Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mouth-watering Melons

 It's July and we're Mad for Melon! 
Mad for Melon from Kanvas

You can see the entire collection on our Facebook page and on our website. Which is your favorite? 

How well do you know your watermelon?

We found these fun facts at watermelon.org (everything has a website these days...not to mention a Facebook page!)

  • Watermelon is 92% water.
  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
  • China is now the world's number one producer of watermelons.
  • According to Guinness World Records, the world's heaviest watermelon was grown by Lloyd Bright of Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 2005, weighing in at 268.8 lbs. 
  • How to pick a good watermelon: 1. Look the watermelon over. You are looking for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents. 2. Lift it up. The watermelon should be heavy for it's size. 3. Turn it over. The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

And here's a little watermelon-themed quilting inspiration:
Watermelon Wedge Quilt from Ahhh...Quilting

Watermelon Coasters from Color My World

Juicy Fruit Play Mat by Audrey Page; free pattern from Benartex.com

"Watermelon Picnic" pattern from Black Mountain Quilts;
How fun would this be in the bright Mad for Melon fabrics?

Now that we've whetted your fabric taste buds, here are a few mouth-watering watermelon recipes we found from Southern Living. Let us know if you try one--they all sound delicious! Specific links for the watermelon treats shown are listed below; see all twenty-three recipes here.

Instant Watermelon Pops
Photo credit: Jennifer Davick, on southernliving.com

Grilled Watermelon with Blue Cheese and Proscuitto
Photo credit: Jennifer Davick, on southernliving.com

Watermelon Bellini
Photo credit: Jennifer Davick, on southernliving.com

Watermelon Sorbet 
Photo credit: southernliving.com

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  1. That is awesome! I actually have made not one but TWO watermelon quilts and I'm going right now to find their pictures. But first, I'm going to revisit those pics above of the luscious food you have tempted me with. I love this post!

  2. fun post. love that quilt on the truck.

  3. I love the Watermelon Wedge quilt!