Hello Everyone,

I am not sure what it is, all the snow, the cold icy roads, the icicles hanging off of our roof, but I have been thinking warmth. Sometimes when I think warmth, my mind wanders to the beautiful waters found in the Caribbean. Right now a trip to the Caribbean is very appealing!!

But since I know that is not happening, I decided when I was at Victoria's this past weekend to buy more silks (surprise, surprise), but in a Caribbean water palette. Maybe by making a quilt with these colors, it will take me there in my minds eye.

So here is what I purchased...

Beautiful teal blues, greens, and light blues. Most of you know that I am not a blue fan, but if there is a little yellow or green in the blue and the color is completely saturated, then I am there!!

Plus if they are luscious silk dupioni's, it makes them all worth it!! The only one in the photo that may not be in the final palette is the silk in the very foreground. It has too much purple in it, I think.

Here is the whole bunch of silks together. Aren't they just glorious?

So of course, I couldn't let Victoria have all the fun with the African fabric.

So I needed to add some to my African stash. Yes, my stash is extensive, but you all understand how we have the need to add new and exciting fabrics to our stashes, right?

See the little bundle at the top of the photo, Victoria gave those to me as a little welcoming present. Thanks, V!!

But, I must say that of everything that I purchased over the weekend, this black African Brocade was the one that I was most excited about. I have been looking for this for literally years now and I found it finally!! This will be going into a special African quilt for my husband. This is the year that his quilt will be made!!

So there you have it, the results of our NYC shopping trip!

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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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