Melon Ice

Melon Ice AQ Magazine

I’m happy to finally be able to share this quilt with you. It was made last fall and is called Melon Ice.  It appears in the May 2014 issue of American Quilter Magazine.  I made the quilt out of beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics solids in Mystic Grey, Apricot Crepe, Coral Reef and Snow.  I have been really loving these melon like shades of orange recently.  I’ve also had fun playing with oversized blocks in recent months as you can see in my Hayloft Door Quilt and my BFF Chain Quilt. They were all made at about the same time. Then, I switched over to tiny 7″ blocks!

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

These blocks are paper pieced and supersized measuring 18″ finished. The completed quilt measures 72″ square.

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

I quilted with off center concentric circles. Yes, each row of quilting did have threads that needed to be buried but I think it was worth it because I like the look!

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

I would like to explore this pattern again, maybe using smaller blocks and going scrappy. I think it has the potential to be used in many different ways. I hope you have fun with it and will share your finished quilts with me!



  1. What gorgeous colours Amy! A beautiful piece of work

  2. This looks beautiful. Would be a fun one to make all scrappy blocks! Can’t wait to see more!

  3. That is so beautiful! I really love those colors and how the white and gray play them! The quilting adds a lot of movement to as well.

  4. this is so lovely. not usually my colors, but i love it all the same.

  5. I love this quilt – congrats on another fabulous design!

  6. Your circular quilting almost makes those blocks appear to move. Great job!

  7. Susan Jonsson says:

    Now that is one gorgeous quilt! Love the colors and I too would love to see it scrappy. Thanks for sharing…..!

  8. Lovely colour combo, congrats 🙂

  9. Very cool design! There are so many possibilities to make it in different looks…great job!

  10. Thìs is so pretty!

  11. This is stunning! What a great combo on the colors.

  12. Jenn Swope says:

    I am not a quilter but am struck by the beauty of the orange and coral pieces set off by the neutral gray diamonds and white squares on point. The quilting pattern of concentric rings evokes ripples on the surface of a pond. What a pleasure to see!

  13. Beautiful colors on this!! Love.

  14. Its beautiful Amy!!! Congratulations!!

  15. what a wonderful pattern. I can look at it again and again and see some differents shapes.

  16. Amy I’m still amazed that you tied off so many rings! It turned out wonderful!

  17. What a beautiful quilt! Love how you quilted it too.

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