I am too instant gratification oriented to really enjoy quilting. I started this ordeal before I left for Bolivia, gruelingly piecing little strips of cotton that came out of a scrap bag from Whitney and cursing the craft. Whitney and I looked at Gee's Bend quilts for ideas, but in the end my quilt just came out the way it wanted to be: no set symmetrical pattern, not exactly square, and machine quilted. A younger, more purist version of myself, circa 1996 when I sewed a dress a week- resulting in a closet full of floral printed cotton dresses- would have insisted on hand quilting, but I wanted to get this baby birthed. I think this quilt will serve as a reminder of this transition time in my life, and if I don't ever find a job and become a thriving professional, I will be the most crafty and cozy looking bum down on Main Street and 9th.