I’m happy to share my 9 year old daughter’s completed quilt! If you have been sewing along with us, you know that Lily and I have been reading the Little House series. As we read, I design blocks to go with the story and she sews them. She selected her own fabrics. I cut. She sewed. She learned a bit about traditional piecing, hand stitching, applique, templates and even paper piecing so it was a great learning experience. She put a lot of time and effort into the quilt. I did the final steps myself; I sewed the top together, basted, quilted and bound. We were under a little time pressure because her quilt is going to hang at the public library next month. Also, I think that all of that would have been frustrating for Lily. This way, we ended on a high note and she is eager to do more sewing.
Lily chose her sashing and cornerstone fabrics as well as the layout. All the blocks are in the order in which they were sewn except we switched the pumpkin and the barn, both blocks from Farmer Boy, because the pumpkin and blackbird would have been in the same row with the same background fabric.
If you choose to sash and use cornerstones like Lily, cut 30 cornerstones 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square. Cut 49 sashing strips measuring 2 1/2″ x 14 1/2″. You will need approximately 1/4 yard for cornerstones and a yard and a quarter for sashing.
If you are just learning about our sew along and would like to make a Little House quilt, scroll down my blog and look on the sidebar for a search button (down a ways) and type “little house on the prairie” and all the block patterns and blog posts will come up. Tag your pictures on Instagram with @duringquiettime and #littlehousealong. I can’t wait to see them!