Monday, May 24, 2010

The Process Pledge

Sometime last week while I was perusing the World Wide Web, I came upon R0ssie's blog and read about her Process Pledge. I decided this would be a great way for me to document my quilting processes.

Basically, the pledge deals with talking more about how you go about making your quilts (choosing fabrics, design inspiration, decisions made along the way, etc.) rather than just showing off a finished quilt and doing a little write-up about it. I especially wanted to do this so I can learn more about photography and get in lots of practice by taking pictures of each quilt-making step. The mister is an amazing photographer, so I make the excuse that I don't need to be. But, there's nothing attractive about a quilt when the picture of it was taken by a novice. The challenge for me lies in the time of day I do my sewing. With two kiddos underfoot, I don't quilt until they're in bed, which means less natural light. I'm still brainstorming how I can overcome this so I can capture more in-process shots, but I'll be sure to discuss all these challenges and the solutions I come up with along the way.

I've started two new quilts while finally finishing my Life Is What You Make It quilt. It's in the dryer as we speak. Over the next couple of days, I plan to talk about the finished quilt, our family quilting bee day, as well as some process posts about the two new quilts I'm starting.

And, here's just a cute picture for you. My little three-year old makes a great baby quilt model, don't you think?


elle said...

You do have a cute litle model there. I've also been thinking that I need to include more photos of how I am sewing things together. This will involve better photography for sure.

Mom said...

Darling, darling model, I must say!

Bethany said...

That is a good idea....That is some of the fun stuff, fabric, and the process!! I might just do that myself!

Jessica said...

I saw the process pledge too! How funny, I won your giveaway and her giveaway . . . it's a small world after all ;)

How awesome that you are going to start documenting your process. I sew mostly sew late at night as well. Good luck with the photos!

Gorgeous quilt and cute little model btw ;)

Heather said...

Hi there, I found your blog on quiltstory :) I love what you've made. The process pledge sounds really cool, I love reading about how people come up with their ideas. Your son is super cute too :D

Kristen said...

What a cutie! I saw that same process pledge idea too. I think I may try it. My quilts always take forever so showing the process might be fun.


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