Afternoon Delight, designed by the late Sue Garman, has been on my personal bucket list for years. So when Alex Anderson asked me what I thought about using it for the 2020 BOM, I was all in!
Sue's company, www.comequilt.com, is run by her daughters and they graciously allowed us to use this pattern. The next few days were spent figuring out a suitable fabric line for kits and within 3 weeks of that first phone call, I had fabric in hand and a plan to get this done.
My Sunday Sew and Sews came to the rescue--I asked a few if they wanted to help, those I felt sure could drop everything for a few weeks and jump in. They did--in 5 weeks this queen-size top was done and ready for the longarm quilter:
|The Team--Donna D is missing here|
|Prints--27 pieces, a half yard each|
|Backgrounds--10 pieces, one yard each|
You can see which fabrics we used--the Sunday Sew and Sews helped me cut up all this luscious fabric. If you want to use what we used, that's fine. But you don't have to--that's the beauty of this kit. And I guarantee you won't run out of fabric.
There are a limited number of kits so if you want one, don't hesitate to order now.
Borders are an optional add-on. Choose the Blue I love, or the Red that is similar to Sue's original or a lovely light for a completely different, contemporary look. The 4 yards in the border add-on is enough for the borders and the binding. The Blue and Red borders include a great black for a narrow inner border.
Of course, you can use your own fabrics. This is a scrap-buster for sure. Everything goes in this project.
The quilting adds a fun touch to this quilt. Here are a few details of the quilting by Lois Kindley:
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