Friday, July 20, 2018

flowers for Kathy - Hive 4

These were a nice break in my summer sewing frenzy....  and the pattern was super simple so I made Two...


It will be fun to see your "garden" grow.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hive 4 Buttercup for Kathy

Hi all. Here is my buttercup block for Kathy. Such a fun fast sew. Can't wait to see all our colorful blocks together. It's already in the mail and should be there soon.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tu-Na Quilts: A Buttercup for Kathy in Hive 4


Miracles do happen!! I am living proof since I've completed my bee block before the end of the month.



Oh, why does my picture load on it's side? And how do I turn it?

I sewed this cute block for Kathy a few days ago. You can find her initial post here. The free pattern can be found here. Just click on the picture of the pattern in that link to download the pdf.

The pattern offers three sizes. Kathy asked us to make the 12" size. It was fun to make because we were able to choose what ever color we wanted for the flower and leaves. I love teal!

This should be a fun quilt. Thanks, Kathy, for letting me be a part of your fantastic quilt.

This Buttercup should be in the mail by Friday.

What I Learned Today:
  1. July is flying fast.
  2. I feel good finishing Kathy's block early so I can prepare my "queen" post for next month.
  3. There are only 9 days until the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. I can hardly wait.
  4. I need to have my post for #2 scheduled to post before I leave for it. I better get busy!!
Question: Do you plant flowers, or enjoy picking up a bunch at the store, or receiving a bouquet from someone special? Tu-Na Helper plants flowers in the garden and several flower beds and once in a while he will buy me a bouquet. My favorite ones are the wildflowers that I see in the fields and ditches while we travel. But, shhh, don't tell him!

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Thanks for stopping by and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts


Crashing Hive 1 July for Kim

I had these fabrics so had to make some Polaroids with kitties. Very quick little blocks.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Hive 1 May (for Liz), June (Sherry) & July (Kim)

Well the last few months haven't gone quite to plan here in VERY sunny England....

I simple change of sofa, turned into a full redecoration, new carpets, new sofa and new every other bit of furniture possible in my living room.....

Combine that with the hottest temperatures on record and a lot of work travel.....   a 4 week project ended up closer to 10 weeks!!

During which my sewing machine was buried under the living room clutter!!!

Fast forward and I now have a superb living room....  and 3 blocks caught up!!

Firstly May for Liz,  I struggle with pale, so hope these are ok.  I also don't like half square triangles - but love how this block came together!!

Colours are looking strange on my screen -



June for Sherry - this was a fun block!



July for Kim - I love polaroid iSpy blocks.  These have a UK tourist theme  :)



 All caught up and ready for August!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hive 4 top finished

Hive 4 Stars.  Thank you so much to all my hive mates in Hive 4.  Here are all your stars shining brightly. It is still a top clinging to the flannel sheet on the wall but I hope to get it quilted this summer.  I love how it turned out. 

Poloroids for Kim - Hive 1 in July

Kim,
I have plenty of I Spy fabric that a friend gifted me, so I have plenty to make Poloroids for you.  I ended up with 12.  Enjoy,
Kathie L
Allentown, PA

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hive 1 Polaroids for Kim


I've had these made and waiting ... it was fun to try to find "pictures" in my stash.  Can't wait to see all these together!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hive 1 Photos Ready to Go!



Oh these blocks were fun. . . . .but what a mess I ended up with after searching for fabrics with small enough pictures to frame!








The scary thing is that I remember winning a Polaroid One Step camera at a Halloween party at a roller rink that I used to frequent.  Yes, I know, I have really, really dated myself!  LOL


These will be in the mail tomorrow.


Thank you for a fun block!


Sherry V.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hive 4 Buttercup block for Kathy


Quick, easy, and cute as can be!  Loved making this block and can’t wait to see the finished quilt!  
-Katy