Tu-Na Quilts: Whooo is Peeking at you?

Welcome to the Peek a Who? Blog Hop

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Thanks Marian for hosting this event.

Whoo’s on the list?

You’ll find the complete schedule below. There are several giveaways to enter, too. Be sure to check Marian’s blog at Seams to be Sew each day for a free pattern, too.

I sewed this cute owl and posted about it last week as part of the Fall Into a QAL which I am co-hosting.

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This block is one of 12 blocks offered free for the Fall Into a QAL which is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

But I finished appliquéing it this past Friday.

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I changed the thread color to match the piece.

 

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I used a blanket stitch for all the pieces except for his talons which I used a satin stitch.

Wouldn’t he make a cute pillow?

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If you’d like to sew one too, hop on over to my post here to find the link for the free pattern and other QAL information. This cute owl was designed by Vanda at Quilting with Vanda.

Peek a Who?  Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, October 22, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Thanks for stopping by.
Melva Loves Scraps

Seams to be Sew

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Songbird Designs
Quilt Doodle Doodles
SewGoldenAChance
Ms. P Designs USA

Seams to be Sew

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MooseStashQuilting
Hand Stitched Treasure
DesertSky Quilting
Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Seams to be Sew

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Just Because Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Patchwork Breeze
Life in the Scrapatch

Seams to be Sew

Friday, October 26, 2018

Kathys Kwilts and More
Quilted Delights
Bumbleberry Style

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Giveaways:

Thank you sponsors!

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for offering two winners who will each receive a $50.00 gift certificate and to Timeless Treasures for the fat quarter bundle pictured below.

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A Fat quarter bundle valued at $60.00 from Timeless Treasures.

Please enter by clicking below. You will be redirected to rafflecopter. You will need to leave a comment on my blog and then you can check that you’ve done so on the rafflecopter and be entered to win. Due to the high volume of comments during giveaways, I may not be able to respond to everyone. Know that I value and appreciate your comments. They make my day extra sweet!

If the links below don’t work, you can enter this same giveaway at Seams to be Sew. Be sure to check her blog each day this week for your free pattern and to enter all the giveaways.

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Click here to go to the giveaway for the gift certificates from the Fat Quarter Shop

 

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Click here to go to the giveaway for the Fat Quarter Bundle from Timeless Treasures

Calibre Art is also doing a sale for us of 50% off their mats during this week. If you’ve purchased one of these mats in the past, you already know how wonderful they are. Each day, 5 lucky people will be awarded a coupon to purchase their mats at 50% off. If you are one of the 5 lucky people who win this coupon, you’ll have until November 1, 2018, to use the code for your mat purchases. Click below or go to Seams to be Sew to enter. This offer is for US residents only because Amazon does not ship these mats outside of the USA.

Click here to go to the giveaway for a 50% off coupon for a Calibre Art Cutting Mat

What I Learned Today:

  1. Read everything even the fine print! I just might find the information that I need.
  2. We have made progress with handling our apple harvest. We now only have 68 grocery bags filled with apples left to deal with.
  3. I am stuck in an apple rut. I’ve cidered them, eaten them fresh, dried them, sauced them, turned them into crisps and several different kinds of pies.

Question: What do you do with apples? Help, I need more ideas!!

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

 

110 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: Whooo is Peeking at you?

  1. Leslie Schmidt

    You say you “only” have 68 more bags of apples to deal with? That sounds like a lot. The one thing I can think of that you hadn’t listed is fresh apple cookies. My mom had a recipe for them that is very good, but I don’t know how big a dent that would put in your supply. They make me think of fall. Good luck with your harvest.

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  2. dezertsuz

    68 bags of apples sounds like a whole lot of fun, apple pie filling and applesauce to me. =) Mr. Owl would look wonderful as a pillow!

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  3. Lisa Marie

    Oh that owl is so cute! Wow, what a lot of apples. I go to the apple orchard and buy apples to make apple butter like my grandma used to make. Well, it tastes like hers, but I make it in the crock pot. It is very popular with my family and friends. Also I make an apple cake (also my grandma’s recipe) that is quick, easy and delicious. I can send you recipes if you want them.

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  4. Allison Evrard

    I had to laugh when you said you had 68 more bags of apples to deal with. My husband and I go apple crazy in the fall and buy boxes and boxes of Cortlands for applesauce. They also make awesome pies and crisps. So we still have boxes to go in our garage.

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  5. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Wow – so many apples!! How about making some apple sauce or apple coleslaw?! Your owl is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. rl2b2017

    Hi Karen! I think the dates in the giveaway details are wrong perhaps? It mentions September 11 and October 10th? Anyway, your owl is so darn cute and just perfect as the Who in Peek A Who. I do think it would make a great pillow – maybe a seasonal one with an envelope back so you can switch it out for the different holidays. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Verna A.

    If I had 68 bags of apples, I would start with making apple butter, baked apples and apple crisp. That owl is really cute and would be a great pillow!

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  8. Colette

    Cute owl. I have thought about making apple pie filling and water bath canning it. Someday my apple trees will produce enough apples that I may be able to make a pie. If the grandsons don’t eat them all.

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  9. Linda Williamson

    My MIL makes a wonderful Apple Cake from scratch. She’d make one every year after we’d go apple picking with the kids. Your owl is adorable and I’m thinking he’d look great in purples, oranges and black for halloween. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Charlene McCain

    Your owl is adorable! I must make one. That’s a lot of apples. If you’re willing to share, you might check with your local Human Services Office and see if their shelter care would like a bag or two for their children. Homeless Centers, too, might love like a few.

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  11. Barbara Mitchell

    Love this adorable Owl! Apple crisp has always been a favorite of mine.. I would love to experience new recipes like Apple butter and Apple cookies🍎

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  12. QuiltShopGal

    What a sweet owl. Super cute. As to what to do with apples? I love putting them in salads, even chicken salad. But they really are good to jar and enjoy when they are no longer in season.

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  13. Melody Lutz

    I leave the apples at the store, I’ve never been a fan. However, I made a caramelized apple spice cake with caramel swiss meringue buttercream for my mother’s 85th birthday…it is my most requested what should I bring item for the past year. Thank you for sharing your talents and creativity today!

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  14. Lori Smanski

    Your owl is adorable. It would make a cute pillow. Apples? hmm I like to make applause, apple pie, apple doughnuts, apple bread and of course apples sauce to go over waffles and pancakes.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  16. Lj Meyers

    Who? Me, said Owl. Sweet block and perfect for the Halloween season. OM goodness, I couldn’t blame you for being ‘fed up’ with apples. Don’t have an apple tree but I begin to feel that way about my tomatoe harvest!!

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  17. Rochelle Summers

    I do like the big eyes on that owl and you’ve done a great job on the block. As for apples, you’ve made everything I would have. The only advice I have is to wait until after dark, then leave a bag on the doorstep of each house at least six blocks away from where you live. You might also think about donating to the food distribution program, senior center of someplace like that.

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  18. KJ

    I love that owl. “Only” 68 more bags of apples to go. Wow! I make apple bread, and apple muffins with some of each going into the freezer. I also make an apple coffee cake that somehow never makes it to the freezer. Good luck.

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  19. Anita L Jackson

    Mmm! Apple cider 🙂 but seriously, I do add an apple or two to the stock pot when making soups if I have an abundance. No one ever notices that the piece of apple is not a potato. hehehehe

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  20. Rosemary

    Our 18 month old granddaughter knows that an owl says “Hoot, hoot!” so you little quilt is very appropriate for her. This will probably be the first Halloween she’ll remember and she’s going to give out “treats” at our house this year.

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  21. Pat

    Cute owl! I have saved all the patterns from this wonderful quilt along and hope to sew my own version some day. Thank you for sharing in the hop … 🙂 Pat

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  22. farmquilter

    Your owl will make an adorable pillow!! All those apples…applesauce comes to mind and can you can the apples to make apple pies and cobblers later in the year?

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  23. Cathy B.

    I’m sure you’re all “appled out” by now! Is there a food bank or elementary school where they could be donated? Adorable owl by the way!

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  24. davemelvanolan

    My mother-in-law collected owls. 🙂 Your block reminds me of her. I would suggest apple butter. I have a crockpot recipe (of course!) for it. I will try to locate it and send it to you. Hugs!

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  25. myzbarb

    Another owl to add to my collection of owl patterns! I love owls 🙂 As for those apples… if you are tired of preserving them for yourself, have you considered offering some to your local food bank?

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  26. Nancy Myers

    A very cute owl. As to your apple dilemma, you could carve apple faces, but that would take a long time. Can spiced apple rings. I think you have done everything I can think of to do with apples!

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  27. Beth Talmage

    I have a friend who dries lots of apples, which might be an idea for you. She says it is pretty easy and they last a long time.

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  28. Carol S.

    Such an adorable owl…cute, cute! When I was growing up we had apricot trees that were canned, dried, and made into jam. I still love apricots, but I don’t ever want to eat canned ones again. Sounds like you’ve made some yummy progress on your apples. We love baked apples.

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  29. Susan

    Well, I make applesauce and apple butter and freeze it. I also like to make cranberry/apple breads. I also like to cut up an apple and add it to my oatmeal for breakfast.

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  30. Elizabeth Balcom

    Your owl is great. I to am dealing with apples, What I do is use my handy peeler, compost the apples overnight with a little sugar and cinnamon then put in freezer bags and throw in the freezer. I use gallon bags if I want to make sauce later and quart size for apple desserts such as pie and turnovers.
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

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  31. Susan Shaw

    Hi Karen, I’ve been extremely busy with family rehab (physical – not me) duty and haven’t been reading my Bloglovin’ post each day. It’s nice to take an evening to read and see some friends. First, your owl is absolutely adorable. Second, it seems you are about covered in apples. I have to be very careful with eating raw apples. Sometimes I double over in pain from raw apples and not with cooked apples – have no idea why. Growing up, we had a few apple trees in the back yard between the pine trees to control soil erosion and the house. We got the apples that the deer did not get from the low hanging branches or the ground. My mother made applesauce and froze it after we got a freezer. Before that, she canned the applesauce. My paternal grandmother made what she called “fruit.” It was what I would call a chunky applesauce. Mom’s applesauce was very fine and smooth while Mema’s was very chunky. They each were fully cooked. It was if Mom’s had been processed through a sieve and Mema’s had just been stirred in the pot until the apples were done. While the textures were different, they seemed like two different products. My mother and each of my grandmothers were each excellent cooks and they all had a little bit different style. I don’t know how my grandmothers learned to cook and my mother learned to cook from a cookbook when she got married during WWII. Good luck with the apples. Hopefully you have a cool, dark, safe place to store them.

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  32. Maryellen McAuliffe

    The owl is cute. I love going apple picking, and haven’t been able to go because I’m caregiver for my mom, who has Alzheimer’s. I love apple struesel muffins, and you can bake them and freeze them for later. There’s also bread recipes that use apples, which can be frozen, too. Just wrap in plastic wrap and put in a ziploc bag.

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  33. Robin RK

    Thanks for the owl for 2 reasons…for Halloween/Fall and for the QAL which I have been following. Did the Christmas one last year:) As for your apples…have you canned sliced apples or applebutter? I love applebutter. You send me a few jars of Apple something and I will send you lemons off our trees this winter. I’d offer olives but those darn squirrels beat us in picking the last 2 years. Really if anyone wants lemons let me know.

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  34. Emily R

    Love your owl! Raw apple with peanut butter or freshly pressed cider! Hmm I wonder what it would cost to ship some down to me? *wink wink *

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  35. Renea Yarolim

    Love your owl. The fabric you choose is perfect for this cute project. I am not to adventurous with recipes. My family loves apple crisp but I do make double topping as that is a favorite.

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  36. Kathleen McCormick

    I love your version of that Owl. Now, on to your apple problem – I thought apples are good in fall soups but then that would create a whole other surplus or need for 68 bags of squash. Not a good idea. Apple butter is a favorite of the Pennsylvania Dutch and is great on cottage cheese.

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  37. mspdesignsusa

    Love the owl! My mom used to pare the apples and add the spices, then freeze the filling to use later. She also made apple sauce, which I haven’t had in years. Home made is SO much better than the sauce from the stores.

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  38. Flashinscissors

    Hi Tu-na,
    I love your owl, he’s gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the pattern!
    Here in the U.K., our lovely neighbours leave a crate of apples on their wall outside, and plastic bags for people to help themselves as they pass by ….. it works very well! Another neighbour leaves out courgettes, cucumbers and runner beans ….. whatever they don’t need, and yet another neighbour has left herbs: rosemary, bay, mint.
    The only mishap was that some joker once walked off with an empty trug (which had a note saying “please take” …. obviously referring to the vegetables!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  41. Marian Pena

    Holy Cow that is a lot of apples… You’ve done everything I would do with them, except make Apple Butter… one of my favs to spread on toast in the morning. It’s also a favorite for a Christmas gift and easily made. I also make a wonderful Chocolate Chip Applesauce cake which is a favorite around the house and popular for potlucks.I love the Owl pattern, I’ve seen it done by the other bloggers also as I have been following Vanda’s Fall QAL. Thanks so much for participating today and my sincerest apologies for not getting around to the blogs sooner this week. It’s really been I think my busiest week of the year thus far.

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