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Quilt Le Tour de France 2010

I am the ‘matriarch’ of a cycling crazed family. I live in the land of Lance {Lance Armstrong – Austin TX}. I am Mama Kong of Kongko Urban Cycling Gear. I am a quilter. It just makes sense to start a quilty challenge around the Tour de France. The Tour de France begins THIS week, July 3, starting in Rotterdam and ending at the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 25.

So, We will begin on July 3. Each Tour de France team has 9 members so the challenge is to make something composed of 9 blocks or 9 fabrics or 9 designs representing cycling. Your interpretation. . . circles, wheels, hexies, mountains, chains… whatever you envision. It could be in the block design and/or the fabric. The block designs that come quickly to mind are pinwheel, whirligig, Irish chain, dresden, wagon wheel…you get the idea. You can be ambitious and make 9 different blocks. If you are only up to making one block that is ok too. It can be pieced or appliqued…or whatever method you choose. This is a fun challenge not a demand :)
At the end of the Tour there will be a giveaway drawing for the group members …perhaps more than one.
I have some WONDERFUL prize contributors!! Details to follow soon.
I have started a Flickr group. Please join at the Flickr group then come back and leave a comment on this post that you are participating.
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Let’s Roll!

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like…; I don’t believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman; All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle…
~Freddie Mercury – Queen 1978.