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Hello Everyone,

Two days ago, I showed you my Paradise in Blooms (pattern and kit can be found here)quilt, but the version that had a mistake in it.  But this blog post has the newly corrected version!  I just had to correct it as it just would have eaten at me leaving it the way it was.  Here it is....

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Hello Everyone,

Today, my friend Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade are doing a giveaway!!!

We all love giveaways and this is a great one!  The winner will receive a $30 Gift Certificate to our online shop.  So you can buy any fabric that you like to start or add to your projects.

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Hello Everyone,

As most of you know, we in Connecticut were snowed in on Tuesday.  So I spent a good portion of the day sewing to complete my Paradise in Blooms.  I joined the center medallion and then yesterday, I made the borders and attached them.  I am sure you want to see the completed quilt, right?

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Hello Everyone, 

Yesterday was an exciting day, I got all the appliqué stitched down on my Paradise in Blooms! Now I can begin to piece all the units together to complete the quilt top!  Happy Dance!  Only a couple more days.  Let's take a peek!

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Hello Everyone,

Just a note to say that today (1/24/15) and tomorrow (1/25/15) ALL black and white fabric is on SALE on our site!!!  They are already marked down by 15%!!!  Stock up now!  Just click here to see all the black and white fabric, we have TONS!!!

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Hello Everyone,

I have been hard at work preparing my appliqué.  Yesterday, I worked on preparing all the appliqué pieces, and was able to get all the basket appliqué pieces complete an on the baskets.  Now just to sew them down.

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Hello Everyone,

Many of you were asking how I do the appliqué on Paradise In Blooms.  I made a little video showing the technique that I teach and that was taught to me by Judy Niemeyer.  All the notions are available on our website by clicking here.  I hope you enjoy!

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Hello Everyone,

It has been a few days since I posted on my progress on the Paradise in Blooms Quilt.  But guess, what??  I have begun the appliqué process, Yahoo!!!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not fond of slowing down to do appliqué, but I do love it on a quilt.  It makes the quilt really unique.  Let's take a look...

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Hello Everyone,

Today is Free Fabric Friday on Sew Mama Sew, YAHOO!!!  And guess what, CVQW is giving away a $30 gift certificate  to our online shop for anything!!!

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Hello Everyone,

If you read my previous blog post you know that I am now beginning to join the various units of the Paradise In Blooms together.  I am joining them into groups to prepare to apply the appliqué. Here is a look at my progress and some of the groupings.

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Hello Everyone,

Right now I am getting excited, I have not only finished the baskets, but I am now piecing the top together!  First, I must piece the units together in small groupings then have the prepared appliqué ready to place on the small groupings.  Then the whole quilt can be sewn together!!  EEEEK!! Almost there, let's take a peek...

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, was a BIG day.  While I was working on the corners of my Paradise In Blooms Quilt, the actual patterns ARRIVED!! Yay!  For all of you who have been waiting the patterns are now on the site!  You can find them by clicking here.  The kits in the Island Batik color way will be up on the site sometime today, so check back.

In the meantime, I want to show you my progress on my Paradise in Blooms...

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Hello Everyone,

I do love appliqué!  You are probably wondering, "Well, I never see her do any appliqué?".  That is true, but mostly because I travel so much and don't have the time to sit and do it.  However, you WILL see some appliqué from me coming up soon!!!  But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you brand new patterns that we received into the shop from Australian Designer, Kim McLean.  If you are not familiar with her, you will love her work.  The designs and the quilts are gorgeous.  She used all Kaffe Fassett fabrics, of which we carry TONS of and you can see the fabric by clicking here.

Take a look at these patterns and just imagine the possibilities!  

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Hello Everyone,

Over the past two days, I worked on the spikes that surround the ring on my Paradise in Blooms.  Many of you are asking when will the pattern be in??  Well, I just checked the tracking and it left Montana on January 2 but isn't due here until January 13!  Yup that is right almost 2 weeks to get to the east coast.  I know, I am just as anxious as you.  But as they say, patience is a virtue.  On the bright side, we have the kits ready to go!  

In the meantime, I want to show you my progress on this beauty...

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Hello Everyone,

It has been a little while since I have done a giveaway.  My friend Rachel at Stitched in Color asked me if I would like to do something a little different on her blog.  I was all in!!  Check it out...

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I picked up where I left off on the Paradise in Blooms.  Many of you have been sending me e-mails asking about the pattern and/or kits.  The patterns are on the way and we will have kits immediately in a different color way from Island Batik.  Then the color way I am doing will follow shortly there after.  They will all be available on the Canton Village Quilt Works website.

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Hello Everyone,

A few years ago when I was training to become a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor, I was taught a way to piece curves, by Judy, that is just amazing!  If you have taken a class from me, I teach it this way and you will get perfect curves every time.  From a Drunkard's Path to a Double Wedding Ring, the sky is the limit!

Watch this short little video tutorial to see what the fuss is about and then give it a try yourself.  You will never want to do a curve another way again!

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I got to play some more and finished the ring around the Dahlia!  I really love the way it is shaping up and can't wait to work on the spikes that surround the ring.

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, was a sew day!  I worked on getting the ring around the Dahlia pieced.  Wait until you see what it looks like!  I am very excited as this quilt continues to grow.  When you are working on a quilt, don't you feel the same way? Let's see what I accomplished...

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Hello Everyone,

I had a lot of requests on how to use our website via a tablet or smart phone.  One thing that you need to know is that our website is a responsive website.  That means that it adapts to all kinds of technology, so you will see an optimized view on whatever device you are using.

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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer teacher, designer, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting for 20 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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