Lily has just finished reading the last book in the Little House Series, The First Four Years. This book is about the first four years of Laura and Almanzo’s marriage. They had a baby girl named Rose shortly after they were wed. Lily was very excited about this so she wanted to include a block to represent baby Rose. Laura describes Rose as “an earnest, busy little girl with her picture books and letter blocks…” Lily thought that making wooden letter blocks would be a good idea so that’s what we did! When Rose wasn’t playing inside, she was roaming the prairie and I think that the background fabric represents that nicely.
Here is a diagram with the basic cutting directions for each piece (1/4″ seam allowances are included). We cut our letters with my Sizzix die cutter and fused them with HeatnBond Lite. I stitched around the edge of the letters for Lily.
One more block is coming, hopefully right after Thanksgiving! Who else is a little sad about seeing this sew along end?