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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:


TOPIC: How to Soak Appliqué Blocks

How to Soak Appliqué Blocks 05 Jan 2020 09:06 #146679

On another topic, Show and Tell Your Blocks, it was mentioned blocks might be distorted due to “washing” after stitching.

Here is my response:

Think “soak”, not wash. Lay blocks in a sink or pan of warm water and leave them, 15 minutes or so. Drain, lay flat on fluffy towel, roll in towel then allow to dry flat. You could use a dry iron to speed the drying process—easier to leave overnight. Don’t wring or scrunch the blocks. There should be no distortion to stitches this way.

Press blocks face down on a fluffy towel with a dry iron—press on the back side before pressing the front—this should prevent puckers in appliqué if not completely flat. After blocks are dry and flat, carefully trim to correct size, 7.25” unfinished.

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