Log Cabin with a Lens

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Log Cabin with a Lens - quilt

This quilt has been made for a challenge "Log Cabin with a Lens" in our local quilt group. The Thema was "Log Cabin with a Twist" that meant NOT the Twisted Log Cabin block, but something with a real twist. OK, I thought, you want twist - you'll get it. I played a little with CorelDraw and create this lens and this pattern. The sewing part was a little more challenging, but I've done it. I was so happy with the result, but at the same time sad, I didn't know then why. I do now.

First of all, the quilt was NOT accepted for a Mathematical Quilt Contest at the German Patchwork Gild. Until now I don't know why. Then I sent the quilt to a German patchwork magazine and the they were so happy that only in a couple of weeks (not months!) they maked it a cover model - with my name and my permission, of course.


And then it started. Everybody seemed to feel free to make the quilt WITHOUT a word about being a copy and then send this copy to a quilt contest. I've seen at least three of such quilts in various European quilt magazines - WITHOUT a word about me and about not being original. At the same time american quilters discovered this Website, read it (mostly with translator programs) and started to make copies. Some of them referred to the original website, some (more) not.

Moreover, I've not only received positive feedback. I've been told that it's Vasarely (believe me or not, I didn't hear this name before). I've been told that it's only a copy (what could I say? I still have all my CorelDraw scetches). I've been told that everybody in Russia, in Japan and everywhere else makes such or similar quilts.

The result: I'm still a quilter but I don't update my website I liked so much, for I'm afraid all my new models with free patterns will be copycatted without a word about the author. I do not want this happening again and again.

Thank you for your attention and sorry to upset you. You can now return to the previous page with a free pattern on it. Feel free to mail me.

Yours truly,



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