Lily is back to school now which is putting a hamper on our sew along process! She has been reading Little Town on the Prairie when she can and is a little more than half way through it. She told me that she liked one chapter in particular where the blackbirds were eating the corn crop. The Ingalls family was depending on the money from the corn crop to pay for Mary’s college. Laura alerted her father to the damage when she went to pick corn one day. He got out his shot gun and shot so many birds that they decided to start eating them. One day, Ma made a chicken pie, substituting blackbirds for the chicken. Lily really wanted to make a blackbird block.
I love her fabric choices. She used the same background fabric that she used on her pumpkin block because it looks a bit like corn stalks which is perfect for the story. I also like the Kona Papaya solid.
This block uses templates. Please remember to cut your templates with the fabric right side up and template right side up. Look at the diagram on the pattern to figure out the direction of the pattern piece and order of assembly.
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I hope you are enjoying the sew along! I plan to share some readers blocks soon. If you would like your blocks shared, please send me an email with a link or pictures. My email is amybfriend at gmail dot com.