I've read and watched quite a lot of blogs and videos and most mention that they get their ideas or are inspired from nature, architecture, other quilters and even other quilts.
I am now quilting for a year, so the concept of designing something entirely new and different is a bit confusing to me. What makes it YOURS?
Here are two examples of quilts I've made, one from a single block tutorial, the other my own applique blocks, and sampler blocks.
1. My Purple Diamond quilt was made using a single block tutorial. Obviously the block itself is not my design, but the layout of this quilt was not done using a pattern. The fabric and colour placement was my own, so the question is, can I write a pattern, slap my name on it and sell it?
|Purple Diamond Quilt|
|Gone Golfing - Back Maybe|
I need to get this question answered, 'When can I write a pattern for a quilt or quilt block and sell it?'
Another reason I'm asking this, is that I've come up with a quilt block that I've designed myself, the inspiration was from craft paper. I have not copied the design exactly and have changed the layout just a bit. I want to write a pattern for this block but want to know the do's and don't first.
Your input will be very helpful, please share your experience and advice!
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