Delilah – Month 2

Welcome to the second month of our Jen Kingwell Delilah BOM and we’ve curves and mitred corners ahead. Let’s not worry about that for the minute.

How did you find the drunkard paths? We’ve seen some really great pictures, here’s just a few from our group:

So onto this month, and here is our fabric selection we’re using and that should now be with those of you that opted for fabric.

Please READ the cutting instructions before you dive in. All I will say is bias will be your friend.

Jen’s instructions for pinning worked for me on the curves. I’m not a fan of pinning but it can help with curves. Some of you may find more pins to secure those bias edges will help.

Once you’ve pieced the four curved blocks we’ll be adding the border and the challenges just keep on coming. Next up is mitred corners. Honestly I had to have a couple of goes at these borders. I managed the mitred corners ok following Jens instructions and those dots. However I kept losing my points on the centre triangles and had a bit of a wavy edge.

Here’s my effort before a little unpicking, resewing and pressing solved that!

Good luck and remember to please do share them on our Facebook page or on our Instagram feed where you can find us as @SimplySolids

We’ll be using #simplysolidsdelilah so please use this one as well as all the other Delilah tags so we can all see each others in our gang.

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Delilah – Month 1

We are so excited to be the only UK quilt shop offering Jen Kingwell’s new monthly club, Delilah! Our club is now fully subscribed, yay!

Here you can see some of Jen’s own blocks and how beautiful they look in her gorgeous scrappy style. We are also planning on using black, grey’s and white’s for our background fabrics and an eclectic mix of fabrics from our current stock to make our own Simply Solids version of Delilah!

Here you can see our chosen fabrics for month one!

The background fabrics are sent as fat eighth’s and the rest are all fat sixteenths. You get at least 1m of fabric sent each month, often more.

Here is our version of Block 1

We have machine pieced our version of month one and plan on doing a combination of machine and hand stitching as the months progress. The only tricky part I found making this block was sewing the curves, just a couple didn’t match up correctly when I came to put the block together, so I re-did them.

I found Jen’s instructions really easy to follow and I loved choosing my fabrics for each element of the block. You need to make 2 of this block, I’ll be making another one in a couple of months when I have more fabrics to select from. We’re choosing each months fabric selection as we go, this means we can get some of our new arrivals in the mix, I know some stores have selected the whole years fabric up front!

If you plan on hand stitching your blocks here is a fabulous tutorial from Lucy to give you some tips and get you off to a great start.

We’re really looking forward to seeing all your blocks so please do share them on our Facebook page or on our Instagram feed where you can find us as @SimplySolids