Melons are paradoxical. Warm coral, goldenrod, pinky peach, and orange hemmed in by cool, minty greens. They call to us from the center of summer, so sweet and wet, like a fresh bouquet punctuated by tender, moist leaves. Dripping.
|teapot bouquet, hexagon quilt, sorbet, sunflowers, geometric poster, lady|
Like summer, cool melon is nostalgic. It's pretty as a picture framed with vibrant, growing life. It's a bowl of sorbet exploding with fruity flavor, each bite sweet and surprisingly cool. The best times, however fleeting, treasured away.
|mum wallpaper, hexagons, cool drink, popsicles, mason jar bouquet|
My favorite melon greens lean towards teal. Colors like the darkest kale or an icy honeydew marry so well with creamy cantaloupe and peachy orange. It's a softened green + orange, a modern gender neutral.
|tile floor, pillows, house, crochet, bed quilt|
But watermelons.... watermelons are for girls. Pink, blushing to red. Deep rind green. This cool melon flaunts a classic, ladylike style. Cool and pretty. Wet and sugary sweet.
|washi tape, halved melons, bird, gingham patchwork, balled melons|
Just the thought of a melon sends a little shiver down my spine. They are instantly cool and refreshing, yet they ripen in the heat of the year and split open to reveal sunset colors. It's the green of them that performs this magic, just as a treasure box shields its prize. Cool melon is a delightful surprise.
And now I want one.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Gotham Quilts. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Cool Melon. Your collection of fabrics can feature a very controlled color scheme or a bouquet of melon colors. Just make sure to include that all-important green to cool off your collection.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic. Copy and paste image url's from Gotham Quilts. To find url's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL".
To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here. If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest. But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space). Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.
***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist! Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or a blog) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight May 8th. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Monday the 9th, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Winners announced May 11th. Enjoy!