I started this quilt more than a year ago, and then got busy with other things. I often get bored with a quilt once I’ve designed it, and that’s what I think might be happening with this one. All the fabric is cut, and the only design choice left is which strips are used together to create each block, so it doesn’t feel as exciting as the color/fabric selection process. I think I’ve been away from it long enough that it’s starting to feel more interesting again, and I made a few blocks over the past few days. I am using this modified bento box tutorial from Film on the Fridge. I’ve made four of a planned sixteen blocks so far. The blocks will be cut into quarters and rearranged to make blocks looking something like this:
I think once all the blocks are done and I get to cut them apart and rearrange them and sew them back together, I’ll enjoy making this quilt more!
I must admit, designing a quilt for a boy is a lot of fun, but I am a little bit worried that my nephew will outgrow the robot theme quickly. I am planning to piece a quilt back using scraps from the non-robot fabrics that he can use as the quilt front when he gets older. I am going to start alternating sewing these bento box blocks with making some improv blocks using the scraps. I think that will help me with my boredom, too!
I used a Google Docs spreadsheet to keep track of the fabrics I used and which pieces I would use them for (and how much the fabric cost). Does anyone else do this? Am I completely OCD?
I am linking up to Lee’s Work in Progress Wednesday.