Welcome to Fabulous Freebies Blog Hop hosted by Calico Joan of Moosestash Quilting. Thanks Joan.
Let’s explore the world of online bee swaps and a very special quilt-a-long as part of Fabulous Freebies.
This is the second year I’ve belonged to online bee swaps. Doing so has been fun and has given me a chance to try out patterns to see if I’d like to sew more of them for myself and make a quilt. It also gives me a chance to make just one block and not commit myself to making a whole quilt if I don’t like the pattern or the technique.
You can find the free tutorial here for the block pictured below.
I requested this block, pictured below, last November. You can read my post and find the free tutorial here.
Sometimes I saw stars. This was one of my favorites to make. You can read more about it here and find a link to the free pattern.
Everything’s coming up flowers! Well, at least buttercups. The free tutorial can be found here.
Who doesn’t like cake? My post for the cake block with a link to the free pattern can be found here.
But I think my favorite animal was the poodle that I requested last year from my Bee Inspired mates. I posted a series of tutorials about this one block. Day 8 here (on the Bee Inspired Blog) includes links to all those posts as well as what I learned during my vacation to Paris and what I learned while making this block.
I could go on with my favorite blocks but I’ll finish with this bookshelf. You can find the info here with links to the free mixer pattern here. (Update: Evidently the mixer pattern is no longer available. Sorry about that. I will continue to look for it. In the meantime, maybe we can all learn a lesson from this. If you see a free pattern out there, download and save it on your computer. Otherwise, you might be sorry when you can’t find it anymore.)
Saving the Best for Last
Finally, I invite you to join in with the Fall Into a QAL. There’s still 4 more blocks to release. Each pattern is free until the last day of the QAL in November. Check out my latest post here for more info on how you can join in, where to find the patterns, and how you can win some awesome prizes. The next block to be released and the best block pattern is still coming on Sept 4th but that’s because I’m partial to it as it’s MINE! Yes, my block pattern that I designed for this QAL is scheduled for release on Sept 4th and it will be free until November 13th.
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Monday August 20
What I Learned Today:
- I like to make individual blocks.
- I have lots of quilt ideas. But I already knew that; it was just confirmed.
- I miss the poodles. This will be a very cute quilt. Those poodles are spending the summer in the desert and waiting for me to return in the fall.
- I love free patterns but I still have several shelves of books and boxes of patterns.
- I bought a lot of loot on my Quilt MN shop hop trip, see my post for Day 7 here which includes links to all the days and the introduction. I am still working on my loot post. It will be coming soon.
Question: What is your favorite block? My favorite one seems to be the one I’m sewing at the moment. I haven’t met many I don’t like; that is the problem.
Thanks for stopping by today and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts