Friday, August 30, 2013

Blueberries and watermelon to celebrate Labor Day

This red, white and blue twister quilt makes me smile. It has a patriotic flavor because of the color scheme, but upon closer inspection, you'll find a delightful sprinkling of blueberry and watermelon novelty fabrics among the plaids, solids and small prints. I'll be free-motion quilting this quilt for Kim, from my quilt guild.
This twister quilt has a 4-patch checkerboard strip on two sides. Nice touch!
It's been a while since I've seen the food novelties, and I think this is an absolute perfect application of them! And when 'real' blueberries and watermelon are no longer in season, Kim can still be enjoy them through her quilt. 

This quilt also reminded me that the Labor Day holiday is this weekend. Labor Day usually signifies the end of summer... but the blueberries and watermelon makes me want to enjoy one last picnic before bidding a fond farewell to the season. How about you?
Blueberries and watermelon are diced up in this end-of-summer spread.
If blueberries or watermelon are no longer in season, there are other fruit favorites at the local grocer or farmer's market. Choose from the dozens of salad, dessert and snack recipes (or the in-store deli and bakery works for me) and whip up something to celebrate the long weekend. 

It would be nice to enjoy one last summer hurrah before we welcome the fall colors and the shorter days and cooler temperatures settle in. 

2 comments:

  1. I've never cared for twister quilts, but I like yours. Great job!

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    1. I think the randomness of the colors and values of the pinwheels across the quilt top makes this quilt successful. It also has two 4-patch checkerboard strips on the top and bottom that adds interest and contrasts the diagonals of the pinwheels. Kim did a nice job on it.

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