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Hello Everyone,

It has been a long time since I spoke of this quilt.  The last post I did was in November, you can click here to read it.  There is a bit of a backstory about the quilt.  Since November, I quilted, bound, and gifted it to my hubby for Christmas.  So it is time to show you the finished quilt.

It was a beautiful day on Saturday, so I took it outside for a photo shoot.  But not until after I de-furred it from the cats laying all over it... black fabric and cat fur don't really mix well.

A close up of some of the African fabrics that I have collected along the way.  I just love how scrappy and colorful it turned out. 

The quilting I did was an African leaf design.  I thought this went well with the theme of the quilt.  I chose an edge to edge design as the fabrics were so busy you may lose some of the quilting.  Also, since this quilt is getting used, putting my blood, sweat and tears into a custom job wasn't going to work.

I pieced the backing, but you really can see the quilting here on this black section.  Ooooo... looks like I missed some stray fur.

Here it is... Serengeti Serenade.  My husband loves it and so do I!  If you come to the quilt show in November you will see it hanging there.  You can also enter a quilt in the show, if you like.  Just click here for more information and to download an entry form.

Do you collect interesting fabrics?  What kinds?  

My "interesting" fabrics categories are African, Silk, hand dyes, and black and whites.  But as you know, I have tons of others in my stash and shop.  

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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