I know it’s June 12th, but doesn’t it feel like summer? You know what I always want when the summer heat first hits? Watermelon. Nothing cools you down like a big slice of cold, juicy watermelon.
I’ve had this idea for a while to make this watermelon block and I knew the deadline for my June project for Michael Miller Fabrics was coming up. I had a project all ready but decided that June just isn’t the month to share that one. So I decided to tackle the watermelon idea.
I also wanted to use fabrics that I had in my Michael Miller fabrics stash. I knew I had these wonderful Cotton Couture solids so that is what I grabbed. Cotton Couture fabrics ALWAYS come through for me when it comes to the variety of colors that are available.
Because look at those green fabrics. Nothing could be a better match for the color variation in a watermelon rind. I was lucky enough to have three yummy shades of pink to use for the actual watermelon and I love how the tons of the pinks and the greens play off one another.
For the quilting I just did an all over stiple stitch using a really light shade of pink Aurifil thread. I love how it just melts into the pink and green fabrics.
Then I thought, well this one is so cute, why not make a smaller, mug rug sized quilt. I had already drawn out the idea for it months ago when I drew out the bigger one so I tackled it with the same fabrics, the same quilting, and the same pink Aurifil thread.
And then I decided I deserved a bite of that cookie. But seriously, even before I was a Brand Ambassador for Michael Miller Fabrics, I have always loved Cotton Couture solids. They are so soft and sew so well. Please ask for them at your local quilt shop.