I tried to just re-blog this post from The Silly BooDilly but wasn’t able to so will just give you the link and send you on to it. I find it thought-provoking. It’s about creativity and inspiration and who did it first and who gets credit and copyright and all kinds of issues to ponder.
Do you know that there are actually fabric designers out there that say you can’t SELL any product you make using their fabrics? (Oh for Pete’s sake…..give me a break here. If I buy the fabric and if at some point in the future I want to sell whatever I’ve made with YOUR fabric, you think you can tell me I can’t? Sorry. I don’t think so, girlfriend!). And pattern designers that try to copyright a traditional block? Again…..chill. Go ahead – copyright your directions, your illustrations – whatever. I’m thinking you’re fighting a losing battle.
The designation Modern Quilter has been something I’ve pondered off and on over the last couple years. Those of you that know me – know that as a general rule – I find the whole “modern quilter” business a bit silly. I really and truly don’t get the designation. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just part of the ‘oh I’m so special’ or ‘look at me’ or ‘preciousness’ philosophy that so many people find themselves (trapped?) in.
Having said that – it doesn’t matter to me what you call yourself - whatever floats your boat. I’m just going to go quilt and keep my nose out of it. BUT – I stand by my opinion that there ultimately is nothing NEW under the sun. Inspiration comes from everywhere and I’ve never seen a quilt that didn’t remind me of a quilt I’ve seen before SOMEWHERE.
Here’s the link:
THIS quilt is what I’ve been studying lately. I simply love it. I’m working on sewing my Fabric Vomit crumbs into bigger pieces to then cut apart into smaller pieces to THEN sew back together into bigger pieces to do something based on this quilt. And, I apologize, I don’t know who the quilter is. I found the picture on one of my google image quilt show searches. Apparently it was at a Japanese quilt show in 2012 but that is the most information I can find about it. Isn’t it FABULOUS? I love it. (oh, I might have mentioned that already, huh?)