Tu-Na Quilts: A French Poodle for Moi

June is my month in the Bee Inspired Group to be the Queen Bee or the Hive Mama or the Bee Boss or whatever we call ourselves when it’s our month to ask our Bee mates to sew a block for us. I gave them all a heads up last month to check their quilty passports because we would be heading to a destination far away. This is so exciting!

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I got my inspiration for a block from several sources, one of which is this lovely piece of fabric I happened upon while my mom and I were fabric looking (not shopping since I never intended to buy anything) early this winter.


I could also title this post “How a Free Fat Quarter cost me $68.00” because this was not the only piece I found.

We each had coupons for a free fat quarter (no purchase needed) which is why we happened to be in that quilt shop in the first place. Well once I spied this piece on the clearance shelf I just had to have it as it was perfect for my Parisian themed guest room. At the time of purchase, I had no idea how I would use it. But you all know that’s just how it is sometimes…a lot of times.

I remembered seeing a poodle pattern on the blog The Objects of Design. If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, you are definitely missing some real talent and some other fun free block patterns.


Isn’t she cute!! I want to make a few more.


I posted the links to this free pattern and tutorial, some construction tips, some pics of the room where the quilt is intended, and the inspiration behind this block on the Bee Inspired Blog. You can find it here.

There will be a pack of proud French poodles posting my way soon. I’ll be sure to take some pics of them when they arrive.

What I Learned Today:

  1. A group of dogs is called a pack or kennel.
  2. A group of crows is called a murder—I actually learned that last month from Velda and her crows so I guess I learned today that I still remember that little piece of trivia.
  3. I only have to mail out two blocks for the other two Bee groups to which I belong.
  4. June will go very fast anyway.

Question: Let’s have a little fun with groups. Pick out an animal or a group of people or group of something and tell us what a group of them is called. Here’s another one to get you started: A group of elephants is called a parade or herd. Speaking of elephants, I better get busy sewing a little parade of elephants on that baby quilt soon as that baby is not getting any younger or smaller!

Linking to Monday Making, Moving It Forward, Main Crush Monday, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Midweek Makers, Katie Mae Quilts BOMS Away,

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate and read all your comments, suggestions, and questions. I reply by email and often here on the blog as well as time permits. But sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I get behind. Just know that I value your taking the time to comment. Until next time, keep that needle flying!


19 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: A French Poodle for Moi

  1. Andrea H

    Karen, A group of humans who love Disney = Disneyphiles. Does that count? As for that poodle block, it is absolutely adorable. The fabrics you chose are perfect. “The Objects of Design” blog now has a new follower.


  2. Cathy

    I’ve had Sally’s Poodles (The Object of Design) on my list for awhile for pillows for a Poodle lover. I just finished a Velveteen Rabbit quilt using her standing rabbit pattern.

    I was going to say kaleidoscope of butterflies but someone beat me to it so I’ll say passel of hogs since Iowa is known as a pork producer state.


  3. Bonnie in Va

    A Pod of Pelicans … was just talking to hubby about what a group of pelicans were. I asked my phone and it said pod. Sometimes the internet can be my friend. The poodles are going to be so cute.


  4. rl2b2017

    A group of sharks is called a gam or frenzy; a group of musicians is a band (HAHA); a group of bears is a sloth, sleuth or litter; beavers are a colony or family. What a fun game. Parisian-themed guest room – I have a panel that I found a while back that has the Eiffel Tower in the background. I’ve got that panel on my to-do list . . . after the baby stuff anyway. ~smile~ Roseanne


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