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.
So month 4 of Delilah brings us a mixture of curves and straight line sewing. Due to my own restrictions on sewing time at the machine and the fact these curved pieces were quite small, I chose to try hand piecing for the first time ever!
This is a quarter block I pieced on the train as I’m away on holiday this week.
Thank you to everyone in the group and those followers on IG who gave me loads of advice. I’ve never been keen on hand sewing as I’m so slow but I actually grew to love how precise I could be with it, my OCD for neatness tested again!
I preferred a method of running stitch for 4 stitches then going back over the last to secure it before carrying on. I tried back stitching all the way but it didn’t come out so neat for me.
I actually think this block is a good one for hand sewing, as I found it great for moving the last seams out of the way when it came to adding the low volume corner pieces.
Speaking of which take care when making your fabric choices and cutting. For the points of the star you have to cut 8 then 8 in reverse. What you actually need I think, to get the star points to stand out, is 4 then 4 in reverse using bright/bold patterns, then 4 and 4 in reverse using lighter patterned fabrics with the triangle corner pieces being a mixture of your background fabrics. I think if you look at my picture I didn’t really get the inner fabrics right, I’m not happy with those reds.
Remember to cut pieces with the curve on the bias as it does help match the pieces up easier.
If you chose to get our fabric selection with your templates here’s what’s arriving this month!
Although I’m away I’ll be back to help with any questions you may have by Sunday.
Happy stitching, Lisa