A while back, my friend Claire and I got on the subject of Watermelon Quilts...both of us wanted to make one...she had the pattern by Cheri Payne called 'Watermelon Slices' and I wanted to try to make 'improv' watermelon slices...so we each did our own thing....Here are the results!
Here's Claire's 'Watermelon Slices'...is this not the sweetest summer quilt EVER!! I LOVE IT!!
Claire tweaked Cheri's pattern a bit by making a paper pieced pattern to make the slices. She said it just made the slices faster and easier to make. Now Claire needs to stitch down the wool crow and quilt the mat and she is done! After seeing Claire's quilt, I hate to show you mine! It's not nearly as cute! You can't beat a Cheri Payne design! Check out her patterns HERE!
But share I will...here's my 'Life's a Picnic'...I made the slices just like I made the Christmas Tree Quilt last Winter...you can see that quilt HERE and there is a tutorial link provided. The only difference in making a watermelon slice vs. a tree is, instead of a tree trunk, I sewed on the green watermelon rind. VERY easy and no two slices are the same.
I still need to stitch the wool applique pieces down and stitch the ant's legs and antennae.
You might be able to see my sketch of that better in this picture...
I will show you both of our wall hanging/table toppers when we are finished! We want them completed before Summer is over...sooner rather than later!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P