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"Afternoon Delight" was one of Sue Garman's favorite patterns. This wonderfully scrappy quilt is truly a delight to make with its combination of simple appliqué and Double Nine-Patch blocks and modified Shoo Fly blocks. Each month you will work on pieced and appliquéd blocks, and in the final month, you will assemble the blocks and add the outer border. The finished quilt measures approximately 86 1/2" inches square.

Let's use this Topic "Afernoon Delight Show and Tell" as a place to show off your beautiful blocks. That way, you know where to come to see what everyone is doing.

The topics that apply to each month are a good place to ask questions or make suggestions for each block.

AND when you post your photos to Social Media, like Instagram, Facebook, etc., use either of these hash tags so everyone there will be able to find our wonderful work:

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TOPIC: Fabric Selection Guidance

Fabric Selection Guidance 03 Jan 2020 15:57 #146641

If you go ahead I am so looking forward to seeing the quilt, is something I would love to try one day and should be lovely.


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Fabric Selection Guidance 03 Jan 2020 15:11 #146637

One of my students plans to use wool for all the appliques. These shapes are pretty simple so I think they will be great to make from wool--though that's not my thing.

Anyone else planning to do wool applique?

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Fabric Selection Guidance 03 Jan 2020 14:19 #146635

I am thinking about using wool for the appliqués. This will be a very large wall hanging. Has anyone done this recently and do you have tips for me?
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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 15:26 #146624

Tammy, I am using one background colour which is white on whites or plain white from my stash my other colours are all browns from my stash, I won't be using the amount of different prints as per the pattern, will be using the same prints over and over throughout this quit, I love that it's scrappy so you can do whatever works for you. If you go to the show and tell I have posted a photo of Month One which you can see what one colour background looks like. Not sure if my comments are of any help though.


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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 12:33 #146620

Jo, Jinny Beyer fabrics are still some of my all-time favorites. She changed the quilt industry in the 1980's with her designs, deep rich colors,border prints, and then the Palette. Your quilt will be terrific.

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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 11:12 #146614

When I saw the unveiling of the quilt in Houston, I knew this is one I HAVE to follow through on and make. It will be ambitious, but do-able. I was so glad to see in the first show that the pieces are oversized, and as Barbara says, "cut to perfection". I am pulling from my stash... the best selection I have is from a "1/2 yard of everything" from a Jinny Beyer collection I purchased when a local store owner was retiring and closing. I just KNEW I had to purchase it for a reason! I used the color selection palette for guidance.
I have a few backgrounds, but will pick out more as we go along. I think I will go with a bit of an off white tone on tone selection.

Thanks for everything! Jo
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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 09:20 #146612

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I'm using one fabric for my background, and only FQs for everything else. The FQs I bought are a digital print from Hoffman fabrics, and I selected 10 different colors. I'm also going to add some solids for some of the applique. My background is a grey Grunge fabric.
I think by using FQs you will get more variety in your blocks, and that will look great. The great part about quilts that are designed to use so many fabrics, is no matter what you use, it will still end up looking great!!

Diane in Colorado Springs
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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 07:45 #146611

Background fabrics are 1 yard pieces, prints are 1/2 yard. Easy to machine wash.

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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 07:38 #146610

Are the kit fabrics large enough to be okay in the washing machine, or do you recommend hand washing those?
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Fabric Selection Guidance 02 Jan 2020 06:32 #146606

Tammy, one background would look fine, just not as scrappy. The prints would be more of the focal point that way.

Fat quarters are great for this quilt. The more, the merrier.

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Fabric Selection Guidance 01 Jan 2020 19:42 #146600

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TammyW, I am using mostly fat quarters (from my stash) until I reach the point I need to add more.
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Fabric Selection Guidance 01 Jan 2020 17:10 #146593

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I was thinking of using one print for my background. Maybe a little controlled scrappy with only one background? I haven’t made a completely scrappy quilt so I am not sure how this would look. Interested in any thoughts or suggestions please

Is anyone using fat quarter bundles instead of half yards cuts? I have several fat quarter bundles but not a-lot of half yard cuts.
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Fabric Selection Guidance 31 Dec 2019 13:20 #146540

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Your choices look great can’t wait to see your first block
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Fabric Selection Guidance 31 Dec 2019 09:48 #146534

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I chose several background fabrics from my stash last night; and fabric for applique blocks 3 and 4. I'm hoping to enlarge this for my king-size bed and using colors that are in our Persian carpets.
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