Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sugar and Spice

Fresh out of the dryer, this quilt is for a baby girl due to join the world in December. Can never be too prepared, can we? The fabrics, with the exception of the back and binding, are all from the Simplicity line by Three Sisters for Moda.

It's a Bento Box pattern which I doubt I'll ever do again. Matching up seams is something I've yet to perfect, so I really had no business going the Bento Box route in the first place! It's quilted using a meandering pattern a bit larger than I'm used to which makes it a little less crinkly.

I quilted it with a light pink thread that matches the solid pink back and the whole thing measures 41" x 55". I'm happy to be at the point where I can fold this one up and put it away until the shower rolls around. It's been keeping me from some improv quilting that I really want to try, but am nervous to ruin!

Question: Can you even ruin an improv quilt?

~Sara

12 comments:

RosaMaría said...

i love bento box quilts, but i never try it, maybe soon... your quilt is beautiful! about your question... i have the same! i'm no sure about ruin an improv quilt!

Leslie said...

i don't think you can ruin improv...and this bento box is so pretty. perfect for a new little girl

mandy said...

No, you can't ruin improv, but it almost always comes out different than you see it in your head - but that's part of the adventure:) If you don't like it, there's always the seam ripper. Go for it!!!

Isa said...

This quilt is so pretty and very girly, just perfect as a shower gift :-)
It would be fun to see an improv quilt!

Donna said...

Love it! I can't believe how straight it looks. I'm impressed.

I say no, you can't ruin an improv quilt. Can't wait to see your first attempt.

Mary Perrine said...

Sara,
It is gorgeous! I like the colors!! I didn't think that the bento was difficult on the seams. Maybe I did mine differently. You'll like improve, but it is addictive, once you start, you cannot stop ;)

roseylittlethings said...

So pretty, I LOVE it!!

wishes, true and kind said...

Very sweet and pretty. I was going to say that you can't ruin an improv quilt, but somehow I think I could find a way ;)

Donna said...

Hey Sara, what does the back look like?

- Donna

Sara said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments, everyone! It's nice to have people drop by that appreciate the work that goes in to making a quilt!

Donna - the back is just a solid pink that matches the light pink on the front. I figured the front was busy enough that I should take it easy on the back! I like a solid back.

Holly said...

Lovely Sara! The Bento seams all look like they line up to me! You are so organized to be finishing the quilt this early for a December shower...we all know that the Christmas making deluge will start soon. Best to get this lovely quilt under your belt.

Can't wait to see what you do for your improv quilt!

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