AMB Blog Tour – Welcome to California!

Today the AMB Blog Tour is visiting California and Minnesota. Welcome to California! My name is Joan Lucchese and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most picturesque regions in the United States.

Cali2 California is a State filled with diversity. Home to more than 40,000,000 people, California is a “minority majority” state, with 58% of its population being Asian, Hispanic, Native American or other groups. 26% of its people were born outside the U.S. This provides us with a very rich cultural environment. California is also diverse in its topography.

From the majestic mountains of Yosemite Valley, to the beautiful sandy beaches of Southern California….

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….to the quiet desolation of Death Valley, and the cool, lush redwood forests…

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California has many features that attract visitors from around the world.

FUN FACTS ABOUT CALIFORNIA:

California contains the lowest and the highest points in the continental U.S. You can travel from 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley to 14,494-foot Mt. Whitney in less than a day.

Invented in California:  Apple computers, fortune cookies, blue jeans, the Barbie doll, and theme parks (Disneyland).

 The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has enough steel wires in its cables to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times.

My license plate was inspired by this post card from the 1950’s:

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Palm trees are an icon for California, so I decided to use them. I also wanted to celebrate the variety of beautiful colors available in AMB’s line of solids, so I added a quilt made from them. If you would like to make this block for yourself, you can find a pdf of the pattern here. Make one copy of the pdf as a placement guideline for the applique pieces. Make a second copy of the pdf and either print or trace it onto the dull side of a sheet of freezer paper. Cut out the individual pieces and iron them onto fabric and cut out the shapes. Affix them to the background with iron-on fusible. I lightly traced the shapes of the letters onto the background and then hand-embroidered on the outlines for the State name.

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Thank you for visiting CaliQuilter on the Blog Tour today. I have some gifts to give away.

amb-giveawayAMB is giving away a fat quarter stack of eight of their lovely solids. The person that wins the fat quarter stack will also be receiving this brand new book just released by C&T Publishing. “At Home with Modern Jane,” is filled with creative projects. There will be lots of inspiration here for all that fabric coming your way!

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Two more people will also be chosen to receive 6″ x 7″ charms of all 50 colors of AMB fabric. I cut up the samples they sent me into two piles. (A few have small pieces cut from them for the license plate, so forgive the imperfection.) It is what quilters love best – free fabric!

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Those two people will also receive a copy of “Playful Petals” written by my friend, Cory Yoder (Little Miss Shabby). This book offers a number of applique projects using petal shapes, and the fabrics I am sending you would be perfect in these quilting projects! playfulpetals

For a chance to win one of these gifts, leave me a comment about the Blog Tour. (My followers will get an extra entry.) Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs on the tour and enter their give-aways, too! I will pick the winners on Friday, June 13th, using the Random Number Generator tool. If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

Day 16 9-Jun California Sept. 9, 1850 Cali Quilter
9-Jun Minnesota May 11, 1858 The Curious Quilter
Day 17 10-Jun Oregon Feb. 14, 1859 Sew Mama Sew
10-Jun Kansas Jan. 29, 1861 Lilac Lane
Day 18 11-Jun West Virginia June 20, 1863 Coop Crafts
11-Jun Nevada Oct. 31, 1864 Inventive Denim
Day 19 12-Jun Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867 Renaissance Sandi
12-Jun Colorado Aug. 1, 1876 Sew Incredibly Crazy
Day 20 13-Jun North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Terri Stegmiller Art Quilts
13-Jun South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Moneik Quilts
Day 21 16-Jun Montana Nov. 8, 1889 Why Knot Kwilt
16-Jun Washington Nov. 11, 1889 Bloomin’ Workshop
Day 22 17-Jun New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787 Studio 78 Notes
17-Jun Wyoming July 10, 1890 Excessive Compulsive Sewing
Day 23 18-Jun Utah Jan. 4, 1896 Fireball Quilts
18-Jun Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907 Hollyhock Quilts
Day 24 19-Jun New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912 Dora Quilts
19-Jun Arizona Feb. 14, 1912 So Many Quilts, So Little Time
Day 25 20-Jun Alaska Jan. 3, 1959 Quilt As You Go
20-Jun Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959 Barbara Bieraugel Designs

Happy traveling! Until next time,

Joan

232 thoughts on “AMB Blog Tour – Welcome to California!”

  1. Good morning from Wisconsin. I have visited your state several times. Love the quilt hanging from the palm trees. Thanks for sharing your art with us!!

  2. Thanks for sharing those interesting points about California… I’ve learned quite a bit this morning!!! I would love to see the Redwood forests, and the beaches…looks heavenly! Thank you for your incredibly generous giveaways too!

  3. TeresaVan de Castle

    What a beautiful Day! and a Beautiful State of California! Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Monday!

  4. Joyce Mitchell

    I’ve been learning all kinds of interesting things about the various states in the blog tour. Every block is so unique & beautiful. Thanks for sharing your block & thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Karen Schultz

    Your block is so darn cute! I love that you made a little quilt on it. Thanks for all the interesting information.

  6. HI there,
    thanks for all the chances to win some fabric. I like your palm trees on the license plate. I live in Canada but would love to visit California some day.

    ruthq@rogers.com

  7. I love to visit California. I have been to your state twice.

    Very nice license plate that you made.

  8. Hello from the east coast! It has been fun seeing all the different states on this tour. I like your palm trees!

  9. The blog tour is great for introducing me to new quilt blogs. I’m a new follower of yours!

    jean

  10. This has been a fun blog hop. I usually fall out after a day or 2, but I’m spending a lot of ‘puter time since I broke my arm and can’t sew. I’m amazed I’ve stuck with it, but so glad I have. This has been fun and inspiring.

  11. Wow, now that’s a license plate. Love your quilt hanging from the palm trees! Shows a beautiful array of color, in those delicious fabrics!

  12. California is a fun place to visit. Business trips have taken me to the LA area, Martinez, and Lompoc. Our son lived in Huntington Beach for his first job out of college. I want to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, or rather have my DH drive so I can look! Your block is great!

  13. I love California! I lived there for twenty years and would like to return when I retire.
    Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful solids or whatever .

  14. Good morning from Florida! Love your quilt block, especially that you incorporated a quilt into it! Have enjoyed visiting all the other states on the AMB blog tour. Thanks for the giveaway! info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com.

  15. Very sweet block. I am enjoying the hop and learning new things about our states.

  16. California is a beautiful state – I would like to visit again. Your block is lovely, thanks for the chance to win in a giveaway.

  17. Thank you for the tour of California. Your photos are beautiful and your licence plate is fabulous.

  18. So Luv your plate! I’ve been up and down your coast, from top to bottom and also on the east side at Tahoe…luv the Eureka area the most! TIA! B-)

  19. Really like you license plate so cute with the quilt hanging from the trees and so colorful.

    nroot at lycos dot com

  20. I lived in CA for about 10 months! I’ve been enjoying the hop – it is fun to see how different everyone’s plates are!

  21. I love your little one patch quilt on your block, so very cute. This has been so much fun learning about each state and seeing some super cute blocks. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Your license plate is so cute. I have enjoyed the blog tour, not only because of all the lovely license plates, but also because of all the interesting things shared about each state. Good job, everyone.

  23. How have I not found your blog before this? As a fellow California quilter, I am happy to have found you. The palm trees on your block are perfect! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.

  24. Carolyn Armstrong

    Joan – love your license plate design and I love California! It is our favourite place to go to get away from Canadian winters….

  25. I found the AMB Tour a few days ago. I’m really enjoying all the blocks and was looking forward to seeing CA (my home state). Very cute!

  26. Your block is so cute! I visited CA for the first time at the end of November 2012. My brother got married in Del Mar and lets just say I am in love with the area! I spent every free moment walking the beach and was never more at peace.

  27. This has been such a fun blog tour. Love your “plate”
    I am originally from CA but now live in NC for 27 years. NC has a lot to see too.

  28. I’ve been so enjoying this road trip with AMB across our beautiful country. I think your license plate may be the first to picture a mini quilt in the design. I’ve been to CA a few times, most recently a few (17 actually) years back when we took the daughters on a short tour of the redwoods and the northern coastal area.

  29. Beautiful licence plate! I have visited CA several times, as my in-laws live in the San Fancisco Bay area. One of the best memories I have was visiting the redwood forest. Those trees are unbelieveable! Thanks for the giveaways!

  30. Lovely license plate! Makes me homesick for San Diego. Loved being there and being able to visit the many diverse highlights in CA. Thanks you for the lovely give aways, would so love to be a winner!

  31. I am really loving this tour. I get to learn new things about states I have never been to. And those I have been to, I am learning about. All the plates everyone is making is so wonderful. I am enjoying how everyone is picking out what they see stands out in their state. I grew up in the Mojave dessert until I was a sophomore in high school.

  32. Claire Christiansen

    Your block is wonderful and the pieces have to be almost microscopic to fit in the space!

  33. Linda E in AZ

    California is a great state where I lived for 5 years, just too bad it’s SO full of people….
    Beautiful colors for these new cottons
    thanks!

  34. I am in southern california.. and grew up with Yosemite and Loved death valley! I have been following the tour since day 1 and so many unique ideas and great information about each state! It has been fun!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot come

  35. Hi, I am one of those 29%,being in Ca from 1981 I’ve visited many of those spots and still have many to see,like your block,thank you for your generous giveaway….marta

  36. I have been enjoying all the creativity on this blog tour. I love the little quilt blowing in the breeze on your block! And I so love the fact that this fabric is made in America. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  37. Kellie from Indiana

    Its fun visiting different blogs and seeing the different designs for each state. Yours is awesome.

  38. Love your license plate. I also love the picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. No fog :). I love California <3. Lived there many many many years. I'm enjoying the blog as well. This is a wonderful way to explore our beautiful U.S.A.

  39. Cute! I love the quilt hanging from the palms. I’ve only been to California once, and that was in the mountains east of LA, so I didn’t see palm trees.
    I’ve learned a lot on this blog tour. Lots of things I knew, and lots of things I didn’t. I haven’t traveled much around this great country of ours, so it’s like a mini-vacation every day in the blog tour.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  40. I’ve really been enjoying the blog tour and seeing facts and pictures of all the states. I love your block. Thanks

  41. I visited California when I was 22 (years ago). I enjoyed it. I also am a blog follower.

  42. Howdy from Texas! Absolutely love your block – the style, colors – all of it. Am enjoying the blog tour – learning so many things about the states, I’m ready for a road trip! Enjoy your day!

  43. It is so much fun finding out more about all the states through this blog tour..Love the quilt on your design.

  44. Like your block and that it is inspired by the great postcard……..fun! I am enjoying the blog tour. I like to see the places I have visited, learn about ones I have not yet visited and see what all the different creative hearts out there come up with for their state plates. Really wondering what my state plate (NM) will look like and who will be doing it.

  45. Julie A. Boster

    Hello Joan, Having so much fun exploring America with the AMB Blog Tour! I am looking forward to making your CA. plate.

  46. I just found out about the blog tour last week, but I read all the blogs anyway! It is interesting to read everyone’s personal take on their state. Much better than a boring text book!

  47. Love CA!! Moved here in 1957. We have seasons, but they are May Gray, June Gloom, El Nino, La Nina, etc. We can go and do almost any sport or sightseeing trip within a few hours driving. It is one giant amusement park!

  48. I’ve only visited southern California so I’m looking forward to a trip someday to the northern portion. I’d love to visit San Francisco and that area. Nice block!

  49. Lorie Bugaiski

    I have never been to california, but my husband has been there sever times for work. He took soon pictures to show me, and they look beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

  50. I am enjoying this blog tour and learning so many interesting things about this great country of ours. Proud to know that these beautiful fabrics are made right here in my state of South Carolina!

  51. The blog tour has been great so far. I’ve enjoyed the creativity of the bloggers and the blocks they made using AMB fabric. Love your little patchwork quilt on your block.

  52. Quilting Tangent

    Palm trees and a pretty quilt – nice plate. Love learning all the things about the different states. Always wanted to visit your state parks. The redwoods look so interesting.
    24Tangent “at” gmail “dot” com

  53. Sandra Timmons

    Your tour of California was very interesting as well as educational. I live in Sonora, CA, the foothills. I have lived here all of my life. I love living her and we are not far from SF. My boyfriend and I are planning to spend Wednesday in SF. A day just to enjoy each other’s company. Thank you for being a part of the AMB blog tour and being so dang generous with those giveaways. Yes, we all want free fabric and I am hoping, just like everyone else, to win and then to wait for that squishy package in the mailbox. I so want to do a happy dance and just gloat about it.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  54. Carol McIntosh

    I grew up and lived in So. Cal. nearly all my life. I could almost tell you where your inspiration postcard is from. Love the block for the sunshine state.
    Carol

  55. Yay for California! Thanks for the giveaways. I hope I win one so I can make your lovely your block and incorporate it into a quilt.

  56. I am having a lot of fun learning a bit of history on every state during the blog hop. Your plate is great, I love the clothesline between palm trees!

  57. I have really enjoyed the blog hop. Got to learn a little more about a lot of different states that I never knew. Thanks!

  58. I love your license plate block. It was a great use of the AMB fabric to make that sweet little quilt that swings between the palms.

    California is a beautiful state, for sure. Thanks so much for great giveaways.

    Marsha – “Ms” Vermont

  59. One of the best benefits of living in Nevada is the drive to Cali! Your license plate is really great:-)

  60. What a sweet and quilty block!! I have really enjoyed the blog tour….so many states to love!!!! Thank you for all the extras, and all the extra chances to win!!!

  61. Love the little quilt in the middle of your ‘Plate’. Enjoy visiting California whenever I get a chance. The blog tour has been a blast!

  62. Love your plate design. I lived in Union City for 10 years, and have visited almost all the places you mention. Thanks for the memories!

  63. The license plate them has really made for a fun tour through the states. I’ve really enjoyed seeing everyone’s representations of their states. I’m still looking for a favorite solids brand, maybe AMB will be it!

  64. I love it! You found the exact flavor to correspond to the post card. Great job!!

    NiNi

  65. I’ve been following along on the tour. I am so happy to be able to purchase farm to fabric right here at home. Thanks! notwendy gmail

  66. Debbie Weishaar

    I’ve been learning about a lot of new places to go visit. I’ve been to many of the states including California when we lived there but there are many that I haven’t had the chance to visit as a child or as an adult. So many fun facts about the different states.

  67. I was in California one time. We stayed on Coronado Island at the Hotel del Coronoda. The weather was much nicer there in February than in Missouri.

  68. Love the little quilt hanging from the palm trees. I have been to the redwood forest. This has been a fun blog tour learning about some of the places people call home. Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. What beautiful pictures! I am having so much fun looking at all the states and learning so much on this hop.

  70. This has been one of the best blog tours ever! I’ve learned so much about all our wonderful states. And the blocks have been great – yours is one of my favorites!

  71. I am learning a
    to I never knew before about every state so far, including my own, Wisconsin.

  72. Yay for California! I live in the North Bay so I truly understand how picturesque our state can be! Someday I hope to travel to all the great places we have.

  73. Antonia Arnold

    The blog tour is very informative with the bonus of quilt blocks and patterns!

  74. I have been enjoying learning about so many states that I haven’t visited before. I love all the license plate quilts.

  75. Have been waiting for your day to come up, as I’m a California girl from the east Bay area. Love your Cali license block! And am glad to find your blog. Thanks for the chance to participate!

  76. Your license plate is delightful and I have visited your state. We liked it so much we wanted to move there, but we had already signed contracts. I do like the blogs as you get to meet such a variety of quilters. Thank you for the giveaway.

  77. I almost got a chance to visit CA last summer, but it fell through only a few days from departure. What a disappointment. Hubs and I do plan to go, eventually, and when we do, I will enjoy every moment and try to see everything you’ve mentioned! I may be a few days! Thanks for participating in the AMB Blog Tour….love that license plate!

  78. I’ve had so many great trips to Cali and have so many more trips that I want to do. I really want to get to SF. Someday soon hopefully.

  79. Glenda Britten

    I have really enjoyed this blog tour. learning a lot about the states and the bloggers. I live in CA and love it by the beach. Thanks for being so generous with your giveaways.

  80. I visited California briefly when I lived in WA to see the redwoods. It was the most amazing and unbelievable trip. Next time maybe I’ll get to see the Golden Gate Bridge and even some palm trees. Thanks for sharing!

  81. Sharon Lagace

    Hello from New York, I’m learning quite a bit on this tour. Really love your post, just discovered 2 new books I must have – THANK YOU.

  82. Tabitha Keener

    Your block does remind me of everything I know about California! Beautiful! I will be visiting in a couple of weeks to see a cousin who moved out there, so I will get to see some palm trees in person! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  83. Your license plate totally surprised me! I was reading/scrolling along when there it was…A quilt strung between two palms trees! Brilliant idea! Now there is something you don’t see every day…well, probably never!

  84. Margaret Schindler

    I am loving this blog tour not only is it inspirational but is very educational. I love it. Those colors are beautiful

  85. Am loooving this tour!! Learning about the States..and seeing the cool blocks each person is making…..soooo creative! This is great fun!!!

  86. I found your Blog thru this Tour too! Another cool part of touring…finding such fun Blogs. I signed up to Follow your Blog thru Email too..

    Ohio Hugs! 🙂

  87. What a cool idea for a license plate. I live near Stanford so I can relate to everything you wrote about CA. This blog tour has been an educational experience — so many state facts!

  88. Great job with the license plate! I too hail from the SF bay area (Tiburon), and love it here! Thanks for sharing.

  89. Love your block. It is simple but expressive and the quilt is a touch of genius. I’ve visited CA three times. San Diego, San Francisco, and LA. Enjoyed all three places. I’m from western NY.

    Pate393@gmail.com

  90. What a fun and quilty license plate! I’m enjoying the hop, learning little facts about each state, and getting the inspiration and tips to add different features to my quilts. It’s been fun! Thanks.

  91. I have been having so much fun following the blog tour. It is so much fun to see the different plakes and learn about different states. I have never done something like this before.

  92. Brenda Howard

    I am really loving this blog hop, I have been collecting patches for years and wanted to do something with them. Now I have the idea to make the blocks and match them to the patches I have.

  93. I’ve learned some surprising things about some of the states so far and I’ve discovered some places I’d like to visit
    Like your plate very much. I don’t see myself making a license plate quilt but they are interesting.

  94. I’ve loved learning about each state. And the designs are so different. What a great idea!

  95. We have enjoyed visiting your beautiful state several times, so enjoyed reading your description. Your license plate is so delightful.

  96. Love your license plate block. California is one of my favorite places to visit. I’m enjoying the American Made blog tour.

  97. I would have never thought of doing the tag with two trees and a clothesline with a quilt! But it is perfect for California. Palm trees gorw there ( at least in the Southern part) And the colorful quilt is just as colorful as California, amd beautiful as well. Very cute tag.

  98. Love your block! I am enjoying the AMB tour. I have found so many new quilters/bloggers that I didn’t know about. Plus I love all the great ideas and inspiration I have also found!

  99. California is my second home since most of my family lives there. Such a big state with so much going on. I would love to be on the coast somewhere.

  100. I have been enjoying the tour, learning about attractions in the different states and seeing the fun license plates. These fabrics look great and I would love to try them.

  101. What a fun idea for a block! I’m loving seeing all the different types of blocks during this hop

  102. Diann Cornell

    I have been visiting all the blogs on the tour and have really enjoyed the variety of blocks. I’m thinking about making a license plate quilt.
    diannc(at)aol(dot)com

  103. I’ve followed all of the license plates, and yours is one of my favorites. Nicely done! And I used to live in CA, in Rohnert Park, north of you.

  104. love your fun block. I like doing these blog tours i find so many different blogs to follow

  105. Cute block! I’m liking the quilt in the wind. 🙂 I’ve been taking note of all the fun things to do in each state because my plan is to visit and buy fabric in each state.

  106. Thanks for your thoughts on California! I iived in the Bay Area as a child, and then later in LA for about ten years as an adult. I loved both places, but the Bay Area most of all–for me, it’s the only rival to Vancouver, my home now.

  107. Great block, your state is beautiful. I got to drive up highway 1 one summer and see some of have amazing sights.

  108. Great License Plate! I did a great bus tour from San Diego up to your area a few years ago & loved it.

  109. allison pogany

    This AMB tour has been great! Learned so much about so many states I haven’t been to and discovered some fabulous blogs!

  110. Michelle Olsen

    I’m really loving this blog tour. It’s well-spaced and seeing everyone’s license plate block is so neat! I love how you have a quilt hanging between 2 palm trees (:

  111. Linda Middlemist

    thanks for the tour of your state. I like your licensel plate. Love the San Francisco area.

  112. I loved learning about this new company that is part of the American made revolution! I like to be able to purchase American any time I can. I also am enjoying seeing the creativity of the participating bloggers with their license plate!

  113. Elizabeth McDonald

    I love your license plate! It is was brilliant to use the postcard as a reference.

  114. Brenda Hulsey

    Love your version of the palm trees! I’ve been to Ca. and enjoyed every where I went there. Beautiful state!

  115. I like your quilt block! Using the two palm trees to show a quilt was genius. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  116. I also follow by email. I just discovered this state block blog hop today. It is very interesting and now I will spend the rest of the day checking out other blogs to see their blocks. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  117. We visited the San Diego area several years ago-it is beautiful. It was the first time I had seen the Pacific Ocean.

  118. Debra Kay Neiman

    Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I lived in Bakersville as a child and my two sisters were born there. Good memories. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  119. I have enjoyed following the AMB blog tour. I have learned some interesting facts. But what I love the most is the vibrant colors of the American Made Brand Solids. I hope to win at least a square stack. 🙂

    paulacox7198@yahoo.com

  120. I love your plate! My best friend and her husband are both from California so it has a special place in my heart.

  121. I like your block/plate and your lovely pictures. This blog tour has turned out to be very informative as well as fun. Thanks
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  122. The blog tour has been great – I love seeing all the new license plates! Thanks for being one of the hosts 🙂

  123. I love your quilt block. Adorable! Thanks for the fascinating facts about California!

  124. I’ve loved the blog tour – especially all the wonderful information about each state and what makes it special. I’ve now got a great list of where I want to visit when I’m a full time RV’er!

  125. I love the blog hop – everyone has made beautiful projects and I really love working with Clothworks fabrics

  126. Jessie Hansen

    I found the blog-hop via Sew Mama Sew. I didn’t know there were so many quilting blogs! This is great fun following along.

  127. This blog hop is so much fun. Love learning about each state from “real” people, not a travel guide. Thanks

  128. I’ve really been having fun with all the trivia, and the license plates have been terrific! So much creativity! Hooray for American made products and the new AMB.

  129. Fun! I’ve been to Cali a few times. My favorite was the northern part of the state!

  130. I am learning a lot about different areas of the US. To think you could have the highest and lowest points in one state! If I ever get out of Canada again I’d like to come see your lovely state.

  131. Cynthia Knapp

    I’ve really enjoyed the blog tour. Your California plate is one of the best so far! Thanks for sharing with us. Cynthia

  132. I love your block the most because it includes a quilt. I have really enjoyed this blog hop..

  133. With Cali being my original home state I think you did a great job representing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  134. Very interesting about California! I’d love to visit one day. I’ve only been as far as west as Colorado. I’d love to go to northern California in particular.

  135. I’ve visited California once when I traveled to San Diego. I’ love to go back again! i’ve enjoyed the blog tour very much and would love to win!

  136. Your Cali block is so representative of my image of the State. Love the quilt stretched btwn the palm trees. Thank you for the multitude of opportunities to win prizes…and YES we quilters absolutely LOVE FREE fabric.

  137. Love your cute block! Would like to visit Cal sometime along with a few other states nearby. I am enjoying the blog tour it’s like a mini staycation with out spending a lot of money. I get tours and information to places I’ve never been, history lessons, inspiration, and a chance for free fabric. What’s not to like about that! Thanks!

  138. I am a fourth-generation Californian. There’s not many of us around. It seems that everyone has moved here from somewhere else. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and still live here.

  139. It’s great seeing all the lovely pictures being posted on all the states. My Mom was born in San Francisco, but moved to Wisconsin shortly after getting married. We drove to CA often to see my grandparents. Very fond memories of summer in the wine country.

  140. I love the bay area. It is such a fun place to be and those sundaes at Gharadelli is so yummy. Can’t wait to go back this Fall.

  141. Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been to Southern California several times and love the palm trees!!! Your block is so fun!!! This summer we are going to San Francisco and Yosemite for vacation. I’m really excited to see another part of the state. I love this blog tour! I’m finding great new blogs that Ihaven’t read before.

  142. Oh, I’m so jealous that you live in the Bay Area! I have visited and it’s my favorite place in the country! Thanks for all these great Cali tidbits!

  143. Denise Spillane

    Wow, great hop. You sure have many followers! What I love about hops is learning about artists I don’t know. I love learning and hearing about new and fun quilters. Thanks you for that.

  144. Joan, LOVE your license plate design!! Very fun! Great post, too! Such a big state to cover! Thanks so much for participating!

  145. I just found your post. I’m a Cali Girl too. I was thinking this is a big and diverse state and wondered how you would represent it to others. I’m very pleased. You did a great job. Thanks. And you created a very cool license plate. I love it.

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