Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hollow cube quilt blocks

Speaking of copyright, I've noticed over the last year or so that one of the most common search strings that shows up on my site meter is for the hollow cube block. The actual pattern can be found in Sara Nephew's Big Book of Building Block Quilts. The pattern was designed by her and is still under copyright to her. The only way to legally get a copy is to buy the book (or draft your own pattern for it), so you won't be seeing the instructions on my blog. The books aren't really expensive (under $15) and, judging by the interest in the pattern, well worth the money if you want to use it in one of your own quilts. I found copies for sale on a bunch of different sites so it isn't hard to find.

1 comment:

Belle said...

There is a new book with cubes One-Block Wonder encore published by C&T. There is a wide variety of cubes and the book is truly beautiful. Directions are clear. How do you copyright a block in quilting-they have all been done before. Double Wedding Ring, Harmonic Convergence has been done before. Sara Nephew doesn't own the block only her instructions.