I just love it when we get a great discussion going on this blog! Thank you all for your very thoughtful comments on the subject of copying someone else's designs. Most of us don't mind a bit if our work is duplicated by someone else, and in fact find it flattering. Quilters tend to be a pretty generous group, so that isn't a big surprise. According to Merriam Webster: Inspiration is a force that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create. I doubt there is an artist anywhere who has not been inspired by someone else.
When I did my pattern post a few days back, I left out two new patterns I ordered recently. The Strawberry Social pattern by Margot Languedoc of The Pattern Basket is so darn cute. I have seen this one made up on several blogs and it is adorable. There might be a special little girl in my life who gets this quilt some day!
The booklet on the left is called Moda Candy, put out by Moda of course. There are 18 projects in it, all featuring those little 2 1/2 inch precut squares. The patterns are terrific and who doesn't have a drawer full of scraps they could cut into 2 1/2 inch squares? For myself, I kind of doubt I will be buying any mini charm packs. It is a crime how much fabric scraps I have on hand, so it would be pretty cinchy for me to just cut a million of them into squares myself to make one of these projects.
Hope you all have a lovely day, and get some sewing squeezed in it somehow!