I got a lot done on the Big Quilt this week, and I even managed to take pictures of my progress despite the dark weather. I had to take them inside because it was windy with occasional sleet and flurries. Yes, in late April. (Oh well, can't complain--the weekend was gorgeous!)
But now that I have a 40-inch block done (that I'm really pleased with), I'm second guessing myself about whether I should share a picture. Here's the problem: When I started planning the quilt, the inspiration was a pillow my daughter-in-law had seen online. (The design is printed on fabric, not pieced.) My initial plan was quite different from the design of the pillow, but eventually I set that plan aside because it just wasn't working. I decided that what the quilt really needed (wanted?) was a very large version of the pillow design centered on the top of the bed and then extended in some way to cover the rest of the bed. I looked online and did not see the pillow design in any commercial bedding, so I figured it would be okay to use the design in my quilt (which will be kept in the family, not sold). But I'm just not sure if it's okay to share pictures of it. I do not know who makes the pillow. It is sold on a site that curates collections of items for home shopping.
For now, I've decided not to show the quilt block as I made it even though I'd love to share my process and progress in making this quilt. I'm wondering what others think. I am sensitive to not taking the work of others and passing it off as my own idea, and when I use a pattern or idea, I try to give proper credit. What do you think? Is it okay to copy the design of something commercially made to make a different type of item that can't be bought (and won't be sold) and then share pictures of it? I do not have a good understanding of copyrights.
This quilt will take me awhile. If I don't blog about it, I'll need to find something else to share because I do want to stay in the habit of posting. I've already got an idea for something else that I can make concurrently with the quilt. (The quilt will be a long process with lots of breaks for planning/consultation.)
Well, now, while working on this post I just got a package shipped from my nephew's wife with these fabrics in it.
She would like me to add a quilted border to a bedspread to enlarge it. I don't have the bedspread yet, but this will be another WIP I can share eventually. I guess I won't run out of blog material after all.
I'm linking up with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, and Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.
I'm looking forward to your feedback.