>> Thursday, May 27, 2010
I've got another quilt to contribute in the works -- it just needs a binding and it'll be ready to send off!
I know at least a couple readers made it through last night's long post on process, so I better follow through with some process posting :)
Recently several bloggers have posted about and advocated more discussion of "process." I've been thinking a lot about what they've posted (part I, below), and I've been trying to work out my initial and more thought-out response to these posts (part II, below) and to figure out where I stand (part III, below).
"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.Finally, Jennifer offered a three-post series on "Quilting Without Obligation" (here, here, and here). She underscores that despite her own competitive nature, she quilts out of love and out of her own desire. As she looks out on the quilt-blogosphere, she says, "I would much rather read, "I was inspired to design this quilt by... I really struggled with this step... I don't like sewing binding on by hand but I did it... I messed up when I was cutting this fabric..." instead of "here's my perfect quilt that I made in two days, don't you love it??" Moreover, she writes, "Art should be a rich process with rich results. A process with ups and downs. A process with imperfections that come to life because you stretch to work with them."
Picking a quilt for this quilt festival was tough as I've made a lot of quilts I truly love over the past 6 months. Moreover, I've made a lot of quilts that have tested my skills, taught me new tricks, and yielded new ideas.
There's lots of fun in the May (and June!) air -- birthdays, camping trips, graduations, anniversaries, movies, vacations, births, gardening, sewing, classes, reunions, and more. Enjoy!
My trusty random generator picked: