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!
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!