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.
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.
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!