Hello Everyone,

The past two days I have been working on making my quilt top a quilt!  This one you may remember seeing late summer when I finished the top.  I have been hankering to get it on the long arm since then! The time has come!!! Yippee!!

First I have to piece the backing.  This is a batik I chose from our shop.  I think it is just perfect for this quilt. You will see why in a minute.  You can find this fabric by clicking here.

See… didn't I tell you, it is gorgeous isn't it?  It has all the colors of the quilt top in the backing.  The other thing that I like about it is that it is a busy back.  I like a busy back for several reasons, they are pretty and have tons of interest, but they also help hide quilting stops and starts.

Here is some of the quilting that I am doing on this quilt.  I am using Superior Magnifico.  It is poly thread and has a bit of a sheen.  I like the outcome so far.

Love the feathers.  I will be switching out the thread colors throughout the quilt to match or blend in with the fabrics on the quilt top.

I also love the "fire" like quilting in the spikes.  I will be doing that on the opposite side in the colored spikes, but matching the threads.

Right now I am working on all the black areas.  This is a very large quilt and will take me quite a while.    Slow and steady, right.

Another area of feathers.  I think they really look great on the black solid areas, don't you?

Here is the front.  See what I mean about the backing.  Isn't it perfect!!??  Now to get back to work!

Oh wait… all this quilting and sewing has tuckered out the boy!!  

Facts about the quilt:

1.  Queen Feathered Star ~ Pattern and/or kit available here.
2.  Batik backing ~ available here.
3.  Yes, the design I am using to quilt it is digitized by Judy Niemeyer and can be purchased here.
4.  Since it is going to snow all weekend, guess what I will be doing??

Oh… don't forget to enter my fabric giveaway going on now by clicking here.

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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