I made up a few blocks for our Bento Box swap with the MQG in Baltimore.
Here's how it works. Make a block...
and cut it into pieces.
I will keep these three and add the nine pieces that I get from the swap to complete a whole quilt. If you look too-closely you will see that the seams don't all match up perfectly. I hope those folks in Baltimore don't employ the quilt police!
I work in a fantastic new space. I work for myself. I am my own boss AND my own assistant. I don't have to answer to anyone! I am so grateful to be in this position, but one of the few things I miss about my teaching job is being part of a community. So, one of my goals has been to create my own community.
We are doing a bento box swap with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. It is an example of why I love being part of a Guild (especially the Modern Quilt Guild). I would never have been motivated to give this a try, or even known what a bento block was otherwise. Three cheers for being pushed out of my comfort zone!!!
I am going to attempt three blocks using this tutorial, and we'll see which ones turn out well enough to head to the swap.