|Block 3 - Watermelon|
|I use a Frixion pen to draw lines onto fabric. It disappears when ironed.|
|Place the marked squares right sides together onto the rectangle|
|Stitch along the marked line before trimming 1/4" from the stitching|
|Press the corner triangles open to create quick corner triangles|
The fun thing with quick corner triangles is you can make quick corner triangles on top of a quick corner triangle to create fun patterns. We do this on the bottom two corners of the Watermelon Block.
|Layering quick corner triangles on top of each other|
|Block 23 - Stained Glass Cross|
|Union Jack Blocks and Runner pattern using Quick Corner Triangles|
Before I go, here is a little appliqueing tip for those watermelon pips. Once you have fused the pips onto the wrong side of your fabric, and before you have cut them out, slightly peel the top edge of the fusible webbing paper back.
|Peel back top edge of fusible webbing paper |
prior to cutting out the pips
|Peeling the paper off each pip is easy as you have|
the top edge already started
Of course, you may prefer to use buttons instead of applique for the pips .......
|If using buttons do not add them until all quilting is completed.|
Next week we will be looking at seam pressing with Block 4. Until then I would love for you to post your Watermelon Blocks over on Instagram (#block3watermelonblock) or in the Flickr Group. Until then ......