I made this quilt from scraps and discards in the 1980s. Part of it got properly quilted – about half of it – and then I ran out of ambition. So the second half just got knotted with red string (now pink). But the quilt continued being used and washed over the years, and the knotted portion did not hold up all that well, while the properly quilted portion remained as strong as iron. That meant that in the 1990s I added lots and lots of appliqued pieces to patch the weak half.