Travel across America with American Made Brand solids
June 16, 2014 § 192 Comments
Originally part of the Oregon Territory, Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. If I asked you what came to mind when I said Washington state, you may think of Mt. Rainier.
Or you may think of Seattle.
But there is so much more! There are outdoor quilt shows.
There are rolling prairies.
There’s really not enough room here to mention everything. There’s hiking, biking, beaches, wineries, shopping, historic buildings, native American art… and coffee! The list can go on. So much to do and so little time to explore it all. In case you were wondering, here are some trivia facts.
- Nickname – the Evergreen state
- Motto – Alki, an Indian word which means by and by
- There are 39 counties, 2.1 million acres of state forest land, and over 1000 dams.
Oh yeah, here’s my block. It was hard to narrow down all of my ideas to just one. I really wanted to include the whole state! So… I decided to work off of our state nickname, the Evergreen state. Because you will find them in every corner, nook, and cranny of the state.
Download the pattern here.
The pattern is on 8 1/2″ x 14″ legal size paper.
Or… choose the “poster” setting to print it on two 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of paper and tape them together.
I used fusible web to machine applique the state abbreviation & the trees. The trunks of the trees are stitched with a heavier brown thread. And, I used the following colors:
Background – 32 Light Aqua
WA – 30 Dark Blue & 1 White
Small trees – 18 Lime
Large trees – 24 Olive
Leave a comment by Friday, June 20 at midnight to win an 8 fat-quarter bundle that Clothworks is giving away.
You can also win one of three different bundles of 15 fat-eighths of the colors that I didn’t use in my block. There is a cool bundle, and a neutrals bundle and a warm bundle. Tell me which bundle you would like and then I’ll draw 3 additional names. I hope you enjoy working with these American Made Brand solids as much as I did!
The give-away is now closed.