Friday, July 9, 2021

Quilting Aroung the Block Week 50: Montana

"A River Runs Through It" 
(Laser Cut Kit Available)

I was born and raised in this gorgeous state and there are many things it holds that are near and dear to my heart. 

The landscapes vary from incredible peaks of massive mountains, to dense lush forests to wide open plains where you can watch a huge thunderstorm pass by while still getting a sunburn where you're standing. 

No matter what the landscape, however, you are never too far from a beautiful river. 

The Clark Fork River is over 300 miles long and also flows in Idaho. It's the largest (by volume) in the state. 

We also have the longest river in America: the mighty Missouri which starts here in Montana and travels for over 2000 miles before entering the Mississippi river. 

The Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the lower 48, traveling through both Wyoming and North Dakota too. 

And in my neck of the woods we have the beautiful Flathead river. Ideal for fly fishing and including some of the most breath taking scenery around. It begins in the Canadian Rockies and flows through Glacier National Park, arriving at Flathead Lake (the largest natural lake this side of the Mississippi!) before it continues on and connects with the Clark Fork. 

For Montana's block I decided to include some of our cherished landscape as well as river to flow through. Feel free to include the rider in the scene or just enjoy the view on it's own. 

Click on the photo for the link to get your free pattern download.
Free Patterns available now until July 31st!

If you'd like a Laser cut and ready-to-fuse kit, you can purchase them HERE

And if you are interested in more Montana themed patterns, check out my selection of applique patterns for Glacier National Park,  Yellowstone and more! 

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as well as what I'm up to!

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Thanks for being part of the US Tour of Quilting Around the Block! 

I can't wait to see your projects. 

Next up are

Hawaii - HI Week 51 7/18/21 Carolyn from Appliques Quilts and more
Bonus Guam Week 51 7/18/21 Carolyn from Appliques Quilts and more

Illinois-IL Week 52 7/25/21 Kathryn from Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio

And if you missed any of the prior blocks, you can find them here:


  1. Thank you so much. We have hiked through a small part of Montana and we were in awe of the huge vistas.

    1. I'm glad you have had a chance to enjoy this beautiful place!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful block. Thank you for sharing all this great information about Montana. Cool.

    1. You are most welcome! I hope you enjoy making your block!

  3. Gorgeous Block! I love the Flathead area, so beautiful. Big sky indeed!

    1. I'm glad you like the block (and our beautiful Big Sky country too :) Happy quilting!

  4. Thank you for your block. This is one state I've always wanted to visit. It's so different from the East Coast where I've grown up and still live.

    1. I hope you do get the chance to come visit someday! Montana has so many different landscapes in it as well!..but yes, all of them are still very different from the East Coast.