Saturday, July 20, 2013

Scrappy Watermelon Picnic Quilt

I started this quilt last summer and it was on my list of 10 Things This Summer. I finished binding it last night. It is about a third bigger than these pictures show. With the exception of the border ($3 a yard and looks like perfect watermelon skin) and the back, I pieced it entirely from my scraps and stash.

I long arm quilted it myself with loopy, loops around all the watermelon seeds.(No close-ups of the quilting necessary as I am a total beginner on the long arm quilting.) The back is a red plaid with bright green running through it. The pictures really don't show how bright read and green it is.

These pictures are on my pasture fence. Since I intend this to be a picnic quilt, I better plan to take the family on a picnic soon...

10 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt! I love all things watermelon and this is the nicest watermelon quilt I've ever seen :-) You quilting looks nice too!

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  2. I love your quilt! Did you design it yourself or did you have a pattern?

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  3. Thanks! I used a pattern from Black Mountain Quilts called "Watermelon Picnic Log Cabin". I made mine bigger and added borders, I think the strips were cut 2 inches and is just a basic log cabin. I have already passed the pattern and my extra strips onto my mom, so she can make one too.

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  4. Lovely! This quilt will make for a fun picnic! Enjoy.

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  5. Beautiful!

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  6. Your Watermelon quilt turned out gorgeous!

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  7. Love your quilt. Great fabric selection!! Border fabric is perfect. Any chance you know the manufacturer or line of the border fabric. I would love to hunt some up. Your quilt is a perfect summer quilt.

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  8. So pretty!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Adorable! I just want to eat it;) Not really, but I would love to spread it out and have a watermelon picnic!

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