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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: Destination QAL Segment 3 and Final Wrap-Up

Congratulations!

You’ve survived Segment 3 of the Destination QAL.

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Giveaway Alert! Find two giveaways in this post!

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The past four weeks have found us taking a road trip, deciding which way to go, riding up and away in a hot air balloon, and climbing a mountain. Now it’s time to put this quilt to rest.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block 11

Welcome to the Eleventh block reveal

for the Destination QAL!

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

Presenting: Hot Air Balloons

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Tu-Na Quilts: Segment Two Wrap-Up

Congratulations!

You’ve survived Segment 2 of the Destination QAL.

We rode on a ferry, spied a covered bridge, spent some time in the city, and planted a forest beside a lake. I wonder where we’ll be going next?

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Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block 8

Welcome to the eighth block reveal

for the Destination QAL!

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

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Presenting: Lake Quilt Block

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I interrupt this usual QAL post for an important message:  Well, actually a funny story that I was reminded of while sewing this block. I added a canoe because  it reminded me of one of Tu-Na Helper’s adventures during his boy scouting days. Let’s see if I get it right.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block 6

Welcome to the sixth block reveal

for the Destination QAL!

 

Block 6 means that we’re halfway done!

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

Presenting: Cross at a Walk Block 

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Tu-Na Quilts: Destination QAL Block Five

Welcome to the fifth block reveal

for the Destination QAL!

We’re back with Segment Two and block 5.

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

Presenting: Riding the Ferry 

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