Monday, June 15, 2009

Make Pillows!

Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only "free-spirited" (ahem) quilter out there! So, you know when you learn some new sewing trick, and you just can't wait to do it and so you drop all other projects that you really SHOULD finish to do the new thing? Yeah. Check this out. Seriously, immediately had to drop everything and make a patchwork pillow.This one has already been given away to someone whom I owed a pillow, but I am going to make more. What I haven't decided though, is whether to put them in the shop. I feel like it is a bit of an ethical dilemma, because, yeah, I know Alicia Paulsen (who, by the by, is the reason I started reading craft blogs, and then started my own craft blog, and is a minor deity in my eyes) didn't invent the patchwork pillows, and I know mine will be nothing like hers, and I know that probably I won't even sell any, but I feel WEIRD taking something someone else sells, and showed me how to make, and then trying to profit on my own version. Is this kosher? Is that sentence even remotely understandable? Opinions?

Anyway. I loved making this, I loved picking out and arranging the squares, I loved quilting it (though I think I might do some wilder quilting on my next ones,) so I am a happy happy crafter. Pillows!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

i know what you mean. and i have no answer. you aren't the first to make them. she wasn't the first to make them. plenty of others will make them. but it doesn't make you feel any different does it? my problem is that i see something made that someone is selling a pattern for, and i can see how to make it without the pattern. should i feel obligated to buy the pattern?

Evelyn said...

I say just ask her. I bet she'll say "sure!". Lovely pillow, BTW.

Amy said...

I love your pillow too! And I think Evelyn is probably right - just ask her. And I didn't get around to commenting on your last post but I wanted to tell you that I am totally with you when it comes to quilting style - I just quilt over the puckers and wash in hot water - works every time. Glad to know I'm not alone.

Molly said...

I actually love the simple quilting. I am with Evelyn when she says just ask her. She might be flattered.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

The first time I saw a patchwork cushion cover was in the 1950s at a friend's . Her mother had filled their pool house with them on old wicker chairs . Very exotic in England then , the pool and the patchwork !
I think Alicia will be selling kits , so people can choose between the kits or your already made covers , between your choices of colours and patterns .
It's a good idea though to let her know how much you've enjoyed making them and showing her your version .

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! I love your pillow!! And your blog!!

capello said...

totally want to make that pillow!

or, you know, just steal it from you.

Chara Michele said...

Such a pretty pillow! :) I agree with Evelyn, just ask her :) (I have emailed her before & she is really sweet, so I am sure she wouldn't mind you sending her a note asking.)

jacquie said...

i'd ask too...bet she won't have any trouble with it and will so appreciate the courtesy. they're so great!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am so glad I found you (thanks to Amanda Jean).
I give you credit for even thinking of the dilemma, not everyone does. Keep us posted when you hear back from her.