I recently found a wonderful blog, Fresh Modern Quilts: blog home of Rossie Hutchinson, and was introduced to The Process Pledge. Here is her thinking:
“I [Rossie] have made a process pledge. The goal of the process pledge is to create a new sensibility in quilting blogs where we don’t just show finishes or occasionally confess about our moments of indecision, but chat openly and often about our works in progress, our inspirations, and our moments of decision. I know that many of us are already posting about our thinking on quilts and the processes involved from start to finish, let’s do more! And let’s post about quilts as we work on them. I want to see more half-done quilts, not just the finished thing with a journal entry about the process.”
So, here is my signed pledge:
I, Billie Farley, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.
So, what have I been doing for the past month? My Summer Sampler is close to being done. All nine sampler blocks are quilted at the basic level…just want to add details to three of the blocks…..maybe four. I have two of the four outer borders done and much of the sashing.
I have decided to keep pushing on with the hand quilting in spite of my SQD (Seasonal Quilting Disorder). There is a fall quilt in the works…a Shadows and Light quilt for Steve to wrap up in at home along with Strings of Beads setting blocks to go into our bed at our new-to-us mountain cabin . I also have great hopes for finishing my long-neglected Christmas quilt this upcoming yuletide season! (Not to mention the on-going Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks and my All-American star blocks!)
Lots to look forward to this Autumn!