This quilt started as a challenge quilt for the “Sew Sisters” at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. Michelle the owner, asked her staff for a small challenge quilt using specific lines available at the store. I chose the line called Salt Air. The quilt was to be an original design, geared to beginners and on the smaller size. Perhaps a runner, but no larger than a lap.
I started with the idea that I would do a small square table topper, based on the block called Bento Box. I got all my blocks finished, laid it out and went “UG!” as in UGLY, UGLY. What was I thinking? I was thinking that it would look really good, however it did not. So now what was I going to do with it, as the table topper idea really did not work.
I opted to turned the blocks on point, add setting triangles and squeeze out a lap quilt instead of my original thought.
Now I’m happy with it…hence the name “Unorthodox Bento Box” as this is not how a bento box quilt should go together or look.
Sometimes a girl’s got do what a girl’s gotta do. Think outside the Box!