Though it could be made in any color combination, the dark orange paired with green and a splash of black speaks of autumn, my most favorite season thanks to growing up in New England.
And I love the seeds. Or melons, or orange peels, or petals, whichever name you prefer for the same shape. Long and thinner than most, they are a beautiful shape in this modern version.
As for the design, here and there, seeds are missing, but filled in with quilting. That, combined with a more distant placement between the seeds, creates lots of movement.
For the quilting, rows alternate between horizontal and vertical straight line stitching, meeting only to form phantom crosshatched seeds.
for which you can view the tutorial by clicking on the pink link above.
And thanks to everyone for their support of no quilting in the seeds - definitely the right decision. All of the those little pieces together has resulted in a fabulous quilt, captivating me each time I see it.
And that is why I quilt.
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