Hello Everyone,

The past 4-5 days, I have been working on another black and white project.  This one is a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  A table runner that I am having so much fun with project. I am adding brights from Robert Kaufman's Blueberry Park line and they really shine.

Part of the paper piecing process is chain piecing.  And I love the organization of it all!  I like mine stacked all in a row... 

It lets me know exactly where I left off if I have to leave and come back to it.  

So this is where I am at, aren't they looking really pretty?  I love the color against the black and white print.

Here are my pieces almost complete.  I always love the big reveal.  I wait with anticipation.  Don't you do that when you are piecing too... wait for the big reveal?

So pretty all stacked up!  LOVE!

Now onto the the other side.  However, my quilt inspector is getting just a little tired of all this chain piecing.  He needed to take a nap!

I love how it spills out the back of the machine, so pretty!

Here are the two sides all done, now to piece them together. But first I have to add the template pieces to square them up.

Ahhhh... now that is better.  I love how this looks.  To square it up, I need three more just like it!

Pretty little stacks!

And I have a completed one block!  Love it so much!  I can't wait for the other 3.... 

Ah... the quilt inspector is getting a little tired of me ripping papers off, so he decided to take a nap.

When he woke up, he said... no more... and sat on my work to prevent me from doing anymore.... UGH!  The Quilt Police IS alive in my house.

But wait... I was able to get all the blocks together and join them for the runner.  I just need to put the outer border on, but my second Quilt Inspector came along to see how I was doing.  Again he was impeding my progress so that is where I ended for the day.

Stay tuned, I will have a completed project soon!  I plan on quilting it today, if I can get the border on it!!!

Oh, by the way this is the Compass Rose Table Runner and you can find the pattern here.  I am also teaching this at Vermont Quilt Festival this year.  You can take this class from me!  Just click here for all the classes I am teaching there.

If you can't make it to Vermont, you can always take my Craftsy Class that teaches this exact technique!  Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate is available at this link for half price!!! Join me online and see what all the other students have made from the class!

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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