Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Bali Boxes

Bali Boxes is a fun twist on the traditional Bento Box pattern.  I used a Grasshopper Bali Pop and twenty assorted 4 1/2" squares.  This would be fun if you used a jelly roll and matching charm pack, or simply cut forty 2 1/2" strips from your stash and add in the twenty 4 1/2" squares.

To make one square you will need two 2 1/2" strips that contrast, and a 4 1/2" square.

Cut one strip into two 4 1/2" lengths and two 8 1/2" lengths.  Set the remainder of this strip aside to use in the binding.  Cut the second strip into two 8 1/2" lengths and two 12 1/2" lengths.

Piece the two 4 1/2" lengths to either side of the 4 1/2" square.

Add the 8 1/2" lengths of the same fabric to the  top and bottom.

Piece the 8 1/2" lengths of the second strip to the same two sides you pieced the 4 1/2" lengths to.

The last two 12 1/2" pieces complete the basic block.

Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut through the centre of the block both horizontally and vertically.

Turn both the lower left and upper right quadrants so that the little inner block is in the outer corner.

Sew the four pieces together to make one block.  Make twenty blocks in total and piece together as shown at the top of the page.

The finished quilt is about 46" x 57".  Have a great day!


  1. Oh, this is so cool! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  2. Very neat! I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.