Hints, Tips and Tricks for Delilah BOM by Jen Kingwell Month #11

Dear Friends,

The fabric/template kits are available for Delilah month #11, Princess Cut.

I am excited to report that we do not have any curves or Y-seams with this month’s block construction.  Yippee!  The same rules of engagement continue to apply to the construction of the blocks:   read the assembly instructions first, transfer all registration points from the templates to your fabrics, and I find it helpful to draw the sewing line between registration points on my fabric. From previous posts you know that I like to make sure that the fabrics’s straight of grain runs along the outside of the block.

Again, Jen is helping us discover that color placement can really change the look of the block.   You can see what I am referencing with the variations in how the star appears in each of my blocks this month.  If you are adventurous, try a color layout of your own with one of the blocks and fabrics from your stash.

I must admit that half way through the construction of these nine blocks I hit a wall.   I was having a difficult time focusing on the fabric selection for blocks 4-6.  Finally, one Sunday afternoon, I decided that I needed to pull up my big girl pj bottoms and get busy!   Did I mention that there are 32 individual pieces per 6″ finished block?!  At the time, that seemed so daunting.

We’ve had some questions on how many more months are included with this block of the month program.  The finish line is in site!  Next month will be the final month for fabric kits and templates.  The finishing instructions for your quilt layout will be included in next month’s packet. We believe that you will have enough fabric leftover from previous months to make the filler blocks required for the Jen’s suggested final layout.

Until next time, make each day a pieceful day.

Best regards,