Thursday Quilting – Big Block

It’s been awhile since I’ve show any quilting progress so here’s where I am:

The first finished bento box big block.

This is the first of the big blocks finished for the bento box quilt.  I made 36 of the small squares.  There will be nine of these all together that will make the top.  I’m making this as a wall hanging so it’s not that big.

Eight more to go.

My goal is to have this finished in January.  Yeah, it’s February and I’m a little behind schedule, but you know how busy we retired folks are.

If you need me, I’ll be at the sewing machine.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Thursday Quilting – Big Block

  1. Love the pattern, Andrew, and your autumn colors and fabric choices! This is going to be a spectacular wall hanging. I hope you show us the finished project.

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  2. Wow, it’s going to be gorgeous! You have such a great eye for colour. 🙂

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  3. Debra says:

    Nice work, Andrew! I love seeing your progress. Keep sharing.

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  4. Love the fabric combination Andrew 🙂

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  5. Looking good. The precision needed in quilt making always amazes me. And then I’m further amazed when I remember that my mother made all of her quilts without using a sewing machine but by hand. She had a lot of patience!

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  6. That will be beautiful, Andrew. What careful work.

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  7. Baydreamer says:

    Beautiful and deadlines are meant to be extended. 🙂

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  8. jfwknifton says:

    Given that we are slower than we used to be, then we are automatically busier than we used to be, because we have less free time.

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  9. A lovely quilt, Andrew. Deadlines always move out, it is a fact of life.


  10. I LOVE the design! Is that an Andrew original or did you use a pattern (or maybe Bento Box is the pattern?). Inquiring minds…

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    • It’s a pattern I bought a few years ago from a quilt shop. I loved the pattern and tried to pick harvest season colors for the fabric. I plan to adapt the pattern for a marquetry piece when I get my new wood shop up and running.


  11. Pied Type says:

    I’m kind of blown away by the precision required to cut, arrange, and sew all these patterns and pieces.

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