Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wed: Purple Haze Bento Box Quilt

I got so much quilting done yesterday, that my "Purple Haze Bento Box" quilt is almost done!!  First of all, I wonder if such a thing exists in real life... a Jimi Hendrix Bento Box?  Ya never know...  I call it that because it's purple and uses "bento box" quilt blocks.  It's also a fabric challenge quilt for a local lavender festival coming up.  I just saw a travel magazine last night that featured "Purple Haze Lavender Farm" in Washington state!  Sweet!

I had SO MUCH FUN quilting this quilt!  I often let the fabric "speak" to me, and that's certainyl what this fabric did LOL.

I easily have a dozen or more different quilting designs in the quilt!  It was fun trying out so many!

I couldn't resist stitching in some lyrics here and there!

The 4 big purple center squares were screaming for some special attention, and I went over many ideas before settling on the Japanese "kanji" work for "purple".  I printed and enlarged one on my paper-piecing paper, and stitched over it, then tore away the paper.  Tracing paper works better, but I don't have any right now.  But I love the way it turned out!
Just 3 more large blocks to sew and I'm done and ready to bind!!

As usual, I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wed.  Come see what others are up to!


  1. I forgot about my own bento box quilt and threw it on the bed last night and here you are posting yours! Can't wait to see the whole thing. :)

  2. This is turning out beautifully! Way to go on just letting go with the quilting - great strategy, obviously!

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  3. What a neat piece you're creating -- love the Japanese characters in that solid purple block!