A fair while ago, when working through the Delilah patterns I thought "yeah... I might just make this".
After a quick brain storm with the Boss Lady/Mum, I decided why not! But it has to be different, we thought because we have no use for 2 quilts that look very similar. So, what could I do?
That's when my eyes landed on my always growing stash of Liberty.
March arrived and so did our stock of templates, and off I went...
|The first section of fabrics for my Delilah - lots of 'low volume' prints and nothing too bright.|
You have brought me to a few firsts so I think some confessions need to me made.
1. I have never pieced a curve.
Nope... No sir! Not one.
Curves have always scared me. I could never wrap my head around them but the Boss Lady...
She loves them!
I mean... she really LOVES them!
|Delilah - Month 1 - Rising Sun Block 1|
Just an idea.
|Delilah - Month 1 - Rising Sun Block 2|
But wait, there's more (confessions and curves!)
2. I don't* own an iron.
I managed to get to a few days shy of 30 years old without owning an iron or really ironing anything, ever.
How? I just... don't... iron! Simple.
|Delilah - Month 2 - Bells Beach Block 1|
Because why? I just don't care for ironing!
|Delilah - Month 2 - Bells Beach Block 2 (could use another iron, funnily enough!)|
So I purchased an iron and I believe this is called being a grown up.
|*Didn't. Photo evidence I do now and you cannot iron without Flatter!|
Also... Verve 65 Platinum is too fancy a name for an iron.
These words have never left my mouth. Too many florals? No such thing.
AND, I don't think this only applies to me. I think this could apply to all quilters who give themselves the creative freedom to just do/be.
Just create, without question or self doubt... or fear.
I am constantly questioning the decisions and I have done the most unpicking in my sewing life.
I HAVE ONLY MADE 4 BLOCKS!
So yes, it is challenging me!
And, I am welcoming the challenge. It feels good! I am learning slowly how important contrast can be in places, especially working within one 'design category'.
I believe it would be the same if working in only red, or only in lows.
It has made me realise my stash is too floral focused - a great lesson moving forward with Delilah, but also with my journey as a quilter.
Now I view geometics and 'blenders' in a much different light.
I just got my hands on Month 3 and I cannot wait to get started!
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If you are interested in Delilah but missed out on the program - it will be released as a pattern for purchase towards the end of the year.
Thanks for reading and see you in a few months time for Part 2.