Friday, June 20, 2014

AMB Hawaii License Block

Welcome to the last state in the American Made Brand blog tour.  These cotton fabrics completely made in the United States come in a wonderful array of colors.
They are nice and soft with a tight weave.  Great for all your modern quilts and I think perfect for Hawaiian applique!!
Hawaii was the 50th state to join the United States in 1959.  It is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. The islands stretch over 1500 miles and are comprised of 132 islands, reefs and shoals. An interesting fact about Hawaii is that it ties Alaska with having the lowest high temperature in the United States.  100 degrees F was reached in 1931.  Even though the weather is tropical it is less hot and humid than most other tropical areas. The day time temperature rarely gets over 90 degrees F.  Just Perfect!! We will take a tour of some of the highlights of Hawaii before I show you the Hawaii License Plate Block that I made for the AMB blog tour of the United States.  If you want to visit Hawaii in person join me on Stitchin' Heaven's cruise to Hawaii September 2014 .  There are still spots available.
There is a lot to cover so let's get on with it, grab a cup of Kona coffee to sip on your tour!  Below is a picture of a coffee tree located in the Kona coffee belt.  There is award winning coffee grown in the Kau district also, plus other areas in the islands.
Along with all the beautiful flowers Hawaii grows a number of fruit crops and vegetables.  Most of you may not know that Hawaii also grows cacao and vanilla.  Below is a picture of pods of cacao grown at the Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.  You can take a interesting factory tour at the farm along with samples of the finished chocolates.

Hawaiian Vanilla Company is also on the Big Island and is the only commercial vanilla farm in the United States.  They also offer tours.  The picture below shows the green vanilla beans, which are from an orchid, growing among anthuriums.
Let's start the tour of the islands by visiting Waikiki with Diamond head in the backgound on the island of Oahu.  Look at that beautiful water.
Remember December 7, 1941!  When you visit Oahu this is a must to see.  Pearl Harbor has a museum and you can visit the USS Arizona Memorial and also the USS Missouri.  Visiting here will give you "chicken skin".  This is a picture of the Arizona Memorial which is built on top of the ship.  Oil still bubbles up from ship after all this time.
Kauai has the wonderfully scenic Na Pali Coast.
You may not know that Kauai also has the wettest spot on earth.  Mt. Waialeale is just lush and lovely with so many waterfalls you don't know where to look.  Taking a helicopter rider on Kauai so that you can get up close and personal with the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Valley and the Mt. Waialeale waterfalls is worth every penny.
Mauii - let's get physical.  Take a van ride to the top of Haleakeala to watch the sunrise.  You better take a jacket or blanket along with you because it will be chilly!

Once the sunset is over the van will take you to 6500 ft. above sea level and you don your rain suit and ride your bike down the mountain.  Sounds fun!!!!  Hmmm, this is for the very brave at heart.
Now we will jump over to the Big Island of Hawaii where I live.  Hula is what everyone associates with Hawaii. In April of every year Hilo holds the Merry Monarch Festival which is a week of hula celebration.  Tickets are hard to get but if you do get one you are in for a real treat.
I just had to show you some of the men!!  There are wonderful groups of men and they are greeted with great cheers from the crowd.  Of course the women have wonderful colorful dresses that they wear and certainly are not going to be out done by the men.
Hawaiian applique is known and loved around the world.  I am so proud and priveleged to teach classes to keep alive this wonderful art.  The classes and my patterns are my way of sharing aloha with visitors from around the world.

Hawaii Island, the Big Island, is made up of five volcanos.  Kohala, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, and Kiluaea.  Mauna Loa is a dormant volcano standing almost 14,000 ft. above sea level.  It's peak is the highest point in Hawaii.  Most of Mauna Kea is below sea level and if we measure from its oceanic base it's height is 33,100 ft which is more than twice Mount Everest's base to peak height.  The Hawaiian's consider the mountains sacred and Mauna Kea is the most sacred.  They called it the white mountain. We DO have snow in Hawaii! The lowest temperature recorded in Hawaii was on top of Mauna Kea at 12 degrees F in 1979. This is the home of many observatories. So here is my next photo on our tour of Hawaii.
Sunset on the mountain top with a nice snowfall.  Just BEAUTIFUL.
Not to be out done by this beauty we have the only volcano in the United States that has been active continuously since January 3, 1983.  This is Kilauea which name means spewing or much spreading and it sure has been busy adding to the size of the Big Island of Hawaii.  Kilauea along with our beautiful ocean that surrounds us out here in the middle of the Pacific were my inspiration for my American Made Brand license plate.
I was lucky enough to be able to be in Volcano's National Park when the lava was flowing over the road.  At that time we could walk right up to it.  Hot, hard to breathe and lots of stuff in the air.  But what a thrill! We stayed until it was dark so that we could see the lava flowing into the ocean.  It was a great day with a thrill of a life time. 
That is just a small snap shot of what there is to see in Hawaii.  Now here is my license plate.
The instruction for this block are found here   Please remember that you will have to print it on legal size paper to get the proper size with landscape orientation.  If the pattern only prints one page for you contact me through email and I will send you the pdf file.

The end is here and we all thank Clothworks and American Made Brand for allowing us to go along on their trip around the United States.  To thank you, the fellow traveler and reader, they are giving away a fat quarter bundle of their cotton solids to one person who leaves a comment on my blog, United States only.  Let us know what you enjoyed most about the AMB blog hop.  Please make sure that I can contact you.

To one other blog hopper who leaves a comment I am giving away a packet of my AMB fabrics and a surprise gift package that is from Hawaii.  Another American made product!!  If you are a quilter let me know and I will inclose one of my patterns as well.  Please make sure that I can contact you.  If I can not contact you another name will be drawn.  I will draw names on June 27th.  Mahalo for following the AMB tour of the United States.


173 comments:

  1. I am a quilter who dreams of visiting Hawaii to see the beautiful scenery, the vanilla growing, Pearl Harbor and its museum, and to take an Hawaiian quilting class. I loved the variety of topics you shared with us and the license plate is lovely. Thanks.

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  2. Hi! I love seeing all the great sights of Hawaii and can't wait to visit there in a couple of years. I can just imagine all the wonderful Hawaiian themed fabrics that I'll find. Your block is great and it will look wonderful in the final quilt with all of our blocks.

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  3. LOVE YOUR STATE AND YOUR LICENSE PLATE. THE BEAUTY OF YOUR AREA IS UNSURPASSED IN THE WORLD. SO DIVERSE AND HAVE TO SAY THE PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL ALSO-- WE ENJOYED OUR VISIT YOU YOUR STATE YEARS AGO AND HOPE TO RETURN AT SOME POINT..

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  4. Love the State of Hawaii, Love your license plate Barbara. My husband have visited Hawaii about 7 or 8 times and just LOVE Hawaii and everything that goes with it. I am also a quilter! Linda (luckydog1875@yahoo.com)

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  5. I'm so happy I've followed this blog hop to the very end, a first for me. I think it started just before I broke my arm and it has been great entertainment while I wait to quilt again (3 months according to the Dr.) I've been excited about the lovely fabric, but I'm even more excited in the possibility of one of your patterns. Sweet!

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  6. Simply beautiful! Thank you for the tour around the islands :)

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  7. Beautiful block! I really loved visiting each and every state on the blog hop and learning so many new things.

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  8. We spent three wonderful weeks in Hawaii and saw many of the sites you mentioned. I also enjoyed visiting some of your quilt shops and brought back some beautiful fabrics. This blog hop has been fun, seeing new places and revisiting places I have been to before. Thanks for being a part of it.

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  9. This tour has been fun, educational and inspiring. The blocks are beautiful (and yours is awesome). So many places to visit, and another quilt added to my to-do list. Thanks Clothworks for a wonderful tour of our country.

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  10. Beautiful plate/beautiful state. Hawaii is still on my list of places I want to visit. Thanks for sharing some new to me places to check out.

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  11. Good morning! Aside from visiting ALL the beautiful beaches....I would like to visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. My husband is a severe history addict - so visiting here would be top on his list as well. I am a quilter and would love to visit quilt shops in Hawaii as well. This has been a great tour - absolutely loved it.

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  12. Gorgeous license plate! I visited Hawaii many years ago but didn't have much time there. I've always wanted to go back and your post reminded me why!

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  13. Beautiful license plate. Would love to visit your state.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  14. Mahalo for the tour. My family is from Hawaii but we did not grow up there as my dad was in the Army. The last time I was "home", I played tourist and got to see the USS Arizona. But mostly we go home to see family. and EAT.. LOL I am one day going to learn how to hawaiian quilt. It is a beautiful art.

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  15. I've wanted to visit Hawaii ever since I used to watch Hawaii-5-0(the original) on TV. You are so lucky to live there.
    I've enjoyed learning more about all the states from this blog hop.

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  16. So many new places I want to go and visit including quilt shops!

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  17. I love your block. I enjoyed learning about all 50 states. Yes, I quilt, and quilt, and quilt.

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  18. I enjoyed finding out information on each state and how each quilter depicted their state. I am excited to see the finished quilt.

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  19. Gorgeous block - thanks for sharing. I've enjoyed seeing all the wonderfully creative license plate blocks & learning lots of new info about our 50 states. I'm a quilter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. I loved most of all being introduced to bloggers from each of the 50 states and learning all about their wonderful home. I'm a quilter and would love to win the fabric, pattern, and your surprise from Hawaii! What fun! Love your license plate.

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  21. I loved this entire blog hop and the tour of our gorgeous country. The quilt blocks are all beautiful and the resulting quilt will be such fun. I'm a quilter and haven't yet tried Hawaiian applique but would like to soon.

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  22. I just found this site and blogs late last night. So I'm beginning the blog trip at it's end in Hawaii. I'm going to go back and visit the other states and I hope they all are as interesting as yours. Today is West Virginia's 151st birthday! Hello and Aloha from West "by Gawd" Virginia!

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  23. I LOVED visiting all the states. What a fun blog hop! Thanks so much for the Hawaiian tour. I live in Florida so I know about the tropics. And yes I am also a quilter :-) Your license plate is great!

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  24. Thanks for the tour of Hawaii! I have never been there, but would like to visit some day. I am a quilter. Hello from Ohio.

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  25. Yes, I am a quilter! My favorite part of this tour has been hearing what each person likes best about their state. And all the photos! Makes me want to go on a big USA tour.

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  26. I loved seeing the designs for each state and reading a bit about the state.

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  27. I am a quilter! This blog tour has reminded me just how big and diverse the USA is.

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  28. I am a quilter, and I love the story you've told about your state. Your license plate is beautiful.

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  29. I am a Quilter. Enjoyed learning about each State and seeing all the wonderful pictures. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  30. I loved seeing all the different interpretations and techniques used in the blocks. I love your volcano- it is something I would love to see someday! Thanks for sharing. Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  31. I really enjoyed the "tour" of our 50 States through the eyes of fellow quilters! It felt like I was being taken by the hand into the homes of locals and shown their favorite places. To top it all off there is a quilt coming to remember it all by!
    catremus "at" gmail "dot" com

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  32. They saved the best for last! Your post & your block are beautiful! Thanks. I am a quilter & appreciate all the thinking & hard work that went into each block. I loved all the license plates but I loved the state tours more! Every blogger gave such detailed info about their beloved state, it was like a private American History class - so enjoyable! Thanks to everyone - Clothworks too - for their great idea & their generosity.

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  33. I did not know Hawaii had SNOW! Never even crossed my mind, but it makes perfect sense. I have dear friends moving to Oahu July 1; I hope to visit them and the rest of the fabulous places you mentioned in the next couple of years. Maybe I will take a class with you on the special applique method of Hawaiian quilters!

    My favorite part of the blog hop has been learning about the States. I have learned so many interesting tidbits about the various areas of our diverse and amazing country!

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  34. I have enjoyed visiting each State and seeing all of the different colors of AMB, thanks for sharing beautiful Hawaii. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  35. I have SO enjoyed the last 25 days of the tour of America. Some of the states I have been in, some just know about and others...learned something new! It has been so much fun.I would love to see the vanilla and coffee fields in Hawaii. Thanks for sharing!
    Cheri
    fabricandmemories at yahoo dot com

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  36. You do live in a gorgeous state. We lived there for several "Navy" years and LOVED it.

    You did a great job on your license plate and have captured the islands so well. I am surprised at the changing crops. There used to be so many pineapple and sugar cane fields and we have seen them decreasing in numbers each time we visit. Yes, I am a quilter.

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  37. I just thoroughly enjoyed learning fun tidbits about each state, it's been a great tour for a great fabric!

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  38. It's been fun seeing photos of things that are part of each state and it's fun to see the variety in license plate patterns.

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  39. Wonderful license plate. And such a beautiful state to visit. I really enjoyed this hop. Every state had something interesting or beautiful to see or do. Makes me want to visit more of the country. Can't wait to see the fabrics in the stores too.

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  40. What beautiful pictures. I am a quilter and would love to get a package from Hawaii (who wouldn't). I love your block. I have always been fascinated by volcanos, although I would not want to get close to lava.

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  41. What a nice tour of your state. I can see why you love it and your license plate is a pretty reflection of Hawaii. I'm somewhat of a newbie quilter and loved 'meeting' all the various quilters in the blog.

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  42. Forgot to click reply: maryellen1304@hotmail.com.

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  43. Love the license plate. I have wonderful memories of a four island tour I took with DH for an anniversary. I'd love to visit again. I thought ALL the states had great things about them and that was the aspect I liked best about the tour -- we live in a great country!

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  44. The best part of the AMB tour was becoming acquainted with so many new quilt blogs and bloggers. You all made beautiful license plates, and inspired all of us quilters to use the AMB fabric.

    Thanks to all!

    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  45. I love your block and your blog! I have to agree with other quilters, it was great to read about others' home states from their perspective. And like many others, have definitely been inspired to purchase AMB fabric

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  46. This AMG tour was so much fun, I hate for it to end. I am a quilter! Have been to your great state only one time, would love to go back. Love your design and cannot wait to see the finished quilt! Schorer.k@gmail.com

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  47. wonderful blog and block you designed!
    Carol Ann
    moosecarol at centurylink.net

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  48. I'm a quilter, and have loved the entire AMB blog tour. It was so neat seeing a "tour" of every state and seeing the creative license plates that everyone came up with. Your plate is especially lovely. I can't wait to see the finished quilt - it will be amazing!

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  49. Definitely a quilter! I've totally enjoyed the trip from my armchair and so love seeing all the different and beautiful places that constitute our country.
    thanks to all of you!!

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  50. It was so much fun to take a little mini vacation and visit all the states. I learned a lot along the way and everyone made such lovely plates. The quilt will be amazing!!
    meandyou1974@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I'm a quilter. I love your block. I've enjoyed revisiting states where I have lived and learning more about places I haven't been to but wish I could go.

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  52. I've really enjoyed all the different facts about the states that the bloggers have provided, along with the beautiful pictures!

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  53. I'm a quilter and it was so much fun seeing the different directions that everyone took with their blocks!

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  54. Thanks for participating the giveaway along with the extra giveaway.Your block is beautiful!

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  55. I am a quilter. I've enjoyed seeing the beautiful sites of all the states, but also how the creative quilters represented their states in their blocks. Quilters are AMAZING!

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  56. I am sad the hop is coming to an end. I have enjoyed meeting new quilters and reading about each state. Thanks for participating!

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  57. Your tour was wonderful, beautiful plate, and I love doing Hawaiian Applique! TIA! B-)

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  58. Thank you for your especially interesting tour--I hope one day to see your beautiful state. The entire AMB tour has been a wonderful enticement to travel and I've learned something new about our vast and varied country. And thoroughly enjoyed seeing how quilters choose to represent their states in the license plates. Yes, I'm a quilter, too, and have been inspired to explore some new techniques.

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  59. My favorite part of this Awesome Tour has been the pictures, info & seeing all the creative license plate you all have made!! this has been such a fun time...gonna miss checking in every day! :)

    I am a fairly new quilter....learning as I go...lol & Lovin' every second!! Am learning along with 2 of my Daughters!! Special times & lots of laughing .. for sure!

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  60. Such a beautiful block! It's been a few years since I visited Hawaii and I'd love to go back. It's been great learning a little something about each state in this blog hop.

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  61. Great design on your plate!! Have enjoyed the tour. I have been quilting for over 20 years, and consider myself an intermediate as there is always something to learn.

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  62. I have enjoyed the blog tour because of all the interesting artists who have made terrific plates for their states.
    I am a quilter and love seeing all the techniques used in making the plates.

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  63. I really enjoyed the mini state tours with the personal commentary of each blogger. I found several new bloggers to follow and can't wait to see all the entries made into one large quilt. Thanks for participating. notwendy gmail

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  64. I have enjoyed learning new facts about the various states, even ones I've already visited. I love seeing the pictures - would love to visit Hawaii!
    I am a quilter, and I've enjoyed seeing the different techniques used in the various license plates!

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  65. I have always wanted to visit Hawaii, and your post just makes that longing even stronger! It sounds like an absolutely fantastic place to live. I am a quilter, but Hawaiian applique looks so intricate that I'm not sure I could do it!

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  66. Love your plate. I hope to visit Hawaii one day.
    I have enjoyed seeing all the creative license plates.

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  67. Dear Barbara, The AMB Blog Tour has been such an interesting & fun way to learn about our USA ! I am a quilter. Looking forward to making your plate. q4thumbs@gmail.com

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  68. GREETINGS from Montana! Loved your photos+license ! Thanks for sharing! Yes, I'm a quilter too>loved the block you posted!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  69. Wow! Thank you for that wonderful tour around the islands - I learned some new stuff! I'll never forget my first trip to Hawaii; we landed on Maui and I started crying because it was so much more beautiful than I'd ever imagined - and that was at the airport (which as you know is nothing compared to the rest of the island)! Thank you also for this great "license plate" block - can't wait to make it! Aloha!

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  70. Wonderful block! I have been wanting to visit Hawaii for as long as I can remember. My youngest daughter and her husband made the trip before they started their family and absolutely loved your state. Oh, yes, I love to quilt too.

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  71. Thank-you for a wonderful tour of Hawaii. Your plate is wonderful! I am a quilter and would love to visit and see some of those beautiful Hawaiian quilts that I have only seen in pictures.

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  72. Aloha, Barbara! Thanks for the beautiful pictures of Hawaii - I've been a couple of times now and just love your wonderful state! Love your block, too - it perfectly captures a few of the interesting things in Hawaii! I am a quilter in TN - actually hosted TN's stop on the AMB tour! Mahalo for the chance to win your lovely giveaway!

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  73. Your license plate is gorgeous! I have enjoyed learning so many things about all the states on this blog tour. It has been so much fun. I am a quilter.

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  74. I loved seeing images and reading fun facts of locations that were not on my radar. Who knew I wanted to travel Montana, but I now want to check it out.

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  75. I love your quilt block! We visited Hawaii years ago -- what a beautiful place. My only regret was that we were unable to do the Road to Hana. One day I will go back! I most enjoyed learning about the 50 states on each person's website. I think I was able to visit each of the 50. :) Mahalo!
    info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com.

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  76. I have never been to your state but hope to visit someday. I enjoy all of the products Hawaii produces and think the applique is stunning. I live in Michigan and envy you your lovely weather. I have most enjoyed all the extra information on the states and the personal recommendations of the tour guides in each state. Thanks

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  77. Thank you for the wonderful tour. Love the block. Maybe someday I will have an opportunity to visit. Only two states West of the Mississippi River I have never visited. Hawaii and Kansas.

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  78. So sad that this AMB Blog tour is over. I loved reading about all the states and seeing the very creative license plates. Also reading about all the states was interesting and educational! I am a quilter also and I hope to make some of the plates... I'll add it to my long list of things to do! Thank you for the chance to win! tsvande@gmail.com

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  79. Fantastic Block - love the volcano!

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  80. I am a quilter and have really enjoyed learning so much about each state from our hosts. This has been a really fun blog tour. Thanks for sharing. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  81. As a quilter I'm loving everybody's creativity as I blog hop my way through the states. And I want to thank you for making your block so beautiful and easy to download so I can make my own quilt.

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  82. Very nice block. I have visited most of the places you pointed out in your lovely state and just loved it! Thanks for the pattern.

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  83. I was in Hawaii many years ago and have always wanted to go back. Thanks for the pictures and I really like your license plate design. Favorite part of the tour was the pictures of places in all the states. We have a beautiful country.

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  84. Have never made it to Hawaii, but hope to one day. It was great to learn something new about all the states through the AMB tour. As a quilter, it was great to read all the blogs! Mahalo! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  85. Hawaiian pictures are always so fantastic! The quilts are amazing as well. Thanks for sharing. I've really enjoyed learning more about the USA!

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  86. Thanks for sharing Hawaii with us. This brought back memories of the visits I have had in Hawaii and my nephew was born in the big Pink Hospital at Tripler Army Hospital. Love your plate.


    nroot801 at gmail dot com

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  87. Lovely block, and I'm so jealous you get to live in Hawaii! I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures from the different states--I didn't know much about a lot of them!

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  88. I love vanilla beans for everything! Scent, flavoring my coffee, soaking my tootsies:) for a nice refreshed feel. I had no idea those grow in HI........thank you that's my favorite part of this blog.
    THank you for the opportunity and sharing w/me a quilter. We are a dying breed, thanks for keeping the art alive.

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  89. oh, all those pics remind me of my cruise in Hawaii couple of years ago.I still have places that I want to see.I like your block ,also like hawaian style quilts..I did one(actually wall hanging ) for my daughter..thank you for the give away...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  90. Iowa here - I'm not sure if I enjoyed seeing all the blocks or learning info about each state most - I think I'll have to fill a coin - but eye candy is always good

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  91. What a wonderful block. It truly fits your state. This 50 state tour has been very enjoyable. I've learned a lot, especially about places I will probably not ever get to visit.
    I am a quilter. Thanks for the tour and the chances to win.

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  92. Aloha from Alabama! Love your license plate! Would love to take your appliqué class! Thank you for a beautiful tour of Hawaii

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  93. Hawaii! I hope to travel there someday. I love your pictures, they're beautiful. And your block is wonderful too. To make a Hawaiian quilt...it's on my wish list. Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Your block is beautiful and your post is interesting. You evidently love your state. I enjoyed all of the geography lessons during the hop. The bloggers shared information that I don't think most travel agents would tell us. Yes, I am a quilter.
    joannadotperry0109atyahoodotcom

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  95. Your block is beautiful, as is Hawaii. Vacationing in your lovely state is on my bucket list. Yes I'm a quilter!!

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  96. All that beautiful blue water! Amazing. I so enjoyed this blog tour, learning about the different states, and getting acquainted with so many new blogs. I am a quilter, although relatively new, but enjoying the journey!

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  97. I want to get to Hawaii one day, and learn Hawaiian applique. Your photos were stunning, and the block is perfect. Thanks for the info on vanilla, too. I really enjoyed the whole hop, and how many took time to really show the positives of their state, and the rare and fun facts.

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  98. I have learned so much about the U.S. and states I have not yet visited. What a great idea the tour has been. Plus we have been introduced to this wonderful fabric line. I love your creative block.
    tahoecarolmc@yahoo.com

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  99. Yes, Barbara, I am a quilter. I have seen the cruise to Hawaii where you are teaching as part of the Stitchin' Heaven tour. Must be too much fun! Maybe I will get to participate some day ;)
    tahoecarolmc@yahoo.com

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  100. I love your block! I'm a Big Island girl, so I can relate. This AMB tour has educated me on so many things about so many states, and I am truly grateful to all the bloggers who put in the effort to entice me with wonderful pictures and tidbits. I want to visit all of them! Thanks for a wonderful tour.

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  101. I am a new quilter. I loved your tour of Hawaii & your block.
    The tour of the US taught me some very interesting facts about states that I did not know. But my favorite part was meeting new quilters and starting to follow their blogs.

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  102. Your block is fabulous! I love quilting ! My two sons just returned from a vacation in Hawaii and said - we all must go back as a family ! This tour has been so much fun and so educational! thanks!

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  103. Aloha, Barbara! Lovely license plate! Yes, I'm a quilter...in Massachusetts!

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  104. I really enjoyed learning about the states and seeing all the wonderful licence plates

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  105. I enjoyed learning about the 50 states and seeing/reading the pride each participant showed in talking about their state. I am a quilter and would love to see the final product (when all the license plates are put together). Thanks for sharing about Hawaii! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  106. Barbara, LOVE your license plate design! You really captured Hawaii! SO great to meet you last week while we visited the Big Island! Thanks so much for participating in our tour. (Exclude me from the drawing though.)

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  107. I enjoyed your tour of Hawaii a great deal. It brought back many wonderful memories of our visit there a few years ago. I think our visit to the Pearl Harbor museum and USS Memorial was especially memorable for us, as my husband served there during WWII. I am also a quilter and admire your talent.

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  108. I have enjoyed seeing quilters views of their states. The blocks are all great. Love the volcano on Hawaii. Both my children have been able to spend time in Hawaii and they loved it. I am a new quilter from Oklahoma and plan on doing some Hawaiian blocks for a project. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  109. Thank you for sharing such wonderful things about Hawaii! sarah@forrussia.org

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  110. I think they saved the best for last! Really really nice license plate block. I have really enjoyed finding out new things about each of our 50 states and seeing the wonderful creativity of all you bloggers. Thanks so much for sharing, and yes, if I was lucky enough to win, I am a quilter! Mahalo to you!!

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  111. Oh man I want to visit Hawaii and the volcanos soooo much!! You did a marvelous job with your little quilt!

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  112. Loved the blog tour, loved learning so much about each state! Beginning quilter here. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. What a wonderful tour your give of Hawaii. I've only had the pleasure of being on the big island but loved seeing many of the sites there. You're not kidding about the goose pimples at the Arizona. It's a somber place where the voices of so many many still whisper. Anyway, love your license plate, never got to see the volcano and hope too someday. Yes, I am a quilter and have enjoyed every state of the blog hop. Thank you for sharing your wonderful state with us. lyn at plkaufmann dot com

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  114. Your Hawaii block is gorgeous! I got so caught up in the volcano that I missed some of the detail in the ocean waves. You really have lots going on in that block! It's going to be tough getting there from Louisiana, but I'm determined that we'll do it. I would love to see the sites you mentioned in your post!

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  115. Beautiful. I have loved seeing all the photos and history and geography lessons and enjoyed everyone's pride in their state. What a fun event. Thanks!

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  116. I enjoyed this blog hop. It was informative and fun. All the bloggers made a great effort to present their states with photos and history.

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  117. I am a quilter and would love one of your patterns. Your license plate is awesome.

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  118. I am a quilter and I love your block. The best part of Hawaii for me was the Orchids and the beach of course. Beautiful state.

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  119. Your block is great and a wonderful representation of Hawaii.

    This has been a wonderful blog tour. I got to see so many beautiful pictures of the states and learned so many interesting facts. I toured the country all from my computer and visited so many new blogs.

    I am a quilter and would love to own one of your patterns.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. Thank you for the wonderful photo tour! I have enjoyed learning more about our wonderful country during this hop. The personal view provided by each quilter has been wonderful. I am a quilter, too.

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  121. What a wonderful tour! I have loved learning about all the states. Once in a while one of my kids has wandered in and we've learned about them together. Some of the states I know well and so it's been a trip down memory lane, but others have been a completely new introduction. I've loved that. It's also inspired me to look around where I live and do some creative things in relation to that. I'm a quilter.

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  122. Wow, great photos! I have really enjoyed the photos from all over the country, but my favorite part is reading about the process in designing each quilters representation of their state. I hope we will see photos of the assembled/ finished quilt soon!

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  123. Thanks for the chance at an awesome give away!!!

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  124. Thanks for the great tour of Hawaii. It has been fun to see info about each state. And, by the way, I am a quilter.

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  125. I am a quilter and I love your license plate that captures the essence of Hawaii so well! And thanks for all the information about your wonderful state! I loved learning about each state in this great hop.

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  126. Mahalo for sharing your beautiful state with us. I've visited several times and you have shown pictures of so many of the places I've had the opportunity to visit. If only computers could communicate smells as well..... mmmm. What is my favorite part of this adventure? That it has been an adventure, and no matter where you roam or look, it is God's country--for all of us to enjoy. Thanks to all our guids.

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  127. I love your block and would so very much love to visit the islands of Hawaii some day soon. This whole blog hop, which I have followed from the very beginning has been such an inspiration to travel some more and visit some of the several states I still haven't visited. I have so enjoyed the great tours the various quilters have given of their respective states, and it really has made me want to visit - and not at all just for the many new quilt stores!

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  128. I liked learning lots of trivia about the different states - like how Hawaii doesn't actually get that hot (I had always assumed it was like Florida).

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  129. i've enjoyed learning bits about each of the states and it certainly has encouraged me to want to visit them all! i am a quilter and it's been fun to see how everyone represented their states in fabric. thanks!

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  130. Super block! You did a great job representing Hawaii. I was there about 22 years ago. Would love to go back.

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  131. My favorite thing about the hop was to see all the pictures around the US. Thank you for sharing about Hawaii!
    ~Brandy

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  132. I am a quilter and what I enjoyed most about the tour was seeing what all the other quilters came up with for their state plates. I really like your design and think I could say Hawaii even without the name on it.....good work!

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  133. I enjoyed learning about other states and seeing what quilters are doing across the country. I'm a quilter, so I enjoy seeing beautiful quilt work.

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  134. I love quilting! I'm brand new at it so I have loved everything about the blog tour! My favorite part was learning about so many inspirational bloggers out there and the quilting was awesome! I can't wait until I can do quilting as well as all of you! Thanks for the giveaway, especially for us monetarily challenged people! Lol! :) Also, your state is definitely one of the places I've always wanted to visit, and hopefully, will someday!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  135. I certainly enjoyed learning more about our 50 states on this great blog hop! Each blogger made me want to visit her state. And seeing all the creative uses for the AMB solids was inspiring.

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  136. I loved seeing how each state was uniquely reflected in the blocks

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  137. I loved reading about all the states and each blogger's perspective on that state and interpretation through a quilt block. It was fun. I'm a quilter and love applique.

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  138. I have really enjoyed all the photos and learning some new facts about the 50 states. Your photos reminded me of many wonderful vacations I've taken to Hawaii, thanks!

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  139. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. I was going to take a travel assignment as a RN but my husband became ill so I didnt take it. Thanks for the tour

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  140. I'd love to visit Hawaii. All the pictures make it seem like one of the most beautiful places in the world. I've never seen the ocean before, so that would be interesting.

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. I'm a quilter! I enjoyed your photos of Hawaii - what a beautiful place to live.

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  142. I am a quilter and your Hawaii block is great. Thanks for the chance!

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  143. Great block I am fascinated with volcanos. The tour has been great. Very interesting tour and wonderful idea for a travel quilt.

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  144. I have visited 3 of the islands and want to visit the others. What a beautiful place to live or even visit

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  145. Gorgeous place to see and gorgeous fabrics to create your plate with!

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  146. I would love to visit your beautiful state one day.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  147. Beautiful block, really captures the feel of the islands! As a quilter the first place I go to when I visit the Big Island, other than the beach, is a quilt store to pick up those gorgeous Hawaiian prints.

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  148. I love your block! It is lovely! I want to visit Hawaii some day, and your post really was informative. Thanks for your work on this project. It was a lot of fun for all of us!

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  149. I'm a new quilter that has thoroughly enjoyed armchair touring of each state and then seeing how the quilter has creatively expressed herself and interpreted her state's qualities through fabric and design of each license plate block. I'm also thrilled that each block used fabric made in the USA. I'll have to get me some of that. kthurn@bektel.com

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  150. I enjoyed your photos and tour of Hawaii so much. It is one of the few states that I have not visited. I loved seeing the creativity of each designer.

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  151. Yum! Chocolate and fruit! I'd love to come to Hawaii!
    Right now I'm VERY interested in learning Hawaiian appliqué! My sweet adopted Tongan cousin is 20 and dying of heart failure...again, as this is her transplanted heart. I would love to make her family a Hawaiian appliqué memorial quilt. She loves purple and green and daisies. I've heard Plumeria is considered a memorial design? Can you help me?

    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  152. I enjoyed learning about some of the states on the blog hop. My brother and sister-in-law recently went on vacation to Hawaii. I am a quilter.

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  153. I enjoyed all the great info I learned about each state, but mostly I enjoyed finding many new bloggers that I didn't know about. It was fun seeing all of the great blocks ! Thanks for your participation ! :)

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  154. It was very fun to see the different states and to see the beautiful block by all the participants

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  155. I love your block and would LOVE to visit Hawaii. The best part of the blog tour was finding new blogs to explore. Plus all the really interesting designs for blocks. Thanks for showing off your home state.

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  156. I love Hawaii. Lots of wonderful memories there.

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  157. Thanks for the tour of Hawaii... the blog tour has been really interesting.

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  158. Beautiful block.I enjoying visit Hawai,your tour it`s grea!

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  159. I love Hawaii! I'm a quilter and the new solids look yummy.

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  160. Wow- I think they may have saved the best for last! I learned so much about so many states and find myself eager to visit places I had never thought of before.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  161. You live in such a beautiful place. Your license plate is fabulous. I've only been there once - back in 1983 for 2 days. Hope to go back one day.

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  162. Omg This is Awesome! Love your design!

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  163. Sorry so late posting. Catching up from being on the mainland for a week. (I live on Oahu). You did a great job on the license plate. I have so enjoyed the AMB blog hop. The colors of the fabric are very rich...love it.
    e-mail-bgailey@hawaii.rr.com.

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  164. I've so enjoyed learning about all the states, sometimes reminded of a place I've been, sometimes learning something new. Plus all the wonderful pictures. I am a quilter, one project on my bucket list it to learn Hawaiian quilting.

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  165. I have really enjoyed reading about each state.it's been so fun to have someone who loves and knows the state writing about personal things of what the state means to them. The license plates have been wonderful. I don't applique as much as I used to but for this series I can see myself getting out the hand needle and going to town again. I love quilting and all it entails. Thanks.

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  166. It was very interesting and enjoyable learning about each state. This wonderful American made cotton is fabulous with such rich colors. I would love to put it in a quilt. Yes I am a quilter and love your tang yellow fish design.
    Carolyn Boutilier cab4325@yahoo.com

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  167. I've loved these posts so much. You have great detail in your block. It makes me miss Hawaii.

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  168. I was in Kauai for my son's wedding two years ago. It was just wonderful. I bought a bunch of Hawaiian fabrics and am working on two quilts.

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  169. The beautiful photos! Love your block and can't wait to visit HI!

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  170. I got to go to Hawaii once, for some reason (um, since its breakfast time) I now want rice with my breakfast ;) I found it so cool to have rice with my eggs.
    Your blocks is beautiful, and thank you for the giveaway!

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  171. Beautiful license plate - I just love it. Thanks for the great post. I throughly enjoyed it.

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