Melon PatchIt'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!
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.
Quilt In Piece
Moose Stash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Sally’s Quilts --you're here
Thrift Shop Commando
Cloth and Paper Studio
Quilt Doodle Designs
Seams To Be Sew
Life In The Scrapatch
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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