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Melon Patch Circles

Warm and cool colors blend beautifully in these Melon Patch blocks using Sunshine Cottage's Stonehenge collection for Northcott Fabrics. The fabric's simple print allows the form to be easily seen.

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Assemble A Units


When joining pieces, be sure to align marked matching points. To do this, push a pin through center of dots on layered pieces.
 
1. Layer an assorted light print B piece atop an assorted dark print A piece; match center dots on curved edges (Diagram 1).

2. Using slender pins and picking up only a few threads at a time, pin at center, ends, and remaining dots, then generously in between (Diagram 2).

3. Join pieces, removing each pin just before your needle reaches it. Press seam toward A piece (Diagram 3).

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add a second assorted dark print A piece to opposite edge of B piece to make a Unit A (Diagram 4). Press as before. Unit A should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 1–4 to make eight A Units total.

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