Quilt musings…

Since finishing my quilt I’ve known that while I don’t hate it, I definitely don’t love it. I love how it’s been keeping me warm, but I don’t love it, and for a quilt that’s going to live on my bed (when it’s cold enough to need one) I want to love it.

Thus, I am definitely going to make another one, and for this one I intend on specifically buying the fabrics for it rather than mushing together what I can from what I have lying around.

To this end I’ve been pondering colour schemes… no idea, fabric styles… not really any idea, and designs… no idea until this evening when I came across this site. Now a genome quilt… that’s right up my alley! I could even make it more personal by using the sequence of beta3 integrin, the gene around which my research focuses.

I’ve even made a sort of mock-up of what the gene would look like as a pattern, but with colours instead of angled triangles:

Ambitious? For me, yes, more-so if I use the whole sequence of 4894 bases rather than a segment of it. Awesome in a super-geeky kind of way? Hell yeah!


  1. scientificquilter

    4894 bases!
    That's a lot of bases for a quilt. You'd have to stitch a ton of seams. Thanks for showing me your idea though. I hope you have some time on your hands.

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