I saw this watermelon-slice placemat at my local quilt shop, The Stitchery, and liked the look of it as well as the fact that it is a log-cabin, quilt-as-you-go design. I enjoy the quilt-as-you-go method and had never tried this log-cabin technique so I was eager to give it a try. Karen at The Stitchery said the design was "Quilt a Summertime Table Runner" by Shelley Robson from Better Homes and Gardens' spring 2007 edition of their American Patchwork magazine.
I made some changes to the pattern to make a placemat for a 36-inch round table instead of a runner. My adaptation didn't turn out perfectly, but I had fun and enjoyed learning something new. I love this log-cabin, quilt-as-you-go method and want to try it again.