Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Mary’s Nine Patch

Penny just completed the third block for her Little House on the Prairie Quilt!  Information about the free sewalong and the block pattern can be found here.

In The Little House on the Prairie, Mary is sewing nine patch blocks.  It’s the perfect block for a beginner sampler like this because it’s easy!  And it gave me the chance to teach Penny about chain piecing and nesting seams too.  In this book, Mary and Laura spent hours watching bunnies in the tall prairie grass so as soon as Penny spotted this lavender bunny print in my stash, she knew she wanted to use it.  I think it was the perfect choice.  It has just a touch of red to coordinate with her log cabin block and she paired the lavender with aqua which she also used in the log cabin.

Remember to post images of your blocks on Instagram using the hashtag #littlehousealong. If you want to tag me too, @duringquiettime, I will be sure to see it sooner and can compliment you on your work!

Today, I am a guest blogger on The Quilter’s Planner blog, talking about ways to introduce your child to sewing.  If you have a younger child and think that they might not be quite ready for this project yet, maybe you will enjoy some of my tips.



  1. Awesome tutorial about teaching children to sew. I needed this last fall. But I will save it for the future.
    Excellent building on skills and developing confidence for age 6 and up. Thank you!1

  2. Penny’s block is awesome. Love the bunny fabric!! One of my girls got her first block made 🙂 (the other is sick, so no sewing for her just yet…) We are loving the books, our special time together (we are reading aloud – the three of us taking turns) and the sew along. Thank you again for sharing!!

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