I've been swamped for the last couple of months and am shamefully behind in my project, but here it is the last day of the month (the deadline) and I have finished piecing the top -- so at least you can see that I'm alive.
I have used this style of piecing before, such as in my quilt "Big Ice" that is traveling in the SAQA Seasonal Palette exhibit. I'm also partway through a large project using this style of piecing with commercial stripe fabrics. But here I'm experimenting with commercial prints other than stripes, the first time I've tried that approach. I was happy to have this assignment to push me into the experiment.
So here's the new one, still without a name:
Not sure I have handled the transitions between fabrics as well as I would like, but that's something to work on in subsequent projects. Right now I'm enjoying the reds and am pleased with the way this one is turning out. I particularly like the way the large polka dot print in the center has gotten distorted through the fracturing and re-piecing, an effect you don't get with smaller-scale prints.
I'll post again when I finish the quilting, which may not get done until after the holidays.