I have discovered that reverse appliquéing Dear Jane melons in the middle of a seam is much easier than regular reverse appliqué and certainly much easier than appliqué, especially for those annoying teeny tiny melons! It’s much easier because you don’t have to manage the raw edges at the points; you are stitching up to the folded seam. I came across this method in the That Quilt Blog Tutorial for Block F-5. Once I realized how neat the melons came out I decided to use this method whenever possible, even modifying blocks to add seams if necessary.
Here is how I modified the TR-6 triangle to use this for a very small melon and a diamond:
I replaced the top triangle piece with two rectangles sewn together which will be trimmed at the end.
If you find an opportunity to use this method try it. I bet you will like it.