Delilah Month 2 : Bells Beach

by Christine Lux

Bells Beach is the second block in the Delilah quilt and this one offers a ton of opportunity to play around with fabrics and colors. We're sewing more curves and have some inset (also called "Y" seams), so take your time!

If you are sewing with our fabric kits, we've added these prints to our mix from month one....

You'll see that I've used prints from both months in our blocks this month. 

I shared some thoughts on sewing curves in our last Delilah post here. The same rules apply here. Be really careful not to stretch your pieces too much as you are handling them. 

Once I got the curved units together, I tried to line up, pin, and sew carefully to have the edges of the curves meet or "kiss" each other once I sewed the blocks together. 

When you are working on the borders of this block, I highly recommend that you mark the seams. You may have noticed the small holes in the templates - you should use a pencil or other removable marking pen or pencil and make a dot on these pieces. 

When you sew these pieces together, match the dots and back-stitch when you are sewing the y-seam/inset seam. I talk about this technique as well as using glue basting for y-seams in this post here from when I worked on Jen's Smitten quilt.

Admittedly, this block takes some patience! My second one was definitely a little less wobbly than the first one. :)

Feel free to tag me on Instagram or send us an email if you get stuck!

Happy Sewing! :)

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