When I was sewing squares for my Rainbow Squares Quilt recently, I sewed a few extra for an idea I had. I'm sure it has been done somewhere before in flickr or blogland, but this is something I thought of while sewing all those squares, sort of a wonky Bento Box but all the Bento's coming from a different box. I don't know what to call it. I've just spent the last 20 minutes googling other words for wonky and square. How about Askew Squares? I've had the idea since the start of the year to make a blue and green quilt for friends who have left town, green to symbolize where they used to live, and blue to symbolize living by the ocean where they are now based.
So I took 9 squares, sliced them into quarters....
Then rearranged them back together in pairs and sewed them back into a square. Maybe next time instead of cutting them into quarters, it could be cut on another angle? Possibilities!
Then wolah, 9 new different blocks trimmed down to 13 inches.
I decided to sash it with white and wolah, lap sized quilt top finished. Milly came in as I was loading this picture and I asked her "What does this quilt look like to you?" Her answer, "A square quilt that looks like green patchy grass and blue sky." Which is perfect.