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 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.
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.