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Hello Everyone,

Wouldn't it be nice to have your own little Paradise Island?  In fact, my husband and I went to Paradise Island in the Bahamas on our honeymoon 22 years ago.  

But I do have my own little bit of paradise everyday, I quilt, piece, and design.  One of my most recent designs is called Paradise Island.  Come with me on this little trip...

Cool blue and purple batiks, from Island Batik, come together to form a star like design.

Creating this design originally reminded me of snow crystals, but when I submitted it to Quilt Magazine, they loved it and decided it looked more like Paradise.  I tend to agree.  I am so bad at naming things... except my kids... I love their names.

Here is the entire quilt.  I must admit, I really do like it.  But most of you know that I am definitely not a blue girl, so this was a challenge for me.  I love a challenge and in the end this worked out well for me. What do you think?

I quilted it with an all over design that really just gives it tons of texture.  The backing is a spectacular purple and blue batik from Island batik and can be found here.

Here is the quilt in the magazine!  Love the photo shoot!

The magazine can be found in my shop by clicking here.  This is the current issue Dec/Jan 2012.

This is the magazine's flat shot. It measures 88" X 88" Then Quilt Magazine asked me if I could do it in HOT colors from Island Batik.  I said sure!  
Here is the result.  I really like it too.  This however, is not yet in fabric and only a computer generated image.  

If you like either version, they are both available in my shop as kits!! Just click here to get your kit.   But hurry, because they are selling quite fast!! 

For those of you who will be going to Quilt Market, you can see it up close and personal as it will be hanging in Quilt Magazine's Booth!! 

Thank you for coming with me on my trip to Paradise Island!

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Meet Jackie

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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