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. 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.


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 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.


♪♪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!