Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset



Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset

We have moved on to By the Shores of Silver Lake and this is block 11 in our Little House on the Prairie Sew Along.  Apparently the smaller type wasn’t such a big deal because Lily is flying through this book.  Mary loses her eyesight in this book due to scarlet fever.  Laura describes things to her and Mary says that her words paint beautiful pictures.  Laura describes a few sunsets and talks about wild geese.  I told Lily that there is a type of triangle called Flying Geese in quilting and maybe we could use them to make a sunset block.  She liked the idea and this is what I came up with.

Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset

We chose the fabrics together to try to achieve good gradations in color.  We looked for prints that had bits of the color that we were moving toward or away from to help blend them together.  I think it makes for a beautiful block.  The geese are a bit challenging. Lily lost the tip of one but I don’t think that’s bad at all for a beginner!

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  1. You are so imaginative! I wish I had thought to do this with my girls when they were younger. It is such a wonderful idea! I have shared your posts with my daughter so that when her girls are bigger she may consider doing something along these lines.

  2. Go, Lily! She’s doing a fantastic job!

  3. Oh my! This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to make this one with Caitlyn. We’re still on Farmer Boy, hoping to get some sewing time this weekend.

  4. Great job, you two!

  5. That is a great block! I think I’d like a whole quilt of that block!
    Oh, and I got my seam ripper today and used it this afternoon! It’s fabulous and so, so pretty! Thank you!

  6. Margaret says:

    what a great job you are doing Lily, when you have this quilt completed it will remind you of how you and Mum enjoyed reading the lovely stories and how the quiut developed from the book

  7. AHHHHH, Look at her!!! Fantastic!!! XXOO Cat

  8. Marsha k says:

    This is my favorite so far. Don’t know why. I wish I had taught my daughter to sew. Kudos to both of you.

  9. Lily, you are doing an amazing job with all you blocks. I love the fabrics you are using…..can’t wait to see it when it is finished!!

  10. Lily and Amy, this is so fun to watch what you sew to tell the Little House stories with a quilt. You did a great job on this block and the fabrics really do make it look like a sunset!

  11. Great way to represent the sunset, and those geese look fab!

  12. Wow!! This block is gorgeous. Love the fabric colors and the black is perfect!! What a great eye you have and Lily is doing a fantastic job!! That Mary was a tough young lady and it was so sad that she lost her sight. Makes you appreciate how fortunate we are these days.

  13. I love following your progress on this project. What a great endeavour to share!

  14. I’m soooooooo ready for the next block! I am absolutely loving this quilt along – I remember reading all of those books in my childhood, and I’m new to quilting to I’m learning lots of techniques through this project. I’m anxiously waiting to see what you two come up with next!

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