Friday, August 2, 2019

Watermelon Twist Table Runner

I'm all ready to celebrate National Watermelon Day tomorrow with my new Watermelon Twist table runner!

Watermelon Twist Table Runner by QuiltFabrication

Doesn't that make your mouth water??? These juicy red watermelon slices are set off beautifully on a light aqua background, then accented with stripes and tiny watermelons - so fun!

This is project number 1 that's made from my watermelon wedges, with project number 2 coming next week. Yes, two projects this year, cause these watermelon wedges are like potato chips - can't have just one! Last year, I celebrated with Whatamelon, a single, large watermelon runner,

Whatamelon table runner by QuiltFabrication

a pattern also available in my Etsy shop, along with Watermelon Twist

How about some closeups of Watermelon Twist's mouth-watering sweetness?

Watermelon Twist table runner closeup 1

For the background fill, I once again quilted my Straight Line Stipple, and added some curls in the juice droplets.

Watermelon Twist table runner detail

The watermelon seeds are outlined, but I chose not to quilt a fill in the watermelon slices so that they would stay puffed up against the background.

Watermelon Twist table runner closeup 2

And finally, there's a stipple fill around all the little watermelons, making them stand out.

For fun, here's a pic of the back, showing the Straight Line Stipple - check out the video on YouTube on how it's done.

Watermelon Twist backside showing Straight Line Stipple

I'm so excited to have this ready for tomorrow - and yes, I've got a watermelon waiting in the fridge!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Adorable!! Makes me want to go eat watermelon!!

  2. National Watermelon Day, who knew. Your runner is just perfect for it.

  3. Hi Susan! Happy National Watermelon Day! I hope you enjoy today - we are heading to a local lake and will be eating a slice or two for sure. Your runners are just perfect for the day and any summer fun-filled day. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Great table runner for summer. I love the rich reds you used for the slices. Yummy!

  5. Adorable!! I am getting ready to start a Sunflower table runner for my dining room table. I think of Sunflowers when August hits.

  6. Too cute!! Now, I’m craving watermelon! ❤️😋

  7. I love, love that watermelon runner...sweet!

  8. Whatamelon is cute, but I really really love this new design. I also enjoy how you celebrate these minor "national days", with runners and other projects - it's good fun, thanks for the smiles. :)


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