Welcome February! And a Snowball Fight! Good thing we got snow last night. We ended up with about 12-14″, hard to measure since we had a lot of wind. It is sooooo PRETTY! Yes, I still love snow!
I have joined a group of designers for a “Snowball Fight”. The challenge is to use a snowball block in a design. Monday was our first post on Instagram with our fabric picks. Each Monday we will share another step in our process. You can find my Instagram page under www.instagram.com/debbiewendtquilting. I have listed all those in the group in my post on Monday. Be sure to follow them (and my Instagram page!!) to see their steps and creations. There is a giveaway, instructions are in the second post under “I’m in the Snowball Fight” also on Monday.
I hope you will follow along! I’m loving the design I did. Speaking of love, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I’ve got a little Mug Rug and LOVE pillow I designed for my guild Workshop on Saturday. I’ll be teaching the basics of Paper Piecing.
My top two tips for paper piecing is to…
#1 – “Oversize” your pieces! I like to precut pieces and there is nothing worse than sewing a piece and not having the piece cover the area you need to cover. I add at least 3/4″-1″ larger.
#2 – Shorten your stitch length. 15-20 stitches per inch is recommended. Did you know that 15 stitches per inch translates to 1.7 stitch length on the newer machines? Now you do!!
The LOVE Pillow and Mug Rug will be a pattern! Look for it on my website next week!