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Optional Bento Box Quilt Layouts

 If you like the Bento Box block, there are a lot of different options to make a quilt with them.  You can always use your imagination and a design wall to find more, but here are a few to get you started.

Bento Box Quilt

This is the traditional layout for the Bento Box quilt.  It is just blocks laid out beside each other in the same orientation.

On the Plus Side

This is what happens when every other block is rotated.

Keeping with the Times

Turning the blocks on point gives an entirely different look.

Bowties All Around

If a simple four patch block is added, it carries the colour between blocks in a different way.

Checkers Nightmare

Changing the orientation of the four patch blocks makes it seem like a checkerboard is trying to pull you in.  This would also be fun if it was mostly checked with just a couple bento box blocks.

Remember you can also change the look with colour.  These diagrams are just done in two colours to demonstrate the light and dark fabric.  Have fun and play with it!

Check out how to make the basic Bento Box block HERE.

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Elizabeth DeCroos

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Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.


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