Sunday, August 02, 2009

Bento box blocks for baby quilts

Our guild is going to participate in Make a Difference Day in October by making baby quilts for one of our service projects. I volunteered to be in charge and we are going to invite the Girls Scouts we are working with to join us. We will work in stations, cutting, sewing, pressing, sandwiching, pin basting, machine quilting, and binding. I think the bento box blocks will work out really well. I decided to make up several squares to take to the next guild meeting. Here's one of the blue ones.

Two blue ones together.

This is the first pink one.

In addition to working with value, I also like to try to contrast the design of the fabrics in each block. I've taken lots of fabrics out of my blue and pink stash to donate for the project. I love a good scrap quilt!


Jean Baardsen said...

I think you're right - that block will be great for baby quilts. You might also inspire some young women to take up quilting!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Jean,
I hope so. I'm exciting to start working with the scouts. Many of us who volunteered for this project were scouts when we were young, and have lots of fond memories. I'll post more as the project develops.
Kind regards,