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Hello Everyone,

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take another class with a favorite of mine, Judy Niemeyer. I have been lucky, in the past, to have also taken classes with her. A terrific teacher and pattern designer.

Anyway, this past weekend she was on this side of the country visiting my sister-in-law's guild in Kingston, NY. Luckily it is not too far of a drive for me, so of course, I went.

The Trunk show and Lecture were divine!! Tons of her gorgeous quilts. Then two classes. The photos in this one are of the Total Eclipse Pattern.

These are some of the spike blocks before trimming down. I chose 4 really dark background batiks and then very saturated brightly colored batiks for good contrast.

Here are some of the blocks are trimmed down and fitted with the quarter circle spikes. I was just playing here, this will not be the permanent layout.

Here Judy is showing her technique for setting in and sewing the curves.

Great technique, virtually no pinning.

The block above is my sister-in-law's block. She was making the Sunflower Illusions pattern. Both of the patterns use the same technique with a little variation.

Here Judy is showing her Total Eclipse. A beauty!! If you every have an opportunity to take a class with Judy do it. I have taken several and I am always learning something new.

I will hopefully be posting more progress on this soon, but with the holidays coming up we'll just have to see how far I get.

The giveaway results will be posted later this week. Don't forget about the Pre-cut sale going on in the shop. Use the code precut15 to get 15% off!

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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