When I decided to start this business I didn't plan on actually making entire quilts for other people. I think it's kind of funny that I'm starting out this way. This quilt is based on Beverly St. Clair's Genome Quilts. The whole idea is that half square triangles, depending on how they are arranged, represent the different markers in DNA: A, C, G, and T. The quilt then puts the HST's in the order of the human genome.
My neighbor is planning a photo shoot symbolizing being comfortable (or not) in your own particular genome, and designed this quilt to be used in the photo shoot. It will have the first 96 markers, rather than an entire person's genetic code. Apparently the first 96 are the same for everyone anyway. He brought over these fabrics for me today.
Rather than cutting squares, marking the diagonal, and sewing 1/4" on both sides, I cut strips (mine were 4 3/4") and marked a 45 degree line, then continued making 90 degree lines from that line all the way across my strip. A few pins to keep it all together, times seven strips in varying colors, and I was ready to sew.