We looked at a variety of patterns online and settled on an old favorite, "Three Hidden Wells," published in the 90s by Mary Ellen Hopkins. I've made this several times over the years but did not know where I'd put the booklet with the instructions. Fortunately, a lot of quilters have also made it and some have improved on the original directions and put their process online. Their improvements made it much easier to manage the construction. I cut up the clothing while in MN and began strip cutting on Sunday. By now the squares are all together and I'm assembling the quilt top before adding borders.
I have several fabrics from my stash for the borders and found on sale a beige and tan chevron pattern on white for the backing. I'll get it together today, maybe sandwich tomorrow and start quilting on the Sweet Sixteen with variegated beige thread. Don't worry, Lisa--it won't get any wilder than this.