Hello Everyone,
Welcome to Day Five of The Reclaimed West Blog Tour!  My name is Jackie Kunkel and I am the owner of Canton Village Quilt Works a Certified Judy Niemeyer Shop and I am also a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor.  I also am a designer who has been designing for fabric companies and magazines for 6 years and have my first book coming out next year!
When I was asked by Timeless Treasures and Judy Niemeyer to be part of this blog tour, I answered immediately with a YES!!  It was a chance to design with Judy and Judel's new fabric line!  How could I refuse?  But, I also get to offer my readers a fantastic giveaway too!  Oh and we DO have the fabric in, but are waiting to put it up on the site as we will be kitting it in one of Judy's very popular patterns... you will see it at the end of this blog post.
Let's begin.... I designed a little table topper while I was away on retreat.  It is a sort of modern take on The Reclaimed West Collection, I call it Four Squared.
Start with 16 - 5 inch squares, four of each color.
Then 2 - 3/4 inch strips of black fabric.
I stacked the 5 inch squares and then cut them slightly off center at an angle.
So they look like this.
Now sew the left half onto the strips of black. Clip apart when done.
Press towards the black strip. You will end up with pieces that look like this.  You will now sew the right half to the left half.
Once that is done, press towards the right half.  Then square up the block to 4 1/2 inches, by trimming on all four sides.
Now you will piece in the cornerstones and sashing.  You will need 4 - 1 1/2 inch black squares and 16 - 4 1/2 inch X 1 1/2 inch rectangles.  Join them to the squares as shown in the layout below, to yield 4 (9 patch) blocks.  
Once you have these 4 sections done you will make the sashing and the borders from 2 1/2 inch strips to create the table topper, Four Squared.
Once it is done, quilt as desired!  I need to quilt mine and I will definitely show you a photo when it is done.  If you make one, please send me a photo!  I would love to see it!
Also, while on retreat, I made the Braided Table Runner by Judy Niemeyer.  This was fast and easy and only takes ONE charm pack!  And guess what I am giving away the pattern. The pattern IS also be available on our site here.
It looks nice on my table, don't you think?
Even with a little center decor too.  Now to quilt it!
But this is not the only giveaway, keep reading there is more...
Oh, but before I forget this is the pattern that we will be kitting in the Reclaimed West Fabric... 
The Prairie Star.  Isn't is AWESOME in these fabrics.  Oh yeah... there are batiks that Judy and Judel designed that are coordinated with the fabrics in this collection.  They are in this quilt too!
Now onto the giveaway.... Timeless Treasures will be offering this great little basket of goodies to 3 lucky winners.... 
Patterns, fabric, and thread, what quilter wouldn't want it? A great little prize for three lucky winners.  To enter this giveaway, you MUST go to the Timeless Treasures blog to enter.  Just click here.
To enter MY giveaway for the Braided Table Runner Pattern  just enter a comment on this blog post.  I will draw the winner on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Oh and don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs on the tour!  There are some fantastic blog posts and giveaways going on in each blog.  You never know what you might find.

November 17

Carla Klop, Kits by Carla 

Catherine Wilson, Queenie Quilts 

Lisa McCarthy, Compass Point Quilts  

November 18

Deborah Brizendine, Just Stitchin with Deborah 

Denise Green, HollyDee Quilts 

Sandy Lueth, Totes by Sandy  

November 19

Cathy McKillip, Wish Upon A Quilt 

Marcia Nagel/Megan Bohr, Pine Needles Quilt & Sew 

Stacey Day, Stacey in Stitches  

November 20

Barb Linares, Crafty Threads 

Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting 

Konda Luckau, Moose on the Porch Quilts 

Susan Nelson, Prairie Sky Quilts  

November 21

Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quilt Works 

Lauren Rogers, Backdoor Quilt Shoppe 

Osie Lebowitz, From Needle and Thread 

Timeless Treasures, SewTimeless (Giveaways!) 


Don't forget to go to the Timeless Treasures blog to enter the BIG giveaway.

Leave a comment here and tell me what you think of my little table topper and be entered to win the Braided Table Runner Pattern.

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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