I am so pleased that Amy's Creative Side has been kind enough to support the 2011 Fall Bloggers' Quilt Festival!!! This is a great opportunity for us to get together (virtually) and share our fine work.
Being Halloween week, I thought it fitting to share my spooky bento box table runner.
I made this quilt last year while on vacation. I love to sew while we're at the beach, much to the disappointment of my family members who feel that I should be spending more time out of doors. Little do they know how much pleasure I get from days of uninterrupted sewing time. The bento box quilt block is quite easy to make. I learned the technique using an on-line tutorial. I wish that I had book marked the page so that I could credit the quilter who generously instructed me on how to make this.
I like using Insul-Bright batting for table runners as it provides added heat protection for my dining table. For this runner, I also added a layer of cotton batting, resulting in a puffier profile that unfortunately, gave me some unwanted resistance while quilting. I think that I'll skip the extra layer in the future.