Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Watermelon Wedge

Happy Watermelon Day! 

watermelon wedges in a pinwheel quilt block

I can't believe how everything aligned today! Not only is it National Watermelon Day but it's also time for a new block from Quilt Block Mania, which happens to have a picnic/BBQ theme this month. Little did I know a couple months ago that my idea of a watermelon block to fit the theme would also coincide with Watermelon Day!

If you've been a follower for awhile, you'll know I like watermelon themed quilts. Last year, I celebrated Watermelon Day not only with watermelon-inspired dishes, but I also decorated with my Watermelon Twist runner,

watermelon slices alternate on aqua background

my Watermelon Delight lap quilt to sit upon,

watermelon wedges in a quilt border

and my Whatamelon runner, which stayed inside. These added decorations make it such a fun summer holiday to celebrate!

stretched out watermelon slice

I'm also fortunate that the August QBM block used the Press Play color palette from Design Seeds, as it contains the red and green necessary for watermelon.

Take a look at the other adorable picnic/BBQ themed blocks this month.

As for me, I have a new block, Watermelon Wedge to play with!

red watermelon wedge pinwheel block

These watermelon wedges may look complicated to assemble, but they're really very easy, suitable for the confident beginner quilter. The pinwheel design of this block is composed of four wedges, and for one finished 12" block, fat quarters are all that's needed.

four watermelon wedge units

Right now, the Watermelon Wedge block pattern download is available for free until September 6. 

There are two ways to access the download link via my newsletter:

For those already subscribed - The free Watermelon Wedge block pattern link will be included in the August 17th QFab Monthly newsletter. There is no need to sign up again - just open and view the newsletter for the download link. 

For new subscribers only, sign up to instantly receive your free Watermelon Wedge block pattern plus monthly quilt inspiration.

Once you submit your email address, look for a welcome email from me, QuiltFabrication, containing the link to download the 'Watermelon Wedge' block pattern. Then check your inbox toward the middle of each month for the QFab monthly, full of highlights, quilting tips, links to free patterns, and other quilty goodness.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Watermelon Wedge post. Feel free to tell others about QuiltFabrication and become a follower yourself through any or all of the following: direct delivery of posts to your inbox, or by following on Bloglovin, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. oh but your watermelon projects are wonderful. thanks for sharing this block. I see watermelon in my future Smile

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