Tu-Na Quilts: One More Entry for Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Here’s my second entry for the 2016 Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the Modern Quilt category over at Amy’s Creative Side.


It’s a modern plus quilt I made this summer and gifted to a very special young woman. I’ll be posting more about it and the story behind it soon. In the meantime, here’s a couple of pics so I can participate in the festival. 

You can see my first entry, the Little House Quilt, here.

I encourage you to stop over at Amy’s blog next week to vote for your favorites. You can get there by clicking here and scrolling down past the list of prizes to see the boxes with the entry categories to click on. This quilt can be directly seen here on the modern category page.


There are 924 three-inch (completed) squares in this quilt.


Most of the fabric for the top comes from one designer’s collection. The greens and purples were added to give it that pop of color that was needed.




I rented time on a computerized longarm machine and quilted it with various sizes of circles. I sewed the blue ruler fabric (Measure Up in Splash) to the front and hand stitched it to the back.


Although I had enough fabric for the back, I used leftover squares from the front to add more interest. The back is a text fabric from Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock for Moda.

Quilt Stats:

Made by me (Karen) and quilted on a computerized longarm with some help from the shop’s staff.

Date finished: August 2016

Size : 84″ x 99″

Top Fabric: 100% cotton from Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda, “Bazaar Style Collection” from Art Gallery, Burlap by Dover Hill for Benartex, Prints Charming by   for Moda

Backing: 100% cotton Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock for Moda and leftover blocks from the front

Batting: Quilter’s Dream

Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50wt. Quilted with Superior

Pattern: Modern Plus Quilt

If you are new here, welcome. I’m glad you stopped by. Are you wondering why I’m called Tu-Na? To find out, click here to read my first post. To find out more about me click here. If you enjoyed what you’ve read and want to follow me, you’ll find several ways to do so on the side bar as you won’t want to miss all the fun and frivolity coming soon.

Are you ready?


I’ve barely uncovered this pile of loot for you to see. More revealing coming soon.


I’ll be posting the rest of the loot from my MN Shop Hop later this week so be prepared; it is not for the faint of wallet. You’ll all be in for a treat too when Tu-Na Helper (my husband) guest writes a post on Sunday about his impressions regarding the MN Quilt Shop Hop trip. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you have some catching up to do. Catch the links on this post and then here, here and here and you’ll be all set for later this week.

What I Learned Today:

  1. Write down fabric names/manufacturers so I don’t have to look for them.
  2. Keep track of all quilt information in one place.

Do you keep track of your quilt information in a notebook or on the computer?

Linking to:

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social (Button on the side bar)

Finished or Not Friday (Button on the side bar)

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop (Button on the side bar)

39 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: One More Entry for Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. Cathy Melancon

    What a great quilt! So…many little squares on this big quilt! Wow!! Congrats on another beautiful entry! I’m sure the recipient loves it! Best of luck with this one too!


  2. piecefulwendy

    I love the quilt – very pretty! I’m also learning from you as I read these posts. I need to keep better documentation on quilts as I finish them. I’d definitely have to do some digging to come up with information on my past quilts!


      1. piecefulwendy

        Yes, easier said than done, but if we keep working on it, pretty soon it will be more like a habit, right? I just get so wrapped up in the project, I forget all of the peripheral details!

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  4. quiltgranny

    I’m terrible about keeping track of anything. I rely very heavily on my memory….wrong idea. I also take lots of pics and post on Instagram, but have absolutely no record of colors, dimensions, pattern names of any of my quilts…nor do I ever put labels on anything unless specifically requested to do so!


    1. Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Post author

      Thanks for the compliment. When I get involved in a project, I just don’t think to record. Knowing the fabrics I use could be helpful if I need to purchase more or if there’s an issue with one and I want to avoid it in the future. Are there other reasons?


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