Delilah – Month 7

Hello Delilah BOM’ers!

Justine here with a look at Month 7 of this fabulous BOM, the 4 patch star.

This block has some tricky Y seams so I decided to hand piece it. I was pretty daunted by starting it if I’m totally honest, even though I have done lots of English Paper Piecing, I have never really hand pieced a quilt block.

Under the guidance of the very helpful Sam, a real life friend and customer of our shop in Slaithwaite, I made a start. Guess what? I loved it, the block came together super fast and had perfect points – a win win!

I have found a blog post written by Lucy (Charm About You) on hand piecing to be a really useful resource, see it here.

As this block is all straight lines it came together super fast which encouraged me to to crack on with the remaining blocks, I currently have 3 of the 4 blocks sewn up.

You guys have been sewing up a Delilah storm, Lisa and I can’t believe how quickly some of you whip up these blocks! Here are a few we’ve lifted from our #simplysolidsdelilah hashtag over on Instagram. I hope those of you who have IG do share your blocks using the hashtags for the quilt:

#simplysolidsdelilah    #delilahquilt    #jenkingwelldesigns

How fabulous are these 4 blocks above by Sue? @suespatch12

And look at this one from Sam @slk217_

And finally @juleskerry_s is making her Delilah out of Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale collection, it’s going to be a beauty!

Watch out for months 8 and 9 blog posts next week and then we’ll be back on track! If you have any other resources you use for hand piecing please leave us a comment below.

Delilah- Month 6

Hi everyone!

Lisa here with a round up of our Month 6 for Delilah and yes we are playing catch up! A little with the blocks but more with writing the posts for you all.

Block six threw in those tricky Y seams. Jen’s instructions tell you to stop 1/4′ from the end of your seam, to allow the fabric to pivot easily when you come to sew the Y seam. You can see from my picture that to be honest, my first attempt here still looks a bit wonky, so more practice required!

I have however find another tutorial by Kaye Wood you Tube Video from 2009 and she starts by breaking the rules, so you know I’m going to love that!  I must admit I wasn’t perfect at this either, so it is definitely a case of find a style you like and practice. Or maybe I am just a bit rubbish at Y seams !

We’ve seen some great blocks popping up in our social media feeds and it’s great to see some many different versions. I could clearly do with taking a lesson from you all to perfect this block!

Blocks here from our BOM members @Suespatch12, @Julesjerry_s and @slk217, stolen from Instagram. We’re using all the #Delilah tags as well as #simplysolidsdelilah to find our stash club sewers so don’t forget to tag us.

Great work, see you soon for our round up of the next few blocks.

Lisa x

 

 

Delilah – Month 5

Hello it’s Justine here and welcome to Month 5 of the Delilah template club!

This month’s block is a really lovely one and quite simple really after the curves in month 4!However me being me, I really struggled with the instructions on this one!

The instructions for template number T19 say to cut out four and then four in reverse of two fabrics, I read that to mean cut two right side and two reverse in each of two fabrics. This is what I got:

I was totally confused and couldn’t work out what had happened. I messaged Lisa photo’s and she couldn’t work it out either, so I tried again and the same thing happened.

At this point I was really annoyed as I knew it would be something simple, so I got my hubby in to try and help me! He’s a joiner so maths and shape are really easy for him, guess what, he knew what I’d done without reading the instructions!

Basically I’d interpreted the instructions incorrectly. Here’s what I should have done, cut 4 right side in one fabric and four in reverse from the second fabric – simple right??!!

Here’s the third of the five required blocks for this month:

I’ll be making blocks four and five when we get more fabric into the box!

I don’t know about everyone else but I’m really loving this club, it’s challenging and enjoyable all at the same time. There are some amazing blocks on our instagram hashtag #simplysolidsdelilah

Thank you all for sharing!