I was excited about the 'quilt as you go' technique when I made this quilt in 1987. I made two other pieces using the same technique during that year. (The same year our youngest child was born)
For this piece, I used scraps left over from sewing and a few of my own embroidered blouses. I wanted a light palette with very few accents of dark. The technique of creating one-step blocks (construction and quilting at the same time) with sewing machine stitch and flip was in vogue. Georgia Bonesteel's book Lap Quilting (1982) was influential.
I thought that this quilt was lost, but just yesterday I found it. It is in one of our museums here on Manitoulin, the curator had purchased it at a farm auction in the late 90's. If you look carefully, you can glimpse it folded up on the end of this museum bed.