Thursday, August 26, 2021

A New Sew Along for September

My new Facebook group is starting a sew along on September 1 for the Window Box quilt in my book A Prairie Journey. We did this as a small quilt group challenge a few years ago when the book first came out. If you missed making this one, here's another chance to get it done. Marian Edwards made this adorable little quilt for the book a few years ago and I always regretted I didn't have one to call my own. So I'm making it too. It's pretty simple and with those colors I thought it would be a perfect fall project. You can make the applique in wool or cotton, whatever you're comfortable doing. This is going to be a lot of fun! If you have the book, grab some wool or fabric scraps and sew along with us. 

You're welcome to join the group if you love making these kinds of things, but you must have the book to follow along and make the quilt. 

(Courtesy Library of Congress)

From the Prairie Journey book: Gardening was an essential part of frontier life. The early homesteaders cooked meals that were prepared from food that was harvested from their own gardens. The "kitchen garden" was a necessity if an entire family was to be nourished. But flower and herb gardens that contained plants for medicinal purposes flourished as well.  Perhaps a primitive window box filled with wildflowers found on the prairie would have given a warm touch to a rustic log cabin or sod house.


pens and needles said...

I love the book and especially how you weave true stories of American families into your quilt books. I hope I can get myself organized enough to do this quilt=along!

Rosemary said...

I so love all of your books and quilts!! My eyes are going but I can still quilt and read/look through all of your books. Looking forward to this SAL ... thank you for sharing!!

Julie said...

Sew excited, I LOVE this - and all of your books!! Thank you!

belarmina said...

Esperando septiembre, estoy preparada

Cheryl said...

I love this book, but have not made a single quilt from it...yet.
I have an idea to use fall colors for this one. Maybe wool for the applique.
Thanks for keeping us going!

Clare said...

Thank you for this QAL.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I enjoy all your posts, quilts, and books. These pictures from the prairie are wonderful. I love history, and good spend a lot of time looking at each detail in these photographs. Thank you.

Jenn H. said...

Have tried to join the fb group for this but my request is still pending from several weeks back. Found my copy of the book and looking forward to joining in


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