Friday, November 30, 2018

Tu-Na Quilts: A Paper Crane for Hive 4

Here's a beautiful pink paper crane for Katy in Hive 4.

This block is 11.5" unfinished. Katy asked for a pink crane and a white or white on white background. Isn't it cute?

You can find Katy's post tutorial here and the paper crane templates here. This block was easy to sew and came together quickly. It took me a couple of hours to complete it. However, it took me all month to pick out the fabric! The print looks like a maze or puzzle. Life is kind of like that at times.

This block will be on it's way to Katy tomorrow along with lots of good wishes and prayers for her mom and for Katy, too.

What I Learned Today:
  1. Teaching a paper piecing class is exhausting. I'm hoping my class members get their homework assignment done in time for class next week.
  2. I love to paper piece!!!
  3. I want to make more origami crane blocks.
  4. I took this block to my paper piecing class today and the class members recognized it as an origami crane. I was impressed!
Question: Have you ever done origami? Years ago, I taught a second grade class how to fold a paper crane that looked very much like the one in the block. It was fun but was definitely a very difficult concept for some of those second graders to grasp; I must have had the patience of a saint!

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

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Crane for Katy

And one more crane block for Katy...I popped it in the mail at the beginning of last week, so hopefully it arrives soon!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hive 1 Block for Jo

Hi Jo,

Applique is not one of my better techniques.  However after 2 failed attempts I decided that since you said that you would be fine with doing the stitching I would just "get 'er done".

Here is a Christmas stag to add to your quilt.

It will be in the mail for you this evening and I hope that it reaches you without delay (unlike a lot of the mail deliveries that I have been waiting for).  LOL

I have really enjoyed working on all the different blocks and look forward to having some more free time after the holidays to work on my own projects.

Thank you,

Sherry V.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hive 1 Blocck for Jo

Jo, here is your block which you need to finish.  Sorry it took so long.  I need to make a New Year’s resolution to quit procrastinating!  Hope your quilt turns out as good as I think it will.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Final post of 2018 for me in Hive 4

We did it!

This has been a great year in Stash Bee, and I am so lucky to have been able to participate.  It's wonderful to connect with people all over the world through quilting.

What a wonderful way to celebrate and support your mom, Katy!  I look forward to seeing the completed quilt.

All my best to everyone in this holiday season.

Holiday appliqué for Jo

This little guy is unstitched, but on his way!  I rounded all the corners in an effort to make it easy to blanket stitch around.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Angel Block for Katy

Since our hive completed our year, we were asked if any of us could make blocks for Katy.   It's my pleasure to add blocks for her mom's healing quilt.

These are paper pieced and go together quite easily.

I sent these a while ago so I'm sure they have been received.

If I didn't have so many projects going on, I would most certainly make more for myself - someday....

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hive 4 crane for Katy

I really love the crane, and hope that all the well wishing and love that us encompassed in our blocks will give your mom strength and hope.

And although I enjoy paper piecing, I had to reconfigure several of my fabric pieces. The night I did this , my mojo was off.

But I live how it turned out.

Monday, November 19, 2018

November Hive for Jo

I finally got the pieces together for this month. No, since you offered, I’m gonna let you do the overstitchng. I’ve only done raw edge and I like a “messier” look than I’ve been seeing, so I’ll let you do what you want =)

I’ve had a great returning year. Thanks to everyone in hive one!  You’re all amazing quilters and I’ve loved learning from each of you!  Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Fun Time

From dithering over the pattern and searching for fabric to curling up with the appliqué work during a recent cold spell, I enjoyed every minute of making this block for you, Jo. I will put it in the mail by Monday.