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Thread: Judy Martin Quilt pattern

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    I just found this quilt, which would be perfect for the memory quilt I am wanting to make, but I don't want to get the entire book it's from. Does anyone know where I could purchase or find just that one pattern, and whether it is hers or a common one? Any advice appreciated!

    http://ros-the-quilter.blogspot.com/...ding-ring.html

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    Have you tried the library? If the book is there, you could make a copy of that pattern to use.

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    Oh yes, I can try that! My hopes aren't that high though, as I am in the UK and am not sure how many US quilting books they'd have.

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    If you look closely, it breaks down into pretty simple blocks...simple 9 patch, etc.

    I'm betting that you can make it without buying a pattern! :)

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    Charlee, we must have been thinking and posting at the same time...along the same lines! Noticed your post and went back to edit mine! Great minds think alike, huh?

    We all love the security of a printed pattern...it saves us time and that's important, but, this is one pattern that would really be fun to graph...then you could color it to best suit your needs. I'd graph to finish size and then just add seam allowances to cutting list measurements. Just be sure to give credit for the source of inspiration.
    Good luck and be sure to let us see what you end up with...memory quilts are so special!

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    Yes, I was wondering, but it would only be my second quilt ever (even though I have been sewing for years) and the first one was made in a class, so no room for grave mistakes there. I initially wanted to make a Disappearing 9 quilt, and it literally took me hours last night to draw one and work out where the photos go and I was still confused by the end...
    This one looks really simple, but I think I'd have trouble with the measurements for the little pieces. :oops:

    By graph, did you mean on the computer? I've been wondering how you all do it, is it special software?

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    Hi, Stummel, and welcome to the board! Many are using the software...like EQ and similars...I still like old fashioned graph paper, pencils, erasers, and ruler....depending on the time of day and blood sugar levels, I may use a calculator for the math...but it's just simple arithmetic, really...lol. Do a very rough sketch and then take it to the graph paper...make it look like what you want...then do the arithmetic..quite an exericise in getting familiar with how it really works, huh?

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    Thanks for the welcome :D

    I never even thought of graph paper, I have artists sketch blocks I used, maybe that is my problem... :lol:

    I think I still struggle with which of the parts constitutes one block, especially if it's a busy design, and am not familiar with a lot of the vocabulary (English is my second language, even though I went to Uni in Canada for 7 years, but quilting language is so specific), so am trying my best to wade through my quilting books and then get stuck on some of the terms.
    I will try graph paper though!

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    I have the book this pattern is in and all the other patterns in the book are fabulous. The cost this one pattern if sold separately would be the cost of the book. If you aren't familiar with Judy Martin's patterns then you will want to read her instructions. The pattern is 7 pages in the book. Lots of piecing info and diagrams. It's not just squares sewn together. It seems to me the picture in the link seem to have bigger squares then the pattern so the DWR effect is not as pronounced in it as the original pattern.

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    I have the book too and it is much more complicated than simple squares sewn together. I have made three of them and put pictures in the center blocks. It is beautiful. It takes exact sewing to make it come out correctly. I love her patterns.

    Sybil

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    There's no reason to be stuck with a term for any longer than it will take to type up your question and for one of us to type you an answer...you've got lots of friends here that would love to help you reach your goal! Look for the blocks with eyes that are actually sewing, not seeing...construction ease is what we want...the magic happens when the blocks go together... does that make any sense? I may be the one language challenged here..lol.

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    Thanks for all the replies, I might actually spend the 30 in that case. I just hadn't seen the rest of the book, but trust you all if you say it's worth it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stummel
    Thanks for all the replies, I might actually spend the 30 in that case. I just hadn't seen the rest of the book, but trust you all if you say it's worth it. :-)

    It is worth it. There are a lot of good patterns in there.

    Sybil

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    Ok, sold! Now I just have to sneak it past my husband, lest he enquires why I bought yet another quilting book...

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    Oh, one more question - could someone who owns the book tell me how big the squares inside the rings are, as my photo squares are 6.5" and I can't cut too much off them? I was planning on a large bedquilt (king or queen size).

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    The inside square is 6 1/2" so you won't have to cut any off your photo squares.

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    Excellent! Thanks for the info!

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    I also have the book, and I can assure you that all Judy Martin's books are well worth the price. While I have no problem copying a pattern that is not copyright - well, this one is. It is an original and it is not ethical to copy the design. (I think it is okay to make the quilt from the library book while you have the book checked out, but it is NOT okay to copy pages from the library book.)

    Sorry to act like the quilt police, but as quilters we need to protect the rights of designers like Judy Martin. Otherwise they will not be able to keep on creating the beautiful designs that so many of us love to make.

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    Yes, I agree. I didn't know who she was until today, so thought they may sell the pattern somewhere by itself. The book is already ordered and will hopefully arrive soon:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stummel
    Yes, I agree. I didn't know who she was until today, so thought they may sell the pattern somewhere by itself. The book is already ordered and will hopefully arrive soon:)
    You might check out Judy Martin's site and look at the viewer photos - http://www.judymartin.com/Viewer-Photos.cfm You'll find photos that viewers have sent in of many of the quilts in her books. There are some stunning ones of Monet's wedding ring. (And I've sent in some pictures of my quilts too.)

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    Saw those earlier and bookmarked that site as it looks like a wealth of information is on there!

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    I'm now going to have to find this book, Judy Martin is one of my favorite quilt book writers, she's awesome!

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    I have Judy Martin books...but I have to disagree (respectfully) with the ethical issue. If it was true that it's unethical to copy the patterns of others, the only access we would have to block patterns would be only original patterns. There would be no modern log cabin patterns, no Mariner's compass, none of the "old" patterns. The "Dear Jane" book wouldn't exist, since the patterns in it are a copy of designer Jane Stickle's work.
    One of the Judy Martin books I have are all "old" block patterns...does this make Judy herself "unethical"?

    For the most part, the only truly original quilts are the landscape or art quilts...and some of them, eh! not so much!

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    To copy a pattern to give to someone and you keep the original is a violation of copyright and slummy thing to do. To make a quilt or pattern using a picture of a quilt as a guide for yourself is okay but don't claim/sell/distribute/ it as your pattern. Old quilt patterns that are in the public domain and not copyrighted and can be copied, printed, and sold as much as you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I have Judy Martin books...but I have to disagree (respectfully) with the ethical issue. If it was true that it's unethical to copy the patterns of others, the only access we would have to block patterns would be only original patterns. There would be no modern log cabin patterns, no Mariner's compass, none of the "old" patterns. The "Dear Jane" book wouldn't exist, since the patterns in it are a copy of designer Jane Stickle's work.
    One of the Judy Martin books I have are all "old" block patterns...does this make Judy herself "unethical"?

    For the most part, the only truly original quilts are the landscape or art quilts...and some of them, eh! not so much!
    The quilt designs in Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book are all originals. True, they build off the log cabin block, but the designs are unique and original. If you copy her design without acquiring her book, you are robbing her of her rightful income. Copyrights run out after some period of time (50 years after the death of the author), and everything over 70 years old (I think that's the figure) is in the public domain. I have spent some time actually researching this issue.

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