Monday, June 21, 2010

The Process Pledge

I have been thinking about doing this for some time and finally decided that I want to join in "The Process". What is this? Well if you click the button on my side bar you will be magically transported to the blog that started it all for a fabulous explanation. Basically, people that are involved will be sharing not only their finished quilts, but the process they used to arrive at said project. We all have a process, sometimes it's not that glamorous now is it? I think we can learn a lot from each other if we share how we arrived at the finished product.

I have so much to say but I don't want to bore anyone to death so I understand if you skip ahead. I received an email from a local shop owner. She has courageously taken on the role of Arts Council President and is looking for a way to generate revenue for the Arts in the community. Since she is a quilter and a quilt shop owner that's an avenue she is familiar with. She will be putting on a quilt show for one thing, she will also be selling some fabric that individuals will use to make a 12.5" block. I think the favorites will be chosen and the person with the most will receive some (or maybe all) of the blocks. You have to use the fabric provided but can put your own with it. I think that sounds like a lot of fun don't you? I think she should keep some back and make a quilt for raffle at next year's quilt show! The thing I am the most excited about is making doll quilts for an auction. How fun would that be? I don't know the size of the quilts yet but will let you know if you think you might be interested in making one.

So I went to bed last night dreaming of doll quilts. I had drawn up some and thought I would share what I have with you. Feel free to use one if you like it. I took a trip through the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap group and got sooooo many wonderful ideas!! You guys are incredibly talented!
Here are my ideas. Now don't laugh at my drawings, I was just putting down ideas!
Doll Quilt ideas 01Doll Quilt ideas 02
I.was really taken by one that was done by Small Fox In a Big World's doll quilt of a Narwhal looking up into the water. It was so amazing! I thought I might be able to do something like it but swap out the Narwhal for a Mermaid. I had a Mermaid image I had used for a t-shirt 4 years ago for my DD2's swim team. I found it on the computer and here is what she looks like (disregard the names, they would not be there!)
I would embroider her if I used her. I have 2 friends drawing for me so I may end up with a different thing altogether. Just throwing out ideas at the moment. I have so many ideas in my head sometimes it hurts me! LOL.

As I was thinking about embroidering this I was thinking about the fact that I have a couple of baby quilts to make too so I decided to try to find some vintage style embroidery patterns (free if possible). Hello Flickr! There is a wonderful group called Hoop Love Vintage Transfers and on page 37 I fell in love!! In love with the little kids there.
These are the ones:
Baby embroidery 02Baby embroidery 01
Couldn't you just see an adorable baby quilt made up of these embroidered cuties? I guess I need to get tracing and stitching, right?? Do any of you know of any other sites for free vintage style embroidery. Oh I wouldn't mind some fantasy and/or Halloween either! LOL
I will stop for now. I need to eat dinner and then DH and I are going to make strawberry jam from the 6 million berries LTW sent home from the farm with us on Sunday. Did I mention we went to the farm to visit all the critters? OH NOOOOOO, I will save that tale for tomorrow!! (There are LOTS of pics on my Flickr account if you want to go and see). Some of the patterns and a book I ordered came too but again, more sharing tomorrow!!


Linda said...

You look great on your profile picture! Congratulations on your weight lose! I will be watching the process pledge to see how it works.

Allie said...

I'd love to make a doll quilt for this, Pam. I love all your ideas! I'll wait til the last minute, lol. That's how I work best. The mermaid is great. Hey, I have those designs of the tots! And way more. I'll try to think of the places I collect vintage patterns.

Crispy said...

I can feel your excitement!! It's going to be fun to see what you end up doing :0)


amandajean said...

i loved seeing your doll quilt sketches! i've started sketching more because of the process pledge and i have to say that it's pretty fun. and addictive. :) thanks for sharing yours!

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