Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf BlockI love it, I wasn’t producing new block patterns quickly enough for a little girl named Caitlyn, so she decided to enlist her mom’s help and come up with another block for Little House in the Big Woods!  I love her enthusiasm!  She emailed Lily asking if she would like to sew the block too.  It’s a Maple Leaf block to go along with the Sugar Snow chapter.  As it turns out, Lily is reading the third book now, Farmer Boy, and there is a chapter on sugaring down the sap and making maple syrup.  Like so many of the blocks, it will suit multiple books.

Caitlyn’s mom, Tiffany, has provided a pdf with directions to make this block if you’d like to join us!  Download it here. See Caitlyn’s beautiful block here.

Lily sewing

If you are sewing along and come up with a great block idea like Caitlyn did, please feel free to share it with me so I can share it with others!  Thank you for your contribution to the sew along Caitlyn.

Lily is ready to work on her first Farmer Boy block this week. We’ll be making a barn. Check back!


  1. Jeannie says:

    I love that fabric combo and one of my favorite blocks! Good job!

  2. Isn’t it great that this project is contagious? The maple leaf is a great choice. I love to see Lily sewing. 🙂 Wonderful work, Lily!

  3. Heh, what a slacker you are 😉 Love that Lily’s sewing in a handmade dress 🙂

  4. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for including this as an official part of the Sew Along! We are having a great time reading and stitching with Lily. Looking forward to the barn block!

  5. I love that you and Lily are doing this. If I had little girls near me, I would join you. My girls are all grown up though. I am loving your blocks. Looks like Lily is doing a great job.

  6. What an inspiring idea, I love the quilt-a-long and hope do one at our LQS this fall. Great work all!! Ronda

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