Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Watermelon and a mini quilt ....

When I was a kid I didn't like watermelon - strange, I know.  By the time I had children of my own I had become a fan.  When my kids were young we used to eat watermelon outdoors so that we could have a spitting contest with the seeds - it was lots of fun. ^^ Nowadays with seedless watermelon one only has the pleasure of the taste.

I started this watermelon topper in the spring and it sat in the pile on my sewing table all summer whilst we were at the cabin.  Slowly but surely I'm working my way through that pile and this one is ready to use next summer! It was a pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts. The fabric peeking out from underneath is what I used for the backing - it reminded me of a picnic tablecloth.  I added the button to the centre because a couple of my points didn't quite match .... call it a coverup ^^, and since I'm not good at machine quilting I hand quilted it.



I found this in the same pile of WIPs on my sewing table but it's been there so long I think it would be better classified as a UFO.  I recall working on this and having fudged one piece of the kimono and not sure where to go with it.... when I picked it up recently I knew it should be finished as a mini quilt and just happened to have a piece of appropriate fabric and buttons on hand.  Now what will I do with it?  ^^

I believe I'm finally caught up that pile of WIPs. ^^

I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social

12 comments:

Pam Wilde said...

Caught up ~ such a strange concept, I have never heard of this. Great post

Carol said...

Such cute finishes, Kate (and yes, buttons, bows, and such come in very handy for covering "things" up!! I well know :)

Lorna McMahon said...

So glad to see your cute, cute, cute watermelon finish, Kate! And your kimono wall hanging is super! Reminds me of Christmas with those colours. Perhaps it would make a nice Christmas gift?

Krafty Connie said...

I like watermelon, a lot, but it doesn't like me and I had to give it up. Your projects are great.

Vera said...

It turned out well! I'm looking forward the watermelon season again :)

Vicki in MN said...

Good for you catching up on your UFO pile! Very cute watermelon :-)

Timi said...

The mini quilt looks great!
Seedless watermelon??? I've never heard of it!

Mii Stitch said...

Your finishes are fantastic, well done!!

Anthea said...

What a great topper - love the shape Kate...
I can't eat watermelon, it makes my throat itchy & I cough a lot...

Barb said...

just love your watermelon!!

Carie said...

I love the binding on the watermelon - a great little echo of the seeds!

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