Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Delilah by Jen Kingwell

Delilah is the name of Jen Kingwell's TOM for 2017. Some of you are probably still wondering what a TOM is.

You all know what a BOM stands for : a Block of the Month.

A TOM is very similar. It is a kind of BOM where templates are provided. That's why it is called a TOM : Templates of the month.

The first month I received 4 templates with all the information on how to use them both for hand and machine piecing. I prefer handpiecing.



With these templates I had two blocks to make. It is a great stash buster and I decided right from the beginning not to buy any fabric for this project but to choose fabric from my stash only!
Here are my first two blocks.



The second month I received 6 templates.
Here are the two blocks I had to make.


Jen Kingwell's TOM started only in March. I have now received month 3. The enveloppe contained 4 templates. Now I have to delve into my stash for the next two blocks.



It is not a mystery quilt and if you google "Delilah by Jen Kingwell" you will find a photo of the quilt. Most versions are very modern and I like them A LOT!!!! But as I mainly have repro fabrics in my stash I am making a different version. That's part of the fun and it busts my creativity as far as choosing fabric is concerned.

Here is a photo of my first 4 blocks together.




 No you all know a what a TOM is, don't you? I will post progress from time to time.

French readers, if you would like to join in the fun, contact Anne Carol Lemaire at L'Atelier du Patchwork. This is where I got my subscription ;-)

Last weekend, I went to Brouage, on the French Atlantic coast, to visit the famous quilt exhibition "Quilts de Légende". Breathtaking is the only word that comes immediately to my mind when thinking of this fabulous exhibit of reproduction quilts. I took 254 photos!!! So give me some time to choose the best ones and I will write a post.
When you'll see that post online, better grab a cuppa as you will be glued to your screen admiring these beauties!

Until later,


23 comments:

  1. Merci pour toutes ces explications...et je vais suivre ton projet créatif et attendre les photos de brouage avec curiosite...

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  2. These blocks are fun! Thanks for explaining. I will Google the TOM of Jen.
    I'm looking forward to your photos of the exhibition. I didn't know about this exhibition. I did go to Nantes last month. Lovely market and show but very very busy on Thursday.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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    1. You missed something Annemieke. Brouage is not too far away from Nantes. This exhibition is every other year ;-)You will see the photos soon :-)

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  3. Thanks for posting your gorgeous progress David, your Jen Kingwell blocks look great!

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    2. Thanks Gert ;-) And they are fun to make. I prepare the pieces so that I have a block to stitch everytime I feel like it. No stress at all, except for choosing fabrics.

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  4. It is so interesting! Thank you for sharing, David, always inspiring :) and of course, looking forward to the 254 photos :)

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    1. Thanks. And jen Kingwell is an Australian designer ;-)The photos of Brouage will come soon :-)

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  5. Lovely blocks! I live approx a 50 min drive from Jen's shop, Amitie. Jen is a lovely lady, but we have recently been told that the shop is moving to Torquay, a seaside town, on the Great Ocean Road. So now the shop will be a 2 hour drive away :(

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    1. Well... for me it's about a 24 hour trip by plane :-)

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  6. Those blocks are lovely! Penny L

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  7. Preciosos bloques, estaré muy atenta , como siempre ;)

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  8. always love to see what you are working on, David

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  9. Wonderful work!

    Looks like it may be sold out in North America (templates only). But that is OK as your last post convinced me sign up for Down the Rabbit Hole.

    Picking out fabric colors/patterns is a bit stressful to me but I hope I do as well!

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  10. A Tom, so interesting, I had never heard of that. Lovely blocks, new templates every month will make sure you will never tire of one design. Looking forward to your post about the Quilts de Legende exhibition.

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  11. Merci David pour toutes ces explications.... je vais suivre avec grand intérêt la progression de tes différents blocs.
    Tu as du te régaler à Brouage..... J'ai hâte de voir tes photos car chaque année à SMAM il y a des quilts de Brouage exposés et à chaque fois c'est un émerveillement pour moi...... Je suis scotchée par les appliqués et surtout le quilting de ces dames.
    Doux week-end prolongé.

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  12. les premiers blocs sont superbes et promettent unmagnifique quilt

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  13. J'adore ces deux premiers blocs. Tu as des pépites dans ton stock de tissus ;) Peux tu me donner la taille finale de l'ouvrage? Les blocs semblent déjà grands.

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    2. Il fera 165 X 175 mais on peut faire plus ou moins de blocs et ainsi l'agrandir ou le réduire.

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  14. I have singned up for the TOM and received the first 3 months, I wonder what fabric to use. I like the fabrics you have used. Both reproduction and modern fabrics I have so a difficult choice.

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    1. That's what I found dificult at first but now I think it's the fun part ;-)

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