Instead, it really looks like a scrap explosion of yellows and grays, and frankly, I'm okay with that. Even though it doesn't have the look I envisioned, I'm still pleased with how it turned out.
I know I cannot possibly be the only person who over-collects fabrics for quilts (please tell me I'm not the only one!). In the name of fabric variety, I always end up with way too much! I had so much fabric for this quilt, that I refused to buy more fabric for the backing, and just made it reversible with the leftovers.
I had tons of Kona Coal left over from when I made the four quilts from my grandfather's shirts, so I decided to use it (well, some of it anyway) to bind this one. I think the solid amongst all of the busy patterns works really well.
I love those summer storms where one part of the sky is dark gray and pouring rain, and yet the sun shines brightly right through it. It's almost magical. The shades of gray dappled with sunshiny yellows in this quilt remind me of those times, and so Summer Storm seemed to be the perfect name.
Nope. It's not a bento box in the traditional sense of the pattern. But the colors and fabrics are fresh and modern, and the very angular pattern still works with them. Well, sometimes you live and learn- and then end up loving it anyway!