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Hello Everyone,

First, I must apologize for my silence in replying to comments. I have been away on a wonderful quilting retreat for a week and tried hard to stay away from the computer. So please accept my apologies. This is not like me...

But I did have a wonderful time and was able to get tons accomplished!! I was pleased. This week is going to be a fun one on my blog because there will be a giveaway in relation to this post and Wednesday's post. So be sure to check back on Wednesday for the giveaway!!

Onto one of my big accomplishments at the retreat...

I bet many of you remember my previous posts on my black and white Hunter's Star quilt. You can find them by clicking here and here and here.

I began this quilt for my daughter as she has requested a black and white and teal quilt. I was able to get the body of this quilt complete at the retreat. I was very excited about this.

It was done with the wonderful tool... The Petite Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler! This ruler is the ONLY method, in my eyes, to create a Hunter's Star. No diamonds or trapezoids to cut. Really easy. You can find this ruler in my shop, here. And I do show some detail using it in my previous post here.

This ruler was created by my friend Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Designs. You will be able to listen to her on my Podcast on Wednesday when the podcast becomes available.

Anyway, I created this quilt with many, many different black and white fabrics from my stash. I really love the look of this and hope my daughter will too. But you might be asking yourselves, where oh where is the teal?

That will be in the border. It is going to be a pieced border using the Tucker Trimmer, another tool by Deb Tucker!!

But UH OH... What happened to my quilt??????

While I was piecing the blocks together, my good friend Justine snuck in a piece of Hunky Men Christmas fabric!!! I think she thought it either needed a little more color or possibly a little more intrigue.

Here they are close up, just in case you were wondering just how hunky they were!

As per our entire quilting retreat, here I am posing with my best Wilson (aka Anna) pose!

Stay tuned for Wednesday's BIG giveaway!!!

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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