Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Colorful Colorado and a Giveaway

 
Today's stop is my beautiful state -
 
COLORADO


 It is filled with 
beautiful views, 
the Great Rocky Mountains, 
breathtaking sunsets,
and so many great activities
outdoor and indoors.
 
 
I was given 50 cotton solids from Clothworks 
new line American Brand Made and challenged to create a
Colorado license plate quilt block that represents
my beautiful state that I call home. 
 
 
We have sweeping mountain views
from our windows.
Our family enjoys the great outdoors,
and all the beauty that our state has to offer.
 



 
In the summer, you can enjoying fishing,

 

 


 

Visiting the Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde,
Dinosaur Park in La Junta,

 Stopping in at the Air Force Academy,
 
http://www.colorado.com/activities/colorado-skiing
 
 
Or hitting the slopes during those
snowy winter months.
 
I love the state that I live in
and I hope I represented the
beauty that I enjoy on
a daily basis.
 
 
 



 

 
I hope you enjoyed your stop to Colorado

and hope you come and visit us.

Colorado is just one of your stops this blog tour. 

Travel the 50 states this summer 
and pick up the pattern for each plate. 
My pattern for my Colorado Plate
 is found here on Craftsy.
 
Be sure to visit neighboring Nebraska today,
 
Clothworks is generously sending one winner 
8 fat quarters from the 
Grown and Made all right here in the
Good Old USA!!
 

 
Aren't they beautiful?
 
(1)  To win, you must live in the U.S.
Leave me any old comment.
 
(2)  If you would like an extra entry. 
 
A winner will be chosen on
June 20th at 6 p.m. (MST).
The last day of the hop
 
Congrats to Margaret!!

 
Thanks to Clothworks for allowing
me this opportunity
 
 
 

 


 
 
 
 

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279 comments:

  1. Great trip through Colorado, Amy. You represent your state very well with your block. I love to visit Colorado and since it's only a hop ski and a jump from my place in Kansas, we visit often. Your Columbine is very pretty and your mountain looks perfect on your block. Thank goodness there aren't any Broncos on your block...lol

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  2. You made a very nice license plate. I have been to Colorado a couple of times, and you caught the essence of the state in your block!

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  3. I love your block Amy. The entire thing just sings Colorado. Nicely done.

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  4. I've been there and you are right. It is beautiful. I love your license plate. It turned out great!

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  5. Love your pictures. They are beautiful.

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  6. gorgeous pics and your license plate is picture perfect too

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  7. Love your license plate and the scenery from Colorado. My son was just saying the other day that we ought to plan a trip there.

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  8. License plates? Such a cool idea! Thanks for the chance.

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  9. My sister & brother-in-law live in Colorado Springs - we love visiting. Thanks for sharing you lovely block & thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I like AMB on FB. Thanks again.

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  11. I've been to Colorado several times. It is a beautiful state no matter what part you're in! Also, I "like" AMB on FB.

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  12. Great job representing Colorado! It truly is a beautiful state with lots to offer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I am loving the 50 state blog tour!

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  14. I agree Colorado is beautiful.

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  15. When I think of Colorado, I think of mountains and John Denver, and when we drive though on our way west (we live in Missouri), I'm always surprised by the miles and miles of open flat fields in eastern Colorado. Such interesting diversity.
    Great license plate-- it sings Colorado.

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  16. I am learning som many fun facts about all the states. Would love to visit Colorado.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  17. What a great license plate Amy! thanks for the fun blog hop.

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  18. Love the block! As one of the Coloradans that does not live within views of the mountains, I wanted to remind you that we out on the plains have our rolling fields, that offer an entire different kind of beauty than the mountains. In our great state there is something for everyone.

    Dorothy in Sterling,

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  19. Your block is beautiful! I love Colorado, and your block represents it well. Thanks for reminding people about my block today, and I am sorry I forgot to do that. I will be following your blog in the future for sure! Sandi

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  20. Your license plate block turned out gorgeous and I love Mesa Verde I have visited there several times in my life. Gorgeous license plate.

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  21. Beautiful license plate. I have never been to Colorado but it looks like a great place to live or go on a vacation.

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  22. Your block is great! My brother used to live in Boulder CO and we loved to visit your pretty state! Thank you!

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  23. Your block turned out wonderful! I have never been to CO, but I do watch the big professional bike race that takes place in CO so I can see the scenery! Hello from OHIO.

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  24. I love Colorado, have vacationed at Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, etc. etc. though many years ago. Love the columbine on your license plate - our columbine are blooming right now in western Oregon.

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  25. I like AMB on Facebook, and am working with some right now, on a hand quilted wholecloth sampler.

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  26. Gorgeous block! I've been to seversl spots in lovely Colorado on business trips. I would like to come back for some hiking. The one touristy thing I got to visit was the unsinkable Molly Brown's house. It is a treasure. What a woman!

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  27. Love the Colorado block. I was lucky enough to visit your state once. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric.
    Shawn

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  28. Beautiful block! Love the raw edge applique.

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  29. I would love to visit Colorado - the mountains look lovely. I actually have wanted to visit since Mork and Mindy was on TV!

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  30. I follow American Brand Made on facebook

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  31. Good morning! I absolutely love Colorado - the first vacation my husband and I took was to Colorado and we have been back several times. Enjoyed your post and you created a great license plate! Thanks!

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  32. I have a wonderful memory of visiting Mesa Verde on a summer trip around the US a few years back. It was fascinating.
    diannc(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. I've been to Colorado many times. Love it. Great license plate.

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  34. Awesome block. I love visiting Colorado.

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  35. Great tour of Colorado. Thanks. I've learned so much about the states during this blog tour. Your block depicts your state well. I've been to Colorado several time skiing & biking. A great beauty.

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  36. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. Colorado was our BEST vacation spot - we did a driving tour and had a blast. Love the Rockies. I follow on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  37. I like American Brand Made on Facebook. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  38. Thanks for your photos of your beautiful state and your cute license plate.

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  39. Great information, I've never been but have always wanted to visit.

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  40. I liked American Made Brand on facebook.

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  41. You did a great job on your project!

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  42. I have been through Colorado and have toured Mesa Verde and other sites. Beautiful state.

    spirit dot in dot stoney at gmail dot com

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  43. Colorado is beautiful and so is your license plate. I love it. I hope to visit your state some day!

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  44. I've been to CO and yes it is quite beautiful! I love the flower you made!
    Cheri
    quiltinanny at yahoo dot com

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  45. I have been to Colorado several times and absolutely love it. I went to Estes Park twice last year and tried snowshoeing for the first time!

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  46. I went to Colorado for spring break my first year in college. Tried cross country skiing and loved it!

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  47. I'm from western Kansas and now live in Illinois. As a kid, we went to 4-H camp each summer in Colorado. I always loved it! Thanks for the chance to win! I think you did a great job of representing Colorado's beauty!

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  48. Love the beautiful state of Colorado and your block! Thanks for the chance.

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  49. Being a Colorado resident, I think you did an amazing job representing our state!

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  50. I have visited Colorado, drove to the top of Pikes Peak. What an experience!

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  51. I liked American Brand Made on Facebook

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  52. You do have a great view and captured it nicely in your license plate. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  53. Liked American Made Brand on FB. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  54. This is a great tour. Love your plate!

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  55. I've been to Colorado a few times (including to two places you highlighted - Mesa Verde and the Air Force Academy!)

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  56. Love this fabric and supporting Made in America!

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  57. Your Colorado pate is beautiful and definitely represents your state. Nice job using those fabrics!

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  58. Beautiful state (I've visited many times) and beautiful block.

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  59. Hello from Minnesota! I love your state and have so many happy memories there.

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  60. Following American Made Brand on facebook.

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  61. I love the way you added depth to the license plate. It's "sew" cute!
    Thank you for the tour . . .

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  62. Following American Made Brand on facebook.

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  63. CO is one of my favorite states to visit and you did a great job of capturing it in your license plate.

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  64. I've been to Colorado but would like to spend more time there.

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  65. All of our states ( of mind) are SEW, nice to incorporate that into your plate.

    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  66. Lovely plate! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things about Colorado.

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  67. We used to live in Colorado Springs. I love your block

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  68. I have liked American Made Brand on facebook.

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  69. Thanks for sharing about Colorado. I would love to come visit, just not in the winter!

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  70. Colorado is a beautiful state, love rocky mountain national park and fort Collins! You have had crazy weather recently.......

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  71. Thanks for the tour! We took a leisurely drive through Colorado once upon a time, and although I can't remember the name of the major park that we visited, I remember its dramatic beauty.

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  72. Very nice block, colourful and and detailed. I will be visiting in the Denver area in early August and am looking forward to it.

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  73. Colorado looks like a beautiful state. I've never been there, but thanks for the tour.

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  74. You did a good job of showing everyone the beauty of our State. Love your license plate design

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  75. 'LIKE' American Brand Made on FB

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  76. HI from Montana! We love Colorado!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  77. Love your license plate and your state! Liked the fb page too!
    catremus@gmail.com (just in case :) )

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  78. I was in Denver for a convention a couple of summers ago. While we were there, we saw some of the sights in the area. We rode the cog railroad up Pikes Peak and saw the Air Force Academy and the beautiful red rock formations in the Garden of the Gods. The views were spectacular!

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  79. Never been to your state but would like to visit soon. Took a Ricky Tims Seminar in my native Michigan and would love to visit La Veta for a seminar someday. Liked the block very much. Elaine

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  80. Hi, love your plate, especially the detailed stitching on the flower. Colorado is one of our favorite places to vacation. We visit Breckenridge every chance we get (which is never often enough!). Thanks for the giveaway!
    info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com

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  81. Your license plate is stunning, really captures the essence of Colorado. My family vacationed in Estes Park and could not get enough of the Rocky Mountains national park, loved visiting Celestial Seasons, and the Pueblo ruins, truly a beautiful state!

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  82. I love your plate! I have visited Colorado twice and enjoyed them both. The first time, many years ago, was to pick up my brother when he was at the Air Force Academy. We had a great time visiting the sites on our way back to California. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. Colorado is beautiful and am jealous you get to call it home! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. I also have liked AMB on Facebook!

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  85. Looking forward to visiting Colorado! One of our best friends just moved to Denver.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  86. Iowa here - I really hope to visit Colorado someday - I have friends and relatives there, they love it - your block is beautiful and tes I agree made in the USA is very good

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  87. I live in Pennsylvania! Would love to visit Colorado sometime!

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  88. I too live in CO and I think your plate does a fabulous job of representing this beautiful state. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  89. Hi!!! Very pretty block!!!! I would love to visit some day!!!!

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  90. I would love to take my family to the Pueblo cliff dwellings for an educational vacation and of course there are so many other things to see and do as well. I have lived in Missouri my whole life but did some traveling to other states as a child but have never been to Colorado :(

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  91. I liked american made brand on facebook.

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  92. I have been to Colorado several times in my skiing days. Snowmass was my favorite!

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  93. Colorado is indeed a beautiful state. I've been fortunate to visit a few times and to explore a bit in some of the amazing parks. Just during the summer months, though, though I grew up in Denmark, I'm not a winter sports kind of person, at all.

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  94. Beautiful block for a beautiful state! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  95. Very cool license plate! Have been through Colorado a couple of times, but would love a prolonged visit!

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  96. lovely block - each one is so great!

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  97. Your SEW Colorado plate is awesome Amy! I enjoyed visiting a couple times, the hiking is amazing!

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  98. The CO block is sew nice! My husband and I went to Colorado over Christmas to take our son skiing. It's been fun "traveling" around the country with this blog tour. Please enter me in the giveaways. Thanks, kthurn@bektel.com

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  99. I just liked American Made Brand on facebook. Thanks for the second entry. kthurn@bektel.com

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  100. I love Colorado. We were neighbors in NM for 30 years and spent many lovely summer days camping around Colorado.
    thanks!

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  101. Pretty block! Colorado is still on my to do list. I hope to visit all 50 states eventually, so far I have visited about 30.
    Thanks dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  102. I've got to say that your state is one of my favorites! And I love your block!

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  103. Hi from New York! 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  104. Looks like you got all of the high spots into your block, and you did it beautifully. Nice block.

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  105. I already like AMB on facebook. Love that this fabric is all American made.

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  106. i think you did a fabulous job representing CO. The few times we have been there we have enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  107. I am now following AMB on FB
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  108. Amy, your license plate is beautiful and is a great representation of Colorado - moved away from the mountains there 28 years ago and I still miss those blue columbine and those fourteeners! Thanks so much for all that you share, and for the great giveaway.

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  109. I love this block!! Reminds me of a coloring book page with the black applique stitching.

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  110. What a beautiful block! I have happy memories of many vacations in CO.

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  111. lovely block. Colorado is one state that I have always wanted to visit.

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  112. Beautiful block! I'm loving all the colors in this line- I'm excited to give them a try. Thanks for sharing! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  113. I spent a lot of time in the Denver area a number of years back. I remember the mountains and the sky being very big and very beautiful. And you could see bad weather approaching for miles! Lovely license plate for a lovely state.

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  114. I took a train to Denver from PA, it was such an awesome experience coming into Denver on a train. My son lives in Littleton CO and I'm hoping to visit him soon!

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  115. Love your cool block and your beautiful state!

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  116. Nice block!
    My brother went to the Air Force Academy and we all went out for his graduation -- impressive scenery there! Plus we visited relatives outside Denver.

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  117. I love the mountains in Denver. Thank you for sharing, the colors are so vivid.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  118. I am now following AMB on FB
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  119. I love your block Just downloaded it.

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  120. love that it made in the usa, i live in georgoa

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  121. Fantastic Job AMY!!! Love your block and your stitching .... Yay You!

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  122. Loved the trip through Colorado. It has always been one of my favorite vacation spots. Especially Estes Park and Idaho Springs. Thanks for the giveaway! You're awesome!

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  123. I 'liked' American Brand Made on FB.

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  124. I like your block! CO is certainly a beautiful state!

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  125. Love your license plate block-I loved colorado when I lived there for a few years in the late 70s-I still miss those mountains-
    Kathy

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  126. I love Colorado! We vacation between Creede & Lake City almost every year.

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  127. We lived in Colorado Springs for 7 years and I loved seeing Pikes Peak daily. I didn't like the cold winters and the lack of humidity but other than that CO was a great tour for us. We still have friends living there and have been back a few times.

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  128. I liked American Made Brand on FB.

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  129. I follow American Made Brand on Facebook.

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  130. I love your block and it's so colorful! I love flowers and yours is gorgeous. I've always wanted to visit your state maybe someday! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  131. I liked AMB on Facebook! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  132. I have been to Co. 4 different times now and loved every minute I was there! It's awesome!

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  133. I Like American Brand Made on Facebook.

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  134. Like the pictures and the block...thank you ...martamanole@yahoo.com

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  135. Hello thanks for the great plate. I loved Colorado when I visited, it is someplace I really would like to see again. I live in Texas and we have some great things to see and do too.

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  136. Never been to Colorado but your 'tour' made me want to pack up and come visit! Very creative license plate! Love the design and your stitching. tweetyb936@aol.com

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  137. I liked AMB on Facebook. Beautiful fabric!!! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  138. There is so much here in CO it would be hard to capture it all .. The animals, the sunrises, sunsets, the mountains, plains and valleys. The ruins, so much to see in one lifetime, that is why we moved to the western slope to see what we could !
    Thanks !

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  139. Gorgeous plate :0 Thanks for hosting -

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  140. I also followed AMB on facebook :)

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  141. I love the block. I have been to Colorado and loved it.

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  142. I love your Colorado block. I love the applique especially the yellow flower center. You did a great job stitching it.

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  143. Beautiful state. Thanks for sharing your block.
    Hugs

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  144. Great job on the Colorado block - beautiful.

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  145. I like the black outlines you sewed on the block. I have never visited Colorado but always wanted to. Some day.

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  146. I love the license plate you designed! Very creative!

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  147. I visited Boulder and Estes Park many years ago. Perhaps I'll get to Denver one day.

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  148. I've always wanted to visit Colorado!! I love the flower on your block!!

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  149. Thanks for the tour of Colorado. My uncle currently lives in Aurora, but lived in Denver for many, many years.

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  150. Colorado is a beautiful State. We have visited a couple of times.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  151. I now follow AMB on FB.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  152. You have a beautiful blog -- so happy.

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  153. Enjoyed your license plate to represent Colorado. It truly is a beautiful state!

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  154. Amy, I love sunsets and sunrises......beautiful depiction on your CO license plate.
    Your Toes in the Sand quilt is my fav. I'll be checking Craftsy more often now for you!
    Thank you for the opportunity on the good ole AMB FQ's.

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  155. Love Colorado! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. Would love to visit beautiful Colorado!

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  157. Fabulous license plate! All so beautiful. I've always wanted to visit Mesa Verde and to see the slopes of the great Rocky Mountains. Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures.

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  158. Love your plate and your state. Your Rocky Mountain National Park is a treasure.

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  159. Your Block is AWESOME! Loved the pictures & info too...haven't been to Colorado...tho would love too one of these days! :)

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  160. I love your plate! I have never been to Colorado but sure would like to visit. I noticed you have a Columbine on your plate, it's one of my favorite flowers.

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  161. I have been to Colorado a lot. My dear sister lives there now! Such a great place to live! Nice job with the block too!

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  162. I've never been to your beautiful state. When I think of Colorado, I think of mountains and skiing....something I don't do. So I'd go and visit some quilt shops in your state! :)

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  163. Love your block. In a week, I get to head to Lake City, Colorado. Can't wait -- it's gorgeous there.

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  164. I have visited your beautiful state but want to visit again one day. Love your Colorado block!
    k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  165. I grew up out on the eastern prairies of Colorado. Every summer Mom and Dad would pack us all into the station wagon, and we'd head out Hwy. 14 for the Pingree Park area above Ft. Collins to camp, fish and hike. Awesome memories.

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  166. I live in the US! In PA actually

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  167. Very creative block and enjoyed your tour.

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  168. I grew up in Kansas and have been to Colorado many times, it's a beautiful state.

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  169. I'll be visiting my niece, her husband, and my great nephew and great niece in Colorado in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing the state they also love. Thanks for the block and the info.

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  170. I like AMB on Facebook. Thanks!

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  171. My family spent a week in Colorado Springs visiting family and enjoying every minute of our time there. I also had my first panic attack on the Royal Gorge Bridge....from Louisiana, I didn't know I have a fear of heights! What a place to discover that!

    Your block is beautiful! Love the colors and shapes...they really work together well and represent your beautiful state beautifully!

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  172. I love your block and the way you showed little glimpses of it as you told us more about Colorado. I've visited Colorado a number of times and think it's a beautiful state.

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  173. Oh, I like American Made Brand on Facebook.

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  174. Does Colorado know they have a Star in the state ! What a pretty plate...and not a frayed edge on it..wow ! You have a wonderful view out your window ! We went through the Rockies a year or two after the fire, but it was still wonderful...I cried when we started up in them from Colorado Springs...I had always wanted to see the mountains, and I wasn't disappointed.

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