Here is what I’ve learned over the last few days, as I am trying…and failing…to make this “Gene Pool” pattern by Jen Kingwell into a quilt top.
- It looks like a simple pattern; and
- It IS simple to cut out; however
- It is virtually impossible to sew this together.
Why? Well, let me explain. Its because there are about a gazillion different colour ways possible, depending on the size of your stash. Over the past few days, I’ve changed my mind about the colours I’m using, at least 10 times. And, because the pattern is created by a very simple grid of rows of 2.5″ squares and 2.5″ x 6.5″ rectangles, its just wayyyy to easy to say to myself, why not cut out another pool from this fabric, or this fabric, or that fabric, etc., and see what that looks like. At this stage, I think I have enough strips cut out to make two quilts.
So, I need some help from you.
This is where I started…an attempt at saturated colors…nope, I am not feeling it.