Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A flimsy finish...but a festive one all the same!

This is the first quilt where I really feel like shouting "Ta da!"  I'm so proud of this quilt, my Charming Bento Box quilt, despite how simple it may seem.  I feel like this quilt is so "me."  I think what makes me the most excited about this quilt is the fact that it really doesn't come from a pattern.  This was the first time that I really made up a quilt as a I went.  I was certainly inspired by Film in the Fridge - Ashley's work is just so breathtaking and creative!

I'm still debating how to back this quilt, whether I go with a solid or find a coordinating print from this fabric collection, Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas, but I've got time to figure it out.  Since this quilt is staying at my house, I've got plenty of time to finish it up before the holidays!

I am working on writing a tutorial on how to make these blocks, especially since all it takes is a charm pack.  I love charm packs.  They're a great, inexpensive way to find yourself with a wide variety of complementary fabrics.  And they look so cute, to boot!

I'm sharing this almost-finish over at Fabric Tuesday this week. Have you visited Fabric Tuesday yet?  It's a lot of fun, and a great way to find more inspiration, so make sure to stop by QuiltStory.  Happy sewing!


  1. Wow, it's lovely and you're brave to hang that white outside on a fence. =)

  2. I love that fabric line, and the boxes look so bold against the white. Nice work!

    I am working on a bento box quilt today, actually! Hope to finish it all up for the Blogger's quilt festival....lots to do yet!

  3. this looks so great...those blocks are fun and i really love the gray that you bordered them with

  4. Congratulations on finishing! Your blocks are very pretty! Don't you love Film in the Fridge? : )

  5. Awesome! So dramatic! Great job combining the charcoal and the white.

  6. This turned out wonderful! Nicely done!

    Jennifer :)

  7. I love 12 Days of Christmas! This looks great. I love simplicity too.

  8. Very cool. I love bento box blocks!

  9. Bravo on making up the pattern as you go - just my style! It is really beautiful... can't wait to see it finished!

  10. Love the bright white, which makes the colors really pop! Beautiful job so far!

    Stopping by from Fabric Tuesday!

  11. You should be proud; it looks great! I would do a printed back, but no matter what you choose I'm sure it will look great :)


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