This quilt was started sometime during the two year stint in Boulder. I guess I just wanted a quick quilt made from big squares of different colors of kind of odd fabrics. We would have liked to have stayed in Colorado but what we were looking for, acreage, was unaffordable for us. Those few days we'd spent in Montana two years prior were still calling us back. We bought a 1950's Zenith travel trailer one spring (not too unlike this one) and spent a summer fixing it up to be liveable. September 1, 1996, we left for Montana, putting the trailer in storage while we once again lived out of the truck.
This quilt was pieced already and I brought it along in the truck to do the handquilting. Each square has a circle the size of a wide mouth mason jar on it because it was something we had on hand to trace around. In early October, while camping on National Forest land not too far from where we live now, I was sitting outside the truck one evening working on this quilt when a guy, who soon became a good friend, stopped while driving by in this truck, his first words, "I've seen you camping here a couple of times now. You must be looking for land." He invited us up to his house deep in the woods for dinner with his family and soon they offered for us to park our trailer for the winter on a piece of land they owned until we could move on to our own place. I guess I must have finished this quilt during that very snowy, first winter here of 1996-97.