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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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Thank you....you did separate the border fabric from the other fabric and marked it border. This is very handy...I just take that package and put it out of site so I don’t use it by mistake.
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It's important to know how the border fabric was cut for the Afternoon Delight Kit--if you ordered one of the three border Kits.

Total yardage for the border fabric is 4 yards. It was cut in two sections--3.25 yard is for the borders, both the perimeter triangles and the outside borders. The remaining 3/4 yard is for the binding. NOTE: the Red and Blue border Kits include one yard of Black Dimples fabric for the narrow floater borders between the two print borders--it is not used in the blocks, it is just for the narrow borders.

Sue's pattern called for 3.25 yard total but I thought it best to have a dedicated amount for binding, from the same bolt of fabric. The company asked to make the two cuts to minimize leftover fabric cuts from the standard 15 yard bolts.

None of the border fabric was intended to be used in any of the blocks--none of my blue border is in my blocks. If you really want the border fabric in the blocks, you have about a half yard to play with, either use some of the binding 3/4 yard or cut 1/2 yard from the long piece. Just be sure you save at least 90" of the long piece, at a minimum, for the borders.

It would have been helpful to have this information packed with the Kit. I'm sorry we didn't think of that earlier.

I hope this information is helpful--we won't begin the borders until December but you want to have the border/binding fabric available when needed.

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