My younger daughter has been a life-long devotee of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books (Little House on the Prairie et al – the TV series, not so much). She has always wanted to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Mansfield, MO, and had a chance to make the trip with her sister last month. Her excellent report on this trip is here.
One of the souvenirs she brought home was a gift for me – a pattern for a wall hanging called Laura in Redwork by Johanna Wilson (Plum Creek Patchwork*).
I like to do simple embroidery and had red-checked gingham on hand, so I made up the original pattern for my daughter.
I made a label that incorporated a picture of my daughter standing in front of Laura’s house in Mansfield.
I gave her the quilt on Mother’s Day and she was very happy with it. It measures 38×38 inches – a big wall hanging or a small lap quilt. Her dog, Daisy, looks anxious to have it on the couch where she can get cuddly with it.
I wanted to make a wall hanging for myself but not that big and I didn’t want to work with the same materials again, so I reduced the pattern by 50% and came up with a wall hanging in blue that is 22×22 inches.
*Plum Creek Patchwork – 1410 County Highway #5 – Walnut Grove, MN 56180