Thursday, December 9, 2021

Watermelon Quilt Block Tutorial



Hello, friends! Who feels like watermelon today? Today's quilt block tutorial for my National Days scrap quilt project is another food block! 🍉




I love watermelon. Especially ice cold from the fridge in the summer. 💗 National Watermelon Day was on August 3rd. 

Fun facts about watermelon:

1. Cordele, GA claims to be the Watermelon Capital of the World.

2. Watermelon is one of the USA's largest cash crops. I did not know this!

3. Watermelon festivals are held in several states in the US, Canada, Britain, Australia, and Japan.

4. You will not grow a watermelon plant in your stomach if you swallow a seed, no matter what your mom tells you. :)

This block is pretty simple. Like  most of them, it has a couple of clip and flip units and some small pieces. (seeds!)

Here's how it works..


Fabric A - Background
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 3 x 8 1/2"


Fabric B - Watermelon
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (+)
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(1) 1 x 2 1/4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 1 3/4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 3/4 x 3 1/2"
(2) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 2 1/2"
(2) 2 x 2 3/4"


Fabric C - Rind
(2) 1 1/4 x 2 3/4"
(1) 1 1/4 x 4"
(2) 2 3/4" sq.


Fabric D - Seeds
(4) 1" sq. (~)


--Match the symbols (*,+ etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.



Left Lower/Right Upper Double

1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or upper right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.






-Using above method, 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left lower corner, 2" sq. of Fabric B-right upper corner, and 2 3/4" sq. of Fabric C, make one unit.

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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

1. Place a square at the left end or upper left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or lower right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.








--Using above method, 2" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-right lower corner, and 2 3/4" sq. of Fabric C, make one unit.

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--Assemble as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams. You'll have an 8 1/2" sq. watermelon quilt block. (8" sq. when finished in quilt.)




I love this block. Now I'm craving watermelon!



Thanks for dropping in today! I'll be back soon with another quilt block tutorial. Next on deck is for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Can't wait to share it! It's so yummy and cute! More food blocks! 🍪 See you soon!

xoxo,


P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.

#kellifanninquiltdesigns
#nationaldaysquiltblocks


I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE*if you're looking for any of the other 90 or so blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!
xx


2 comments...:

Oh but this looks yummy. thanks. I love watermelon right from the fridge. I also like it frozen. I put a popsicle stick in a slice and freeze it. Oh but so good on a hot day

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