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Hello Everyone,

You might have wondered why I have been away from my blog for a little bit?  Two words... hand work.  

I must say I am a bad bee member.  Several months ago, Stephanie from Peas In A Pod, had sent us instructions on making some Cathedral Window blocks for the Two's Company Bee.  I must confess... even though I was busy as a bee for the summer months and with the quilt show, these blocks frightened intrigued me.  While I had all intentions of doing them the first week month that I received them, that came to pass.  I hang my head very low... :(

But, now that the quilt show is over and things are starting to get back to some sense of normalcy, I devoted my time to get these blocks done and back to Stephanie.

I had success!!  These are now on their way back to her to add to her two color quilt.  I hope that they will enhance the quilt that you are making Stephanie and please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay.

A few things I learned while doing these blocks...

1.  Hand sewing is definitely slower than using the machine (not really a light bulb moment, I knew this already)
2.  I prefer machine sewing over hand sewing.  Although the one caveat is that I really LOVE hand sewing my binding down... go figure.
3.  These are really pretty blocks.
4.  I have a great admiration for quilters who make quilts totally by hand ~ AWESOME!
5.  I will NEVER make one of these quilts... sorry to disappoint.

But if any of you are so inclined to make one of these quilts, this is the book that Stephanie recommended.
 I must say that the instructions are very clear and concise.  So if you are so inclined to make one of these beauties... go for it!  Just be aware that it may take you a very long time.  Though I do think this is a great project to do while watching TV and riding in the car.

Hopefully now I will get back to some regularly scheduled blogging and oh, I need to do a podcast too!

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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