Monday, June 14
Bento Box Block Fail
Because I have been embroidering A LOT lately, I really needed a break from all that and I pulled these lovely So St. Croix fabrics by Jennifer Paganelli from my stash. Also I really needed a third QIP (quilt in progress)...not. Anyway, I thought a Bento Box Style Quilt would be great with these fabrics. I remembered receiving an example of such a block from Katy last year and I just went ahead and cut into these lovely fabrics. Of course I didn't check the measurements on the example and it didn't mention seam allowances either. I just assumed things would work out fine...and ended up with a very wonky bento box block. Look at the center of the block *shudders*!
Luckily I didn't cut all of the fabrics and I searched the internet for other Bento Block patterns or tutorials. I found this tutorial for making Bento Box Blocks in a relatively quick and easy way. Basically it's just a big block cut up in 4, mixed up with other cut up blocks and sewn together again. Easy, right? Hopefully with this tutorial I will be able to show you a proper Bento Block next time!