Thursday, September 22, 2016

3 layouts

When I made my other Bento Box quilts several years ago using a different method this is the layout I used, with all of the blocks in the same position, light upper left corners.






I saw a Bento Box on the Internet somewhere in the past that used sashing between the blocks so I spaced them on the design wall to simulate sashing.  With both light and dark at the edges of the blocks it may be difficult to choose a sashing fabric.

The other layout I tried is with 4 dark corners together which automatically puts 4 light corners together too.  I was so sure I wouldn't like this layout but I think it is my favorite at this point.  When I get more blocks sewn I'll have a better idea which layout is best.

16 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I like the secondary plus design in the last setting. Much more interesting than the expected.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you will pick what suits you - I had not seen the second version before with the sashing but I find it interesting.

Roxanne said...

Really enjoying this fun project. Do you like this process better than when you made a similar Bento Box previously?

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the last layout- the blocks seem to move in and out. It is so good to see different layouts of the same blocks- helps to really look and think.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda.....Initially I would have said that I like the sashing, but after a closer look, I see what Linda said about the blocks floating on top of the others, but would have to see how it looks with more blocks added to the equation.
Gonna be a HOT one today.

Debbie said...

I am not a fan of sashing, so I am going with the third layout. Like others said, it has interest and movement.

patty a. said...

The blocks probably look a lot different in person than in a picture. For the last photo with the four dark corners together, in the photo the contrast is not quite strong enough to make them stand out. Again it could be just because of how the photo looks on my computer. I do like that layout better than the random or sashing layouts.

Lisa C said...

When you are picking fabrics (for anything really) do you ever think, "I don't want to use this pretty fabric for that?" I guess I'm trying to ask do you ever save your favorites for occasions when they'll pop more/show up more/use more or less of them? I find myself hesitating to cut into larger pieces (even when it's perfect) because I may need the larger piece later. I'm working on giving myself permission to use it. If I have it, use it. I like the third one best -- at this point. I know you've still got more magic to use!

Linda K said...

Me, too! I wouldn't have expected to like the dark corners/light corners together, but it makes an impressive secondary design. Wow!

Lola Carr said...

I'm with you, Wanda, on the last one. Up and back...prominent here...nice mix of deep and lighter tones. Looks great!
Sue

Vicki W said...

I agree, I like the third one too.

Hedy Hahn said...

That last picture is stunning, I really like it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Not a fan of the sashing version. And, like you, I am surprised at how much I like the third layout. The more I look at it, the more I see.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love it when the layout I don't expect to like is the one I end up with. Helps to look past the obvious!

Nann said...

I think that sashing would detract from the skinnier strip in the blocks. Your new setting provides two kinds of visual interest: the interruption provided by the skinnier strips AND the cross at the block intersections.

Mona said...

Hi Wanda,
i also like the third Position most. i find sashing between not so nice.
Best Regards
Mona