Hints, Tips and Tricks for Delilah BOM by Jen Kingwell Month #9

Dear Friends,

The fabric/template kits are available for Delilah month #9, Sprinkled Delight.  I have renamed this block ‘High IQ’.   I’ll share more about the renaming of the block later in this post.

We are back to curved seams.  Be sure to read your instructions, transfer your registration marks from your templates to your fabric, and make sure that the straight of grain of the fabric is running parallel with the outside edge of the template.  This month, it is important to make sure that the curves are cut on the bias of the fabric.  There were several pieces that I ‘fussy cut’ for the center of the block and I wasn’t able to take advantage of the bias on the curve.  I found that it was more difficult to sew that small curved seam.

As I was sewing the pieces within the block I put right sides together with the smaller piece on the bottom and the larger piece on top.  So, if you number the templates as the following:   center T38=1, ring T37=2, and outer edge T36=3.  When you sew T38 and T37 with right sides together; T37 is on top. Then T36 will be right sides together on top of T37.  This is so much easier for me to remember than which is the concave vs convex curve! When pinning I tried to take a small ‘stitch’ within the seam line with my pin so that the seam allowance could ‘fan’ out on the bias.   I pinned with the point of my pin facing towards the outside edge of the fabric.  Pinning this way also helps the seam to ‘fan’ out on the bias.

Several weeks ago the Headmoose and Moosettes were discussing that several of the social media ‘outlets’ were discussing  people with “swear word fluency”  were typically funnier, healthier and scored higher on IQ tests than those who were not well versed in swear words.   Needless to say, I want to thank Jen Kingwell for helping me realize my IQ potential while constructing these ‘gosh darn’ small blocks with curves!

Wednesday was my day off and I was doing some shopping in my neighborhood Walmart.   As I was strolling one of the long aisle I heard Tom Jones start to sing “Why, why, why, Delilah?!  I haven’t heard that song in years!   So, if you see a video from Walmart, showing a ‘mature, fully clothed’ woman dancing and singing to Delilah in the toy aisle; yup, that’s me!

Until next time, make each day a pieceful day.

Best regards,

Carolyn

 

P.S.  We want to let you know that we now carry Quilters Dream Cotton Request batting in both 61″ and 90″ wide.   Jen Kingwell recommended this batting at the workshops she taught at the Moose for hand quilting or for lightweight quilts.  Request batting is the thinnest loft of any of the Quilters Dream Cotton products.

P.S.S.  As I write this; Deb is unpacking Jen’s new fabrics “Lollies Sweetie” and Circulus”.    They are so fun.   I can’t wait in incorporate them into a Jen quilt!  Stop in and take a look for yourself.