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.