Hello Everyone,

First I want to say that I am still reading all your comments from the last post! Thank you so much for all your wonderful suggestions. Some of them I am already working on as I sit here. They are all terrific, every one! If you want to be inspired go back and check some of them out and don't forget to leave your own comment there to be entered in the giveaway, it is open through April 30th.

So many people asked for me to show what inspires me and things that I am working on. This one fits both of those categories. I love to work with batiks because they have such terrific color. Also, they are crisp and clean to piece and press.

This quilt top is one that I completed, I think, in 2004. Yes, I said top. I can't believe that I haven't quilted it yet! Soon though!

I love the bright and bold colors of these batiks I used in this top. The pattern is from Glad Creations and is called Simply Fun!

It was truly that!! Because it was such a gorgeous day here, I took it outside for the photo shoot. The colors really show up nicely in the bright sunshine. It is a rather large quilt, mostly likely a double or queen size.

I really love how the stars float. The border is made up of nine patches and log cabin blocks. Now that I have dug it out of the closet, it makes me anxious to quilt it. The backing is even complete!

Do batiks inspire you? My profile picture is also a batik quilt made from a Judy Niemeyer pattern, 4th of July. Batiks are fabulous for paper piecing! If you haven't tried working with batiks you really should. The variation in colors really adds more interest into a quilt.

This will be the beginning of a series of posts about specific fabrics that inspire me! I hope you will enjoy!

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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