Thursday, May 22, 2014

Welcome to Maryland!!

Today is my day on the American Made Brand Fabrics Blog Tour!  I'm so excited to be taking part in this 50 State virtual tour of the US sponsored by Clothworks to kick off their line of fabrics made in America from Farm to Fabric!  My good friend Barbara Burnham and I collaborated on the Maryland block below.  Barbara designed the block, and I made it :)


But before we get down to business, I thought I'd give you a little pictorial tour of my beautiful state over here in the Mid-Atlantic region on the East Coast where I was born and raised...  

Because of where Maryland is situated between the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east...the bustling Baltimore/Washington DC corridor in Central Maryland... the Chesapeake Bay running through the state...and it's rich history dating back to our earliest settlements...Maryland offers something for everyone.

The mountains of Western Maryland are simply beautiful.  Hiking, skiing, and plenty for history buffs with many Civil War battlefield sites, including Antietam National Battlefield at Sharpsburg Maryland, the site of the bloodiest single day of the Civil War.

One of my personal favorite places to visit is the Western Maryland Scenic Railway in Cumberland :)

Then within just a few hours drive, you can go from the mountains to the beach!  The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Central Maryland to the Eastern Shore. 

 The iconic Boardwalk at Ocean City Maryland...


 ...And you can go camping at charming Assateague Island.

Both the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland are known for the beautiful farm lands. 

 And here in Central Maryland, my home county hosts the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival every year the first weekend in May at the Howard County Fair Grounds :) 

There's the culture and happenings in Baltimore City...

...And history.  Fort McHenry is located on the Chesapeake Bay just outside of Baltimore's harbor and is where the Star Spangled Banner flew during that night in 1814 when Francis Scott Key wrote the words that would later become our National Anthem.  The Maryland Historical Society is home of the original document, and the original flag resides in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.  The Maryland Historical Society sponsored the Stitching History Project that I was fortunate and honored to take part in last summer where we stitched by hand a reproduction of the Star Spangled Banner. 

Maryland is deep in history with it's first settlement at St Mary's City in 1634, and became one of the original 13 Colonies.  It was granted Statehood as the seventh state to join the Union in 1788.

That's when Annapolis became the State Capital.  You can not visit Annapolis today without walking down to the City Dock and enjoying the beauty of the sail boats on the water.  

...That's why I thought the sailboats in our block really had the feel of Maryland :)  


So anyway, now that you're familiar with Maryland, can feel the breeze on the water and smell the sea air, leave a comment below for a chance to win a bundle of Fat Quarters of the American Made Brand Solid Cotton fabrics from Clothworks!  I'll choose one random winner on Monday, May 26th to receive a bundle of fat quarters from Clothworks, and then I'll pick another winner to receive a pack of 5" charms from me :)

...And then come on back here tomorrow for some tips on how I made our block, and a to link to the pattern!  And every day you can visit all the Blogs on the AMB Blog Hop from all 50 states and collect their blocks as well :)  

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

PS ~ Another kind of Maryland tour is the Maryland Row by Row Shop Hop going on this summer.  You can Click Here to see a list of participating shops, and visit in person our very own Brick and Mortar Spring Water Designs Shop for your Free Row pattern anytime between July 1st and September 1st :)


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Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for the awesome history lesson on your beautiful state! Love your "license plate" and it definitely represents your state very well!!!

jirons42 said...

Ihave only spent a brief time in Maryland but just as the noisy cicadas were everywhere.

Betsy said...

Daw
N your block is perfect. I love how you gave us a brief history lesson with such vivid pictures. Thank you!

JoyceLM said...

I'm originally from MD, but have lived in NC for over 40 years. Your article brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks.

Dorian said...

What a fun design for your license plate! Thank you for the virtual tour, I've never been to the East coast.

momto1 said...

Love your block! Your collection of photos from MD make your state look very inviting.

Nancy said...

Dawn, you gave a wonderful condensed history of Maryland. Love your state and the many fond memories I have of it. Your block spoke well of Maryland.

Lisa Marie said...

Love your block! I enjoyed the many lovely photos in your post.

Jill said...

I lived in Maryland for a short time when I was first married. I loved it! Love the block too.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your block is awesome! I love the sailboat design. I really enjoyed reading about Maryland and seeing all the wonderful pictures!

I look forward visiting your shop this summer (with friends in tow) during the Row by Row shop hop.

Carrie P. said...

love your block. From your photos it looks like Maryland is a very beautiful place to live.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your block design! Really enjoyed 'seeing' and learning about Maryland with your pictures and comments. Have a great day! Donna (chavesdm@msn.com)

quiltgrannie said...

Thanks for all the pictures and information about your State!
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DebrafromMD said...

Although I was born in Hawaii and lived all over as a Navy brat, Maryland has always been home to me. Now I live here permenantly.

kathyinozarks said...

I have never been to Maryland so I really enjoyed your post-and I love your license plate block-thanks for the chance

Mary Jane said...

Love the sail boats.

Susan C said...

I have visited the beautiful state of Maryland several times, even lived in Baltimore as a young child.. Thank you for the wonderful tour of your state.

Judy Cloe said...

Love your block. My son went to Annapolis and we enjoyed visiting there for 4 years. I remember those sailboats and the delicious crab cakes.

Abbigail said...

I have never been to Maryland and I didn't realize how much there is to see and do! Thanks for the tour!

cbooth said...

Lovely sail boats!

Robin said...

As someone who once lived in Annapolis, I agree with the others -- your block is a wonderful representation of your beautiful state! Well done!

ga447 said...

A great and beautiful state.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Maryland is such a pretty state, I haven't seen near as much of it as I would like to, I have a brother and a sister living there though so I'm sure over the years I will see more - I like the northwestern area the most.

Diann said...

Your block is great. When I think of Maryland, I tend to think of either the western part with the mountains, or the cities. It's certainly a state with a lot of variety.
diannc(at)aol(dot)com

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I used to sail when I was a teen, so really love your block.

Kathleen said...

I am really impressed with your pictures! You really covered Maryland from stem to stern! My favorite would be the last one of the Blue Crab…only I like mine steamed…. :-)

Joanne Hawks said...

Great job with the sail boat Maryland block!

Emily C said...

I love your sailboats, they are very nice. I love the contrast of the white boats on the blue background.

Teresa said...

Maryland was well-situated for an abundance of historical sites, and yet there is much open and preserved land as well. Good job

patty a. said...

I have never been to Maryland. What a beautiful place! Your block is so pretty. I love the sailboats!

Kellie from Indiana said...

These are the kinds of history lessons I wouldnt fall asleep listening to! Your plate is amazing!

WhoMom said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. The scenery reminds me of here (WA state) and the history is so rich. Maryland is on my list of "hope to visit" places. The block is beautiful and I'll look for the instructions tomorrow! Thanks for the giveaway.

cityquilter grace said...

barbara, my stuff is nearly all packed, ready to move! and love the photos, history and the block!

Jo said...

Wow Maryland is so beautiful.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Maryland looks beautiful--thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This has been such a fun blog tour. I always enjoy learning about our country! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

You just made me put Maryland on my must visit list, thank you!

PeginCO said...

Beautiful block and very lovely pictures! I have cousins who live in Maryland, so we've been to some of those places when we've visited. I have special memories of being at Ft. McHenry with my uncle when I was little.

Marianne said...

Kudos for a nice post. I've been to Maryland many times having lived in Pennsylvania near the Delaware border for 8 years. It is indeed a beautiful state!

Amy said...

Your Maryland block is just lovely. Someday, I will get to Maryland. Thanks for all the great places to tour.

Catskill Quilter said...

I enjoyed your post about Maryland and its diversity!

Feebs said...

I'm from Maryland as well. What a great job you did on your presentation of our state.

Mari said...

Beautiful sailboats!

NRoot said...

Maryland is a very pretty place with lots to see and do. I lived there for 2 years and my son was born in Havre De Grace, MD so I have very good memories of Maryland. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

sunny said...

It's a beautiful state that we live in, and you've given a lovely tour! Thanks for a chance to win.

oneoldgoat said...

I really enjoyed your blogpost today! I do think Maryland is a beautiful state.

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sophie said...

I have fond memories of my couple visits to Maryland over the years–mostly for business ... it would be good to go back for fun! Thanks for sharing your state. Your collaboration seems to have been very successful--I love your license plate design.

bee said...

what i miss the most after moving out of MD is a summer crab feast!

Lynda McCullough said...

I visited my Uncle, who used to live in Berlin, MD, and he took us to Ocean City. It was my Grandparents' first time seeing the ocean and they were so cute. The water was cold (it was early June) but us Midwesterners didn't care. It was the ocean!!! My young cousin just shook his head. Great memories!

Patsy Wilkerson said...

Sounds like another bucket list item. However I have been to Maryland, Baltimore. But, on business and did not have a chance to see much of anything. Need to go back. Love you design and would love to eat some crab!

Claire said...

I really like your block.

Sue Bennett said...

I have been to your state several times. Love it history.

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Kathy H said...

Glad to see all the things to do in Maryland and your block is perfect. I love it when we are traveling and I see a whole group of those little sails on the water. So pretty.

Rachel said...

That is a gorgeous mountain picture. Did you take it? It really makes me wish I was in the mountains today instead of at a desk! Nice work on your block.

Michele T said...

Thanks for the virtual tour - everything sounds wonderful in Maryland!! I would love to go to the Sheep & Wool Festival!!

Apeacefulquilter said...

Dawn, what a great block for us Annapolitans! Super job on the state history, too. Wasn't working on that flag last summer fun? See you soon!

Kathy said...

Love your block, and the tour of your state of Maryland. I believe I was in Ocean City once upon a time, when I was about 12-13 years old (I won't tell you how long ago that was). I was traveling with a neighbor family whose children I babysat. So I kind of helped them with the 4 kids as we traveled. That was my first trip anywhere at the time.

Charlotte Barnes said...

Love the block and Love having Maryland as my neighbor.Looking forward to finding AMB in my area!
Charlotte Barnes

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Love the curving waves and the sailboats are really cute!

giddy99 said...

I go through BWI at least once a week, and I love your block!

PK Sews said...

Your block is beautiful! I can feel the sea breezes as I look at it! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the great post and chance to win.

Bev said...

Love your Maryland block!

DJC said...

I've lived here for 80 years and you have said it all with your pictures. A great place to live and quilt.

Debbie Weishaar said...

Lovely pics of your state. I can see you are very happy to live there. We've been in Maryland visiting friends and really had a wonderful time when they took us down to the wharf in Baltimore. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Your block is so pretty! I love the waves, the sail boats, & the color choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

Valjean Sanford said...

You did a wonderful job of covering every corner of our State...makes me proud to live here!!

Love the block!

Renee F. said...

Dawn, I love the block. Born and raised Maryland. Boating, beach every summer and mountains in the fall. Crabs on Fisherman's Inn Crab Deck is the best. You did a great job of recounting the history, too.

Michele Minehart said...

I always love visiting out family in Maryland. Between Baltimore and DC, the beaches and the cities, there is so much to see, learn, and do there! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kathryn said...

I'm from PA and have had many opportunities to visit MD. You are right, there is so much to see and do.

Carol in Mesquite said...

I am not well traveled so visiting Maryland through your photos was a real treat. I am also glad to know about the row by row event this summef.

lindamid said...

Thanks for the pictures of places in Maryland. I have never been there, but would love to visit and tour the historical places.

Bethany said...

Thanks for sharing! I have only driven through Maryland, but it is a place that I have always wanted to visit!

Liz Rehrauer said...

My husband and I have begun to travel since our recent retirements. We've gone Northeast and Southeast. Next time we go East, it will have to be "Centraleast." How beautiful. Thank you for the tour.

graysongal said...

Such a lovely tour and beautiful license plate design. Would like to have time for a real tour of this beautiful state. lauriesroberts at gmail dot com

Patty A, SW Missouri said...

Thank you for the pictures, Maryland is Beautiful!

Carrie said...

Great block! After spending the day in the Annapolis Harbor, filled with sailboats, I truly appreciate our state! Don't forget the Naval Academy is in Annapolis!

terriquilts said...

Thanks for the information on your lovely state and thank you for the chance to win the fat quarters!
Terri from Michigan

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures of Maryland. It looks beautiful there!

Cherry Tree Quilts said...

I really enjoyed reading about your state. I would love to see the ponies and the Sheep & Wool Festival. Great color choices for your block!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love the license plate you created! I've spent time in MD but it has been many years now. Really loved Assateague and Chincoteague!

Christi said...

That sea breeze was very refreshing! Thank you for sharing the history!!

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Chele said...

I love your block! It is so pretty! I live in the DC area so I have been to MD many, many times!

Julie said...

Dear Dawn, Thank-you. I have enjoyed reading about your State of Maryland.

allierae said...

Such a beautiful state, and that railway looks awesome!

Sandi Griepenstroh said...

Your block is my favorite so far! I love the water and the boats, and I envy you being by the sea as I am seriously land-locked here in Nebraska! Be sure to check out my block on June 12! Also, my mom's shop is doing the Row by Row this summer here in Nebraska at the Quilters Cottage in Kearney, NE. If you get to Nebraska this summer, be sure to stop by!

Bobbie said...

I loved reading about, and seeing the pictures of Maryland. Really interesting. Thanks for the tour.

Mary said...

I am loving this blog tour for three reasons: 1- the license plates, and yours is just awesome; 2- learning lots about places I've never been and now wishing I could go there (thanks for the gorgeous tour of your state) and 3- discovering new blogs like yours, which I am now following. Thanks for being a part of it all.

Anonymous said...

I have never been to Maryland, but from your "tour"..I'd sure love to go! So much history there that I'd love to see! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cheri
NannyMakesit89@yahoo.com

Vicki H said...

I enjoyed reading your post today. I learned several things about Maryland. Thanks.

Cathy Romanczuk said...

Lovely piece. I have actually visieted Maryland and enjoyed my time there.

Candice said...

Dawn, great "tour" of Maryland with so much to do and see! LOVE your block, too. SO pretty! Exclude me from your giveaway, but thanks for the creative efforts!

MK Kerr said...

What a great mini tour of our beautiful state -- from the mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. Your block SO represents Maryland.

Joanna said...

It looks as if Maryland is beautiful and offers many attractions. Your block is a lovely one.

JDBrown said...

Maryland my Maryland :-) Beautiful block for our home state!

cynthia said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of Maryland--it sure is appealing.

delaineelliott said...

That crab in the last picture is beautiful! Thanks!

Tonya Tiffany said...

I loved the pictures you picked of our beautiful state. We really are a miniature America with just about everything in it. Love the sailboat design!

tac73 said...

The pictures of Maryland you posted are gorgeous and I like the block.

barbara woods said...

great pictures thanks

Sandra said...

You really outdid yourself on your history lesson about Maryland. Great job. Thank you for being a part of the AMB Blog Tour and the opportunity to win either of your giveaways.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

maxine17 said...

Thank you for all the interesting tour of Maryland! I love your license plate!

tweety tweet said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful history lesson on Maryland! Haven't been there in years but need to go soon. Lovely license plate! Regina D. tweetyb936@aol.com

Kay said...

I am truly enjoying all of the blogs on this Blog Tour - so interesting to hear new things about every state! Not to mention I love being by the water!

ytsmom said...

Beautiful pictures. I would like to visit someday, from the Midwest.

Sewgirl said...

Sounds like a great place to live! Thanks for sharing. You did a great job with your block too!

Sewing Sue said...

Wonderful job on the block and the post! Makes me want to visit Maryland right now... Thanks.

Linda Wujcik said...

You totally caught the essence of Maryland...great design elements! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Grayfallingstar said...

Dawn and Barbara, You captured the essence of the state. Lovely block.

~Kris~ said...

Love your state block and thd tour of the state. Thanks for sharing.

Quilting Tangent said...

Beautiful pictures!
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Melissa Miller said...

Thank you so much for what you've shared about Maryland. :)

Wendy said...

beautiful block! And wonderful share about your home state ... thank you so much :)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Oh, I love your block! I spent every summer at OC Maryland when I was a kid. Such fun memories, hopefully I'll be able to take my kids sometime!

Debra G said...

Maryland is a beautiful state! Thank you for sharing with us.

Texas Quilting Gal said...

The pics are so pretty! My sister and I are driving visiting Delaware and NJ in June and I think we might do a day in Maryland to do the train ride! Looks so beautiful!

Moogy said...

That's a very nice write up about Maryland Dawn. And I love the block. This is Margy, not Moogy!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Great block and good history lesson. I was born and raised in Maryland. Miss my steamed crabs and most especially crab cakes. My sweetheart makes me Maryland crab cakes for birthday and anniversary:-) bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

teachpany said...

I've visited Maryland many times, and traveled through many more. Great post!

HelenMarie said...

Love the look and feel of your block!
Thanks for a chance to win.

Jill Hicks said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of Maryland. Love the crab!

Jill Hicks said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of Maryland. Love the crab!

Pat said...

What a wonderful tour of our beautiful state. Thank you!

Connie Cain said...

Love your block!! I live on the opposite coast, so I can relate to the boats. :)
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Lee said...

Your block is so pretty! My husband and I are leaving on a trip to your love state this week! Your post has me even more excited about visiting! thanks!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I never knew Maryland was so full of variety! Thanks for sharing!!!

Judymc said...

What a beautiful state! I would love to visit someday. Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful fabric!

Lorri said...

My husband was staioned in Washington DC for 4 years and I really enjoyed exploring many beautiful places in Maryland. One our favorite family day trips was the Inner Harbor and the Aquarium !! :)

Cindy Dickinson said...

Visiting Baltimore is on my bucket list!

OhioLori said...

Thank you for such great Info & Picture about your State!!! I have always wanted to go up that direction...now the want is even stronger!!! lol Definitely a trip we plan to take sometime soon! :)

Joanne K said...

Hadn't heard of the 50 State tour! Another great idea.

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Christine S said...

Would love to visit, what a beautiful place!

barefootT said...

thanks for sharing your state with us. beautiful license plate. :)

Patriotmom said...

Lovely photo tour of Maryland, can't wait to visit

Sue Hilton said...

I love this sailboat block. If I win some fabric, I will definitely make it!!

Karen said...

I have been to Antietam several times. It is a fabulous place.

Gaynell Rowe said...

love it...really nice...gaynellrowe@ymail.com

Ali said...

Thank you for the info, that's one of the states on the side I've never been to and I love seeing the pictures and learning some facts!

Tabitha Keener said...

Now that I've read and seen all of pictures I really want to visit! Your block does capture the beautiful docks and sailboats! Thanks for the giveaway I would love to have some of these solid colors!

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Sarah said...

Beautiful block! sarah@forrussia.org

Helene said...

I love your Maryland quilt- simple and striking.

emmy said...

Thank you for the giveaway. We have visited many of the sites you mentioned.

Mary Marcotte said...

Wow, you really know all about your state. I have been to Maryland, but only briefly and apparently I did not see a thing! I hope to return and visit some of those historical sites.

As for your license plate block...you really made it sing! I love the sail boats but the water! Simply gorgeous.

Cecilia said...

Thank you for the history lesson. My oldest daughter and her family lived in Maryland for a few years and I've been able to visit your beautiful state a few times. Thank you for the giveaway and I will be back for the cute block pattern.

Dianna Eickhorn said...

Boy do I remember Baltimore! I thought the heat and humidity here in Texas was like no other place in the US but when I went to Baltimore it was hotter and steamier!!! I couldn't believe it. I still can't! One of most amazing places I've been.

bertha shepherd said...

Although I have been to Maryland, I enjoyed your tour. Never got to spend enough time to see it all.

Sylvia said...

Are you kidding, Howard County?!?! I grew up in Mt. Airy! So many memories of the Howard County Fair! I live in Georgia now, and every summer I'm bummed that they apparently don't do county fairs here like they do back home.

Estie said...

I lived in Maryland for 35 years and love those blue crabs!!

Joan H. said...

Enjoyed your comments about Maryland
Hope to visit it again some day.

jmniffer said...

I love the sailboats on your license plate. Thanks for sharing about your state.

scottylover said...

Very neat block! Can't wait to find these fabrics in my LQS so I can "pet" them and adopt a few. :)

Sandy A

Linda said...

Your pictures are gorgeous and represent your state perfectly. I learned so much about Maryland. I can smell and hear the ocean.

MissPat said...

I've been to Maryland many times. My brother and sister-in-law lived in Pasedena for quite a few years, and I've stayed in Hagerstown numerous time, and visited Baltimore and Annapolis. It is a very historic and beautiful state.

Nyla said...

Lovely block and thanks for the lesson on Maryland, enjoyed it!

Emily Breclaw said...

Gorgeous block!!! Hugs from Texas :-)

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Okay, I totally learned something new today - I had no idea that Maryland was sheep country! Cool! My dad's family were sheep farmers (in Ireland, but still...)
We had a few sheep growing up, they are pretty neat animals.
Anywho! Your block is awesome. Thanks for teaching this Chicagoan a thing or two today!!

Crickets Corner said...

You make me want to come visit Maryland and I love your block, best yet!

Audrey Matlock said...

Great block AND history lesson! I love the beaches of Maryland!

Dorothy said...

Your block is an amazing representation of Maryland. I've been there a few times, and heading to Baltimore this summer. thank you for teaching us a bit about Maryland.

B. P. said...

Recent history in Maryland is the horse "California Chrome". The only horse races I watch are the races for the triple crown.
Thanks for participating in the A M B road trip. I am enjoying it. Like your license quilt block too.

Afquilt said...

Love the history! Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

History is cool. We don't have as much out here on the West Coast (okay, we don't know as much; there is history!)

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Penny said...

Beautiful block! This one makes me want to do them all and make a state quilt!

dcargill said...

I love you block & really enjoyed reading the history in your state. I visited Baltimore once but was on my way to NIH so I spent some time in Bethesda too. Would love to return!

Chiska said...

What a great plate! I look forward to seeing the pattern tomorrow.

Rhonda D. said...

Love your block. Thanks for the history lesson amd photos of Maryland. Thanks for the chance to win! wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

What a great post! Thanks for adding lots of great pics!

gab said...

I'd love to ride on the sailboats on your block. So peaceful.

john hutchens said...

a lovely state and quilt block :)

quilter said...

Beautiful fabric, I live in Pennsylvania

Beth said...

I really like your plate!! Thank you for sharing some background on your state. I am trying to visit all 50 and that is one I have not yet visited.

Lee Ann L. said...

Greetings from Texas!

Michele said...

Your blocks turned out fantastic. I've been to Baltimore and really love it and am looking forward to exploring more of your beautiful state some day.

Connie said...

What a neat block, greetings from Iowa!

Kay said...

Thanks for the photo tour of Maryland which makes me want to visit there. I live in Delaware at one time, so went through Maryland a few times. I really like how creative you were with your block.

MooseStashQuilting said...

What a fabulous license plate. I just love the colors of this great US made fabric! Yeah!!!! Looks like I am going to have to put your state of my list of must do's. What beautiful photos you have posted!

Elizabeth Campbell said...

Your block is beautiful! I LOVE the colors you chose.

Sandra said...

Love your block. Have been to Maryland many times. It is a beautiful state.

Donna W said...

Great block, and would love to visit Maryland. I have never been there.

Vivian said...

I really love your license plate, it would make a great full sized quilt (going to pick up the pattern right after this)! I've only driven through Maryland on the way south but after your wonderful tour, I've really got to plan a trip to really visit it.

Carol Ann Johnston said...

lovely
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Evie H said...

Maryland is on my "go visit" list! I love your sail boats block, even though I don't sail! =)

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! I liked hearing about your great state.

Grandma Helen said...

Thank you for the information about Maryland and for the giveaway opportunity

Diantha said...

I love your block - the waves are so cool.
I've been to Baltimore, but your blog showed so many more places to visit!

Alison said...

Thank You for the pattern, I used to live in Maryland.

Geni Pickens said...

Love your block. I would love to visit Maryland!!

Deb said...

Have not visited your great state but now showing hubby your pics, the train is getting him, so hopefully soon! Love your plate!!!! Might have to adapt this to a block for me! Thanks.

JANET said...

Love your block. I am working on a sailboat quilt right now for my BF's Grandchild.

barb said...

i absolutely loved the history lesson on your wonderful state, and the pictures were beautiful. it makes me want to pack and head your way. lol you did a fantastic job. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Margaret said...

Great block and awesome history lesson. I would love to return to Maryland for another visit.

Gina Patterson said...

Beautiful block. We used to go to Maryland every summer when I was a kid.

Karen said...

I have only been to Maryland one time and had a mixed experience. There's nothing like a sleepless all-night flight to color your impression of a state. After a rest, we did go to the aquarium in Baltimore, which was fun, and we got to take the free buses (!) around town.

Regina said...

Love the crab! Adorable! (and yummy!)

Julie said...

Thanks for the tour of your state and a chance to win fabric!

Allison C said...

Lived in Cambridge Maryland for almost 2 years and was spoiled by the best blue crabs. I haven't been able to eat crab since because it just doesn't compare.

Barbara said...

I love Barbara's sailboat block.

Barbara Bennett
Stash Overflow

Donna said...

Love the beautiful sailboat block

khowardquilts said...

What a lovely block. I made a quilt with different kinds of sailboats for a BIL who lives in Maryland. i have never been there, but all three of my sister live there now.

Mary said...

LOVE your block!

KMSC said...

Maryland is a beautiful state and well represented by your block.
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