Caffeinated Science Nerd by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-10-18T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-10-19T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I'm making minis for my daughter this year for her college dorm room and I'm making pillow covers for my goddaughter, also for her dorm room. They're both studying a variation of chemistry and are both tea lovers so that was my focus this month. The molecule is caffeine and is from whims and fancies - pattern link is under tutorials. The teapot was a pattern I bought from equilters patterns. Both are paper pieced. I tried to use s bit of their respective school colors in the blocks (crimson for one and green for the other). I had some great science nerd fabric I used for the backs of both and the binding of the mini. For the mini, I quilted a teacup (I got tired of all the paper piecing - quite frankly that molecule was a real pain to make) and some whisps of steam and I quilted around the molecule. I had originally wanted to the "chocolate" molecule (theobromine) but there's no way I could pull off a convincing mug of hot chocolate so tea and caffeine were my next best option. Aren't all college students fueled by caffeine in one form or another LOL?


Pictures

Front of the mini
back of the mini with various science fabrics
front of the pillow
some of the same science fabric on back of pillow

Loves

Saruqa
Quilt455

Comments

Caribousmom

I love this, Audrey! I love that you used the molecule for caffeine! I am quite sure they will love these!

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy. I love the molecule but I have honestly never had as much trouble putting anything together as I did this. I gave up after a while so it's definitely not my best work. It was hard to go back and make a second one. A friend of mine owns a coffee shop and I want to make one for her but I'm going to have to be in the right mood to do one a third time!

Mymble

These are really wonderful- love how you used the PP pattern and incorporated it into the larger design- so clever! Great fabrics too- of course!!!!;)))

HawkFan

Mymble Thanks Margaret - you can see on the pillow I had to do a lot of piecing to fit it all together - challenging my brain

Mymble

Well it certainly looks like you and your brain met the challenge!

True

You make the most creative and thoughtful gifts...I just love these and know they will. Sorry the molecule was so difficult!

HawkFan

True You're sweet to say that Mary. When I settle on an idea, I have a hard time giving it up so I muscled through the molecule block. I love how it looks (although there are many flaws in my versions)

HawkFan

Carolmarie Thanks Carol!

Quilt455

I love this. Since I collect tea pots, I just anything with kettles on them. Thanks for the tutorial.

HawkFan

Quilt455 Thanks Cathie. equilters has several teapot pattern at a reasonable price

Quilt455

Thanks for the info.

Sewhappy

I don't know how I missed these, they are fabulous! I love the teapots and the caffeine molecule. Such patience! I am a coffee addict, and would love to make one, but not sure I am up to it

HawkFan

Sewhappy Thank you Sue. I just had to do it since not only are the girls taking chem courses in college, I'm a chemical engineer so it connects us all.

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