Lily has finished the 4th book in the Little House series and this is our last block to go along with that book, block 10 of the sew along. The 4th book, On the Banks of Plum Creek, tells about the life of the Ingalls family after they move to Plum Creek. They buy land with a growing wheat crop. Their financial future is really tied to the land and that crop and sadly, a cloud of grasshoppers come and eat everything in sight. We thought about making a grasshopper block but I couldn’t figure out how to do that simply enough and then I got an idea for a simple wheat block so we went with it!
This 14″ finished block is made up of strips of background fabrics cut the the dimensions listed above and 2 1/2″ finished HST units. Lily cut those herself using the Sizzix but they can be rotary cut as well, of course.
After the block was pieced, we placed stabilizer/tear away behind it and used wool Aurifil thread and a stitch length of 3 to stitch the stem and some waving leaves/grasses. I stitched up free hand and then Lily stitched down working off my stitching. It was team work.
I hope you enjoy making this block! Remember to join us on Instagram with the hashtag #littlehousealong.
Lily is just beginning book 5 and says that the print is a lot smaller so the next block might be a couple of weeks out! Time will tell!