Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mod Bento

 It was a long time coming, but the Mod Bento quilt is finally done. This quilt started as a block swap THREE years ago!

June 9, 2010: First blocks made for swap 
June 15, 2010: More blocks made
July 2010: Top assembled
March 2013: Quilt basted
July 7, 2013: Machine Quilted
July 8, 2013: Bound by machine

It took a while to decide how to quilt these blocks.  I ended up drawing a grid across the blocks and stitching orange peels. (Scroll down to the continuous curve diagram from Carla Barrett.)

The white sashing got a vine with a loop and the borders got my standard loopy swirl.

Julia and I could not agree on a fabric for the binding, so I went with white. It works. 

I LOVE the back! I would buy a whole bolt of that Amy Butler print if I could.

Mod Bento
56" X 78"
June 15, 2010 - July 8, 2013


Julianne said...

Gorgeous! Absoluely Gorgeous!

Filomena Crochet said...



Cathy said...


Diane said...

It is fabulous! I love the back just as much. Keep sewing, I know you are up to the challenge :)

Carla said...

You get the award for perseverance ! It's gorgeous.

Ann @Bright Side of Balance said...

Love it!! Bright, colorful... lots of fun!!

giddy99 said...

It's so lovely!

Debbie said...

Awesome finish! Congrats!!

Kelly Smith said...


knottygnome said...

it's gorgeous and scrappy. love it!

Alli said...

That's fab! I love how you put the blocks on point. :)

Frances said...

I love your schedule which you have shared, it's fun to see the journey of a quilt. Great scrappy quilt.

tubakk said...

I love that sort of quilts, scrappy and colourful.

Maria said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the back too.