Tu-Na Quilts: A Poodle Came to Play

I thought I’d write a quick post to let you all see that I now have a lovely little poodle to play with. Well, actually, Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter, made me this block for my Bee Month and it arrived on Thursday. She also included three 1.5″ squares of the fabrics she used so I could include them in my postage stamp quilt. Thanks, Jennifer!

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Made by Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter.


I’ve been busy writing about my trip to Paris and posting construction tips on what’s turning into being a block sew-along this month over at Bee Inspired.  I was in Paris three years ago and had already started writing “What I learned today” posts in my journal. I’m including them to give you my impressions (and sometimes humorous insights) of Paris and the things my husband and I saw, did, and ate. Each post also includes some detailed poodle making tips.

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Here’s the poodle parts all prepped. Labeling makes this project so much easier.


You are all welcome to stop by and read about my Paris adventures and even sew up a poodle or two or more for yourself.  The free pattern is found on The Objects of Design.

Here’s my latest post on Bee Inspired which also includes links to all the Paris and poodle posts. Tu-Na Quilts: Day Four in Paris and Prepping the Poodle Body Parts.

I still have a few more Paris posts left to write as there are still a few parts left before our pampered pooches go parading.

What I Learned Today:

  1. I can “knock out” a post in less than 15 minutes.

Question: Are you a dog or cat person? To me dogs are he’s and cats are she’s except for these poodles; some definitely have he looks and some have she looks.

Linking to: Em’s Scrapbag for Moving It Forward, Monday Making, Katie Mae Quilts BOMs Away, and Main Crush Monday. Design Wall Monday, Tips and Tutorials Tuesday, Linky Tuesday on Freemotion by the River, Wednesday Wait Loss, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop, Finished or Not Friday.

14 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: A Poodle Came to Play

  1. Tami Von Zalez

    First Poodles, now Paris – I want to be YOU! *grins*
    I like the Poodle of Jennifer’s with that detail fabric of a poodle cut.


  2. piecefulwendy

    That Poodle (that’s funny word — why were they named Poodle i wonder?) is very cute! I grew up with dogs and turned into a cat person later. I still like dogs, but I don’t want to get up at 4 am to take the dog out, so I’m sticking with cats!


  3. Janice Holton

    Hi Karen, I think I like them both about the same. Right now we have a cat, but we have had dogs too and usually both. After we get our new house done, maybe we’ll finally get another dog. By the way, I am going to be referring to your tutorial in my next blog post. I am writing a tutorial tip (don’t worry it’s all good!) I’m using you as an example of how to do it right! 🙂


  4. Kristie Cook

    I’m more of a dog person, but I’ve had both. Cats are definitely more independent! Labels always help me remember what block is what when I follow QAL’s. I tend to cut them out several at a time then have a sew day later.


  5. smilesfromkate

    I’ve had dogs most of my life apart for the years when my dog died and I ended up with a cat because I worked full time, then I got another and before I knew it nearly eighteen years had gone by. I’m back to dogs now though, two springer spaniels, the eternal puppies and don’t I know it.


  6. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    Thank you for linking up with Tips and Tutorials Tuesday. Perhaps in the future you could link directly to the tutorial to help people find what you are sharing, and I am still puzzled by why you are not seeing the images for the linkup.


  7. Alice Martina Smith

    Darling Tu-Na! I’ve been a lurker on your blog for a while, but today had to comment on your Paris Pooch! Jennifer did a barking swell job, didn’t she? Our very first dog was a Cocka-Poo named Lady, who was everything a family pet should be. For the last 25 years, though, my heart has been taken over by the Keeshond, a Dutch barge dog. We currently have three of these Very Fine Fuzz-Butt Dogs in the house, although they are the fourth, fifth, and sixth dogs of that breed we have been lucky enough to share our lives with. Dogs, definitely dogs. Plural.


  8. inquiringquilter

    Hi Karen! I read your post last week on my phone and I always have trouble commenting from there because I’m such a bad typist on my phone! I’m so glad you like my block and I hope he behaves himself and plays well with your other little doggie blocks. I too think of cats as she and that’s maybe one of the reasons I like them (girls are so smart! )


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