Thursday, October 6, 2011

Continuing to make melons . .

Melons 3 and 4 of the Velda Newman Melon Study are now ready to be made.
Melon 3
Melon 4
 Begin by cutting out each fabric melon 1/2" larger than pattern piece.  Transfer the lines from the pattern pieces onto the fabric with a water-soluble pen.  Each melon has a segment that needs to be cut away, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.  Turn seam allowance under.  Place melon segment under whole melon.  Pin or glue segment to secure.
Cut batting to exact size of melon pattern piece.  Spray baste to fabric melon.  Sew melon segment to melon using the applique or zigzag stitch.  Stitch along drawn lines with a free-motion straight stitch.
Backside showing applique stitch

Continue free-motion quilting to fill in center of Melon 3.
Backside of Melon 3
All of the melons are now ready to be painted. 

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