Tu-Na Quilts and Travels: Day Two of the Quilt MN Shop Hop, 9 Shops, 528 Miles, Only 44 Shops Remaining

We awoke early again. We needed to leave the motel by 7:15 in order to arrive at our first shop of the day by opening time. Tu-Na Helper had consulted the routing App the night before and the first shop on the list wasn’t open until 10 although it was closer to our present location than any others.

Because time was of the essence, he decided we’d go to the second shop on the list first since they opened at 9 and backtrack to get the first shop second hoping to arrive shortly after their opening time. Google said they were 37 miles apart but required 59 minutes of non-stop driving time. That plan sounded like a lot of extra driving miles on slow, winding, lake country roads. But I went along with his plan.

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Tu-Na Quilts and Travels: Day One of the 2019 Quilt MN Shop Hop; 6 Shops; 599 Miles; Only 53 Shops Remaining

Morning came early on opening day which would not have been so bad if I had made it to sleep at a reasonable hour the night before. If you remember from my last post, I only had two days to prepare for this trip and I needed every minute I could find to finish getting ready.

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Tu-Na Quilts and Travels: 8 Days; 59 Shops; 2,815 Miles on the Quilt MN Shop Hop and Stories to Tell!

We’ve returned from our sixth consecutive year of participating in the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. Tu-Na Helper survived another year of hopping with me. And do I ever have stories to share.

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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 11 – By the Bolt

Welcome to the eleventh block reveal

for the Sew Let’s QAL!

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Presenting: By the Bolt

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Use this 12.5″ block to showcase your fabrics you’ve used in previous Sew Let’s QAL blocks.

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Tu-Na Quilts: Sew Let’s QAL Block 10 – Buttons

Welcome to the tenth block reveal

for the Sew Let’s QAL

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Presenting: Buttons

This is a 12.5″ block featuring one of my favorite items to collect.

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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 8 – Pin Cushion

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

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Presenting: Pin Cushion

Usually, the tomato pincushion is red but I made an heirloom variety.

 

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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: Let’s QAL Block 6 – Binding Clips

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

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Presenting: The Binding Clips Block

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This “Binding Clips” block measures 12.5″ x 12.5″ unfinished.

This block was designed by Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter. You can download the free pattern here on her blog from now until September 24th, 2019. After then, the patterns may not be available anymore. Don’t delay, download them today.

Tips and Tricks to Constructing this Block

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