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Destination: Quilt Along – Block 6

I am so excited about this block, as it represents something near and dear to my heart. Jennifer, from the Inquiring Quilter, is the designer of the 6th block in the series. It is an Amish bridge!

Now, that is truly one of my favorite things. You can find her pattern here, but, maybe, before you go you will stop and take a look at t a bridge that is near and dear to my heart.

©Jimmy Emerson, DVM 2017

I grew up very near this covered bridge. It is called Wertz’s Covered Bridge and was erected in 1867. I never knew this, but it is the largest single-span-covered bridge in Pennsylvania. It was always one of my favorite walks alongside the Tulpehocken Creek. You can learn more about the bridge here.

Wertz’s_Covered_Bridge spans the Tulpehocken Creek in Pennsylvania

The creek was a fun place for us to walk along. We would look for fish and even sometimes fish there. I never loved fishing, but I loved hearing the water run and looking at the old mills on either side of the bridge.

Be sure to check out the other hosts for their versions (above) of Jennifer’s block and their hints for making it!


Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura @ Slice of PI Quilts
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting


Calendar

Segment 2 has just begun but if you are late to the party, you can go back to prior posts and get the blocks. They are free from all the designers until the end of the hop (November 16, 2021).

The segment 2 prize will be awarded on September 14th. Anyone who has completed all 4 blocks, substantially like the designers’ pattern, is eligible to win. You must post your picture on our linky page, our Facebook group or Instagram with #DestinationQAL. Links and more particulars will be in my Block 8 post. 

Prize Sponsors include many of our designers and many terrific quilting companies and magazines. Their links are below…be sure to check them out.

Island Batik Fabric
Make Modern
On Line Quilt Magazine

Quilter’s Dream Batting 

Good luck to all who are sewing this week. If you need anything, feel free to email the designers or ask questions in the Facebook group!


Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22 – 8/22
Block 7 – Destination QAL – 8/24
Block 8 – destination QAL – 8/31
Positivity QAL Finish

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3 Comments

  1. August 17, 2021 / 8:11 am

    Absolutely love this block, and the bit of history that you shared! 🙂

  2. August 17, 2021 / 8:56 am

    Fun memory you share about this covered bridge. Whenever I see covered bridges, it brings back the movie Funny Farm and the whole covered bridge scene. Nice photos!

  3. August 18, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    Hi Kathleen! What a fun pattern and how fab that it brings back such wonderful memories. The longest single-span-covered-bridge!! How cool is that. I will check out the other posts for their tips and tricks – they used such cute fabrics. {{Hugs}} I hope you are doing well. ~smile~ Roseanne

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