Monday, September 3, 2012


This Story Quilt will be Called "HOME". I drew a picture on paper of our Child Rearing Home in K.C., Mo. then cut out pieces of different fabrics for the sizes I need like roof, house, windows and etc.and started pinning and basting them all in place on a piece of solid black material  I'm in the process of hand sewing them all  on now..

I first made all the little houses then frame or background for the quilt, and sewed the houses  as a border around the quilt. The white paper figures are the family members; Maurice and I and our three boys( will have the cat and dog in it too). After I finish the house and get it sewn on the background  I will start the same process with the people.

I have been jotting down some "Home" quotes and think I will use the upper one by Oliver Wendall Holmes. (probably condensed). Will use yarn for the quote I imagine The Quilts are very time consuming. I could paint it as a picture faster, but I love creating with fabric also. "Variety is the spice of life" you know!


laurajane said...

How lovely Marlynne,can't wait to see how this turns out.
Laura xx

ellen gets crafty said...

What a wonderful quilt you are creating, your family will treasure it forever!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I can't imagine the skill and patience it takes to cut and arrange all the little pieces in your Home quilt! I can't wait to see the finished piece. I hope you'll show us. It's beautiful so far!
Erica :)

Jen said...

Marlynne you are so creative it is looking wonderful so far.I will look foreward to seeing your home and family people in it when you finish.