THE FULL MELON:
On this quilt I used linen for the inset concave squares...
then I selected some beautiful combo purples, golds, and browns and grays.
What is so fun here, is to use the DWR then adapt it by using my FULL MELON DIE. Think how else you can manipulate the information within the Melon! Believe me there will be some serious play going on over here with these!
ACCURACY in cutting is so important when doing curves, and these, sew to gather like BUTTER!
FUN AND FAST! I designed, made and quilted three baby quilts in one week for this project... PHEEW! That's one way to get a quick learn on the long arm machine! this was one of them...
Using the DWR die from Sizzix, I also used my NEW FULL MELON die to made the below quilt... Great for MADE FABRIC 15 Minutes style or for SCRAP BUSTING! I used all my yummy oranges to make this beauty!! I scrapped in a few pops of lavender, just to be a tease! After I designed this, I asked my friend Mary to piece it for me (below) ... I made 10 quilts for market in about three weeks. So I thank her for her help! I also had my friend Shelly Pagilai of prairie moon quilts, quilt this one for me... Thanks ladies, for your help!
Good to move fast, design fast, and be happy with your choices.. No need to worry, you can always make more! The colors in this one though just make my heart sing!!!
This is what happens when I tried to bind it...
But it sure looks good in the sun, all bundled up!
What I love about a full Melon in the DWR is one they go to gather quite quickly! And two, I can easily manipulate the information that goes into each melon... I can manipulate all of it, or just a side of one..Like I did below... Some melons have Made Fabric 15 Minute style, and some I only added a red and green on the end of melon, so when you put them all together, you have flowers! This can be done improvisation ally or with real accuracy if I make my plan ahead of time. Very fun, fast and accurate with the Die cut.
There are so many fun ways to use the die to change up the pattern... I'm sure there will be more of these in my future!
I have more of these quilts showing how else to use the die, to show you, but will save some during Market, to share with you!
Next up will be the Tulip die.