|My sister Dutchy and her daughter Sharon who|
is mother of the groom at this wedding.
OMG, I'll never forget attending a family event years ago when I was in my 20's and introducing my Aunt Dot to my boyfriend. I said "This is my grandmothers sister". I remember thinking at the time that she was sooo old because she was my grandmothers sister!
Anyway! Back to the wedding quilts. My sister's grandchildren both wanted quilts from her for their weddings so she was happy to oblige. That meant I wouldn't be making quilts for them but there's still Miles and Courtney! These two are young, fun, athletic, outdoors kind of people. I wanted a quilt that they could throw in the car and pull out anytime they want a clean, dry place to sit whether it's after a hike in the mountains or a day at the beach.
In keeping with the philosophy of "sharing the process", here's the story of the "Watermelon" quilt for Miles and Courtney. Several of the girls in my quilting group have made the watermelon log cabin quilt. In fact one of the girls ended up making 7 of them! I loved the design and thought it would be perfect for the kids.
The pinks and reds just made this quilt jump off the wall. What a huge impact that burst of color made. Now it's starting to look more like watermelon.
Next came the seeds. With all the work and re-work on the green blocks I had forgotten about this little detail. I was undecided as to how to attach them. The directions say to use fusible web and machine applique. There were over 80 seeds to be applied and I'm not a fan of machine applique. I know it's easy and with bigger pieces it might even have been fast but 80 seeds the size of a quarter? Besides, I wasn't sure I had enough time.