I’ll be teaching a workshop this winter based on my Melon Ice Quilt Pattern. I just finished this sample to bring with me, using my coveted stash of Anna Maria Horner fabrics.
If you remember, my original Melon Ice was a 72″ x 72″ quilt with large scale piecing and solids. It was featured in American Quilter Magazine and the pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops as a pdf download. When I made the original, I had so many quilt ideas for the single paper pieced block that I had designed. I have been wanting to try them all out but it’s the same old story…too many ideas and not enough time! I am happy to have fit in this project at least because I love the results!
These blocks were made 50% smaller than the template included in the Melon Ice pattern. My fabric placement is completely different. I used a single fabric, Kona Oyster, for the squares and diamonds. Then I placed the prints in such a way that it appears that the rings are interlocked or layered.
I used an Alison Glass text print in charcoal for the binding which I just love! I wanted something to compliment the darker print with pink flowers in the runner.
I straight line quilted about a 1/4″ apart with Aurifil thread and a stitch length of 3.5. I like the way it sort of negates the piecing lines.
I look forward to sharing this project and seeing how each quilter makes it his/her own.