Monday, 5 March 2012

And Another One!

I've started clearing the decks.

Get rid of some of those projects which have been hanging round in plastic boxes waiting to be finished.

Yesterday afternoon I got the Batik Cabins out and decided to Get It Done!

I got the idea of using the black and white as spacers from Gwen and Freddy's Collaborating series. It needed somewhere for the eyes to rest on. There was too much to look at and my eyes were going all over the place.

This one is going to be a lap quilt for me (about time too!).

I've still got a few blocks left and thought I'd finish them up using some of the newer additions to the batik stash and making a smaller quilt.

I was interested in what people said in my Gotcha post.

I don't like the idea of my photos being copied without my permission, but it happens. I found one of my really really old photos on a web site for the local town a few weeks ago, pinched from one of my Flickr albums. I wrote and asked if they could either acknowledge me in the text, or remove the photo.  I haven't heard back, the photo is still there and there is no acknowledgement.

Watermarking photos doesn't solve the problem because people will copy them regardless, and, again, it is a compliment because if people see your watermark on a photo on someone's blog/Pinterest page/web site, they'll want to know who took it and search to see if they can find you.

I suppose the one thing about Pinterest is that the photo does link back to your blog and, as Cheri said in her comment, it is a sort of compliment to one's work.

I think this subject will run and run, as will the copyright issue.

Heigh ho - the trials of blogging!

To round off this post, I thought you'd like to see how I store my flimseys(ies) (how do you spell that word!).

When The Young One was younger little, we were given the clothes hangers that jeans hang from. You know the ones - the one's with clips.

We've collected quite a few over the years and the other week I suddenly had a brainwave (yup - I do get them occasionally!).

There we go. Hanging in a nice colourful row in the wardrobe. Dust free and relatively crease free.
Job done! As The Old One said.

And on that note I'm off. Got a sewing room to tidy up and need to think about my string quilt project for Brenda's String Thing Along, not to mention planning my block for the Liberated Round Robin 2012.

More soon.


YankeeQuilter said...

Your log cabin looks great! Like the addition of a bit of black and white...

I use those same hangers to keep my flimsies organized too!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the different types and sizes in that batik quilt. woohoo!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your log cabins!!

Congrats on the forward progress!

Magpie Sue said...

Beautiful log cabins! I am determined to make a batik quilt for myself this year too. Been collecting them for years but hardly ever use tthem.

ParisBreakfasts said...

it has to be colder in the Dordogne than anywhere wonder you make so many quilts! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, that's an awesome log cabin! I LOVE it -- so colorful and pretty. I'm like you -- trying to clear out a few UFO's!

Sharon said...

I LOVE your log cabins! What wonderful colors. I'm glad it's for you - you deserve it! One of these days, I'm going to make a batik quilt too. Someday. . .

I store my finished wall quilts like that too.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Lovely that you're back to your wonky logs and perfect that it's for you. I need to start doing that. Heck, if we don't treat us good, who will ;) I find all kinds of my stuff every where I go and never get's a bit of a pain as I know they know better! So, no wonder famous quilters get mad over pinching photos off blogs and giving credit to the blogger, and not the creator of the project!

Mother of four said...

I don't have a UFO, but loads of scraps, can I make a block using those?