This is why I love Flickr. I was putting together a quilt for my friend Sara (a photographer) and I got to this point:
Then, I got nervous! I was going to make a Modified Bento box, but I really didn't want to cut into all the blocks I just finished piecing. There is something really traumatic about *cutting* something up that took a long time to put together! Anywho, I posted this picture with a call for courage and reassurance that Bento was the way to go. Within a few minutes I had many Flickr friends assuring me that cutting was the way to go. Time to pull out my big girl panties and my rotary cutter! This is the result:
I love it 1000X more than I did before! So much cooler this way! Thank you Flickr peeps! I'm excited to see it finished, but I'm leaving today to visit my mom in Nashville for a few days so it will have to wait.
For those of your who want to know, everything is cut from a FQ, but I cut the pieces larger than necessary and trimmed so I could be sure everything was the same size. I cut 5" square, and two each of the following: 1.5x5, 1.5x7.5, 3.5x7.5, 3.5x13.5, 2.25x13.5, and 2.25x17.5 I had 2 FQs of the blue and green solid.