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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 12 – Rotary Cutter

Welcome to the twelfth block reveal

for the Sew Let’s QAL!

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Presenting: Rotary Cutter

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This rotary cutter looks so real!

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 9 – In Stitches

Welcome to the ninth block reveal

for the Sew Let’s QAL

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Presenting: In Stitches

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This delightful block pattern was created by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing. You can download it free on her blog here from now until September 24th, 2019. After then, the patterns in this QAL may not be available anymore or may be available for a small fee. Don’t delay, download them today.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 7 – It’s a Pressing Issue

Welcome to the seventh block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL

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Presenting: It’s a Pressing Issue

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I designed this block with some drawing help from my daughter. She sent me a sketch of an iron on graph paper and then I totally changed it. But I do want to give her credit for helping me see the possibilities. Thanks, Emily!

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 1 – Sewing Machine

Welcome to the first block reveal for the Sew Let’s QAL.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Six Released Today

I have two blog hop posts scheduled this week. If you’re looking for the Christmas in July blog hop post, my post is scheduled to publish close to the midnight hour on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT. You can find it here after that time.

Welcome to the release of the sixth block for the Fall Into a QAL. Before we know it, fall will really be here.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Five Released Today

Welcome to the release of the fifth block for the Fall Into a QAL.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Fall Into a QAL Block Three Released Today

Welcome to the release of the third block for the Fall Into a QAL.

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If you’ve dropped by looking for my flower project as part of the Where Flowers Bloom hop, you can find it here.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Mixing Around and Having a Lot of Fun

I’ve always said that spending the winter in Arizona is like going to winter camp for seniors. There’s 92 different clubs and activities offered in our 55+ active adult community and that’s not counting the flu that’s also going around. Tu-Na Helper and I have been busy and enjoying every minute of our time here.

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I did spend some time this week mixing things up a bit and produced this cute little block. I thought you’d like to see what I’ve been up to as far as sewing related. No, I have not started a new project. But more about that later.

 

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This little beauty is 7 3/4″ X 9 3/4.” Tu-Na Helper says this one is a new digital model since it’s missing the lever. Some things just have to be left to the imagination. You can find the free pattern here on Why Not Sew.

 

I changed the pattern a bit. I treated it like paper piecing and not sewed as shown on the pattern for two reasons; I needed it to be facing this direction and I just couldn’t see myself fussing over little pieces of freezer paper. It actually worked amazingly well. 

What I Learned Today:

  1. I’ve been missed. I received 4 emails from my dear readers asking if I was ok since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Rest assured all is well but I did enjoy knowing that I was missed. There is much fun in the sun around here taking my time. 
  2. The more time lapsed between posts makes sitting down and writing more difficult.
  3. I need to use my “real” Kitchen-Aid to whip up another lemon meringue pie. The lemons on our tree are ripe! I’ve already made three pies and we’ve had some company.
  4. Some of those lemons are so big that it only took 1 and 1/2 to make a 1/2 cup of juice.
  5. There’s no comparison between homemade fresh lemon meringue pie and lemon pie made from a box of lemon pie filling.
  6. Find another piece of fabric to use for the background in my pictures. I got a new camera for Christmas from my kids and a new light/camera stand from Tu-Na Helper. I’m still learning to use both.

Question: Do you whip things up by whisk, hand mixer, or a fancy stand mixer like the one pictured? I tried whipping cream with a whisk, once. After 30 seconds, I decided it definitely is worth using something that’s a whole lot faster.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen,

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Linking with:

Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

2018 Monthly Color Challenge (January is red) at Patterns by Jen (PB &J)

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River

Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts

Tu-Na Quilts: Block 2-Tree Farm Finished for I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

 

I finished Block 2, Christmas Tree Farm, for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long almost two months ago but haven’t been able to write about it.

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I’ve purchased small yellow star buttons to add to the tops of the trees after I’ve quilted the top.

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