Hello Everyone,

Remember the quilt that I posted about here, well I am almost done piecing the units and the blocks together!! I am so excited because this is probably the most time consuming project that I have ever done and I love it.

In an effort to keep my adrenaline going to finish this top, my friend Pam and I went to my favorite quilt shop, Quilting by The Yard, to seek out some backing fabric. Usually, I don't piece my backings. I think it is because I am just too lazy. But on this quilt I have decided to do so.

So here is a picture of one of my blocks laying on the batiks that I have chosen.

It calls for a little over 5 yards of fabric, so I chose 5 different batiks. They are all in the same color way and really go together well. I hope it will turn out like I am envisioning.

Her is a close up of the block. Ahhhh... paper piecing produces perfect points.... say that 3 times fast!!

Here is a better look at the fabric for the backing. I chose this really pretty fuschia for the binding. I think it will just make it POP! What do you think?

Okay, so the next picture is of Judy Niemeyer's signature on some fabric with the year 2006. That is when I took the class with her for this quilt. I had her sign a piece of my fabric so that I could incorporate it into my label for the quilt! Neat idea!

On another note, my daughter recently returned from a two week trip to China. She was able to do a lot of travel and also visited my brother and sister in law, who live in Beijing. So when she returned she had some textile goodies for me. The first picture is of some beautiful cottons. I just love the prints and the colors. My sister in law chose these for me and sent them with my daughter, thank you Kristina.

This second photo is of the silks that my daughter purchased for me. They are silk shantung and they are just the perfect colors for me. My daughter knows me well, I love all the fabrics. Now to find a project for them.

My last note, my May, 2009 newsletter is now available online here. My customer gallery has also been updated with some really cool quilts. And if you hadn't read my last post, I am now podcasting and you can hear me on my first podcast episode by clicking on the button on my sidebar or clicking here. I would love some feedback.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and 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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