Here it is 10 weeks later and a lot of us are still working at home, sheltering in place, practicing social distance, all those new words for the current new normal.
In case you missed my post about that: Month 6--EARLY RELEASE
Many people were thrilled to get Month 6 in March and have been working away on their Afternoon Delight quilts. including the 64 Double Nine Patch blocks.
|Margo's blocks and a little set of X-blocks|
It is fun to see how using different fabrics can change the look of a quilt pattern. While some people chose to use the KIT offered for this project, most people are using their own fabrics.
This month, let's take a look at some of the many quilts being made by TQS members. These photos are taken from the Forum SHOW AND TELL--YOUR BLOCKS and are used with the makers permission.
First, a student from my local class decided to charge ahead and finish her quilt, making it less than the full size of the pattern. Sometimes you just know when you're done. Jill's finished quilt:
Bpalluzi is using Yarra Valley Fabrics:
Heather7 has a bright and cheerful palette, with some bright backgrounds for her applique blocks:
Sandytn is adding a line of black embroidery to her applique blocks for definition:
Terrils, who I met at her guild in FL last year, has a beautiful selection of fabric--it reminds me of her sweet and gentle nature:
Terrils is also making the quilt her own by substituting an alternate block when she feels like it. Sue Garman, the wonderful designer of this quilt, loved when a quilter changed a quilt pattern to suit themselves. She always said two of her favorite words were "What if?":
Another girlfriend, and friend to many TQS members is Margo:
Look at the stack of Double Nine Patches--Margo loves starch and gets great results:
BeverleyB is from the Netherlands. Her fabrics have a completely different look from mine:
JanetE is using pretty fabrics--the block in the upper left got lots of comments on the Forum for her fussy cutting:
Ajclapp loves to work small, I mean really small! Here are some of her tiny blocks--I believe the Double Nine Patches are 4.5" square, using .5" little squares. The actual quilt pattern has 6.75" finished blocks--most of us thought that was small enough. Her results are spectacular:
I am a push-over for reproduction fabrics. Boots1950 has quite a lovely stash:
How about using a DARK background? HelenW is combining some Afternoon Delight applique blocks with another project:
HelenW is also making Afternoon Delight with a light background, aren't they beautiful:
We would love to see your blocks so please post on the Forum: SHOW AND TELL--YOUR BLOCKS In the first post I wrote on that Topic, I explain how to add photos to the Forum. Look back to the oldest page if you need that information.
And, if you post your blocks on Social Media too, which is great and encouraged, please use these hashtags to make it easy for folks to find all the posts:
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And if you just can't stop making Double Nine Patch blocks? How about a baby quilt with the extras. These were made from my "testing the starch method" blog--find it HERE.