I hope you are enjoying the College Days blog hop as much as I am!! Today I get to show you the block I made for this blog hop. 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.
Another word that pops into my mind when I think of college is science. 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 for this blog hop.
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?
I also wanted to remind you of the giveaways I have for you. Have fun sewing over the weekend!!
Make sure to visit and upload your finished blocks to the Flickr Group listed below.
I love promoting my fellow designers. Some of them have been very gracious with their contributions, making it possible for me to give away some really nice packages. Three participants of the blog hop will each be eligible to win one of these giveaway packages:
The First Giveaway Package
Includes a Paper Piecing E-Magazine by Quilt Art Designs, a Mug Rug Pattern by Right Patterns and two Mini Charm Packs by Whims And Fancies
The Second Giveaway Package
Includes two Charm Packs by Country CrossRoads Quilt Shop and any four individual patterns from Whims And Fancies
The Third Giveaway Package
Includes any two individual patterns from Meadow Mist Designs and two mini charm packs from Whims And Fancies
Sponsors for this blog hop
Sponsors made the very generous giveaways possible and I can’t thank them enough. Please make sure to visit their shops for more wonderful quilting patterns and supplies –
Need to fill my cup!
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