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Hello Everyone,

As you know, last week I was on a quilting retreat. Besides working on the Hunter's Star quilt, I worked on my Whirlygig blocks!! Very much fun and gratifying too.

I made three more centers and chose red, purple, and orange for the segments.

I do like how they turned out and because the color is so saturated it really looks great against the black and white fabric. I took tons of photos, but am saving those for the last part of the tutorial.

Many of you have said these would be great scrap blocks, and that is exactly what I have been doing, making the blocks from my scraps. Here is a shot of my scrap bin I took with me to the retreat. Believe me after the first day, it was really ALL over the floor just from the rummaging for that perfect scrap.

Here is a blowout shot of all the pieces in the orange whirlygig block. This one is called my "Ode to Justine Block". You may wonder, why? My friend Justine, who was also at the retreat and helps me in my shop, LOVES cows. She collects all kinds of cows, you name it she has it. Well, except for the live kind. But notice the black and white fabric in the bottom left corner, that is for her!! Love ya', Justine!

Here is the finished block. Ooops, not quite, still have to put the black and white circle in the middle. But I just love the orange one. Lots more to come with the tutorial, part 3. So stay tuned.

In other news...

1. Don't forget to enter my giveaway on this blog post.

2. And, guess what??? The black and white fabrics arrived for my shop!! I am so excited. I just have to load them onto the site. Hopefully, they will be in by Monday or over the weekend. So check back at the shop. There will be a new category just for black and whites!

3. Weekly Special: Beginning tomorrow 11/20, you can take 15% off all Pre-cuts in my shop by using the code precut15 at checkout. Yes, ALL Pre-cuts... that includes fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm packs etc. New batik bundles and the elusive Kona bundle too!! Click here to start shopping.

The sale and code will be good through 11/26!

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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