Today I recieved my nine patches from Christine's block swap. I have 72 blocks that I'm looking forward to playing with. I think I have a fairly simple setting idea for these but that will have to wait until next year. There is such a great variety, they are going to look great. A big thank you to Christine who organised this and put in a lot of effort and thanks a bunch to the swappers,
Leah, no blog
Jenny K, no blog
Deidre, no blog
I have a question about something that's been on my mind awhile. Feel free to tell me what you think.
I make a lot of my quilts from patterns or traditional blocks and settings that are in the public domain but sometimes I make a quilt that is my own design or from a mix of elements from quilts I've seen somewhere.
I'm happy for anyone who may be inspired by what I've made to feel free to copy my ideas, after all, I've put them in the public domain and I would feel flattered plus I'm a realist and like to share.
I have a hankering to make a quilt by a well known quilter that I saw on public display. I would purchase a pattern but there isn't one available. I love this quilt so much that making it would be the only way I could own it. I don't want to profit from it in any way or put it in a show where there are prizes. I have tried to contact the quilter to ask permission to copy it but have had no luck.
A Make the quilt and hide it away?
B Make the quilt and share it on my blog, making sure I give credit?
C Admire the quilt and forget about making it?
What do you think? And I have to tell you, I have already drawn it out but done nothing with it.
Edit: This is an excerpt from an information sheet on Australian copyright.
• Generally, you will need permission to reproduce a craft work, or a design or pattern for a craft work, though
you will generally be able to rely on an implied licence to make up a craft item from a pattern.
When words like generally are used, I find it very confusing.