I love string beans. I could eat them with every meal. So when I saw the "String Beans" pattern by Loft Creations, I couldn't resist. Besides, Jane was making one and I blatantly stole the pattern inspiration from her! I don't think she minds when I do that ... at least, she's never told me she minds! Best friends don't really mind, do they?
I decided to use the Reunion line by Sweetwater. I worried about the contrast but when I laid out the fabric strips across the background, even the lightest colors contrasted nicely, like that red and white pin-stripey fabric third from the left.
Shoofly blocks are so much fun to make, and I was especially drawn to these enlongated flies. This is a dynamite pattern! And easy!
I started cutting it out on Sunday, but those bindings were calling to me. And Penny was calling to me. "Please come sit by me on the sofa, Mommy." Mommy is such a push-over!
There's another pattern by Loft Creations that I'm going to poke the button on. It's Wringer Washer. I have a lot of leftover Chocolat by 3 Sisters that I was going to toss, but I can make use of it for this pattern, even enlarging it a bit. And I have a lot of leftover '30s fabrics, too. Decisions, decisions!
Or I may choose another route ... since I'm already poking the pattern button at the Fat Quarter Shop. Might have to do some browsing today to see what strikes my fancy! Christmas fabrics? Soft and pretty pastels? Sigh ...
It feels good to be inspired! Thank you, Jane!!