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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.

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TOPIC: SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks

SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 29 Mar 2020 10:28 #147484

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12 done on to month 3,
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 29 Mar 2020 09:37 #147483

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I didn't have access to internet for a while so missed out on commenting on the beautiful work: Helen W - love the fall color combination; Heather7 - nice bright cheerful colors; Boots 1950 - beautiful blocks; your quilt is going to be great; Diane Ross - I like your dark fabrics; very nice blocks; Janet E - your fabrics remind me Spring will arrive; so pretty.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Mar 2020 16:30 #147481

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I love to hand appliqué, so i have been working on those blocks. (I had bought the pattern years ago, so can work ahead.)
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Mar 2020 14:25 #147480

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You are very welcome eyestitch. I hope that it helps you. Let me know how it goes

Beth Palluzi
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Mar 2020 13:59 #147479

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bpalluzi, thank you so much for the info on cutting these small pieces. I have never done anything this small and your posts will really help. Time to start these double nine patch blocks!!!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Mar 2020 05:18 #147478

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Janet, I love the way you fussy cut the small circles and the placement of designs on the fabrics. You really think thru using the fabric to add interest to the block. Love the secondary design from just the lay out of your shoo fly blocks. Looks like you are really having fun and enjoying this pattern. Beautiful work. HelenW
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Mar 2020 16:16 #147477

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Beautiful blocks! Janet
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Mar 2020 15:49 #147476

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Month 3 applique blocks, 9 Shoo-fly blocks done and lastly all completed blocks to date!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Mar 2020 13:42 #147474

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Hi Eyestitch:

Thanks for your comments. Here is a picture of how I used pattern weights in cutting the strips. I didn't have a long sewn strip, so I improvised a bit, but I think it still works as an example. In the top example, I have the long strip. I placed 3 weights on the strip spread across the length, with one on the top seam, one in the middle, and one on the bottom seam. I left enough space to do my cut at the front end. As I cut I move the weights bunching them up a bit to keep enough room to do my cuts. It is important not to have the weight too close to where you are cutting as it can interfere with a clean cut. The last example shows what I did at the end. I kept 2 of the weights and placed them right on the end. I like these small weights as they fit well on the strips and are easy to move. When I was cutting the strips from a piece of fabric, I spread the weights out across the length and they held the fabric in place. These weights are sold by Dritz. They come in a 4 pack and are sold on Amazon. You don't need more than 4 for this. I have a few more as I used them when I was sewing garments particularly when using knits. Let me know if I wasn't clear.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Mar 2020 11:04 #147472

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Diane - very nice work! I agree! I'm only done one block and am starting on the second today.

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Mar 2020 10:45 #147471

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March's applique are done. These were tough!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Mar 2020 17:03 #147459

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Bpalluzi, can you post a picture showing where your weights are as you cut, please. Thanks
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Mar 2020 16:45 #147458

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Here is my first Double Nine Patch Block. I have all the pieces cut out but I decided to do 5 of the small blocks and then build the full block rather than do all 60 of the small blocks first. It is a bit more motivating to finish a whole block than do so many of the same at once. I wanted to share a tip I learned cutting all these small pieces. I've been using pattern weights to help hold the strips still while I cut them. It really helps with the strips that are 2 or 3 strips sewn together. I was getting "wiggles" when I hit the seam with my rotary cutter. With the weights, no wiggle. I also starched and ironed the fabric at least twice. I sprayed one side, flipped it and ironed the opposite side making sure it was totally dry, then sprayed that side, flipped it and ironed until dry and then repeated. My fabric was quite firm and easy to cut plus there was a lot less fraying on the edges. Some of the fabric I again sprayed and ironed with Acorn Spray and Press. That added to the firmness, but it also added a lot of time (my ironing set up is in the basement and I sew on my main floor). I stopped the extra spraying when I felt the fabric was firm enough. While sewing, I did check to make sure all my pieces were coming out the correct size. my block is 7 1/4 inches. Now on to the next 11 blocks!!!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 25 Mar 2020 16:33 #147454

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Heather7, Oh my! Smart that you used a baking tray. -terri
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