Little House on the Prairie Sew Along–Take Two!

In 2014, I started a sew along to make this Little House on the Prairie Sampler quilt.  It was sewn by my daughter Lily, who was in second grade at the time.  We read the books together and designed a couple of blocks per book.  I shared all the tutorials on my blog so that others could sew along with us!  We used the hashtag #littlehousealong on Instagram to share pictures.  Lily chose all her own fabrics and did all the sewing.  I did the cutting and ironing.  Well, Lily’s sister, Penny, is now in second grade so it’s time for the Little House on the Prairie Sampler quilt take two!

This is Penny’s first real machine sewing project and she felt pretty proud of her finished block!  This is a log cabin block because the Ingalls family was living in a log cabin in the Big Woods.

If you would like to sew along with us, I created a new page that lists all the tutorials.  If you look up at the top of my blog, there are a number of links along the header. One of them says “Little House on the Prairie Sew Along.”  Click there and it will bring you to a picture of the finished quilt and links to Lily’s version of each block which will include the tutorials.  And I will add links to share Penny’s versions as we go so that you can see how the blocks look in different fabrics.  That might help your children as they select their colors!


  1. Penny is in second grade? How did that happen already?! I love this idea…my daughter is almost thirteen but would still love to do this together, so I probably need to add it to the docket. Thank you for making the instructions available!

  2. Those colors are beautiful together and that pretty face makes yhem even happier. Great job Penny.

  3. I noticed a slip of the finger and them becomes yhem. Sorry

  4. Diane Beavers says:

    Beautiful job Penny!
    Thank you Lily (and Mom) for the inspiration. I too read the series, started in the 6th grade I believe.
    Looking forward to Part II, as I mentor a 9yoa thru this with me.

  5. Way to go Penny!! I don’t blame you a bit for being proud. That log cabin block looks amazing!!

  6. Are you reading the books to your daughter or is she able to read them herself? My granddaughters are 6 and 8 and I would love to teach them to sew and this project might be a good one tied to these books. I loved the books as a child but I don’t think my daughter ever got into them so I’m not sure about the grands.

  7. Red and aqua are so pretty together, Penny. I’m looking forward to seeing your version of this awesome quilt!

  8. What a fabulous way to instill the love of quilting in your darling girls. I love the red and aqua paired together.

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