We're coming up on Memorial Day, blogger friends. Many of us in the US get sentimental about our country around this time of year for the holiday honoring those who died in service. Our thoughts turn to honoring our country in some way too. Some of you will be making or displaying red, white and blue quilts or other projects. Here's an idea - how about making something from fabric totally made in America? Can't get much more patriotic than that. As a quilter, I do love this idea.
Clothworks Textiles has begun a blog tour to promote their new line of fabric - American Made Brand - featuring 50 quilt blocks designed by 50 bloggers to represent all 50 states. Visit 2 blogs per day, learn about the states, then leave a comment and get a chance to win a delicious fabric bundle as well as other goodies. That's 2 winners per day. Follow the schedule here. Then, follow the directions on each blog to make sure you're included.
I was picked to make the block for Illinois and so you'll get a chance to win something here on my blog too. I'm enjoying playing around with all the wonderful colors while I slowly work on my block.
Coming up with a block that represents my state is turning out to be a little harder than I thought it would be . . . . I've already tossed my first two ideas.
But I hope to have it finished sometime this weekend. Remember to stop by on Monday, June 2, to see my big reveal, post a comment and win something cool. Something Made in America.