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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: Got them done!

Back Basting Applique 30 Jan 2020 21:05 #146935

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Edie and Helen, I ordered the Barbara Eikmeier book and downloaded the Apple Blossom pictorial guide. Now to look for the Simply Quilts show. I didn't know you could still watch them!

Thank you!
Judy
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Back Basting Applique 30 Jan 2020 11:42 #146926

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Hi Judith, I have not tried it but at the beginning of the month when someone mentioned it, I had to google it to find out what the process was.
I found one good you tube video by American Quilting titled Back Basted Applique that is 14 minutes long. It takes you thru the process.
That might help you. I love that you are open to learning new quilting techniques. Very inspirational.
I noticed that you also said books. It looks like Barbara Eikmeirer's book on back basting got a lot of good reviews on Amazon.
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Got them done! 30 Jan 2020 11:41 #146925

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Hi Judy, here in North Dakota it is 21* and foggy. The trees look like they are dressed in white lace.
I learned back basting when 'Simply Quilts' was on.(www.hgtv.com Simply Quilts: Episode QLT-644 Vintage Roses Jeana Kimball explains how to piece and appliqué a vintage rose quilt.) I love using Jeana's straw needles. You can find them at Foxglove Cottage. I have one of her books which shows the technique. She was also featured in 'American Patchwork and Quilting ' December 2002 issue 59.
More recently I came across this technique online at appleblossomquilts.com Pictorial Guide to Back Basting.
Hope this helps, Edie
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Got them done! 30 Jan 2020 10:39 #146924

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Edie,
I mostly do prepared-edge hand applique. But for this quilt I am doing back-basting applique also. Well, I am trying. Mine aren't ready to show yet. I am a bit slow.
Back-basting applique is new to me, but I enjoy trying new quilting things, even though I am a very old lady!
Can anyone recommend a book or online source to help with the learning curve?
Any tips?

Judy in Virginia, (where it is 35 degrees today)
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Got them done! 29 Jan 2020 13:22 #146917

I like the sleeve idea as well. Great way to keep them wrinkle free and can be stored in a binder. Thank you for the idea!!!
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Got them done! 25 Jan 2020 10:36 #146884

Gorgeous! So clever to slide your blocks into plastic sleeves to protect them!
Sharon
Prescott, AZ
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Got them done! 25 Jan 2020 10:04 #146883

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I enjoy Sue Garmans patterns. Month one down, anxiously awaiting month two. I chose template free/backbasting technique for the appliqué blocks.
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