The quilt is based on a computerized picture that was taken at the Detroit Auto Show in the 1970s. I assigned fabrics of about 30 values from beige to brown to black each letter and number of the alpha numeric portrait. My mom and daughters helped me label each individual square of the fabrics. I cut out one inch squares from the fabrics... so many of the finished squares are half an inch! The occasion for the quilt was my husband John’s 40th birthday.