Bento box quilts seem to be quite popular lately and I’m hardly immune to the hype. But I wanted mine to be a little different. I prefer large scale prints that wouldn’t work with the normal dimensions of this pattern. So I doubled the size of the templates and went from there. (Whenever you do this keep in mind doubling the size of a template also doubles the size of the seam allowance so make sure you subtract 1/4 in from all sides before cutting your fabric).
Now the blocks are the perfect size to showcase the prints I have chosen.
I thought that a single box (four of the blocks above) would make a nice sized baby play mat but J. says it’s a little small.
As is it measures 32 inches by 32 inches. Do you think if I added a border I could leave it alone or is it still too small?
I went ahead and started cutting out more fabric so I could put four boxes together for a really large play mat or smallish quilt. Here is the start of the second block.
I’m obviously a big fan of hot pink and lime green now I just need find someone else who likes the combination as much as me to use this 🙂
I had to stop because I ran out of white fabric but everything else is cut out and ready to go. Tomorrow I’ll buy the rest of the white fabric I need and pick out a backing fabric. I should be able to get the top done tomorrow night then its a matter of motivating myself to sandwich and quilt it!