The Westering Women block was called "Sage Bud for Fort Laramie." I thought I was done using that pale blue fabric that makes up the buds, but this one called for it.
And here are four hexathon blocks that I don't have much to say about. This first one was nice and easy and I think Vicki Welsh's hand dyed stripe makes it exciting:
I can't really say the "nice and easy" part about these next two, though the second one also benefits from two of Vicki's hand dyes.
HIP HIP HOORAY I recently figured out how to set these colorful blocks! My original thinking would have had an alternate hexagon or other shape out of a dark dark blue, perhaps flecked with yellow or white or with little stars on it. But a couple of weeks ago, I helped in a volunteer effort to stuff the goodie bags for the attendees of Quilters Take Manhattan, a fundraising program for the Quilt Alliance that took place late in September. For my few hours of work, I was rewarded with some of the fabric donations, and after washing them all, the fat quarter piece went up on my design wall to ponder for a different purpose. Pretty quickly I could see it worked well with these blocks and promptly ordered some more. It's a choice not within my usual style at all, but then, these blocks are also in that category.