Caffeine Chemistry Quilt Pattern

 

Coffee Chemistry pattern on Etsy

 

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!
-Soma