Finished Melon Patch Top

Yesterday I posted pictures of the finished blocks for the melon patch quilt.


Teddy and I decided to add a border to make it a better size.


It was 60″ x80′

Here it is after I placed the side borders .


I know that red looks like plain dots but it really has more of a pattern


To get the proportions I wanted I made the top and bottom border narrower


It is Now 80″ x 88″

I think Teddy likes it


It really looks a lot better once I erase the background.


Now it is time to find a backing.Β Β  I will look for something to match all the fabrics


Or maybe I will just use white πŸ™‚

Happy Quilting



42 thoughts on “Finished Melon Patch Top

  1. Sara says:

    I hope Teddy gave you a high 5! or rather high paw!
    Very nice!

  2. civilwarlady says:

    I am amazed at the way the red has changed the total effect of the quilt. Brilliant use of color to make the melons look their best. Huzzah, Tim.

  3. Deb says:

    The border really brought it all together! Lovely. Teddy looks good on it,love those ears.😊

  4. Richard says:

    The Melon Patch top is absolutely stunning! I am amazed at the way you were able to take a collection of rather drab, old looking patches and turn them into something exciting, beautiful and modern. Congratulations, Great Job.

  5. Ann thomas says:

    Oh, this quilt is awesome. I love how the red brought everything together and made the melons pop. It’s beautiful, Tim. So is Teddy. LOL

  6. Sandra B says:

    What an awesome border….perfect finish for the quilt top!! Cannot wait to see it all finished.

  7. Jaye says:

    Looks wonderful, especially with the border.

  8. Emily says:

    I like the blocks, I love scrappy quilts, I like the red and black. I also just love the scalloped edge! Adds more interest to an already very interesting quilt. I love it when Teddy looks so serious about having his photo taken !!

  9. Rose in VT says:

    Perfect border choice!

  10. Rosalie Roberts says:

    Tim, The melon blocks done on the black and the red Polka dot look is incredible. It is such a wonderful, bold statement. And the border is necessary, both for making the quilt a better size and giving it a framed looked. Just love what you share with us. Learn so much from you. Thanks to you and Teddy. Makes me lonesome for my Shotgun who was a Bassett Hound.

  11. Kristine Bakker says:

    That pretty blue by Teddy’s left foot would be a pretty backing. You do beautiful work.

    Sent from my iPad


  12. Mimi says:

    The red back ground fabric changed the whole look of the quilt. Much more modern and FUN. The border does not really look like a “border” but like part of the quilt. You do amazing work…..and so fast…

    • timquilts says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚ that was the goal, I didn’t want it to look like an afterthought…so glad I had enough fabric! I know I would have a hard time finding a match for that red

  13. Neame says:

    Fab blocks, perfect border. Teddy is cute too.

  14. Chris says:

    So much to love about this! I never would have chosen black or the red dot for setting fabric – but I love both options, and both together? Inspired! And the border, with scalloped edges? Perfect!

  15. katechiconi says:

    Great border, complementing the melon shapes, and perfectly in period!

  16. Lorij says:

    It’s beautiful! I think a striped back would be pretty or a black one. Both would match the colors in the melons and the top fabrics. Teddy looks like he’s very pleased with the end result.L

  17. Dirinda says:

    You’ve done it again Tim! Very nice

  18. Jan says:

    This is one gorgeous quilt top, and I really love the border design. I’m curious — binding or knife edge?

  19. Betsy Koss says:

    Your Melon quilt top shows me once morewhyyou are ONTHE MAP! Tim.

  20. Cheryl says:

    Tim, do you have any recommendations on muslin brands especially for antique blocks? What determines a “quality ” muslin? Thank you. I have fallen in love with Teddy.


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