I am working on a new project…why do I do this?….I couldn’t wait to try out the idea. The block is based on the melon patch block.
It is a pretty neat pattern when the blocks are joined together
I wanted to find a pattern to use the pile of shirts that I posted about yesterday
I think the pattern would be great done scrappy ( all blocks different) so I made a pattern
the corner piece I glued to cardboard and cut out to make a template. The melon piece I will make photocopies of and use them to do some piecing.
I wanted the quilt to be extra scrappy so I am making each melon with 2 different fabrics by paper piecing them. I cut out the melon paper and sewed on scraps of the 2 fabrics. I used a small stitch length so the paper becomes perforated and easy to remove. Here is the piece before trimming
and the back
remove the paper
now add the corner pieces
First mark the center of each piece…here I have that marked in pink chalk.
pin them at the center point and then pin out to the edges
sew together with 1/4 inch seam
then press it open and repeat for the other side.
Since they are larger pieces the curves are easy to sew by machine. the fabric is different to sew. Since it is cut from used shirts it is very soft and not at all like new fabric, the plaids are flannel.
that is 2 done…118 to go.