Lily has just finished reading These Happy Golden Years. As I mentioned before, this book describes Laura and Almanzo’s courtship and ends with their marriage. Lily was quite swept away by the love story. In the book, Almanzo builds their home and sets it all up before Laura sees it. At Caroline’s direction, Almanzo has spread out some of Laura’s things like a checkered tablecloth and her Dove in the Window quilt. Laura pieced the Dove in the Window quilt as a girl while Mary was piecing her Nine Patch.
Here are the cutting instructions for this traditional block to finish at 14.” If you do a quick search of Dove in the Window, you will find tutorials if you care to make a different size block or need further instructions. The HST units finish at 2 1/2″. We cut our pairs of fabric for the HST at 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ each. This gave us lots of room to trim down to a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ unit.
I know that many of you will ask about the cute floral. It’s a Japanese print and you can buy it here.
We are on to The First Four Years now, the final book in the Little House on the Prairie series. We will have two more blocks to share next month, bringing us to a total of 20 blocks for this quilt. Then the assembly will begin!
I have to say once again how touched I am by the number of people who have sent me private emails letting me know how much they are enjoying the sew along. I am excited by the fact that we have encouraged some adults to read the series! And I am thrilled to be in on secret plans for many Little House quilts that will be gifted this Christmas. I never thought that so many people would enjoy this sew along. I just started it to encourage Lily to read my favorite series of all time and to have a little one on one time with her. The rest has been a bonus.