In June of 2014, I started a project with my then 8 year old daughter Lily. I wanted her to read the Little House on the Prairie series so badly because they were my favorites at that age. But she likes fantasy books more so it involved a little persuasion. I suggested that we read the books together and at the end of each book, think of a couple of main themes and design quilt blocks around those ideas. I shared the tutorials for the blocks as we went, hoping others might want to sew along. And they did! We used the hashtag #littlehousealong on Instagram to share.
Well, I am starting this up again now, in January of 2017, with my daughter Penny who is now in the second grade. We’d like to invite new readers to join us. All the block tutorials are listed below. Lily’s version will have the tutorial, but you might check out Penny’s too to see her fabric selections!
Wheat: Lily’s version
Wild Geese Flying into the Sunset: Lily’s version
Lone Star in the Night Sky: Lily’s version
Winter Window: Lily’s version
Eagle Feather: Lily’s version
Blackbird: Lily’s version
Shirt: Lily’s version
Chalkboard: Lily’s version
Dove in the Window: Lily’s version
Rose’s Letter Blocks: Lily’s version
Musical Notes: Lily’s version