Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Sensations July 22--Melon Patch

Many thanks to Marian at Seams To Be Sew for leading this blog hop.  No surprise, she has the best blog hops, always!!  I don't know where she finds the energy for all she does--don't forget to visit her site as she's posting free patterns of summer goodies every day of this hop.  If the Rafflecopter doesn't work below, go to her site to enter!) 

Melon Patch

It's been hot here (117 F today) so anything that can cool you off is good thing!  Hello melons (and Popsicles--I'm eating one now....) This is my first Hop! Hope the rafflecopter and pdf templates work!
Summer means lots of fresh melons:  Watermelon, cantaloupe, casaba, honeydew (had to take a bite of that one!) & crenshaw.... and don't forget the bumblebees, butterflies and dragonflies who come to visit! I had to toss in one heart flower since I just love summer melons!

My quilt is adapted from a pattern by Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day and the original pattern can be found here:  Watermelon Wall Hanging. The melon slices can be cut with the Drunkard's Path die from Accuquilt.  The 'Critters' and 'round flower' are also from Accuquilt dies.  The melon rinds were cut using the Quilt in a Day 'Wedding Ring' template set:  Template rulers from Quilt in a Day  

Cut watermelon and other melons colors from several different fabrics (I used a permanent pen to draw the seeds on the watermelon).  I'll bet you can find lots in your stash!!  The watermelon rinds used 6 different greens and the other 4 melon rinds are from 3 different cream/tan fabrics (each used twice for each rind).  After piecing 6 rind (tumbler type) shapes, I used the Wedding Ring Arc to trace on smooth side of non-woven fusible interfacing, sewing it on the traced arc lines with bumps facing the right side of pieced fabric.  Trim to 1/8" from stitching line (or less...)  Leave the end open and turn right side out.  The fusible is now on the back of your rinds and can be ironed onto block with the melon shape in one corner of an 8" square--leave 1" space from the edge of square at top and side away from melon shape in corner when pressing the rind onto the melon--stitch rind down (feel free to remove excess fabric from behind the melon shape).  The rind template has two lines on convex curve--because I forgot to add enough seam allowance on first drawing!
Melon template or just use your Drunkard's Path die!
Melon Rind templates
Obviously this is easier if you have the template rulers from Quilt in a Day, and/or the Wedding Ring fusible from Quilt Smart!

Now for the schedule of other bloggers taking part in the Summer Sensations Blog Hop.

July 21
Quilt In Piece 
Moose Stash Quilting
Bumbleberry Stitches

July 22
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Sally’s Quilts --you're here
Thrift Shop Commando

July 25
Cloth and Paper Studio
Quilt Doodle Designs
Seams To Be Sew
Life In The Scrapatch

July 26
Seacoast Quilter
TeaTme Creations
I Can Quilt 2

Visit Marian at Seams To Be Sew for The Free Pattern of the Day.

Now for the giveaway. Please comment on this post and then enter the giveaway.  Leave a comment at each of the featured blogs on their days, fill out the rafflecopter entry form and you are entered. See above for the schedule for all Lucky 13 participants.Good luck!





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46 comments:

Nancy said...

A fun quilt. I might have to try it for next summer's picnics. Your PDFs and the links worked wonderfully.

Kelley said...

This is so much fun! First time i've ever played. :D

GranChris said...

So much fun. Best part of summer is watermelon and ice cream.

Pamela said...

That's a fun quilt - very cute! I love watermelon in the summer time!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very cute quilt! I love the watermelon slices.

Monica said...

Looks delicious....

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Yum! Watermelons are my favorite summer treat! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

Dorian said...

What a cute quilt! Perfect for summer.

Dody said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute and perfect for summer!

Lori Smanski said...

your quilt is wonderful. perfect summer quilt. thanks for sharing the melon pieces.

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute, Sally! It is wonderful to see you joining in the hops. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Tami Von Zalez said...

I really like the colors in that border ~
I am lucky to have found Marian, I so enjoy hops of all kinds.

Catskill Quilter said...

I like your watermelon wall quilt - especially the bee!

quilter said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing!
cork@pa.rr.com

Calicojoan said...

That's one fun melon reminder! :-)
I'd never heard of the casaba!

VickiT said...

What a cute little quilt Sally. I have never bought the Drunkards Path die yet, but it seems like I keep running into so many other ways to use that one die that I may need to consider it soon. Thank you for the templates to use.

Marian said...

I love the Melon Patch, it's an adorable quilted project and looks like fun to create. Great Job Sally, really enjoyed your project and it is a pleasure to have you participating with me for Summer Sensations. Your project is definitely Summer Sensational.

apple blossom said...

lovely mellow patch quilt.

wendy said...

My kids would call that melonicious. They love melons in the summer! Thank you for sharing!

mangozz said...

Adorable little quilt! Love the one in your header too.

delaineelliott said...

Love the dragon flies on this quilt - just the perfect touch! Thanks!

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sewlost said...

Very cute and a welcome subject with the recent heat.

Cat Lady said...

Love the stripes you give the melon rinds. Reminds me of the ones my grandmother used to grow in her garden. Nothing better than a cold slice of watermelon!

Quilting Tangent said...

Which melon to choose? 24Tangent@gmail.com

Melody Lutz said...

This say "Ready for Summer" all the way!

Melody Lutz said...

This say "Ready for Summer" all the way!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

great project

desertskyquilts said...

What a great adaptation of Eleanor's pattern. I love your little flitty things. Cute to think about other melons, too. Thanks for sharing this adorable quilt and border.

Linda said...

SO NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very clever to combine Accuquilt dies and Quiltsmart fusible. What a cute wall quilt.

Teatime Creations said...

What a cute idea to quilt with melons for a summer design. This is a fun quilt :)

Needled Mom said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about all of those great melons.

lefuntz said...

I watched Eleanor make a watermelon block. She makes everything so easy. I love what you have done with the pattern! So many luscious melons.

Vicki H said...

Cute quilt. I love the dragonfly, butterfly and bee that were added.

Sewgirl said...

Such a sweet quilt...love the melon sections! Thanks for sharing .

Edie said...

Your quilt is really cute and summery. Thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love melons! The quilt is great and a perfect choice for "summer".

L aura's Reading said...

Oh all the sticky deliciousness!

Afton Warrick said...

I love all the different colors of melons, and the bite taken from one of them. Thanks for co-hosting the hop.

works4me said...

What a fun quilt. Your rinds are fabulous.

Elaine Roy said...

Summer is watermelons. What a cute quilt - love it.

OhioLori said...

Fun Fun Fun Quilt!!! Screams Summer for sure!! :)

Laura said...

Your melon quilt is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Watermelon....One of my favorite things about summer.