"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:
Here are 18 of the 30 blocks I've finished so far, plus how they will look if I decide to add sashing. And I have the remaining 40 nine patch blocks packaged and ready to assemble as soon as I have 8-10 hours free. I switched gears this past week and pieced a quilt for someone who is going through a hard time. I wanted to have it quilted by now but someone had a run-in with a cow yesterday and needs more of my time, but I do have it loaded and ready to quilt. It's supposed to storm tomorrow so may not get it finished before Monday.
There is no plan to release any more of the patterns early. Only a very few people have 64 Double 9 Patch blocks done already. I asked that Month 6 be released early because those Dbl 9 Patches make a great leader/ender project. And so many have extra time right now.
For those who have all the pieced blocks done, 9 Shoo Fly/64 Dbl 9 Patches, each month from here on will only have applique blocks to do. In December, the instructions for quilt assembly comes out--this year, I think there will be lots of people actually caught up at that point.
No need to rush, enjoy the journey not just the destination.
Thank you for the great Afternoon Delight BOM patterns! I pulled out all of my batiks and I'm using only batik fabrics that I have. I am using steam a seam, machine buttonhole stitch with tear away stabilizer.
Thanks for posted month 6 as I am caught up. Hopefully future months can be posted sooner during the stay at home mandate.
Chrys, I would love to see a layout picture of your applique with some of your double nine patch blocks. What a monster mission to complete so quickly. Bet your sewing machine
was smoking hot running all those patches thru. They truly look beautiful. HelenW
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It has been very enjoyable to see everyone's new blocks during these past few weeks!
After prepping fabric for the 9-patch blocks, I knew my happy place would be completing the 64-block set in one fell swoop. I fell into a rhythm of sewing, pressing and trimming.....
So they're done! I'm a little ahead with the pieced blocks requirement and a little behind with the applique blocks schedule, but it will all even out in the end
Thank you for the shared tips about sub-cutting the strip sets accurately and pressing the block seams in certain directions!