Welcome to Day 3 of the American Made Brand Blog Tour. Today I'd like to share with you the license plate I designed to represent the great state of Massachusetts. While I'll always consider New Hampshire my second home, since I lived there for 15 years, I will always love Massachusetts - the state where I was born and call home again. Keep reading for a great giveaway!
I thought it would be fitting to make a license plate with the ubiquitous hat worn by the Pilgrims since Massachusetts is where the Pilgrims landed. I also wanted to design something that people might be able to use, not just for a license plate quilt. This hat block would be perfect for a small throw pillow to decorate the house during Thanksgiving.
This block is paper pieced and finishes at 12" x 6". Because the block is 12" long, I recommend printing this block on legal size paper. To download the pattern for free, visit my Craftsy shop here
If you've never been to Massachusetts, I highly recommend a visit. There's so much to see. In Boston you have a number of great sites like the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, The Boston Public Garden, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Children's Museum, The Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall, The North End, and so much more. The restaurants are amazing. Outside of Boston you have beautiful beaches (yes, like on Cape Cod and The Islands). Drive west of the city and you can visit Lowell, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. For us quilters, there's the New England Quilt Museum, the Boot Cotton Mills and the American Textile Museum. You've also got beautiful lakes and mountains all over the place. The Appalachian trail does go through Massachusetts after all. And we can't forget about the Berkshires in Western Mass. Are you a basketball fan? You're in luck - the Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield Massachusetts. Oh, and while you're out here, you can always visit some of the other awesome states in New England.
Now for the giveaway... Clothworks is giving away a fat quarter bundle of its American Made Brand fabrics. These fabrics are 100% Made in the USA. The colors are wonderful and rich.
I want to make this giveaway easy, so just tell me what state you're from and one thing you like to do there to be entered. That's it! If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure I have a way of contacting you. If I can't email you, I'll pick another winner.
Only US residents or those with a US mailing address are eligible for this giveaway. I'll draw a winner next Tuesday, May 27th.
***The giveaway is now closed***