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Watermelon Plate is a simple, traditionally-pieced, geometric block featuring a secondary pattern when tiled. It goes together fast and I'm showing it in two quilt layouts.

I chose to use Coral, Chartreuse, White and Lapis Blue for my block. You'll need a fat eighth of each color.

Cutting Directions

  • Fabric A (Coral): Cut (1) 4.5-inch by 12.5-inch rectangle.
  • Fabric B (Chartreuse): Cut (2) 2.5-inch by 12.5-inch rectangles.
  • Fabric C (White): Cut (2) 2.5-inch by 12.5-inch rectangles.
  • Fabric D (Lapis Blue): Cut (4) 4.5-inch squares.

Piecing Directions

Sew all seams with an accurate 1/4" seam allowance. My seams are pressed open, using a shortened stitch length of 2.0.

Step 1: Piece together C + B + A + B + C to create a 12.5-inch square striped unit. Press all seams.

Step 2: Mark each square (D) with a line on the diagonal.

Step 3: Attach each square (D) to a corner of the pieced square from step 1 by stitching on the marked line.

Step 4 (optional): Sew a second line of stitching 1/2-inch from your first to the side toward the corner. This will create a bonus HST unit that can be used in a border treatment for this quilt or for another project. (Quilting tip: Whenever I am attaching a square to a square/rectangle in this way, I sew the second line of stitching before trimming my fabrics. This alleviates sewing bias edges together later to use the leftover triangles.)

Bonus HSTs created from one block when doing the optional step 4 stitching.

Step 5: Trim excess fabric. Cut 1/4-inch (toward the corner) from your first/marked line of stitching (or between two lines of stitching if you did step 4, shown below). Press seams.


finished block


Option 1: Straight set of blocks.

Option 2: Straight set of blocks, alternating horizontal and vertical placement.

Edit: I'd love to see project if you use my block. You can use #watermelonplateblock on IG. :-)


2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Fabri-Quilt provided fat eighths of their Prairie Cloth Solids of each color from the Watermelon Summer color palette (Chartreuse, Turquoise, Coral, Aqua, Lapis Blue, and White) to the over 60 bloggers participating in this week's blog hop. Each blogger has designed a 12" x 12" (finished) block to share with you. Our finished blocks will be put together by our hosts to create at least three charity quilts. Please check out today's other hoppers:

Josi @Avocado Quilts
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Cristy @Love You Sew
Shelly @The Carpenter’s Daughter Who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy & Opal
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Adrian @Making It – Family Food Quilts Crafts
Julie @Pink Doxies
Sarah @123 Quilt
Jane @Jolly and Delilah Quilts
Carrie @The Zen Quilter

Thanks to our blog hop hosts for organizing. They are linking to each day's participants. And they are each offering a Fabri-Quilt giveaway. Please visit them.

Monday, August 31 – Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl

Tuesday, September 1 – Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, September 2 – Stephanie of Late Night Quilter

Thursday, September 3 – Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination