The book above, and I used a pattern from it called Stax. Hopefully I'll soon find some backing and get it quilted and bound.
I have just sewn the binding on red/black/white quilt I made as a test pattern, so should start hand sewing that soon.
Now where do I start. When someone comes up with a design, should we call it original or not. I've made many quilts over the years and sometimes I use a pattern from a magazine or book, (always try to mention who and where), but then sometimes I plan for myself on graph paper and now also use a program called "Quilt Wizard" which was the precursor of Electric Quilt, which is a lot more complicated for the likes of me.
I've come to the conclusion that I will in future call something I feel I've thought of myself as a-
1. Design idea.
2. Design concept.
3. Design variation and mention where I found the original and how I changed it.
How this all came about was a couple of things I've both read, and seen on the internet. I'm sure there are times when lots of people come up with similar ideas all over the world, having never seen them elsewhere and then there are also problems with names of quilt blocks, so give credit where it is due. Enough of my ramblings.
Now below is a rather hazy photo of a design in my graph book, on which I based a quilt. Many years ago I bought a panel of 8 Baltimore Blocks. Not long after I went to a large Quilt Show in Melbourne and saw those blocks made up at so many of the shop exhibitors and couldn't believe that each one was just sashed with cornerstones and a simple border. I decided I wanted mine different.
|Graph paper design. It is dated 2006/2007 (made) and quilted in 2008.|
|How it ended up and I called it "I Don't Do Baltimore" (lol)|
Does anyone else out there in blogland/quiltworld like using wacky backs on their quilts?
I made a small quilt with a block known as Lady of the Lake, eventually quilted it, but looked what I used on the back.
|Do you think I should call it Lobsters in the Lake?|