I gathered up my colorful scraps to add to Pat's "Eat Your Fruits n' Veggies" Charm Pack.
I wanted some of Pat's fabric to be in the centers, so my rectangle was only 3 1/2" by 5". My strips were odd sizes per one of her suggestions for the String Bean Quilt.
It was a easy and fun quilt to make!
I found a cool floral blueish fabric for the last 2 strips and made it look like a lattice or sashing. I offset my rectangle blocks and I bordered it first with the blueish fabric also. Then I added colorful borders of a quilter's blenders fabric.
I discovered it on the 12th quilt block! Oh well --- backwards is just fine with me!
I could have flipped the block on the top left around and it would have blended better, but I liked that it looked different.
I LOVE it!
Before I quilted my String Bean Quilt I was sewing on Sunday afternoon --- "Sunday's Scraps". I cut all of my scraps from the String Bean Quilt into 2 inch squares. I will share it sometime in the future.
I stopped to make an afternoon snack.
It looked like my String Bean Quilt!
Of course, I had to take a couple photos!
I quilted my quilt very whimsically, with loops and big funky flowers similar to the floral fabric. I selected bright pink for the quilting thread and a wine pink for the backing fabric.
I selected Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting. It is my favorite blend.
I made my quilt with Hospice in mind and plan to bind it and give it to the Rainbow Hospice Center of Jefferson County. (Wisconsin)
A few photos of the backside of the quilt.
Of course, I needed to take a full view photo!
And a few at an angle looking across the quilt.
I will add the binding next week.
I will link up this post with Pat Sloan's Link up on her blog on April 19th.
On her blog, you can get the FREE instructions for making a String Bean Quilt. Join in on this fun challenge!
Here is the link: Pat Sloan's String Bean Quilt Challenge
I am positive, I will make this quilt again! LOVE it!
UPDATE: New Link up for all the finished quilt tops of the String Bean Quilts --- to enter to win prizes and to see all the beautiful quilts ---- Click HERE