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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 08 Jan 2020 10:42 #146716

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First month done, I think I'm off to a good start. Let's hope I can keep this up all year, this is my first B.O.M. I must say that the measurement fiasco on the show led me to make my own size, instead of the eighths I rounded up to 3 inches and then trimmed to perfection. The applique is by machine, woohoo!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 08 Jan 2020 00:43 #146713

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I love the Precision Pressing Pen and Solution ❤️❤️ It really makes a difference in pressing and how flat my blocks turn out !! Especially on small block units. Beautiful blocks I love seeing everyone’s work in progress.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 17:44 #146712

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Just finished the first two Shoo Fly Blocks. I'm working diligently at being very accurate, including cutting the blocks down to size.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 15:54 #146711

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Here are my two Shoo Fly Blocks. I probably won't start on my applique blocks until later in the month as I need to get back to my 2009 BOM that I started last year... working on the 6" star block border now, so can see the finish line in the distance. :-) But I just had to see how my fabric selection was going to work, and I think I'm really going to like how this quilt turns out.

One thing that has helped a lot with my accuracy has been to slow down, and take my time. When I get in a rush, is when I'm not nearly as accurate as I think I am. LOL I have tried starching my fabric heavily in the past, and while it does help, I'm not sure I like working with fabric that has that much starch. But it is great to have a variety of ways to be accurate so we can pick what works best for our current project.

I also have been using the Easy Precision Piecing kit that was shown in Episode 2506, and I love how my blocks turn out using the glue and the Easy Press Solution for getting flat seams. I can't sew with out those products now. :-)

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 15:12 #146710

Diane, we all applaud you ‘cause we get you!

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 15:07 #146709

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I haven't starched in the past but for some reason I did starch the background of the applique and the applique itself on this project. Somehow I forgot about that while doing the patches for the Shoo Fly blocks; I will starch them in the future. Thanks for the reminder.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 14:47 #146708

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Diane, I have learned that heavily starching my fabrics before they are cut makes my piecing a LOT more accurate. It also minimizes stray threads during construction and makes pressing crisp by reducing stretch. I will also heavily starch my appliqué blocks before machine stitching the shapes in place. As for these four patches, Barbara’s tip about lining up the point of the triangles with the seam of the four patch is brilliant! Thanks Barb!


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That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 14:22 #146707

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This isn't my finished block yet, but I was just so happy with how these came out I just had to share with other quilters that would understand my joy. Usually when I do any sort of Square in a Square block, my edges are no where near being even, which is why they are almost always made over sized and trimmed down. As I was making my 4 patch on point squares, I was delighted to see this as I was pressing that last triangle open.


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I know that they will be trimmed down, and that the accuracy of those edges aren't vital, but since I decided I wanted to work on my accuracy while making this quilt, seeing how accurate my edges were in these units made me happy. Now to finish the Shoo Fly blocks, so I can get pictures posted of those.

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 12:19 #146704

ljkn52, your applique blocks look great--good job!

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 11:14 #146703

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Finished the applique blocks on Sunday; if it weren't winter, I would have finished sooner. You see, snow removal, skiing and undecorating got in the way. Today I hope to do the sho-fly blocks.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 07 Jan 2020 05:31 #146696

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Ellen's block is beautiful. I love her colors.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 06 Jan 2020 17:13 #146690

So many lovely blocks as yours is, also love the fussy cutting of the dogs so cute.


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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 06 Jan 2020 17:11 #146689

Your block is lovely and especially the fussy cutting.


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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 06 Jan 2020 14:12 #146688

My final month 1 block. Finished before going back to school. The flamingos are a bit shy on this one, peaking out of the flowers. I do love pink birds!

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