Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Rose’s Letter Blocks


Little House on the Prairie Sew Along

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?




  1. Oh Lily! You did such a great job with this block and that was a really good idea! Great job keeping all the background fabrics going in the same direction too!

    Sad yes…but we can’t wait to see it all put together? Will you put them in order or mix them up?:)

  2. Love this gorgeous block Lily! Your design and the fabrics selected is an amazing choice… Keep up the wonderful work:-)…

  3. I have so enjoyed seeing the blocks you and Lily have made! I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was a girl and would love to share them with my kids. I have three boys, though, and the books kind of all run together for me since it’s been so long. Is there one you’d recommend to start with that a boy would also enjoy? Thanks!

  4. Very cute! I think shes done such a great job with the blocks 🙂

  5. Lily what a beautiful block. I like your choice of background fabric. It will be sad to see this come to an end, but we still have one block and Lily’s reveal of her finished quilt. Lily you should be so proud of all you have done here.

  6. Lovely job, well done Lily!

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