Here it is...our first finish of the new year, "Redesigned!"
Why call it Redesigned? Well, my eldest daughter, Kayla, gets antsy during long collegiate breaks and when that happens, she gets a bit of a creative bug. She began the cutting a jelly roll for this quilt last spring, after returning from an internship in Africa and before returning to school in the fall. At the time, our basement (and studio space) was under construction and we were working from the kitchen table. Eventually, she stacked up all the pieces and put them away. Over the Christmas holiday break, that bug caught up with her again and she began laying out all of her pieces for assembly. She thought she had been preparing to make a chevron pattern, but with the sizes cut, we couldn't figure a way that it would work. So, she settled on a basket-weave styled rail fence instead and "Redesigned" her design!
Once she had the top pieced, I convinced Kayla to assemble the leftovers into a nice scrappy stripe. One the piecing is done, Kayla clocks out and I tag in. I guess that makes me her finisher. I assembled her stripe into a proper backing, fitting it between two tone-on-tone orange lengths of fabric. Kayla chose a daisy pantograph, so I quilted as requested and used the cut off backing fabric to bind. And there we have it...Kayla's quilt, "Redesigned!"