Sunday, June 15, 2014

Welcome to Montana on the AMB Blog Tour


Welcome to my stop along the American Made Brand blog hop tour.  I share with you the state I call home ... Montana.

When I first thought of developing my AMB block, I wanted to start by taking a look at Montana license plate designs ... however, after discovering that Montana has more than three times as many specialty license plates as other states in the region ... 

 KPAX
courtesy of KPAX.com
I decided I'd best design my block with my own ideas!

So, with that in mind, I give you a brief tour of my state with the hope of showing you what inspired my block:


I took this photo last month at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge just south of where I live.
Montana's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain) and, living in the western part of the state ... you truly see mountains in every direction ...  a total of 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.

From Glacier National Park, 
the "The Crown of the Continent"  
courtesy of GORP.com
to portions of Yellowstone National Park, 
America's first national park, 
courtesy of paradisegateway.com
Montana represents the untamed, the wild, and the natural.  

Of course, with fifteen ski areas for winter recreation ....
courtesy of SkiMT.com
We have plenty of reason to get out and enjoy the natural splendor in cold weather also.


courtesy of Montana-Wild
Montana contains thousands of named rivers and creeks, 450 miles (720 km) of which are known for "blue-ribbon" trout fishing.  In 1992 the Robert Redford directed movie "A River Runs Through It,"  extensive fishing scenes were filmed in Montana's Paradise Valley on the Yellowstone River; south of Bozeman on the Gallatin River and south of Big Timber on the Boulder River. In 1998, Robert Redford returned to Big Timber with "The Horse Whisperer." 

Montana is ranked 4th in size, but 44th in population with 1,015,165 people living in Montana .... Yes, that is 1,015,165 people living in the whole state! Wide-open spaces anyone?

courtesy of Vital Grounds
Since forests cover approximately 25 percent of the state and Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states, I've included them in my block along with the state flower, the Bitterroot, and stems of grain to represent our economy.  With a 1/3 of our great state covered in mountains, that leaves the remaining 2/3 area covered with plains and grassy ranges and provides area needed for supporting Montana's economy which is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. 
Wheat Harvest - MT: aerials of wheat fields with grain combines at work
 courtesy of nbc.com ... Robb Kendrick  /  Aurora file

With this wealth of information, I attempted to make my block represent the whole state ... mountains in the west, plains in the east, river waters in between and topped by our great big sky:


So there you have it, my representation of the State of Montana in one 6 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch block. 

My thanks to Clothworks and American Made Brand Cottons for hosting this fantastic tour of our United States.
 
Clothworks is generously sending one Why-Knot-Kwilt commentor eight fat quarters from the 
American Made Brand Cotton Solids!
Grown and Made all right here in the
Good Ol' USA!!

In addition, I am hosting a second giveaway for my wonderful international visitors.  

Those of you from outside of the United States have a chance to win this bundle of 5 1/2 inch squares:

which I cut from the remaining Clothworks American Made Brand Cotton Solids not used in my block.

If you wish to enter the giveaways, please leave me a comment on this post, with the following information:

1) which country you reside;
2) where you live in your country of residence; and most important;
3) make sure I can contact you! 

If I cannot contact you, 
you will not be able to win.

Drawing will close on Friday, June 20th.

Please be sure to visit Bloomin’ Workshop who is sharing the State of Washington with us today.

Hope you enjoyed this brief tour of the state I've called home for the past 33 years. When my day is at an end, I have to admit...
courtesy of Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge
 it is a pretty beautiful place to call home.

Until next we visit, happy hopping ~


177 comments:

  1. Ohhh Wendy, I just love your block. How super creative putting all those great little details inside the shape of your state. Love the little fly fisherman. Too cute!!

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  2. Some day I'll get to visit Montana. Such a beautiful state! I live in the USA, in Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. There are some days when I'd love some wide open spaces.

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  3. I live in the USA, in Kentucky. Love your license plate! We visited Montana many years ago on a trip to Yellowstone. We hope to go back someday!

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  4. I live in the USA. Virginia. Would love to visit Montana one day. Beautiful license plate.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  5. You did a great job representing Montana! I've never been there and know that I would love to see all of the special attractions. I'm in the USA, from Indiana. Thanks for the giveaway and I've enjoyed the whole blog tour.

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  6. I live in the USA, South Carolina. I love the plate you made, but wonder what is the name of the flower you put in the lower left corner and when does it bloom the most?

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  7. I'm from South Dakota... Although I lived in MT (Great Falls) for over 2 years when my husband and I were first married. You've done an amazing job on the block! We loved Glacier the best :)

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  8. I am in the USA, in Virginia. I live near mountains too!

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  9. Wisconsin, USA
    Your block is a wonderful representation of Montana. I have been in your state at least 30 summers, visiting all of the parks. Montana is a real gem, in my opinion. Thanks for the giveaway.

    spirit dot in dot stoney at gmail dot com

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  10. Beautiful job Wendy! blessings, marlene

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  11. United States, Texas for the last 20 years. Born and raise is Southern Minnesota.
    sew dot goodwitch_crafts at yahoo dot com

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  12. Love your plate - very nice job.....I live in the USA, Texas....my husband and I have always wanted to visit Montana - it's on our bucket list - hopefully next summer! Have a great day!

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  13. Hi Wendy, I love your State it really looks beautiful and will be on my list of places to visit. I live in Derbyshire, England and have for the past twenty eight years. I was born and raised in the next County (we are too small a country to have states!), Nottinghamshire of Robin Hood fame! Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. Susie x

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  14. Your block turned out great! I live in the USA in northeast Ohio.

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  15. Beautiful! I live in a small summer village in Alberta, Canada. Thanks!
    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  16. Hi from New York, USA. Pretty plate, looks like you captured the different parts of your state. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  17. Southwest VA where the mountains don't have snow today, but they do have bears.

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  18. Wendy, you live in such a pretty place. I hope to see it one day, as it has long been on my list. Your license plate captures it perfectly. I live in North Carolina USA.

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  19. Hi from Wisconsin... your block is lovely, as I'm sure is your state! thank you for a chance at the giveaways.

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  20. I live in northern Wisconsin in the good ole US of A! But I wouldn't mind living in Montana either after reading your excellent tour! Your license plate depicts your state beautifully! Thanks.

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  21. Montana has such beautiful scenery. You did a great job capturing it all. We had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere up there years ago and these five "hunks" stopped and had that tire changed in no time on their way to deer hunting. It was great!

    We live in So. CA (in the U.S.A.)

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  22. wow. I love your block! We live in Missouri in a small college town but I grew up in Mass. and DH in the Seattle area. We've driven through, and stopped in (Yellowstone) your state on our car trips out to the Pacific NW. Beautiful country indeed.

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  23. I live in VA but have never visited out in Montana. What beauty you have all around you!

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  24. I have family in Whitefish, Montana! So beautiful around there!

    I live outside Atlanta, GA.

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  25. Wendy, you make me want to road trip it to Montana. Your license plate is perfect. I love that you made the geography important and shared Montana's demographics. That is a lot of wide open space. I live in Kansas....

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  26. Wendy I have enjoyed this tour. I think it has been one of the best tours because I have learned so much about every state. I live in Florida.

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  27. I like the mountains and bear in your block

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  28. great job putting everything into your block. l currently live in KY, USA.

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  29. Love the license plate. We live in Nebraska and will be traveling through Montana next week. Hopefully we can see some of that beautiful scenery you describe.

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  30. Oh, your block is beautiful! I live in California, USA
    sdjg(at)pacbell(dot)net

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  31. Great plate design! I live in Spokane, WA, USA. I loved driving through Montana, especially the Missoula area.

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  32. Your block is sew wonderful! Greetings from Bismarck, ND, USA. I've driven through Montana several times but never stopped to "smell the flowers." Please enter me in the giveaways, thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

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  33. Will you be sharing your pattern? kthurn@bektel.com

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  34. Hello wendy..your block is perfect for your state! You have captured it all! I am from California USA!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

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  35. Your home is, indeed, a beautiful state - we've spent a fair bit of time in it with our friends from McAllister. We live in the very SE corner of Arizona, just 13 miles north of Mexico, at 4600' in elevation. No, Arizona is not just desert; we're surrounded by mountain ranges (highest about 10, 500').
    thanks!

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  36. Beautiful block, and it represents your state very well. I live in NJ, USA.
    diannc(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. Gorgeous and you did a wonderful job of capturing the beauty which is Montana. I live in Carleton, Michigan and just the Detroit Metro area has the population of your lovely state. And DH wonders why I get twitchy with all the people.

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  38. I live in St. Louis, MO. Your state looks beautiful. We have plans to visit it sometime soon!

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  39. Love your plate. I think you nailed it I'm from California, and love the idea of open spaces and less people. Your population is only 1 million? There's more than that just on our freeways at 6am and 5pm every weekday here! lol

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  40. Wow! Your plate is beautiful. I'm from wonderful WA state, on the West Coast, in between Seattle and Portland, OR. I've been to your lovely state as a little girl and hope to take my children there sometime. Thanks for the lovely tour. lyn@plkaufmann.com

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  41. I loved your posting about your state! I learned a lot. Mostly, I like the way that you told the story of how your license plate came together! It is beautiful! I am currently living in Colorado, USA and I love it! I have only lived here for 5 years but I think this is the state that I will live in until the end of my life. Thanks for your participation in the giveaway!

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  42. Such a pretty quilt block -- I love your design! I live in Florida, USA. Thanks for the giveaway! info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com.

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  43. Wow...I did not think you could fit the whole state of Montana into such a small license plate! The finished project is perfect! I am from the greater Seattle Washington area, another beautiful place in the U.S.!

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  44. What a great license plate. I am from Arkansas in the USA

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  45. love your license plate design.. I am from Colorado , USA

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  46. Oh Wendy, I am telling you...there is just no one better at designing than you are! This plate is fantastic. I do love those solids! I'm a Colorado USA girl! :-)

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  47. Great representation of your state! I'm in Greenville, SC, USA. Thanks for sharing a little about your state! I love the outdoor spaces, but not the COLD!

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  48. I'm from Pennsylvania. I hope to visit Montana someday, it looks like a beautiful state!

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  49. I think you did an amazing representation of Montana! I live in the U.S. In Colorado.

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  50. Beautiful block - and beautiful pictures - I'd love to visit!
    I live in U.S. - Vermont.

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  51. I can't imagine getting all that on a block that size. It looks great. I'm from the US in Oregon but I lived in Missoula for a year.

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  52. I love your license plate. Very good job of representing your beautiful state. I live in Missouri, USA.

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  53. Hi Wendy, I live in the USA in the wonderful state of California. I have lived her all my life, but have traveled through Montana on many occasions. I do love Missoula! My husband is a fly fisherman, and we have floated many rivers in your state, my favorite being the Madison River! Love your license plate, it depicts the state very well! schorer.k@gmail.com

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  54. I live in Virginia. Montana does look like the most beautiful place on earth and you are lucky to live there.

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  55. I live in Pensacola, FL - so very different from Montana. I've never been there, but we hope to visit the western states when we retire. Great job on the license plate, one of my favorites so far.

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  56. You did a fabulous rendition of Montana. Great job!

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  57. Another beautiful state block. I live in Pennsylvania, USA.

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  58. Your License plate is very creative (awesome) of Montana and it's really great that American Made Brand Fabrics are being used... This is a wonderful adventure for bloggers and non-bloggers to be able to use American made fabrics. I'm NC by way of GA, DC, MD, and NY :-)!

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  59. Hi!!!! Very beautiful state!!!!! I might have to move...I love wide open spaces and the song Meet Me In Montana!!!!! I don't know about the bears though!!!!! If I ever came face to face with one....I would probably freeze in place!!!!! I love your license plate block!!!!! Thank You

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous license plate and state! Will definitely have to visit. Great job on the tour and plate. I live in Georgia, USA! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous license plate and state! Will definitely have to visit. Great job on the tour and plate. I live in Georgia, USA! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  62. I live in Mississippi. I honeymooned in Montana. Great memories of Montana, but not of him. Lol!

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  63. uisa , Georgia and would love to visit your state

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  64. I live in the commonwealth of Virginia and actually snowmobiled in Yellowstone a number of years ago. I can attest to the beauty of the state! Thank you for sharing your love for your home state with us!

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  65. Iowa (USA) here - love your block, great work

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  66. I live in the good ole USA, in the great state of Texas. I love your block! I've never been to Montana but it looks beautiful!

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  67. I am from the beautiful little state of Indiana. Your block is beautiful.

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  68. United States of America
    Commonwealth of Virginia, south east corner on the Atlantic.
    Wendy, your block is so representative of the beauty that abounds you in Big Sky country. Thank your for sharing.

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  69. I live in Illinois now, but I grew up in Kansas, so my favorite part of your block is the wheat! It is really detailed and looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I have always wanted to go to Montana & now I really want to go.. I. Live in the panhandle of Texas.

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  71. Wendy, your license plate block is really beautiful - LOVE it! And what a great tour of Montana you offered us; it's one of my favorite places. Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour!

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  72. I am a Montana residence and you did an amazing job representing our state! LOVE it! I am also participating in the blog tour with my biz partner in Woolin Rouge Designs Sylvia - who is representing WY, tomorrow - so I won't leave my info. Just wanted to tell you what a GREAT JOB you did! Cheers to the Lucky Winner! Traci

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  73. I live right in the center of Pennsylvania, USA! I love your block!

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  74. Your plate certainly captures the essence of your state. Great job! I live in Southern California, USA.

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  75. Great license plate block. I hadn't heard of your state flower before, I love it.

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  76. HI Wendy,
    Thanks for sharing about Montana. It sure looks beautiful. I live in Canada, in Ontario, to be exact. It is hot here but no mountains.
    Thanks for the give aways to international people, like us.

    Ruth
    ruthq@rogers.com

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  77. What a wonderful representation of Montana! Love the fisherman, brings back memories of Montana vacations. I live in Washington state, in the US!

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  78. Montana is a beautiful state... and your plate does it justice! I live in Missouri in the USA. Loved both of those movies... :)

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  79. Your license plate is so pretty. And your state looks like a fun place to live or visit. I live in the US, in Pennsylvania.

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  80. Hi Wendy!
    Greetings from Livingston, Mt.! We sure love Montana too! Your post today was so neat>love your license plate!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  81. Your state is beautiful.
    I live in the United States of America. In Orange Park Florida.

    Paulacox7198@yahoo.com

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  82. Beautiful plate like your state..........I live in the 5th largest state in the USA.....New Mexico!

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  83. Beautiful plate like your state..........I live in the 5th largest state in the USA.....New Mexico!

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  84. Wow Montana sure has a lot of licence plates! I think yours beats all of them hands down though. I live in the USA in Hillsboro, Oregon. My DH and I enjoy traveling around Montana on our motorcycles looking for a place to retire it is a beautiful state.

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  85. Great license plate! Loved visiting Montana and would love to go back. I live in the beautiful state of Oregon.

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  86. I live in Washington, the dry eastern side where we grow wheat, peas and barley to name a few things. It has been a while since I visited MT, but love it there. You had to put a lot of goodies in a small space.

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  87. Clearly Montana sounds incredibly beautiful and I would love to visit!! I live in Ontario, Canada in a tiny village north of the great Lake Superior... The population is sparse and we need to travel at least 4 hours to reach the nearest city, but the country and landscape is lovely and worth being in a remote location!

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  88. The pictures are breathtaking , and your block is fabulous! I am happy to live in Michigan! thank you!

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  89. I'm in Massachusetts, USA. What a fabulous block you constructed; it looks like a postcard.
    joannadotperry0109atyahoodotcom

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  90. I am in Nevada, USA. I love how you were able to capture the great features of your beautiful state.
    Tahoecarolmc@yahoo.com

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  91. Thanks for the wonderful tour, Wendy. How lovely would it be to visit there one day. I live in Melbourne, Australia.

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  92. Montana is beautiful! Your license plate block captures the state well. I live in Florida, USA.

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  93. Lovely license plate block - thanks for sharing. From North Carolina, USA.

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  94. I live in the USA and currently living in Kansas. We've been to Montana a few times and plan to go again in the near future.

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  95. Oklahoma, USA . The pictures are breathtaking and the tag is just plain beautiful Great job! NOw I want to visit Montana.

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  96. Thank you for all the Awesome pictures & info about your Beautiful State!!

    I am in the USA...live almost in middle of Ohio!! Have never been to Montana...but definitely would loooove to go! Would love to travel thru all the States too...what a wonderful trip it would be to experience!! :)

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  97. Beautiful block! Montana is a long way from my home in South Carolina. I would love to visit some day.

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  98. I love Montana. I live in California, USA. I visited Montana and was awestruck pretty much the whole time.

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  99. Fabulous block. Could be my favorite! Visiting for North Carolina.

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  100. Wow! You block is fabulous! I live in Kentucky, USA.

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  101. WOW! your state looks like an awesome place to visit. I live in North Carolina, USA.
    Love your plate.

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  102. I live in Pennsylvania, USA. The pictures of Montana took my breath away. sarah@forrussia.org

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  103. I visited Great Falls once on a business trip. It was January, and we went to see the dams and museum along the Lewis and Clark route. Frigid and beautiful even in Winter. This resident of Virginia, USA would love to return to Montana in the Summer.

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  104. Montana is beautiful and so is your plate! I live in Michigan, USA.

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  105. I live in western NY in the USA. We have mountains, but nothing to compete with your Rockies.

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  106. I live in northern Ca., USA. Beautiful block…you did a lovely job. I love Montana…have been there several times and I think it'd be a great place to live!

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  107. Very pretty block, Wendy. Montana looks like a beautiful state. I live in Oklahoma, USA. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  108. Your thought into desiging your block really shows, great job! I've never physically been to your state, I once did a report on Montana when I was in school, I'm pretty sure I got an A.

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  109. I love your block! I've always wanted to visit Montana especially Yellow Stone! I'm from Dayton, Ohio so I'm in mostly city living. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  110. I live in the US, in Virginia. Thank you for the very nice tour of your beautiful state. And your block is a perfect representation of Montana. Makes me nostalgic for a big road trip!

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  111. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I follow on wordpress and bloglovin. I loved your post and the tour of Montana. Such a beautiful state and your block is beautiful too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  112. Gorgeous, and wonderful block. I'm living in the Pocono Mountain region of PA, USA. I do hope to visit Montana. Thanks for the info.

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  113. I would love to visit Montana one day. I live in northern California, USA, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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  114. What a wonderful representative block for Montana. I have yet to visit this beautiful wide open state. You presented some very inviting images.

    I reside in the Show Me State - Missouri, USA.
    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. I want to go to Montana it is on my bucket list. I live in Houston, Texas it is in the Southeast part of the state.

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  116. Thanks for the tour Wendy. It definitely is a pretty state and while I may visit there one day, I couldn't live there. Too cold for me. I love your block and it will look great in the final quilt with all the rest of them. Hugs!

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  117. Love Montana, though it has been many years since I've driven through the state. Currently living in Oregon, about to move back to western New York, our old stomping grounds and where the grandbabies are!

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  118. Wonderful tour. I live in the Sunshine State of Florida in the good ole US of A :-)

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  119. We have visited your beautiful state and I think your license plate captured it all. I live in the Florida in the US.
    Thank you for the giveaway. maryellen1304@hotmail.com

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  120. I enjoyed the tour of your state and love your plate. Will there be a pattern available? I'm in California, USA. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I am a proud American living in Orangevale, CA (a little area of the county outside of Sacramento.) Saw the Grand Tetons as a teen traveling with our parents. It is beautiful country. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Love your block.
    Hugs

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  122. I live in the wonderful USA near the Windy City of Chicago in IL.
    meandyou1974@sbcglobal.net

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  123. Absolutely perfect, Wendy! Great job - Mary (Minnesota plate)

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  124. Wow - what a great job you did in incorporating your state into one small license plate! I currently lived in Maryland, USA, and I had the pleasure of visiting your great state back in the (ahem) late 70's think. I think it's time to get back out there! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  125. Awesome plate! Living in Eugene Oregon and still have never visited Montana. Shame on me!

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  126. Love your portrayal of Big Sky Country! It is a great plate! We are from Washington State, but currently live in Southern Nevada. I can't believe how many different NV license plates are here too! And the plates stay with the owner for life, not turned in to DMV as they are in WA.

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  127. I was born in Montana and have visited a few times. I'm in the US in Wyoming. Your plate is wonderful!

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  128. Ilove your license plate! It seems that Montana has lots of lsand for each resident - amazing! I am in the United States, in northern Florida.

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  129. You did a great job in representing your state. I live in Illinois, USA Thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  130. Hello from Illinois, USA! Love your block/plate, very nice representation of your state! dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  131. Ky, USA here! Your block is wonderful and you did a great job getting all your info in it! Beautiful state!

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  132. I live in the USA, New York State, suburb of Buffalo to be specific. And I love how you captured all the beautiful colors of Montana in your block. Nice job!

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  133. I live in Oregon and I've been fortunate to visit Montana twice -- both times to visit Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. I love your beautiful state (what part I've seen, anyway)! Your license plate is terrific; you captured your state so well!
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  134. I live in Pennsylvania. I look forward to visiting Montana next summer. Our daughter is marrying a Montanan. She raves about the beauty of the state.

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  135. I live in NC and love Yellowstone. It snowed on us once there the end June. So funny. I love your plate.

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  136. I live in California and would like to visit Montana. The mountains are beautiful and so is the bear, at a distance. Thanks.

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  137. I'm a brand new Pennsylvanian, by way of NJ and NY! Beautiful license plate.

    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  138. I'm a brand new Pennsylvanian, by way of NJ and NY

    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  139. USA - and from the great state of Wisconsin. Never been to Montana, but would love to go there sometime.

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  140. So beautiful! I'm in Davie, Florida (though NY will always be home!).
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  141. Great job on your block! I live just a few states over in WA.

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  142. I've had a love affair with Montana for years now. It's also from afar as I live in Louisiana. If only, only, I could visit for a summer and maybe a bit longer. I want so much to see "Big Sky" and your post has only increased that. Thanks so much for the information on your beautiful state.

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  143. Can I say Beautiful! I live in the USA, WV is my home! Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com. I love your block!

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  144. Hi Wendy I live in a sweet little town called Stratford in Ontario Canada. I have actually been to Missoula Montana about 40 years ago and it was business but the nicest people took us out for a wonderful time and I always wanted to go back as what I saw it was so beautiful.. I loved it and your little quilt. Blessings Sandra

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  145. Such a pretty plate! I reside in Dallas Texas these days but I've called several states home in the past. Unfortunately have never hd a chance to visit Montana but am trying to convince my fiancé to make a trip or have our wedding there! Thanks for the chance!

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  146. how wonderful! I think you picked some great representatives of your state. I think the only part of Montana I've been in, is in Yellowstone. I loved it.
    thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  147. Love your block! Very pretty. I live in Canada, in the Yukon Territory. Big mountains, big sky, big lakes and big forests....

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  148. I live in the USA. Washington State, not too far from you. I really like you license plate block. Are you planning to post a pattern or tutorial?

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  149. You did a great job on your Montana plate! I live in NC and have traveled across your beautiful state several times, it's a long state to drive thru east/west!

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  150. I love your license plate for Montana! I live in Louisville, Tennessee, USA which is in the valley just West of the Smokey Mountains.
    catremus@gmail.com

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  151. Great plate! I live in CA and haven't been to Montana yet!

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  152. My husband was born and raised in Montana (Superior) and it truly is one of the most wonderful states in the nation. And you block represents the state beautifully - with all the speciality plates they have, they should commission your's - I'd put it on my truck!

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  153. I'm from Texas. Way down south. Stargal714@yahoo.com

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  154. I live in the USA in Florida.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  155. I love your block, some day I am going to make up to Montana, live in Colorado, so not REALLY that far away...
    dorocarol@gmail.com

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  156. I live outside of Boston, MA. All of your pictures were amazing and now I want to visit!

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  157. Montana is so beautiful. I hope to visit Glacier National Park one day. I live in the United States, in Tennessee. Contact me through Google.

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  158. I love that you got the bear on your design. I am in Milwaukee Wisconsin but grew up all through the South. Thanks for the opportunity! Notwendy at gmail dot com

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  159. We loved our road trip to Montana! I live in Washigton state here in the USA.

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  160. Walla Walla, WA USA :) I love Montana, and it's my goal to get my husband there this summer so he can fall in love with it as well! Thank you for sharing Wendy, have a lovely day!
    ~Brandy

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  161. Tacoma, WA, USA is where I live! Montana is such a magnificent state.

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  162. I live in Georgia in the US. Love your block!

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  163. Beautiful block. You showcased Montana wonderfully, love all the details. I live in Minnesota, USA.

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  164. I live in Washington State, and was just in Montana (Missoula) last weekend. you did a great job capturing Montana with your license plate.

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  165. Beautiful license plate block!! I live in Oklahoma.

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  166. you did such a great job ..cheering and waving my flag..

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  167. I know I'm too late to enter, but I wanted to comment any way. I think I would like Montana. I'm from South Australia which is all about wide open spaces, a population just over one million and out main economy is agriculture too. I grew up on a wheat, barley and sheep farm. We don't have your beautiful mountains, or thankfully your freezing temperatures, though.

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  168. Hello Neighbor,
    Just caught this fantastic blog tour and was wondering if your blog's pattern is availalbe for those of us who may want to make a quilt! I've traveled North to visit Seattle many years ago with a friend and still have fond memories of that visit. From, California, I hope to get back there someday as we are relatively close in distance and see more of the sites of your beautiful state. Rosemary

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  169. Whoops! I goofed, wrong state. I've never been to Montana, but isn't it referred to as "God's Country"? Your pictures sure reflect that. I still would like a copy of you pattern so that I could make it. Thanks, Rosemary

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  170. Whoops! I goofed, wrong state. I've never been to Montana, but isn't it referred to as "God's Country"? Your pictures sure reflect that. I still would like a copy of you pattern so that I could make it. Thanks, Rosemary

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  171. Love, love your block. Do you have the pattern 4 sale? I was born & raised in Montana.Moved away when I meet & married my active duty husband.But I come home once a year. The mountains, sky & everything there gives me the energy and peace I need, that the world seems to suck away. Looking forward 2 ur future patterns.

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  172. Love, love your block. Do you have the pattern 4 sale? I was born & raised in Montana.Moved away when I meet & married my active duty husband.But I come home once a year. The mountains, sky & everything there gives me the energy and peace I need, that the world seems to suck away. Looking forward 2 ur future patterns.

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