Two Tip Tuesday – March/Spring

March brings the promise of Spring! Snow still covers all of my yard but I know the warmer weather is coming. Are you ready for some bright, flowers? I hopped on my Instagram page (debbiewendtquilting) yesterday and shared one of my favorite spring influenced quilts, Flowers in the Valley! I was inspired to post by several other designers for an Easter/spring sale. Check out the quilt below. I have Flowers in the Valley on sale this month use SPRING21 to receive a 21% discount on the pattern. Spring 2021, I’m looking forward to flowers here in the Blackstone Valley!

Flowers in the Valley by Debbie Wendt

Flowers in the Valley was made using 1930’s Reproduction fabrics. I love the sweet colors and simplicity of the fabric designs. The white background helps to set off all the colors. The flowers in this quilt are so simple to make. I have the flower points ending further in from the seam. A great way to not loose your points in my block design! Sometimes when blocks have points ending at the 1/4″ seam, “they like to hide in the seam line“. I heard Kaye England use that expression years ago “they are shy and like to hide“. I love it and use it often.

#1- Flowers in the Valley flower points are set in further from the seam line…on purpose! If working with points that touch the seam line, be mindful of the points. I have been known to sew a narrower seam to not “loose” the points. Encourage them to come out from the seams…stand and be proud!

Flowers in the Valley is under patterns on my website. You can find it HERE.

I realize I’ve referenced Instagram in this post. I’m working on increasing my photos and showing more of my work as it happens. I’d love to have you follow me! Last month we had a Snowball Fight (snowball block challenge). Thank goodness we had snow HAHAHA!! This month we are changing the block and have a new challenge. I’m not sure if I can share the block yet, so on the 8th, I’ll post the fabrics I’ve chosen and the block. Plus, I’ll report back here with the block and my fabrics!

March is known as National Quilting Month. Are you planning anything special. The 20th is National Quilting Day! I hope you will share the love and beauty of quilting with your friends and family. Speaking of sharing…The Global Quilt Connection has a new website. You can find my teacher listing there. It is a great resource for quilt guilds and anyone wanting to take quilting classes. My website is almost ready for adding my new Zoom classes that will be open for signups. I have been teaching and lecturing for guild via Zoom. Are you in a guild? Checkout my offerings over on Global Quilt Connection or my website!

Happy March! and tip #2 – Do something fun for yourself to expand and explore your love of quilting!

in quilting,

Debbie

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