Monday, September 3, 2012

ANOTHER STORY QUILT IN THE MAKING

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!

4 comments:

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.