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.


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