Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Process Pledge

Kitting Trail Totes with zippers and hardware
Do you know Rossie Hutchinson?  She's from the Ann Arbor area and one of the first who made me aware of modern quilting with her quilt Double Plus Good.  In 2010 Rossie initiated the Process Pledge, urging bloggers to write about the process and not just the finished product.  I try to do that.  And this post is a process post.  The Sloan Bag I just wrote about yesterday had 5 main pattern pieces, each of which needed a lining, an interfacing for the lining, an exterior piece, and Soft and Stable interfacing.  There were 7 pockets, each of which had several pieces.  And then the hardware - 4 D rings, 3 zippers, and the purse feet.  I should have taken a picture of all these various pieces and parts when I was ready to assemble.  Here's what's in process this week.
This quilted jacket has just been sitting in my closet.  Today I cut it apart and am going to turn in into an Arabesque bag, a free pattern from Sara Lawson.  

This is the start of 30 log cabin blocks for friends who just bought a place in Wisconsin.  She likes bright and cheery, and I am working out of my stash and scraps.  The backing might even be from my stash!

 The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Medallion Quilt-A-Long, and I'm using this project as an opportunity to work with my growing stash of scraps in my favorite colorway.  Already I'm excited about this.

In order to make any more Sloan bags or Arabesque or even little zippered bags, I need more zippers.  All I have are some pastels and brights, and I need mostly blacks and reds.  So I ordered from my favorite zipper source, Zipit.

1 comment:

raebethriv said...

No!!!......not the quilted jacket!!!