Friday, August 3, 2018


It's National Watermelon Day!! 
I'm celebrating with my newest runner, Whatamelon!

Whatamelon Table Runner by QuiltFabrication
Full of sweet, watermelon goodness, who could resist it???

Yep, I'm a fan of watermelon, especially on a hot day. There's just something about the refreshing sweetness of a juicy watermelon! Believe it or not, I wasn't a fan as a kid, but I sure am now!

How about you? Would you like a slice?
Whatamelon Table Runner closeup1 by QuiltFabrication
Or maybe you would just like to add some fun to your picnic table - the super easy pattern is available at Etsy.

All yardage given is used for the watermelon, including the melon rind fabric on the back,
Whatamelon Table Runner by QuiltFabrication backing

and for the binding. It's amazing what a yard will do!

The applique is easy-peasy (on Monday I'll show a fast trick for cutting out multiple applique pieces), and really completes the melon.
Whatamelon Table Runner by QuiltFabrication melon stripes

Quilting is simple too - a medium stipple works great for the watermelon insides.

Because I wanted the melon ends rounded and puffy, I left that area empty of quilting, except around the lines. 

Whatamelon Table Runner by QuiltFabrication melon rind
Now I'm all set to celebrate National Watermelon Day - how about you?

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  1. So creative, I've always seen crafty treasures made as a round watermelon and not a Carolina Cross.. (elongated). Love it!

  2. well I didn't know it was watermelon day! there is a day for everything now isn't there - I wonder do we just pick something or is it official? Your project is cute

  3. Glad I ate watermelon since it was Watermelon day!! Cute runner Susan.

  4. This is a cute idea! Really fun for a picnic table, so festive! I like watermelon now and then, much more than I did as a kid!

  5. This is adorable, Susan! Great job! This is the kind of watermelon I like best - in a quilt. When I was 16 my dad raised 40 acres. Of course we "accidentally" broke our share when picking them. By the time summer was over, I was so sick of watermelon - I didn't eat one for 20 years, really and truly. I only occasionally eat them now! LOL

  6. Hi Susan! This runner turned out just great. Not only is that fabric perfect for the watermelon but the rind fabric represents well too. I would love a slice, and would have to call my cousins and tell them how far I could spit a seed. I never was the best at that - oh well! HAHA~ Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
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  8. This is very cute. Well done. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday (TGIFF).

  9. That watermelon runner is so stinkin' CUTE! I love the solid green "veins" appliqued over the skin fabric. The ric rac is a nice touch, too. But "Watermelon Day?!" There are too many holidays. I'm going to start making up holidays of my own, just to be obnoxious -- things like National Free Your Nipples Day when I don't have to wear a bra, Sleep 'Til Noon Day (self-explanatory; probably will schedule that one for a Monday), and Slap A Stranger Day. That could be dangerous, though... Will have to choose my stranger carefully... TOTALLY KIDDING, just so we're clear! :-)

  10. That watermelon table runner is TOO cute!!!


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