Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Watermelon Wedge

This post was update November 2022.

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 Wedge 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

The Watermelon Wedge 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

The Watermelon Wedge block pattern download is available in my Etsy shop, where you'll find other blocks and quilt patterns.

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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