Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm So Dizzy, My Head Is Spinning

I've been seeing a lot of Bento Box quilts on blogs lately and have wanted to make one for a while now. Most of the ones I've seen have strips that match at the seams, but I decided to try a variation using different widths of strips.

I made 4 large blocks (18 1/2 inches) and cut them up into 4 smaller blocks each (just like the disappearing 9-patch method) and then mixed them around on my design wall.

I then tilted my camera 45 degrees to see what these blocks would look like set on point.
I will make another 8 blocks, which should make a nice-sized throw. And since this is made using fabric that was donated to my guild, the finished quilt will become a charity quilt.

I'm not sure if I like the look of the various-sized strips...I think the next one I try will have strips that match at the seams. Just to make things easier on the eyes...

9 comments:

Nanci said...

Whoa! I'm dizzy too! This isn't a large quilt or you and I would be falling over. I like it though and can see what you did very clearly.

Jackie said...

I like it kind of wonky. It makes it more unique.

Linda said...

That's cool! I like the odd strip sizes. And on point is fabulous.
And yeah! I'm a bit dizzy....but I sure do like it.

Dena said...

It certainly forces the eye to view all of the patterns and not just the first one.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this quilt done in batiks. It was gorgeous. Yours is, too. Never saw it made like yours. Very nice!
Dori

Zoey said...

It certainly sets the eyes a twitching!

I like it on point. It will be interesting to see how the quilt turns out.

Barb said...

Oh boy, on point to add to the creative thinking for you. Great job, bring on more pictures for us!

Barb said...

Oh boy, on point to add to the creative thinking for you. Great job, bring on more pictures for us!

Tropical Screamer said...

I love blocks and quilts on point.

And I've developed quite an appreciation of things that don't "match" as I've gotten older.

Must be a reaction to having to match everything perfectly in my youth. LOL.

You know how much I love your work. This is no exception.

Best regards,
Darilyn