Last week I showed you bits a pieces of my shoo fly blocks for the watermelon wall-hanging that I started a year ago. This week I sewed them together, and they look so cute!
Shoo fly blocks are my favorite.
I have two fabrics I could use for sashing: the black and white polka dot or the black and cream check homespun. I'm not really sure which one will work, so it's best to audition them with the watermelon blocks.
I like the way the black and white polka dot works well with the darker Civil War scraps that I used in my Shoo Fly blocks.
However, when I fused the watermelon seeds onto the watermelon, it was too much black.
I then added the black and cream check homespun, and I really like the way it adds just the right touch of black and doesn't take away from the watermelon or the Shoo Fly blocks. The black and cream check was what the designer used in the magazine, but, I had to try out the black and white polka dot, just to see.
This week I will spend
the entire week appliqueing the 55 watermelon seeds. I think I will satin stitch them, instead of using the button hole stitch. Hopefully, I will have time, too, to put the top together. It's almost time for watermelon season, and I have the perfect place to hang the quilt.
Have a great day!