While I have not taken the "Process Pledge" per se, I feel like it is good to see how people come up with what they are doing. I had some cute David Walker "Oh Boy!" fabric, and I knew I wanted to make a baby quilt for my friends who are expecting in September. The fabric was so cute I didn't want to cut up the large-scale fabric, so I got out my notebook and designed a simple quilt. I am sure there are patterns out there for this quilt--I just made it up based on some basic measurements.
I knew I wanted 2.5" squares (2" finished) so I figured out that if I put four together, I would get a side of a square that is 8.5". So I cut my large squares 8.5x8.5, and cut a bunch of 2.5" strips.
Then I combined the strips together (length-wise) and cross-cut them into 2.5" pairs. Then I mixed them all up and laid them out, like this: