This quilt was made from an eye wateringly expensive mail order kit from an American patchwork magazine. I started to learn how to properly hand quilt. I learnt how to play with colour and I leant that I hated fusible appliqué - so much. It was a steep learning curve but I'd finally made something I loved. It took 9 months to do. The internet was just opening up. Suddenly I could look at other quilts. I still had never met a real quilter in the flesh.