A Prairie Journey
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Inspired by yesterday’s traditional blocks and today’s reproduction fabrics, the author of the best-selling Small and Scrappy returns to share more petite quilts with ties to the past. Thirteen designs whisk readers back to an era when the time-honored quilt blocks today’s quilters love were just making their debut. Stitch projects with names such as Wagon Wheels, Crossing the Prairie, and Aunt Sarah’s Scrap Baskets, or make a Tree of Life friendship quilt featuring blocks autographed by family members. Vintage photos and the words of pioneer women from the mid-nineteenth century, a time when quilting offered a welcome respite from the hardships of moving westward, are sprinkled throughout. Petite patchwork and applique projects welcome scraps and are a cinch to complete.