When I got the Summer Love Scrap Lab assignment, I had so much fun drawing the block and playing with the design in EQ. There were several permutations of what I was going to do, but all centered around pink and green, the colors overflowing in my stash. Before I even started sewing, these colors were screaming “Watermelon.” So the quilt had the name of “I Carried A Watermelon” before a fabric was even pulled from the bin. Don’t you love when that happens?
Once I had the basic design on my screen, my vision for this quilt was to alternate the lime and green fabrics around the pinks, which were also separated into light and dark tones. So while I made my pink and green flying geese for the block centers, I built the flying geese with a lime on the right and a background on the left, then combined a darker pink goose with a lighter pink for each block center.
Once all the geese were cooked, I sewed them together into strips with the hot pinks on the corners, then threw those strips onto the remaining sides of the blocks, making sure not to repeat any of the greens. Love how the light/dark/light/dark marches right around the block, just as intended.
Isn't it amazing to see how color and placement can completely change the look of a quilt? We hope you make your own version of the Summer Love quilt with scraps from your stash!