The fabric in the block was not really my first choice. I went on a weekend get-away with several of my quilting friends and purchased two new fabrics for my Farmer’s Wife Quilt.
I picked up another color way of my bucket list fabric and this light blue. When I got home, I just had to make a block with some of the new fabric. I soon realized that I had skipped block # 22, so late at night I choose the fabric for the Corn and Beans block and went with the traditional dark green and yellow. I made one sections of the block and then retired for the night. The “Quilties” were arriving at 9 the next morning and I was up early cleaning and preparing lunch. As we sat down to sew, I started in on the Corn & Beans block. I finished several more sections before I turned it over and realized that I had picked up the light blue instead of the dark green, so that is how my Beans became light blue. I still like the block, but it does not look like corn and beans.
I first used colored pencils to mark my placing of the colors for this block.
This block was kind of tricky. Remember if you use the paper piecing that the block is reversed from the picture in the book. If you get stuck, just turn over the pieces and lay them out to match the image in the book.
This is the first step in the block construction.
Next sew the center two sections together.
The next three steps added the bottom left section, the top right section and the left section in that order.
The fourth step was to attach the top section.
Now add the two small triangles.
The last step it to add your 4 triangle sections and your block is now complete. I think the block is a little light. I am going to float my block in the gray fabric, so I hope that it does not get lost in the setting.
I am sorry to say that when I complete this block, I did not take any pictures of the process. I paper pieced this block. With 23 blocks completed you now have 88 to go….good luck!