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About Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

The story behind Tu-Na came about a couple of years ago when I asked my five year old grandson, “What do you call me?” "Nana" he replied. I turned to my four year old grandson, seated across the table from him and asked, “What do you call me?” “Tutu” (which is Hawaiian for Grandmother) he replied. “So” I asked, “What should the new baby call me?” as I pointed to my two week old grandbaby being held by his mother. After a couple of seconds, my oldest grandson's face brightened and he exclaimed “Tu-Na.” While the boys don’t call me Tu-Na as they each have their own names for me, the name is cute because of how it started. I wasn’t ready to be called grandma when the oldest was born and Nana seemed like a good idea. When the second grandson came along his mother didn’t want him calling me a name that is so close to banana that most kids say nana for anyway and since we had just returned from a trip to Hawaii and learned that Tutu is Hawaiian for grandmother, it seemed like a good idea. After raising four sons and one daughter, I rejoined the workforce briefly to decide I have more important things to do. Come follow along on my journey as I document the things I love to do; quilt, travel, and eat.

Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 6

Welcome to the sixth block reveal
for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Presenting: Stars at Sea

This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting. You can download it free

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 5

Welcome to the fifth block reveal
for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Presenting: Heads or Tails

The buttons are attached just for show. They will be removed before quilting because my quilter (me) doesn’t want to break the needle or the machine! After quilting, I’ll hand stitch on the buttons.

This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs. You can download it free

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL By the Sea Segment 1 Wrap-Up

Congratulations!

You’ve survived the first Segment of the QAL by the Sea.  I wasn’t so sure I would. You can read the Rest of the Story below to find out what happened to Terry the Turtle I.

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Giveaway Alert!

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL By the Sea Block 4

Welcome to the fourth block reveal
for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

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Presenting: Sun Block

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This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. You can download it free

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 3

Welcome to the third block reveal

for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Presenting: Signal Flag

This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 2

Welcome to the second block reveal

for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Presenting: Terry the Turtle

I still need to do the applique.

This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by

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Tu-Na Quilts: QAL by the Sea Block 1-She Sews Seashells by the Seashore

Welcome to the first block reveal

for the QAL by the Sea!

This QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design: Where Friends and Fabric Meet.

Presenting: She Sews Seashells by the Seashore


This 12.5″ (unfinished) block pattern was created by

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Tu-Na Quilts: Announcing the Next Quilt-a-Long with Partners in Design

A New Quilting Mystery Revealed:

QAL by the Sea

Starting Tuesday, August 4th at 8 AM (note time change from previous QALs), the first block for this nautical themed Quilt-a-Long will be revealed. 

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Tu-Na Quilts: Find Me on Facebook

That’s right. Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats can also be found on Facebook. Come on over and check out my page. You are welcome to follow me to get sneak peeks of what I’ve been up to or updates of blog posts.

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