Alison Glass – all the collections!

As you know we’re big Alison Glass fans here at Simply Solids. We carry all her collections in full and just love the saturated bright colours she produces.

Imagine our surprise then when the UPS guy rocked up at the shop yesterday with 4 mahoosive boxes full of Alison Glass. We have got in our hands and on our shelves, all of Alison’s new collections about a month early! Yippee!

We took delivery of the totally gorgeous Sunprints 2018 collection, 27 bolts of it! This is by far our most favourite Sunprints collection to date. There are 3 prints, each in 9 colours.




Gorgeous right? So so useable in all manner of quilting styles.

We also received Remix, 9 prints from past collections by Alison Glass which have been brought back from the archives, some of these have already sold out online.

It’s so great when a designer reprints some beloved lines from older collections, a win for all our stashes right?

Finally we have received the rest of our Chroma, we have 26 bolts of this gorgeous hand dyed loveliness available for you online and in our Slaithwaite shop now!

As you can see Chroma is perfect for all you patchworker’s out there!

Delilah BOM – Month 9

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!

Delilah – Month 8

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.