I used patchwork in cream and two shades of red to create the gingham picnic cloth center of my quilt. The watermelon border is comprised of a cream print and a red print with little black flowers that mimic watermelon seeds. To achieve the watermelon slice effect, I first sewed a narrow cream piping to the scalloped edge and then used a green print for the binding and voilà... a watermelon rind. Here's a close-up of the edge:
This was my first time using a scalloped edge and even with the cream piping, it wasn't too tricky. But you could always use the cream piping/green binding on a squared off outer edge and still end up with a watermelon-y vibe.
I quilted this table runner by hand using a big stitch and perle cotton. I love how the big stitch looks - kind of casual and homespun - but let's be honest, I use it because it's fast!
So there you have it. My ode to summer. And remember...