Over the years, I've build many houses from fabric.
Some have instructions
Others have messages
Some are wonkier than others
Some have special functions, like this coffee house
And others have flown across the country for other people's quilts.
I've even made several quilts entirely from houses,
like this one for my son,
Advice from Home
and this one for a recent addition to the family.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood
All of these houses were free-pieced and improvised,
according to the size needed or the fabrics on hand.
None are made from patterns,
but instead from instructions or methods
which can be credited to the great Gwen Marston.
I met Julie Sefton from Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities
through some of these house-building adventures
and in December 2014, she asked me to join a barn raising movement.
Fifteen barn builders from three countries, some experienced, some rookies
formed the Secret Society of Barn Builders
to test the process notes Julie had outlined in her upcoming book.
No Pattern Construction
is coming out in April
I'll be sharing my barn soon.