I made this quilt top last night in under an hour. It measures 72 x 72. Jessie fell in love with the fruit fabric when we went down to Amish country last fall - not really my cup of tea but....there you go (and if our daughter wants to pick out fabric for me to make quilts - who am I to refuse her?).
What to do with the fruit/veggie fabrics? I found the yellow, and made a Quilt like this one.
I have this for backing it - it was on the clearance rack at my local quilt shop for $2 a yard (so I brought the whole bolt - 7 2/3 yard worth).
My only question is - do I wash the watermelon seed fabric before quilting it? It's hard to see, but it's a bright pinky-red. I usually don't like to wash fabrics beforehand - I like my quilts to pucker up good, but I'm afraid. Or does anyone have a brilliant idea on how I can wash it and not get the backing fabric to bleed through to the yellow?
See - I made Tyler's Firetruck Quilt, and he had an accident at night - the first time I washed it all the white fabrics turned pink (I had to wash it about 8 times to get most the pink out - there are still 5 or 6 blocks that are pink).