Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday

It's another Scrap Basket Sunday!  I'm linking up with Kim at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure and sharing what I have worked on this week from my scraps.

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!



  1. This is going to be such a darling quilt.
    I really like your choice of plaid fabric for the sashing sections.
    That is a lot of watermelon seeds to sew - hope it goes quick and easy for you!

    1. Thank you! I have them cut out, now I need to get busy fusing and appliqueing!

  2. Pretty quilt. I, too, like the plaid for the sashing. Happy scrappy Sunday.

    1. Thank you! Now I have scrap quilts on my mind. :)

  3. Yes, I think the plaid does look best--it's calmer than the dots. Good luck with those seeds! Maybe they'll go quicker than you think. It's going to be a really cute quilt!

    1. Thank you, Kim. I'm excited about getting it finished.

  4. I think you are exactly right about the effect the plaid fabric has on your quilt - happy applique this week!


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