Trend Alert: oh how we love watermelon quilts

Watermelon fabric

It’s the summer 2017 trend that just keeps giving – we’re overjoyed (yes, we do get this excited about quilts) to see the quilting world awash with watermelons this summer. Here’s a few of our faves…

 Watermelons! 6 ways to sew the look

1. Tutti Frutti fun

Love the main image at the top of this post? It’s Watermelon Smash White Tutti Frutti Fat Quarter Cotton Fabric – and we love it! You can buy it from Vera Fabrics on Etsy.

Suzi Quilts Mod Melons free quilt pattern

2. Suzy Quilts – free quilt pattern

Her Mod Melons free quilt pattern is possibly as happy-making as any quilt could be… and it’s free! We’re excited to announce that Suzi Quilts will be joining the Love Patchwork & Quilting team this Autumn (eeeek!) – with her own column (watch out for her debut issue in issue 54). You can find the instructions for Suzy’s Mod Melons quilt over on her blog:

Watermelon quilt pattern

3. Thirst-quenching patchwork pattern

Is it possible to have more fun piecing fabric than with this Melon Wedge Quilt Block PDF pattern? Clever fabric choices can change the look to suit your style. It’s designed & available from Modern Quilting by B.

Watercolour watermelon fabric

4. More fabric fun

Capture two trends in one – with these watermelons in hand-painted style! The fabric is Watercolor Watermelon by Jessica Sprout (Little Arrow Design), available from Spoonflower

Watermelon pin cushion kits

5 Pretty-up your pins!

With this Watermelon Pin Cushion Kit (above) from The Make Arcade

Zazzle cute watermelon fabric

6. Pattern-pop-pips!

The third fabric in this round up (because, let’s face it, we can never have enough fabric) has a more-muted colour palette but without losing the wow factor: we heart this Cute Watermelon Pattern 100% combed cotton fabric, available from Zazzle.