Tu-Na Quilts: Starting Tomorrow-30 Blocks in 30 Days

Starting April 1st, no foolin’, you can find these fellow bloggers/designers showcasing a project they’ve made using one of Carla’s (Creatin in the Sticks) 30 Blocks in 30 Days designs from December.


You are welcome to quilt along. These 10″ finished blocks can be combined to make a unique sampler quilt or use just one or two of your favorite blocks to make the entire top. Check out Carla’s post here for fabric requirements. Of course, these would look great in a scrappy version using your stash. 

Carla has already presented her take on each of her block designs (it’s already available in the Block column below). On the respective day, look for each designer to present theirs. I’ll be back on the 26th to show what I’ve done. But I thought you might like to follow along from the beginning. 
Date Project Designer Block
April 1st Creatin’ in the Sticks Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd Kwilty Pleasures Blog Block 2 – Double Stuffed
April 3rd Sew Incredibly Crazy Block 3 – Baby in a Corner
April 4th SBD Embroidery and Quilting Block 4 – Dutch Door
April 5th What About Rheema Block 5- Surrounded
April 6th Quilted Delights Block 6 – Tacked Up
April 7th Joy Studio Block 7 – Stripper
April 8th Just Sew Quilter Block 8 – Staggered
April 9th Quiltscapes Block 9 – Topsy Turvy
April 10th beaquilter Block 10 – Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th Freemotion by the River Block 11 – Painted Window
April 12th krislovesfabric Block 12 – Broken Cinder Block
April 13th MooseStashQuilting Block 13 – Reaction
April 14th Quilts by Joanne Block 14 – Median Strip
April 15th Persimon Dreams Block 15 – Center of Attention
April 16th Needled Mom Block 16 – Bounce
April 17th Just Let Me Quilt Block 17 – Sweet Sixteen
April 18th Life in Scrapatch Block 18 – Yeah Eights
April 19th Quarter Inch Crafter Block 19 – Weave
April 20th Seams To Be Sew Block 20 – Classic
April 21st Just Let Me Quilt Block 21 – Spot
April 22nd Something Rosemade Block 22 – Cross Walk
April 23rd Thimblemouse and Spouse Block 23 – Opposites Attract
April 24th Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc. Block 24 – Possibility
April 25th Words & Stitches Block 25 – Camper Window
April 26th Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Block 26 – Catching Z’s
April 27th Selinaquilts Block 27 – Broken Stripes
April 28th QuiltFabrication Block 28 – Stockade
April 29th Block 29 – Dovetail
April 30th Creatin’ in the Sticks Block 30 – Slow Tee

What I Learned Today:

  1. Carla will post a giveaway on her blog on April 1st. If you don’t enter, you have no chance of winning that fabulous Tula Pink fabric which she showed on her post here.
  2. Springtime has arrived in the desert. The cacti are blooming.

    tunaquilts 1a

    This beautiful cactus is about 4 blocks away from my house. It’s been well-photographed. I also saw it the day after I took this pic when all the blooms were open but, unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera. You will just have to imagine the magnificent splendor of these delicate, butter yellow blooms enveloping the entire top of this prickly wonder.

Question: How do you celebrate April Fool’s Day? When the kids were young, I would let them have dessert first and the meal last on April Fool’s Day; they loved it. The kids usually surprised me more than once when I turned on the kitchen faucet and was blasted in the face with water from the sprayer. I never bothered to check the control first and never saw the rubber bands holding down the handle. Many buckets were filled with shredded paper and perched on partially opened doors which would eventually end up on the heads of unsuspecting family members or on the floor. I could go on and on. Maybe Tu-Na Helper will leave a comment with what the kids would do for him. It was hilarious—each time.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

5 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Starting Tomorrow-30 Blocks in 30 Days

  1. Tu-Na Helper

    I do remember getting ready for work after my shower and finding that my underwear had been sewn together so that when you pulled out the top pair in the drawer the next pair would come out too, and the next, and the next… until the whole drawer was empty. I remember this well as I was running late for work and was rather furious at the time. Now it’s just hilarious! The kids got me on this one at least twice. I suspect that Tu-Na may have had a hand in this too. Hmmm, tomorrow is April Fool’s day (and Easter), I may have to set up my own prank on Tu-Na. Don’t tell her…..

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  2. rl2b2017

    Hi Karen,
    I have to chuckle at Tu-Na Helper’s April Fool’s prank that was played on him. That is just SO funny! HAHA! I pulled off a few good pranks over the years but haven’t in ages. Those memories do make me smile though. That cactus is just gorgeous. I have never seen the cacti blooming in person, and I guess never any good photos either. WOWEE! Thank you so much for sharing that today! ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Carla

    What fun you have on April fools day. I can’t think of a thing I’ve done or someone has done to me. I can’t wait to see your project on April 26th. We are having fun in April for sure. Thank you for sharing the love.


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