I am happy to report that my 2nd Bento Box top is put together - I finished this up yesterday - on Wednesday :c) Wish I had a better photo to share of it - but this will do for now. Come payday I will go looking for a boarder fabric and backing fabric for it. As with the 1st BB top I made I just used 2 of the 4 quarters in this top to provide a wider variety of colors.
Working with other's blocks had not been a problem until this time and there were a few that were the wrong size - didn't notice until I was sewing them together. Urgh! :P … so I had to pull some others from my stash to use instead. I already had most of it sewn together at the time, so I didn’t' get to put much thought into what color should go where - just find 4 more blocks that were not too small.
Every block has a match except 2 of them - the odd balls, I call them.... and most likely if I hadn't told you, you would have never known. I am not about to take it apart and redo. It is for charity after all. :c)
I have a funny Nora moment to share with you - today she took a notion to play with her baby doll while I was sewing. She got it last year for Christmas and hasn't even given it a second look until this week... I was cutting some fabric and heard her talking to her baby about drinking milk and the expected phrases of a 2 year old. I was coaching her saying, "oh, Nora - you are going to be such a good big sister, helping the baby drink her milk..." (We have a Big sister book and the girl in the book does this...)
But then I hear something unusual. I hear Nora say, "Choose baby, pick one" over and over and getting more and more frustrated b/c the baby won't answer her. So I turn and look at her and she is sitting on the baby doll's belly holding 3 spools of thread wanting her baby to choose one! LOL. How cute is that!
oh and by the way - the fabric mess you see in the floor - Nora decided to get an early start on our "Fun Friday" project! ;) She has a whole variety of strings all over the floor just waiting for me to begin tomorrow. LOL I "had" two large diaper boxes full of strings and today I heard her under there saying - "go swimming!!!" and indeed she was :c) LOL