Delaware License Plate Block & Giveaway Winner

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Thank you to everyone that stopped by little old Delaware on their trip through the USA!

I am so excited to share with you the free PDF pattern of my Delaware License plate block.

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And, the winner of a fabulous fat quarter bundle from American Made Brand is:

Comment #250:

I like dark tomato , lt sky and dk purple.

 

Here’s a little eye candy for you all, go check out American Made Brand and all their beautiful color fabric! Hopefully we can all see this fabric in our LQS soon!!

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This blog tour was so much fun to participate in! I hope you all have fun traveling through this beautiful country we live in!!

Here is a complete list of all the stops on the tour, giveaways and blocks galore!

DAY DATE STATE STATEHOOD  BLOG
Day 1 19-May Delaware Dec. 7, 1787 Blue Striped Room
19-May Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787 Cherry Lynch Quilts
Day 2 20-May Georgia Jan. 2, 1788 Butterfly Threads Quilting
20-May Idaho July 3, 1890 Taffy Talk
Day 3 21-May Alabama Dec. 14, 1819 Green Quilts
21-May Massachusetts Feb. 6, 1788 A Quilting Jewel
Day 4 22-May Maryland Apr. 28, 1788 Spring Water Designs
22-May South Carolina May 23, 1788 The Crafty Quilter’s Closet
Day 5 23-May New Hampshire June 21, 1788 Park Hill Farm
23-May Virginia June 25, 1788 Pat Sloan’s Blog
Day 6 26-May New York July 26, 1788 Quilts from my Crayon Box
26-May North Carolina Nov. 21, 1789 A Stitch in Time
Day 7 27-May Rhode Island May 29, 1790 Seaside Stitches
27-May Vermont Mar. 4, 1791 Quilter in Motion
Day 8 28-May Kentucky June 1, 1792 Simply Sandy
28-May Tennessee June 1, 1796 Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Day 9 29-May Ohio Mar. 1, 1803 Olive and Ollie
29-May Louisiana Apr. 30, 1812 Fleur de Lis Quilts
Day 10 30-May Indiana Dec. 11, 1816 No Hats in the House
30-May Mississippi Dec. 10, 1817 Life as a Quilter
Day 11 2-Jun Illinois Dec. 3, 1818 A Sentimental Quilter
2-Jun Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788 Jump Cut Arts
Day 12 3-Jun Maine Mar. 15, 1820 Quilts of Love
3-Jun Missouri Aug. 10, 1821 42 Quilts
Day 13 4-Jun Arkansas June 15, 1836 Sew at Home on Pine Ridge
4-Jun Michigan Jan. 26, 1837 Crafty Blossom
Day 14 5-Jun Florida Mar. 3, 1845 Flourishing Palms
5-Jun Texas Dec. 29, 1845 The Caffeinated Quilter
Day 15 6-Jun Iowa Dec. 28, 1846 Kindred Quilts
6-Jun Wisconsin May 29, 1848 Freshly Pieced
Day 16 9-Jun California Sept. 9, 1850 Cali Quilter
9-Jun Minnesota May 11, 1858 The Curious Quilter
Day 17 10-Jun Oregon Feb. 14, 1859 Sew Mama Sew
10-Jun Kansas Jan. 29, 1861 Lilac Lane
Day 18 11-Jun West Virginia June 20, 1863 Coop Crafts
11-Jun Nevada Oct. 31, 1864 Inventive Denim
Day 19 12-Jun Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867 Renaissance Sandi
12-Jun Colorado Aug. 1, 1876 Sew Incredibly Crazy
Day 20 13-Jun North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Terri Stegmiller Art Quilts
13-Jun South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Moneik Quilts
Day 21 16-Jun Montana Nov. 8, 1889 Why Knot Kwilt
16-Jun Washington Nov. 11, 1889 Bloomin’ Workshop
Day 22 17-Jun New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787 Studio 78 Notes
17-Jun Wyoming July 10, 1890 Excessive Compulsive Sewing
Day 23 18-Jun Utah Jan. 4, 1896 Fireball Quilts
18-Jun Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907 Hollyhock Quilts
Day 24 19-Jun New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912 Dora Quilts
19-Jun Arizona Feb. 14, 1912 So Many Quilts, So Little Time
Day 25 20-Jun Alaska Jan. 3, 1959 Quilt As You Go
20-Jun Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959 Barbara Bieraugel Designs
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Welcome to Delaware AMB fans!

Delaware was the first state established in this awesome country of ours, so I get to be one of the lucky to go first to share my quilt block and a little about the state I live in: Delaware.

When I was asked to create a quilt block representing the state of Delaware for the American Made Brand’s launch of their solid fabric collection, I have to admit, I was a little stumped. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Delaware is a great place to live and all, but there’s not really a landmark or icon that everyone automatically associates with Delaware.

Naturally, I asked a bunch of locals what the first thing they think of when they think of Delaware is.

The Beach, Blue Hens, chicken farms, farms in general, the riverfront in Wilmington, and the Beach.

I do so love the beach and how quickly we can get there!

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Towers Beach, Image Source

So, I ran with the beach idea while trying to incorporate a common image we see in Delaware, the big D. Here’s what I came up with:

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There will be a free tutorial up on the 23rd for how to make my Delaware block (edited to add link) along with the giveaway winner, and I’ll be linking it back to this post.

One of my absolute favorite things about Delaware, aside from the beach, is the history. There are walking tours in Dover that you can see some of the oldest buildings and artifacts in the state. Fort Delaware is a common tourist attraction with a little ferry ride to top it off. And, the Wilmington Riverfront is definitely a fun place to day trip to.

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Fort Delaware, Image Source

Another favorite is the local markets. Spence’s Bazaar in Dover is a fun place to treasure hunt. In New Castle there’s a huge farmer’s market with a big parking lot full of antiques, yard sales, and fun stuff. There is also a CSA program run by Fifer’s Orchards that delivers to pick up locations all over the bottom half of the state, “from farm to fork” they say! They also have one of the best corn mazes in the fall, here’s one from 2013:

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Fifer’s 2013 Corn Maze, Image Source

 

On to the best part of this post: THE GIVEAWAY!

 

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American Made Brand is giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of 8 of their fantastic solids!

 

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You can get an entry for each of the following, leave a comment for each entry:

-Leave a comment telling me something you think of when you think of Delaware (appropriate please)

-Go to American Made Brand and tell me what what your 3 favorite colors are!

-Follow my blog

-Like my Facebook page

-And an extra for doing all 4!

 

The giveaway will end at 6pm on May 23rd, and winner will be determined by random.org.

 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and be sure to travel the rest of the US through this wonderful blog tour!!

I’m Joining the AMB Blog Tour!!!

It’s no secret that I’m proud of being an American, and I love to support local goods and services.

So, when I was asked by Candice of American Made Brand to participate in their blog tour introducing their awesome new line of solid fabrics I jumped at the chance!

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What exactly does that mean you ask??

Well, I have the privilege to design an 12 inch by 6 inch quilt block representing the state I live in: Delaware.

Dela-where?? Yes, Delaware! (We get that bit from Wayne’s World quite often)

There will also be a little giveaway:

One of my lucky readers will win a bundle of 8 FQs of this lovely fabric!!

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Edited to add: The giveaway is open to US Residents only.

Awesome, yes??

AND...

There just may be a little more goodies to giveaway too.

Stop by on May 19th to see my block and have a chance to win!

This blog tour will take you through each of the 50 States, giving you a chance to win a FQ bundle and other goodies at each stop! Feel free to visit the entire US without even leaving your home!! You can click on the button below:

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