Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bento Box Block

The bento box block is all the fashion now and I thought I would give it a try. It's a very simple block and provides a great exercise in value.

I began with a dark value for the center square. The second round is a light value. The third round will return to the light value.

Here is the first large four square.

Here is the second one. I pressed the seams in one direction each time. I'm using black, white, grey, and yellow for this first quilt and I think it will be about 16 large squares. I'm also thinking that this will be a great block for the baby quilts that our guild is making in October. I'm headed back to make more blocks.

If you've made a bento box quilt, send me a link to a photo, will you?

Revision: 7/31/09 AM
Thanks to an email from a vigilant reader, I removed a link I had posted early because the website had posted Tracey Brookshier's published pattern for a Bento Box quilt. Not wanting to promote infringement of copyrighted material, I have also made some changes to the original post here.


Victoria said...

I like the energy in these blocks, as well as the color combo!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Victoria. They are addictive! I love scrap quilts and this block is just perfect.
Thanks for visiting.
All the best,

Anonymous said...

I love the combination of colorfulness and frugality. I think they'll be wonderful, and very visually appealing to little ones, as well!

-- EdaMommy

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thank you, EdaMommy. How nice to hear from you again.
All the best,