I grew up in New England and a month after we were married, we left Boston heading SOUTH to Austin, Texas for my husband to go to graduate school. As we were heading to Texas, we stopped in a cafeteria somewhere in the south (could have been Georgia). We hadn't eaten at a cafeteria before and thought we would try something new - Okra. Wow.! Boiled Okra sure caught our attention. I thought it was the worst thing I had ever eaten. Don't think that I tried it again for another 15 years. Still don't care for the boiled, slimy stuff but can tolerate it fried (doesn't frying help lots of things).
I decided okra had to be the focus of this quilt. My quilt is based on a cross section of a piece of okra. I included the different stages I went through. I used applique, free motion quilting, and a decorative stitch from my new machine for the outline.