One of my former coworkers recently had their second baby boy, and so of course I had to make another Big Baby Bento Box Quilt. I used the same airplane and orange dot fabric as in their first boy’s quilt. The other fabrics I picked up from my favorite store, Rossville Quilts. This project was one of several that I worked on during Rossville Quilts “Girls Night Out” retreat at their Mill House Retreat Center earlier this Spring. The special guest at the retreat was fabric and pattern designer Terri Degenkolb. And completely by accident, the green fabric that I had bought for this quilt only days before the retreat was from one of her fabric lines and I didn’t figure it out until after I left the store! So that was a fun surprise!
Here is a picture of the back, which is pieced like the original:
This time, since I had a yard of the yellow, I didn’t have a lot of piecing to do, so it went fairly quickly. Then I just did a large stipple and machine zig-zagged the binding on. The recipients loved it, and the older brother tried to claim it as his own until his mom brought out the one I had made for him when he was born!
If you would like to make your own, the link to the tutorial is here.