hi, A wonam named Geirgia Bonesteel started doing 'quilting on the go" back in the late 70's. She did hand work and did a block at a time style. Cotten just took it one step further. I think they are OK for laps or utility but do not care for them as a craft or art quilt. To each his own, one of the things I like best about quilting is there ae no rules.lol.