Hello Everyone,

Yes, I am seriously behind in my blog reading and e-mails. However, I vow today to get caught up! Yay! But first I wanted to share this picture heavy post with you.

Earlier this week, I received this beautiful Edible Arrangement from none other than my hubby's boss. Yes, that is right. I couldn't imagine why, but a wonderful note was enclosed saying that he appreciates all the support that I give my hubby on the home front for all the long hours he puts in. He also understands that hubby is very instrumental to the success of their business and knows that long hours put a strain on family life. He just wanted us to know that this was not overlooked and was greatly appreciated. Well, we were all just blown away! Plus we chowed down the fruit.... especially the chocolate covered strawberries! Thanks goes to Frank! Here is the arrangement...

Now onto quilty stuff. I have been surfing the web and reading lots of blogs and blog posts regarding hexagons. They have always intrigued me, but I always seemed to be a little intimidated by them. But after reading about them for sometime, I decided to "bite the bullet".

I wondered if there was a die for my AccuQuilt that would accommodate English Paper Piecing. Low and behold there was!!! A die for the fabric and one for the freezer paper (exactly 1/4" smaller than the fabric pieces). I quickly ordered it and couldn't wait to receive it. When it was in my hot little hands, I got out some of my 30's reproduction fabrics and started cutting. Here are some of the results...

Here you can see the freezer paper cuts too...

Ironed to the back of the fabric, ready for basting...

First Grandmother's Flower Garden Block complete!!

More hexies cut and a quarter to show the size...

Second block complete...

I also now have a third block complete and working on the fourth. They really do go quickly. I just love doing handwork at night while watching the tube with kids and hubby. I can't believe how addictive these really are... unbelievable. My goal is to have a quilt made for the guest bedroom. I have no illusions though, it will take me years!

On another side note, remember the giveaway that I had a while ago. Well, Anya was one of the winners for the free quilting. I recently quilted her quilt and you can see it here. Anya did a fantastic job and I was glad to do the quilting.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 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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