Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WIP: Bento Box and 'Not Your Grandma's Garden'

Some friends asked me to make a quilt for them. We decided on pattern and picked fabric a couple weeks ago. So after feeling frustrated with the Farmer's Wife Blocks last week I decided it was time to work on something a whole lot faster to put together.  So I got to starching, pressing, and cutting the fabric for the Bento Box Quilt by Tracy Brookshier. My friends chose lots of different colours and one dark dark blue batik as the contrast colour for all the blocks. It is so nice to be strip piecing and using large pieces. Here are the first 3 colours that I worked with.
I am so pleased with how well the green/blue stripe worked out. It is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton and with plenty of starch it was wonderful to sew with. It is so nice to have the stripes lining up and not going crazy angles. 

It is also time for a mid-month update and link up with Splish Splash Stash for the In Hand EPP Linky Party. Here is where 'Not Your Grandma's Garden Quilt' has got to over the last month:

6 rows complete, 2 more flowers added

I also have the March block for the Hexie BOM completed:

I am also linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday. 
Thanks for stopping by to have a look. 
I am off to play outside with the kids now that it is starting to feel and look like spring.



  1. The bento box blocks look fabulous! The colors you choose are great and the stripes work really well.

  2. Loving your hexis! Great green fabrics you've used too for the march BOM : )

  3. Yep, alternating tedious and easy is a good thing.

  4. I'm loving your "Not Your Grandma's Garden Quilt". The tone on tone whites lookk great with the pop of colour in the flowers.

  5. all those rows of the white hexies look amazing! what a labor of love this is. I just love the way you have the flowers scattered about. good job, great progress!


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