It was then that inspiration struck! I wanted to travel to all 50 states, buy fabric in each one, and put together a quilt representing my travels.
Obviously, the first state that I acquired was Florida. (And as luck would have it, the store that I went to sold an exclusive fabric to represent the area!) I don't remember the exact order I acquired the following states, but I do try to add a new state or two each year.
|Hawaii, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maine, New Mexico (L-R)|
South Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Vermont
North Carolina, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania
I am under no illusions that this will be a quick process. After all, it's been five years and I only have 14 states. In fact, I don't even have fabric from the state I live in yet! But this quilt is all about the journey, and I'm looking forward to taking it.
|What you could win!|
And here's where I try something new...
When I was in Colorado picking up the most recent fabric for my 50 states challenge, I picked up a few fat quarters to give away to a reader of my blog.
My apologies to anyone who reads my blog from abroad, this particular giveaway is only open to those with US addresses.
In order to win, please tell me what your favorite brick and mortar quilt store is and what state it is in. In addition, I must be able to contact you. Please leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger. Thanks!
I will pick the winner February Second. Good luck!
Linking up to Let's Bee Social.