Little House on the Prairie Dresden Pouch from the book Just For You


{Andover Fabrics is sponsoring a HUGE $383 value Little House on the Prairie giveaway, so make sure you read to the end to enter}

I LOVE Little House on the Prairie. I grew up reading (and re-reading) the books and wishing that I was Laura Ingalls. I experienced snow drifts taller than Pa, maple sugar candy, and snuggling under quilts sewn by Ma in the pages of the Little House books. Later I read some of the books to my children and marveled how 2 boys and 2 girls ages 2 through 8 could all lay still listening and then beg for another chapter, and another.


So when Andover Fabrics emailed asking if I’d like a sample of the new Little House on the Prairie fabrics to make something with, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive. It’s a beautiful collection of period calicos and then a sweet toile featuring wild flowers and, of course, Laura. 

Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder mentions quilts over 70 times in her stories?

So I wanted to use the fabric to make something prairie-isn and I decided on this Mini-Dresden Coin Pouch. You can find the sewing pattern in my book Just For You. I used my printer/copier to enlarge the pattern by 125%, and instead of using regular interfacing I stabilized the pouch with fusible fleece. After I had sewn on the dresden appliqué, I used my walking foot to quilt diagonal lines on the lower portion of the pouch and on the back.

This zipper pouch is a treasure that I love to look at!

Anyway, I saw the rest of the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection at Fall 2015 Quilt Market last month and it is amazing. The winner of Andover’s giveaway will receive a fat quarter bundle with every print! Plus a bunch of other Little House prizes including the book Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder that I have to get. So make sure you use the rafflecopter widget below to enter, I will be too… and good luck!

p.s. Click here to find a store near you with the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection. 

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