My next quilt project is in response to Kate's Bee Imaginative block request as well as the arrival last week of Katie Jump Rope stash replenishment.
A quick Google image search of Bento Box style quilts revealed much inspiration, in particular this Flickr Image of a Bento Box quilt pieced entirely from Katie Jump Rope fabrics. Although I don't have a pattern for this quilt design, it didn't take long to work out my own dimensions and technique.
The overall concept is really quite simple. Piece two the same size blocks in the manner of a square in a square block layout. Reverse the fabric/color combination in the second block.
Carefully cut blocks into quarters and re-arrange. Sew blocks back together again.
The quilt top measures 60 inches x 72 inches
For this quilt top I have made 15 sets of blocks - a total of 30 blocks - a lot of piecing, although all very straight forward. My choice of fabrics for this quilt are a selection of Katie Jump Rope, Flea Market Fancy and some Kei Honeycomb Dots in brown, orange/red and yellow; a combination a little outside of my comfort zone.