Just Takes 2™ - 2014
September 1, 2014
Happy Labor Day
Benjamin Biggs Block #9
Signed Johanna Biggs, Emmitts-Burg, Maryland, 1848
At first glance, Block # 9 and Block #25 look
the same. However, there is a difference in the flowers.
The flower in #25 has nine curves. The one in Block #9 has eight curves.
The block that I made is #25.
Your pattern is for #9. I just don't want you to be confused when you look at
the two of them.
In the beginning, we thought that #25 was the first block in the quilt, and that
is the block I started and finished
for #9. It wasn't until I started working on the post that I noticed the
difference. When we visited the
quilt last November, we realized that the other end was the top of the
quilt, so we started with our
#1, Apple Pie Ridge.
The time has come for some good old fashioned talking about
copyright. Copyrights do not end until
the maker is dead 75 years. Until that time, you must get permission from
the maker or the person who
manages her estate. Therefore, when you think a pattern is out of print, contact
the maker. Sometimes
they will tell you that they do not want to print again and you can share with a
friend. This does not happen often.
When you have a copyrighted pattern, it is for your use only. If you ask someone
to give you a copyrighted pattern,
you are asking them to steal from the designer. It is hard for Gay and I
to wrap our brain around the fact that
some people are willing to do this with Just Takes 2 patterns, or any pattern
for that matter. There has been so much talk
about copyright in the last decade, we really hadn't given it much thought for
Just Takes 2 until lately.
Just because a pattern is "FREE," does not mean it is
We thought long and hard when we started Just Takes 2 about whether or not to
charge even $2 for the patterns.
After all "Just Takes 2" and $2 would be a pretty logical combination.
Nevertheless, we decided to give patterns away, and only
charge after the patterns were up for one month. We're not getting rich, but we
love what we do and we enjoy sharing
our work with you. However, when we think someone is going to steal our work, we
get upset and rightly so.
Gay and I face copyright issues almost every week, she with Sentimental
Stitches, me with Dear Jane. Please let's not
have to deal with it here.
It's a gorgeous day, and Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy time with your friends
Download Benjamin Biggs Block #9
You won't find instructions for this block, as you have already stitched the
components of it in previous blocks. I took the liberty on my flowers to soften
the curves from that deep v. It made
Gay has lots of information and goodies for you
Keep posting your ideas and
photos on the Facebook page and yahoo list!
There are still spots in the Dear
Jane® Texas Cowgirl Roundup:
http://dearjane.com/order.htm . Come
us for lots of fun, fellowship and stitching!
New information about Susanna Culp 1848
has also been posted. Hopefully, I can
ship them next Monday!
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Gay and Brenda