Saturday, June 11, 2016

Westering Women - May

May's block for the Westering Women BOM is named The Platte River.  Barbara Brackman adapted this block from a much more complex block called Nebraska that appeared in the publication Hearth and Home from a century ago.  I'm glad she simplified this block, and I enjoyed piecing this one.

We have traveled along the Platte River a number of times while driving across the country.  One particularly beautiful evening a few years ago we  walked along the river in a little park near our motel in North Platte, Nebraska.  The park was also home to one of the nicest memorials honoring our veterans that we have seen anywhere.

We're now nearly halfway through this interesting BOM journey.  I've really enjoyed reading some of the history links provided with each month's block.

8 comments:

  1. I like that block, I've made it before using brights for a baby quilt. Halfway through is almost sad, I like reading the history of the blocks.

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  2. Your blocks are lookin' very good together. Those Western women might have been glad the journey is half over.

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  3. Great block! Love the fabrics. I need to get mine done! I have enjoyed traveling along.

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  4. That is such a pretty block. Great fabric selections! I enjoyed hearing about your walk in the park. :)

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  5. Very pretty fabric combination.
    I love seeing the shot of you along the banks of the Platte. Been there a few times myself.

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  6. I really like this block! I have been working on my UFO (Miss Rosie's Toulouse) that is made with the Goose in the Pond quilt block. This month's block is like the center of the my block which is what attracted me to the Toulouse quilt.

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  7. Beautiful block. Growing up in Iowa, I have also traveled the Platte River many times.

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  8. Nice block and it's fun to see them all together.

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