This is the first quilt I made after we moved to Manitoulin. Completed 1994.
The central traditional arrangement is made from just three printed fabrics, each over-dyed with three different dyes. (turquoise, tan and black)
Still figuring out how to "be" in this new place, I felt like an immigrant. I thought about my father's arrival in Canada from Finland at age 5, and how it must have felt for his mother. The embroidered text reads "today, yesterday, tomorrow" in Finn.
I painted a floral vine on the wide earth-coloured border, and beaded it.