Thursday, August 28, 2008

Out of the Slump and Out of the Box

Drum roll, please, light the fireworks, sound the gong, do the dance. I cleaned the rust off my cutter, dusted the mat and sewing machine, changed the bobbin and found the pins.

Today someone put a message on my Yahoo group about a quilt called "Bento Box" The pattern is here. The first thing I thought of when I saw it was all those cool fabrics that I got in my Goodwill haul not long ago. They are great prints, but they are just pieces and not enough to do much with unless you mix them. So...........here is what I have so far. The four sections in each square aren't sewn together, they are mixed with each other to make a scrappy block. I really need to do some other color combos to get a good mix but this is my start.




Here is what they will look like when I have enough to start mixing them up. The blue greens are really different, but look the same in the picture. I will have some pinks and reds and yellows combos to mix in with these.



Now is this what I should have done? Started something new when I have a quite a stack of UFO's waiting for my attention. No, but it was fun and at least I did SOMETHING after a long break in the quilting action around here.

I did this in the middle of a raging thunderstorm. The lights kept blinking and we lost the satellite TV reception for a while. See what happens when Nana gets her groove back? I was sure praying that I would not be sitting here by candle light wanting to sew and not able to.

3 comments:

Teresa said...

I do like this pattern. I think it would make a great table runner too. Maybe have to try some of my Christmas fabrics and see what I come up with.

Amelia said...

You are getting back in the groove...yea....

I like that pattern very much...in fact I printed it off and will put in a note book that I have for patterns I want to try sometime.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Amelia

♪♪Melody♪♪ said...

I like that pattern. it is hard to tell if mixed up is better or a block of same colors. Seeing just the one block of the mixed colors it looks great. Will be great anyway you do it. Just wanted to say I like it!