Melon Ice Runner, Another Variation!

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Melon Ice Runner by Amy Friend
Amy Friend studio

I just taught my first live, Zoom workshop this past Saturday. I was supposed to be visiting the Twin States MQG in person, in Vermont, but we needed to go virtual due to the pandemic. It’s such a shame because Vermont is beautiful in the fall!

I taught Beginner Paper Piecing using my Melon Ice quilt pattern. You can see the full size quilt on the left in my set up above. But, we used a 50% scale version to make a table runner. I shared various layout options, some of which I had made and had hanging.

Melon Ice by Amy Friend

I started a new variation in advance of class, made a few blocks during class, and finished it up after. This is my top, using a different color for each end of the diamond and making the diamonds background color. The resulting design is stars! I made mine in autumnal solids.

quilting detail by Amy Friend

I quilted with straight lines, 1/4″ apart, using a variegated light green thread from Aurifil. I think it’s a new favorite. It’s number 3320 and I intend to use it again!

If you’d like to try this pattern, you can find the pattern for the original in my shop along with inspirational images of the variations I have made in the listing. I would say that without hands on instruction, it’s good for the confident beginner.

This is where my runner will live, on the side table in my dining room under the basket of gourds that I grew myself! It’s a little spot of sunshine.