Wednesday, May 21, 2014

American Made Fabric: ALABAMA!

UPDATE: THERE ARE ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR THE FAT QUARTER PACK GIVEAWAY! I'LL BE POSTING THE PATTERN FOR THE ALABAMA BLOCK IN THE NEXT FEW DAY!





Hello to all the American Made Brand Blog Hoppers!

I'm so excited to share a bit about my state of Alabama! Above is the block I designed and made with the fabulous AMB solid fabrics. I do love applique, so my entire block is done this way.

Are you ready to learn more about Alabama?


The rocket on my block represents the strong presence of NASA in our state:


The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center. The largest NASA center, MSFC's first mission was developing the Saturn launch vehicles for the Apollo moon program. Marshall has been the agency's lead center for Space Shuttle propulsion and its external tank; payloads and related crew training; International Space Station (ISS) design and assembly; and computers, networks, and information management. Located on the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, MSFC is named in honor of General of the Army George Marshall.
The center also contains the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC), a facility that supports ISS launch, payload and experiment activities at the Kennedy Space Center. The HOSC also monitors rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station when a Marshall Center payload is on board.



And the football: college football is HUGE here in Alabama!!!! The two primary teams are Auburn and Alabama. You have to be for one or the other - there is no in between or undecided here!

And the heart: We're known as THE HEART OF DIXIE, so I embroidered that on the block.

Another important QUILTY thing in Alabama: it's the home of the Gee's Bend Quilters! How cool is that?

If you haven't heard, all the state blocks (including mine!) will be put together in a fab quilt to be displayed in Houston this Fall. Can't wait to see it!

So,

do you want to win a fat quarter pack of these AMB solids? Here's what you have to do:

1. Become a follower of this blog.
2. Become a follower of my other blog: theHEXIEblog.blogspot.com
3. Leave a comment here telling me you've done 1 and 2 AND tell me your favorite color!

I'll draw a winner on Sunday, May 25!

144 comments:

Michele said...

Your block turned out fabulous. Nicely done. I hope to see you on Monday when it is my day to share.

Lee said...

Your block is nice! I follow both blogs. thanks

quiltgrannie said...

Your block represents your State very well! My favorite color is blue.

cityquilter grace said...

ok i am a follower! my favorite color is blue and you should have mentioned alabama is the home of helen keller...ivy green in tuscumbia...home of a true hero!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

I spent five winters in southern Alabama and I've never met nicer people then those who call Alabama home. It's a wonderful place. If you hadn't put a football on your license plate, I would have thought you weren't really from Alabama! ;-)
marsha.hodgkins@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower and have adopted Alabama as my winter home. Love teal and turquoise. I found you from On the Go Quilting. Linda P

Deb G. in VA said...

Your block is great! I follow both blogs. My favorite colors are blue and purple.

Gaynell Rowe said...

love the block, also did 1 & 2...thanks..gaynellrowe@ymail.com

Kathy said...

I just put greenquilts on my bloglovin list and your hexie blog on my RSS feed list. Thanks for the opportunity to win! My favorite color is blue/green. Will you be having a downloadable pattern for your Alabama block?

Kay said...

I signed up to follow both blogs - I love the look of hexies, but have yet to attempt them....some day! My favorite color is any shade of blue!

oneoldgoat said...
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oneoldgoat said...

I had to deleted my last comment because I forgot to say that I am now following both of your blogs! I love your block. And even though I am a Pennsylvania resident, I have always loved the Crimson Tide! When the Crimson Tide played Penn State a couple years ago, I ran into some of the fans in our little country grocery store! What nice, nice people!

Oh, and my favorite color is green!

oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

maxine17 said...

following both blogs! my favorite color is purple.. pink.. blue.. orange.. sorry.. can't pick just one..

Sandra said...

You have done an amazing job on your block. I am now a follower of yours. My favorite color is bue. Thank you for being a part of the AMB Blog Tour and giving all of us a chance to win this giveaway.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Elizabeth Campbell said...

Your block looks great! I'm now following both blogs on Feedly. My favorite color lately is light aqua. I seem to change my mind frequently, though. :-)

Sandi Griepenstroh said...

Love the football! As a Cornhusker, I thought about highlighting that part of Nebraska, but ended up going another direction. My late mother in law was a huge Bear Bryant fan:)

Quilting Tangent said...

Signed up to follow both sites. Favorite colors orange/yellow and purple. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

Lynn said...

I'm already a follower of both blogs. My favorite color right now is turquoise. Love your block!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Alabama had a space facility like that! I follow you via email! Thanks for sharing your block!
Cheri
NannyMakesit89(AT)yahoo.com

Crickets Corner said...

Love how your block covered three important things about Alabama. I didn't know about it's connection to the space program. Signed up for both blogs and my favorite color depends on the mood I'm in, today it's aqua or yellow, haven't decided yet.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I do things in order and didn't read to leave one comment. I follow you here and your hexi blog! My fav color is purple!
Cheri
NannyMakesit89(AT)yahoo.com

Sandra Visser said...

I already follow both of your blogs via Bloglovin.

Favorite color - Teal/Aqua

cynthia said...

I followed your instructions! Blue is my favorite color!

Chele said...

I am a follower of both sites and I love the hexie flower quilt you did! My favorite color is blue!

Bethany said...

I follow via bloglovin for both of your blogs, and my favorite color is blue!

NRoot said...

I have signed up for both blogs. My favorite color is purple. I have been to Alabama more than once my sister lives in Mobile and the Bama logo is usually in site since my nephew has it tattooed on the calf of his leg. It is very pretty in Alabama.

Kathy H said...

I follow both blogs through google friends. My favorite color is red.

Cindy Dickinson said...

I followed both blogs. My favorite color is purple!

Vicki H said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Green is my favorite color.

Donna W said...

I am a follower of both blogs. When I go fabric shopping with my friend, she is surprised when I do not buy any green. So, needless to say, green is my favorite color.

Cheryl said...

Your license plate is great. Hugs from Miss Pennsylvania!

Sharon Green said...

I joined both blogs...my favorite colors are any shade of purple and aqua, oh yes and green or red and maybe pink. :)

OhioLori said...

Iwas already a Hexie Blog follower..email & Bloglovin. Now I am a follower of this one too..also thru bloglovin! Loved the info on your State too..way cool! & Thanks! :)

Favorite color is shades of blues.

Mary Jane said...

both 1 and 2 are done. My favorite color is PINK!!

carla said...

Hi!!! Love your license plate block!!!! I am a new follower on both blogs!!!! My favorite color right now is orchid!!!!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am following both of your blogs with blog lovin. My favorite color is fuchsia!

Jill Hicks said...

I am following both your blogs and I love green!

delaineelliott said...

I signed up to follow both blogs by email. My favorite color is blue. Thanks!

Cecilia said...
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Cecilia said...

Great block! I follow both blogs and my favorite color is pink. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marianne said...

Love the block. I am helping my daughter move up to Birmingham next month so I will be getting acquainted with Alabama.

Emily Breclaw said...

Such a fun block! Hugs from Texas!

Kay said...

I became a follower of both of your blogs & my all time favorite color is red.

Evie H said...

Love your block, Julia! I have subscribed to your Green Quilts blog as well as your hexie blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your good stuff. And red is definitely my favorite color!

Carmen N said...

I completed #1 and #2.
My favorite color right now is aqua.

teachpany said...

I follow both blogs, and love purple.

MissPat said...

Signed up to follow both blogs by email. My favorite color is purple.
I took a quick peek at the Hexi blog which looks very interesting. I haven't gotten bit by the hexi bug yet but yours look like fun.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Beautiful, thoughtful block. I am now a blog follower.

lindamid said...

I signed up to follow your blog. Love the colors of blue. I have done both day 1 and day 2. looking forward to the whole tour.

Abbigail said...

I signed up to follow both your blogs.

Patsy Wilkerson said...

Following both blogs. Favorite color: I love all colors!

Amy said...

Nice work. Love your choices to represent your state.

LuAnn said...

I subscribed to both of your blogs! Let's see, today my favorite color is blue, yesterday it was red!

Sarah said...

I follow both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway, and good to learn a bit about Alabama! sarah@forrussia.org

Connie Cain said...

I follow greenquilts via bloglovin and the hexie blog via e-mail(couldn't find the bloglovin button). :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Joanna said...

I'm following both, and my favorite color is red.

tweety tweet said...

Following your blog...so inspiring! Love the color pink! Regina D., tweetyb936@aol.com

Cherry Tree Quilts said...

I have done 1 & 2. My favorite color is pre-thunderstorm blue/purple.

Anonymous said...

I follow on bloglovin and the Hexie blog by email. My favorite color of late is lime green. This road trip has been a lot of fun so far! Donna (Chavesdm@msn.com)

Wendy said...

Great Job Miss Alabama!! Love your block and the fact that you stepped it up for the team ... you rock! :) Thank you for sharing about Alabama ... and your amazing block :)

Dianna Eickhorn said...

Okay I did 1 and 2 and I have to say thank you for making me do that because it made see your book on photo play! That's your book? You're not going to believe this but it was your book that inspired me to make one of my most precious quilts and has lead me to make my newer version of your technique Tom Petty quilt on my Facebook page. Now go look. But what really floors me is the first person quilt I made from your book is from Alabama!!! Now you have to see his quilt! You want me to post it here?

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower of both of your blogs and my favorite color is Blue! Thanks for sharing about your great state.

Lynda McCullough said...

I am now a follower of both of your blogs. My favorite color is that Light Lime!

Margaret said...

I follow by bloglovin and google friends. My favorite color is lime green and orange.

Jill said...

I love your state block and all the great information you share about your state. I follow both blogs.
Thanks.

icraftnqlt said...

I signed up to follow both blogs and my favorite color is green. Thank you for the chance to win!

barefootT said...

Done # 1 & 2, my favorite color is Green

Patty D from NC said...

Wonderful block! (Just drove through your state a week ago with my son on a trip from Houston, Tx to North Carolina!)

Barb said...

#1-done
#2-done
#3-Green and all its variations!

Candice said...

What a fun Alabama plate, Julie! Your handwork is just beautiful! Thanks for the reminders of all things Alabama - indeed a fun and welcoming state to visit. People are so friendly. And Gee's Bend! I forgot they're from AL. I met one of the Gee's Bend quilters at a special exhibit in a San Francisco art museum several yrs back. Sweet as can be. And so fun to hear her talk.

jmniffer said...

I now follow both your blogs. My favorite color is Dark Raspberry. I like how your block covered three different things Alabama is known for. Thanks for sharing.

jen said...

followed both blogs on bloglovin -- thanks so much !!! My fave colors are in in the GBIV range ... love them all. :)

Jo said...

Love your block!I follow here with bloglovin and the Hexi blog with GFC

Elaina said...

I'm following both of your blogs! My mom was born in Alabama and I've got lots of family still there. Love to go up the mountain and watch for Vulcan when we visit! Love your tag!

Elaina said...

forgot to leave my favorite color - PINK!

Carol in Mesquite said...

Both blogs will be fun to follow. I am new to blogs. Favotite color is blue.

Mary Marcotte said...

Hi Julia, I love your block. We visited Stennis Space Center back when our boys were teens, and just last summer we checked out the Gees Bend area and got lost for a while. Now there's a way to visit a state! Hope to visit again when you come to Louisiana!

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Now following both blogs. I am pleased to have found a hexi blog as I am making my first hexi quilt.
Blue is my favorite color.
Carolyn

Anita said...

I already follow both blogs. My favorite of the colors is dark raspberry.

dcargill said...

I follow both blogs. Teal is my favorite color

Cynthia Knapp said...

I follow both of your blogs. My favorite color is green. thanks. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Rhonda D. said...

I follow both of your blogs through Bloglovin. Love your block. My favorite color is green. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dorothy said...

I am a follower and love your block. My favorite color all time is any shade of blue

nicolesender said...

Bloglovin follower for your blog: Nicole Sender.
GFC follower for The Hexie blog: nicolesender.
My fanvorite color is blue.

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

Your block is just wonderful and a great tribute to your state. I go to a retreat in your state 2 times a year and have lots of fun. Yes I have followed you on both blogs.....Nice to meet you. My color changes but for right now I am liking pink & black. Have a great day

Mama llama said...

Hope I've done this right...Alabama is special to us. One year ago we drove from Mississippi to Huntsville, AL to pick up our sweet rescue dog, IVY ! I believe that I am now a follower of your two blogs And that you know my favorite color of the new AMB solids, ORANGE

vicki said...

Hi, I like your block and all the info about Alabama. I am a follower of both of your blogs via email. My favorite colors are purple and green. Thanks. vickise at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Joined the blog...fav color aqua. Heart of Dixie RR is in my town. I <3 Alabama!

Mary said...

Red has always been tops with me. I'm following your Green blog via Bloglovin and your hexie blog via email.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Very nice block. I signed up to follow both blogs. Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm a new follower of both blogs.

PK Sews said...

I'm following both of your blogs on Bloglovin. Thanks for the great post about Alabama and the chance to win! I like your block!

Bobbie said...

I have signed up at both blogs. I am especially fond of hexies, love to do them.

My favorite color today is orange! it changes from day to day, depending on my mood.

tac73 said...

I am following both your blogs. Right now my favorite color is light turquoise.

Tabitha Keener said...

I've done #1 & #2! My favorite color lately is aqua! Thanks for the giveaway and I loved learning about Alabama!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Debra G said...

I'm following both of your blogs and my favorite color is purple! It doesn't matter if it's lilac or eggplant, as long a it's purple. :D (P.S. Roll Tide!!!!)

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I'm following both blogs through GFC, and my favorite color is purple. I love how many things about Alabama that you incorporated into your block, especially the Heart of Dixie. Have you watched the show, Hart of Dixie? I really like it (:

Cindy Anderson said...

I'm now a follower of both blogs! Love finding quilters who live closeby, relatively speaking. I'm just across the state line in TN. We spend, and have spent, lots of time in Huntsville over the past 18 years between work, quilt guild meetings, and general hobnobbing around. My daughter goes to UAH, but she wears her TN orange proudly on campus.

Favorite color: Purple! Is there any other color?

Lorri said...

I love this Blog tour, finding lots of interesting new quilters I didn't know about. Is everyone providing their license plate pattern, or just a few of them?

Lorri said...

Oops ! I forgot to mention I am following you and I love the Eggplant color, which is funny because my favorite colors are usually in the orange/peach family! lol

Judymc said...

I've done 1 & 2 and my favorite color is blue.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I'm a new follower!
...and my favorite color would have to be...Blue!
Thank you for the chance to win, and your block is awesome!

Joan H. said...

I have signed for 1 and 2. My favorite color currently is purple.

Audrey Matlock said...

I'm a follower! My favorite color is purple.

Jess said...

I followed this blog on bloglovin and the hexie blog with Google.

Favorite color would be black (if you count that as a color; if not, then red).

jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

john hutchens said...

I follow both blogs and my favorite color is maroon

Lee Ann L. said...

I am following both blogs and my favorite color is purple!

Sandra said...

Love your block. I am a follower of this blog and the hexie blog. My favorite color is teal blue.

Geni Pickens said...

Done both 1 & 2, my favorite color is blue

Grandma Helen said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Favorite color - anything purple!

barbara woods said...

follower on bloglovin

barbara woods said...

follow both and my color is red

Donna said...

Following both. Favorite color is red

KMSC said...

Thanks for the information about your state. I hope to visit one day. I am now a follower of both blogs. My favorite color is purple!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

Teresa Van de Castle said...

following both blogs... very nice blog!
tsvande@gmail.com

brenda90159 said...

I follow both of your blogs..Hexi via yahoo-rss and Green via bloglovin. My favorite color is PURPLE.

ljeanne said...
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ljeanne said...

My favorite color is yellow. I follow both of your blogs. My two daughters and their husbands went to Auburn. Wonderful days for all of them. War Eagle!

Wanda said...

I have done 1 & 2 and I love purple.

Jennifer said...

I am following both of your blogs!

Kelly Wilson said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin'. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

Kelly Wilson said...

I subscribed to the hexie blog (those pugs are cute!).

Kelly Wilson said...

I completed 1 & 2. My favorite is orange. Thanks!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Did #1, did #2 and my favorite color is red!

dorothy said...

Already follow your hexie blog, but now I am following this one too! I have been to the NASA museum and looked in the Apollo capsule, man their is NO room in there!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Following your blog with bloglovin.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Following the Hexie blog on Google Friend Connect.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I follow both blogs, and my favorite color is yellow.

Walter said...

Great job! I love these fabrics! pjrquilter@msn.com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I follow both blogs now. Love your block too! My favorite color is peach. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Pamela Davis said...

Your tag is awesome! I am now following this blog and the hexie blog! My favorite color is PURPLE!


Pam

davis6620@gmail.com

pippirose said...

I follow both blogs.
My favourite colour is purple!

Jean said...

Becoming a follower today, my fave color, yellow

D said...

The AL block is terrific! You did a great job with your explanation for those who have never been to AL. I follow both of your blogs. War Eagle!

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm following this blog with bloglovin. thanks

Debbie said...

I've been a follower of both of your blogs for a long time! Great ideas in your block design and well executed. My favorite color is orange.

Deb Lovejoy said...

Can you tell me if there is a link to the pattern for this block? I am not seeing the link to click. Thanks

B. J. Woodlee said...

I am following your two blogs. Great Bama Block!

momto1 said...

I'm following both, and my favorite color is blue! Carole S.

aus_chick said...

Following both with gfc! My favorite color is green today :)

cjmont said...

i follow green quilts on bloglovin.

Janie said...

I have done one, and two. Purple. Your work is amazing. Thanks for the chance.

Charlotta said...

I have become a follower of both of your blogs and look forward to seeing what you're up to. Though I live in Kentucky now, I lived in GA for 30 years and spent lots of time in Alabama - and I'm a big fan of the Gees Bend quilters. I have lots of favorite colors, but the top one, in quilting, probably is orange!
Thanks.

Karen Thurn said...

Did I miss your post on the license plate pattern? kthurn@bektel.com