Friday, 10 October 2014

Sweet Watermelon {redo} Finished!

Last week I spent four days with my mother while she is recuperating from knee replacement surgery.  No access to the internet.  And no access to my sewing machine.  But I did bring along my graph paper and pencil.  When I returned home I spent the weekend with my family.

And then came Monday!!!


The first two days of this week were spent preparing the binding and backing, basting, quilting and applying the binding to this entire set.  Ahhh!  It's so good to be back!


The table topper was quilted in a hexagonal spiral. The topper finished at approximately 30” across at the flat sides and 34” across from point to point.


The four place mats and the long runner were straight line quilted.  The runner finished at approximately 60” x 12” and the place mats are approximately 20” x 12” each.


The backing fabric was something I had hanging around in my stash for a long time.  It worked out to be just the right size to back and bind the entire set!

Project #2 ready for classes in November.  I will be offering classes at my LQS {E&E's Cloth & Creations} in Newton, Ontario, just outside of Kitchener.  If you are in the area and would be interested in taking a quilting class with me, I would love to hear from you!

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make the Sweet Watermelon Table Decor set, the pattern can be found here.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF! hosted this week with M-R at Quilt Matters.






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17 comments :

A Quilter's Mission said...

Just love this set. The backing is perfect. So exciting to hear about your upcoming classes. It would be so wonderful to be close enough to take a class with you.

margaret said...

wow the shocking pink and lime green work wonderfully togeher here just love these pieces

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love all your straight lines - something I need to practice - did you use a pen?

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Adorable! Love the ants! Perfect!

Kate said...

Beautiful, Lorna! I just finished a table topper using your pattern and mine looks very amateurish, lol. I tried quilting the straight lines but mine didn't look nice so I ended up hand quilting. I'll be posting my watermelon on my blog, with a link back to you, in the near future. Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. :)

toniaconner said...

Morning Lorna, A really cute set. It took me a minute to realize the melons are triangles. You really are hooked on triangles aren't you. What are you going to come up with next, a Christmas of triangles?
Blessings and be safe,
Tonia

Carla said...

Cute Lorna. Of curse watermelon attracts ants ; )

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like the spiral quilting on the table topper, and thanks for sharing dimensions, I love knowing how big things finish out! :)

Daytona Damsel said...

Oh I wish I was close enough to take your class. Have been fighting the urge to buy the pattern to add to my stack of want to makes because I will never get them all made. You do beautiful work.
Debbie

Stitchified said...

What a great set! I especially love the hexagon spiral. I don't think I've seen it before, what a great idea! :)

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Very cute set and it will be ready for next summer !! YAY!!

Vera said...

Those ants still give me itch, lol.

Kim said...

Nicely done. I'm sure your Mom appreciated your help too :0)

Happy Sewing

M-R Charbonneau said...

So fun! Love the ant fabric paired with the watermelons -- that's funny! Beautiful, Lorna. Glad to hear your mom is recuperating well!

Soma Acharya said...

I am glad to hear you mom is doing better. The colours look great together, Lorna! Very cute!

-Soma

Alycia said...

Those are so fun. Reminds me of a day in the park!

Cheryl said...

I love this set. The pattern and fabrics you picked out are just wonderful, I love the little ants :)