because they were new and seemed extremely interesting too. However, looking through a telescope still fascinates and humbles me and chemistry still excites me.
I was torn between making a coffee-themed quilt pattern and a science-themed quilt pattern. In the end I decided to blend the two and created Coffee Chemistry block.
I envisioned the caffeine molecule drawn on a chalkboard, and luckily, I had the perfect fabric on hand for that. The pattern is done in three sections – the cup, the arrow and the molecule.
The block is fairly easy to make. However, I also added an embroidered version of the molecule in the pattern, just in case you weren’t feeling like paper piecing the molecule.
I am seeing a bag in my future using the above block. It will be a fun bag to carry around, proclaiming my love of science and coffee. I know some of you are either yourselves caffeine addicts like I am (you know who you are! *wink*) or you definitely have someone in your family who is one. Perhaps you can make a fun mug rug with this pattern?
Need to fill my cup!