Tu-Na Quilts: It’s Coming-Soon! Will You Be Ready?

Worldwide Quilting Day that is. In just 2 days, on March 18, 2017, quilter’s all over the world will unite with needle in one hand and fabric in the other busily sewing in honor of those who quilted before us, who quilt with us, and who will quilt after us. In honor of this old yet new art. In honor of the comfort our quilts provide for others. In honor of us— Quilt Qwazy Queens!

Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop.

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

We’ve got some wonderful sponsors (links below), a great coupon deal from EQ, and giveaways for five days. See the list of hop participants at the end of this post. Giveaways are open only for one day (except Friday which will close on Monday) so don’t delay and enter today. More about how you can enter my giveaway towards the end (Update: my giveaway has closed but the blog hop posts on March 17 are still open. The winners have been announced on Seams to be Sew-March 18, 2017). But first I want to share how I will be honoring Worldwide Quilting Day.

I plan to spend the day at my sewing machine busily working on this cute crib-size quilt.


Ok. The elephants need some work yet. But you get the idea.

I started with a design. I don’t have EQ yet so I use graph paper and colored pencils. But look what’s here!

!!Coupon Alert!!EQ Do You EQ BlogEQ is offering a 30% discount during the hop for visitors… You’ll need the following coupon code when you check out. 

Promo code: EQHOP2017

This code is valid from 3/16/2017 to 3/27/2017. This is a good time to upgrade from EQ6 to EQ7 and even the plugin for EQStitch.

Exclusions: Electric Quilt 7, EQ7 Migration Kit, Upgrade from EQ Mini to EQ7, EQ Mini Migration Kit, EQ Academy classes, and EQ University classes.


I took a look at the new mom’s baby registry to find she had picked an elephant theme in teal, green, and peach.

I’ve cut many squares and sewn many half-square triangles. I made them a bit larger than needed so I could trim them to size. This allows me to make perfect (or nearly) perfect points.


I use a lead pencil to lightly mark a line on the wrong side of the fabric.  I lay the ruler across the points at opposite corners and draw a line on each side of the ruler. This ruler allows for a 1/4″ seam when the square is cut diagonally in half. I find these rulers so handy that I have a set in both of my houses.


It’s a mountain of half-square triangles waiting for the seams to be set, cut apart, and pressed to the side.

Chevrons are so popular.


I don’t have a design wall. I use the guest bed to lay out small quilts.


I use Wonder clips to hold my labels for the blocks and rows. Usually, I don’t have to put so many labels on, but I was getting company and needed to be able to pick up each block and keep the rows together. You can see I number each row going down and I give each block a letter of the alphabet going across. So far so good!

My friend’s daughter had a baby in November so this quilt will be finished soon and heading her way. I think she’ll like it.

Marian of Seams to be Sew has graciously offered to help me with my first giveaway. To enter, please click this link to enter at her website (Update: My giveaway has now closed but the blogs on the hop posting on March 17 are open until Monday). In fact, you might want to check out her blog each day for extra giveaways.

The giveaways today include 3 Fat quarters from Northcott Fabrics Noah’s Ark Collection. It’s new! (Post and Picture below edited to align with rafflecopter at Marian’s post)

Northcott - Noah's Ark

The second giveaway is a Twin size batt of Quilter’s Dream 80/20 batting (The winner of the Quilter’s Dream should be willing to pay shipping costs as follows: USA Priority Mail: 6.75, Canada: 15.50. International: 23.50). Quilters Dream

Quilters Dream


Check out these fine blogs to see how these Quilt Qwazy Queens are honoring Worldwide Quilting Day. Will you be quilting like qwazy?

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2017

March 16

Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Thanks for stopping by and do come again. Remember to go to Marian’s blog here to enter for my giveaway. (Update: this giveaway is now closed)
Resourceful Momma

March 17

Freemotion by the River
FunThreads Designs
Pink Doxies

March 20

Jane’s Quilting
Seacoast Quilter
Words & Stitches
Quilting Affection

March 21

Thrift Shop Commando
Batts In The Attic
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sew Many Yarns

March 22

MooseStash Quilting
Life in the Scrapatch
Seams To Be Sew    Thanks, Marian, for a great inspirational hop.

What I Learned Today:

  1. It’s the little things in life that are important.
  2. Even a little start, is a start.

Question: What will you be doing on Worldwide Quilting Day, March 18, 2017?

Linking to: Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Sew Can She, Finished or Not Friday

67 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: It’s Coming-Soon! Will You Be Ready?

  1. seams2besew

    I’ll be sewing away, trying to finish some projects I to am working on…. Great Job Karen, and welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens. I enjoyed your post and am happy you decided to join me and the others for this hop.


    1. Melva Nolan

      Oooh! A give-away. Way to go! I am working on a baby quilt as well, and one with an elephant! Happy Quilting ❤


  2. Gretchen

    I’ve tried the link to Marian’s blog several times. It says Page Not To Be Found. Maybe it is just my computer. I’ll try again later this morning. Last Saturday was the Gathering of Quilters in northern Indiana, a lovely day! I’ve been sewing all week and I am needing a day out of the house. I’m thinking of going to Shipshewana and petting fabric.


  3. Julie Stocker

    Karen, my hope is to have my head down/rear up working away. The reality is it may not happen. Time has been scarce here for real work. But whatever happens, my spirit will be with the rest of stitchers everywhere.


  4. Renea Yarolim

    I tried to click the link but it tells me it is not found. I am hoping to get some quilting in on National Quilting Day. We are in the process of painting some cupboards so I know that I will also be working on them also. Thanks for hte wonderful giveaway.


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  6. Lori Smanski

    this quilt is going to be sew sweet. March 18 I will be going to a friends house to celebrate their only child’s 1st birthday. Leilani is part Hawaiian. Her mom is full Hawaiian and beautiful inside and out. Little Leilani will not doubt be the same.


  7. Joyce Carter

    Your baby quilt is so adorable. I need to make one soon for some friends–as soon as I know what it is going to be.
    I will be working on some quilt blocks on the 18th. I am trying to finish them to make a quilt for my daughter.


  8. LuAnn Dummer

    Thanks for the giveaway! I hope to be making some Easter gifts on quilting day! Love your blog.ive been following you for awhile. I did the entire state for Quilt MN in 2015. Looking forward to this year!


  9. dezertsuz

    I expect I’ll be sitting right at my sewing machine! Or maybe binding a quilt that is patiently lying across the back of the sofa waiting. I enjoyed your tutorial and the design for your baby quilt. It’s a great idea! Thanks for jumping into the blog hop on the very first day!


  10. Joan

    You have a fabulous project to keep you entertained on WorldWide Quilting day! As for me…
    I won’t be quilting this year. I’ve been invited to go along with my daughter in law to be and her mom to check out wedding venues. That’s something I just can’t turn down! 🙂


  11. carolyn montgomery

    i love making charm squares into chevrons. thanks for the giveaway. i will be stitching a new mini for my collection.


  12. Kristin

    I should clean my area before sewing but i just picked up a new to me machine so I’ll be working on finally finishing my daughter’s quilt on it (my first). It’s only taken me a year!


  13. KJ

    What nice giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win. How nice of you to take the time to check for an appropriate theme for your baby quilt.

    I will be spending Saturday morning in line trying to buy a pre-sale condo. The afternoon, I hope to be doing a little quilting. I might have to move World Wide Quilting Day to Sunday, though. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.


  14. Lisa Marie

    Your quilt will be so cute! I also have a guest bed as a design wall. Good thing I don’t have a lot of guests! I’m not sure what I will do on National Quilting Day, but I do some sewing just about every day, so some sewing will surely happen.


  15. Pat

    Cute Chevron Baby quilt in the making. Thanks for sharing on the hop. I have EQ but sometimes I still like to use graph paper and pencils. I will spend National Quilting Day as usual … in my happy quilty place where “Every Day is a Good Day for Quilting” … 🙂 Pat


  16. Janet T

    Cute baby quilt, but I really like your saying at the bottom “Even a little start is a start.” Just what I needed to hear today! Thank you!


  17. Wendy

    I have a grand baby due this year and need an idea for a quilt, love this one! Thanks! I will be spending NQD on several quilting projects. Hope to at least finish a few.


  18. Sherry VF

    I’m finishing up an online quilt bee quilt. I was the Queen Bee last November. So, I’m not too far behind. Just need to finish the binding. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com


  19. Thunder

    I am working Saturday night, but I am planning on doing some sewing before I go. working on a multitude of BOM’s. Hoping to win some new fabrics to add in. thanks for the fun hop 🙂


  20. Teatime Creations

    My plan for Saturday will be working on my Canada 150 quilt. Perfect way to celebrate canada and quilt day


  21. Lou Carter

    I will most likely be custom quilting on a customer quilt:) We have a show in July and I need to get caught up:)


  22. chanzy01

    I will be working on catching up on three BOM’s that I’m behind on and trying to finish up a lap quilt that is 90% done. Hopefully I won’t get distracted by another need to make block that I see on the internet. Oh well, I can sew anytime so I always need something to do. lol


  23. Sandy A in St. Louis

    Love the chevron quilt I have one on my someday list, but won’t start on any new projects until I have a few WIPS out of the way. I will spend this weekend working on a BOM from last year (Or was it the year before??) that I have the sashing cut for, but need to put it all together. If I get that to a flimsy, then I will pull out another BOM from 4 years ago and star working on cutting the sashing for it. Can you see a pattern here? 🙂


  24. thedarlingdogwood

    I love your elephant chevron! Saturdays are hard for me to get sewing time because I have a young one at home. But as a fluke I only work a half day today, so I will celebrate a day early by trimming and binding my Meadow Mystery Quilt, which will then be donated to my local Project Linus chapter. Quilting for others is the best!


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