Hello everyone, here is a quick round up of Month 10 block – Mayflower .
No curves this month but we are back to having those pesky Y seams. Although you should all be experts by now I’m guessing!. Last time around I tried a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing the Y seams. I’m not particularly great on the machine side so I wanted to really push myself this time.
I think I can say that by the time I had done all the blocks this month I was certainly more confident. It’s all about precision and pivoting, and a really good pressing with some flatter!
I actually quite like this block as there were not so many pieces to it and aside from the Y seam challenge they did all go together pretty quickly.
Even through the templates were a little delayed for this month and we all had the Christmas rush to deal with it was nice to see some blocks pop up online, and look at super Sue busting out all 9. Fab work.
Catch up soon for Justine’s round up of Month 11 and then can you believe it were nearly at the end of another BOM challenge.
Bring on 2018 and Golden Days Jen…
Happy sewing for now, Lisa x
Hello everyone, Justine here with my round up of month 9!
Yikes is all I can say, those are some tight curves and they have been a steep learning curve for me!
I initially tried to machine piece them and failed miserably! My first block is a combo of hand and machine piecing and though I’ve not unpicked it, it’s not very good!
As you can see the centre’s don’yt match and the outside edge is a tad wavy. As there are 9 of these blocks this month I’ll save the unpicking until the end!
I decided from here on in to hand sew this block fully. Here’s how I used the templates to get the lovely curves.
Since this post I now add all the sewing lines onto my fabric as I’m cutting them out, it’s just easier and faster. I was going to part machine and part hand sew at this point still but in all honestly I have found it quicker to hand sew it!
Don’t forget you need to cut that middle curve piece with the bottom curve on the bias, otherwise it won’t all fit together properly, it definitely needs the stretch!
As you can see my blocks are getting progressively better! I’ve got a few more in various stages of construction and I’ll add them into this post asap!
If you subscribed to our fabric bundle here’s this month’s selection
And finally I’ve found just a few of your month 9 makes on IG so well done Sam and Sue for keeping up!
Lisa will be back soon with Month 10!
Hello Lisa here, welcome to the month 8 round up of our Delilah BOM club. The Coloured Turbine block gives us a little break from curves and Y- seams, yippee.
This block turned out so easy I promptly cut out the remaining 3 blocks and sewed up a storm to finish off the month.
I love how by just changing up the fabrics on the triangles from grey to white, you know the ones around the centre square, totally shifted the look. I also managed to really go all out with the colour, my aversion to random has really taken a back seat with this quilt!
Also loving how much fabric we now have left in the box to choose from, so if you were part of the full fabric club you will see how you can really mix it up now we’re well on the way with this quilt top.
Once again we’ve some stunners shared on Instagram from our club BOM’ers, Heres Jules @juleskerry with this fabulous stripy block.
Sam @slk217_ with this amazing low volume version, and look at the cute fussy cutting too.
So nothing too difficult in this month, a nice easy month and maybe catching up a little on previous months if you’ve some still to make up.
Remember the has tags #simplysolidsdelilah
See you soon with Block 9 from Justine.