Monday, May 31, 2010


Have you heard about the Process Pledge? I am sure you have seen the badge appearing on blogs as you hop around. The pledge is the brain child of rOssie and goes like this:

I, ________________, 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.

I am taking the pledge and committing to trying to share and document more process rather than random completed projects. I seem to blog about buying fabric and completed items and nothing in between.... and the in between is the fun stuff!

So, lets get started! I saw this the other day. I always think I want to make seasonal runners, but end up getting fabric and then getting distracted, and the season is gone and fabric remains.
Since I do not have an active project (that is a lie.... I have several mid stream, but I am not working on any of them currently), I thought a RedWhiteBlue table runner would be nice and I could whip up some for the relatives as well.

Went on tour of local stores and stash and came up with this collection.... after also getting some losers (forgot to snap picture of them, must remember in future) that were more the berry Americana shades.

This is where it gets messy... see the picture at the top of the post? This is a FQ bundle I already had and I found 2 more at Joanns and used a 40% coupon so they were cheap. Now I am thinking about the Yellow Brick Road pattern I just bought, and the New Wave pattern, both that use FQ and my simple table runner project has turned into re-decorating my living room for the month of July to showcase the new quilt I am going to make....

This could be why in August I will have these two stacks of fabric still and no table runner or quilt. My mind gets going faster than my rotary cutter and sewing machine and I am overwhelmed with the possibilities rather than actually doing anything, and the pile of fabric grows as I either lose interest in the project or the intent.

Hmm... that's more phyco babble than process, but.... its how things get off the ground around here. They start like this and either get momentum and get started, or not.

Join me later this week to see if the fabric gets cut!


  1. All of that sounds like my way of thinking. I've collected fabric for at least 4 new lap quilts for my couch and they're still sitting in piles. Good luck on getting something patriotic done this week!

  2. Oh I think I have enough. I am in two challenges already. Also our Patchwork Group is having our triannual hanging this year. Have a lot to make.

    Looking forward to seeing what you make out of the great fabric.

  3. Love, love, love that fabric!!! Start cutting, sewing!

  4. I'm with you: "I do not have an active project..." Too funny!

  5. I finished my active projects last night. Now I need another. Or to figure out what my next WIP will be. I like your patriotic stuff. I've been wanting to make a wonky star in red, white, & blue like AmandaJean's Quilts of Valor, but my red stash stinks. Can't wait to see what you decide to make.

  6. I know how you feel. Sometimes I have so many great ideas and project in my mind that I don't get anything done. Beautiful fabrics. I hope you get a pretty table runner.