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Monday, January 30, 2006

Quilts--Inspired by Amy Karol

Bird with Nest Quilt
Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
One of a series of small quilts I did for holiday gifts, inspired by Amy Karol at kingpod. At first I was hesitant to post these online because I felt that maybe I would be infringing on Amy's craft territory, but after reading Eireann's plagiarism post and related comments I thought it would be OK. My thinking is, that if we are inspired by other artists and crafters, it's a great compliment to be copied--as long as it is done with sensitivity and awareness. A nod to the original source is requisite, links to sites a must. Let's not let a few idea-stealers ruin the beauty of the generosity amongst this amazingly talented pool of artists, illustrators, photographers, painters, sewers, spinners, felters, crocheters, knitters, jewelers, cooks, and writers. The sharing is a large part of the beauty of this online community.

More quilt photos here and here.

See more of Amy at Whip Up where she'll be contributing to Kathreen of Red Current's new multi-author craft site. Watch for the first installment to be whipped up on Feb. 1st, tomorrow!

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Blogger eireann said...

WOW. That is just beautiful. Although it is indeed small, and a quilt, the style doesn't seem to be Amy's at all. I really, really like this. And thank you for posting it!!!!! SO PRETTY.

Mon Jan 30, 04:20:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Maitreya said...

Love it so so much!

Mon Jan 30, 07:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger Anabel said...

wow! I love it and your blog:-)

Tue Jan 31, 07:15:00 AM PST  
Blogger Samantha said...

That is absolutely beautiful. And I agree with Eireann that although you may have been inspired by Amy's quilts, you certainly don't seem to have copied her.

P.S. Thanks for dropping by my blog :o)

Tue Jan 31, 08:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jill said...

These are really sweet! I love the teapots and the cats - two of my favourite things :)

Tue Jan 31, 06:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Blaize said...

Cats and Teapots. The world is an excellent place.

Wed Feb 01, 12:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dawbis said...

these quilts are quite beautiful i must say. i respect that you give credit to Amy's work as your inspiration.

Thu Feb 09, 10:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

It turns out this quilt is by far my most viewed photo on Flickr--interesting. Thank you, Eireann, for encouraging me to post it. I'm also enjoying it and am finding it difficult to hand it off to the gift recipient--not very giving of me. I guess the remedy is to make more. They are so fun to make, I really encourage you all to try.

Mon Feb 20, 09:48:00 AM PST  
Anonymous amy k. said...

so surprising to be surfing around new blogs and to see this! it is lovely and completely your own, and thank you so much for the link and I am so happy you like my work.

you mentioned in a comment on eireann's site that you e-mailed me and never heard back? i never got it!-I swear! I would have never ignored an e-mail about small quilts:)!!

Wed Feb 22, 02:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Amy K.

I'm so glad you found my site, and that you like the quilts. Thank you for being the inspiration! I had so much fun making them. Who knows about the email. Somethings go out into cyberspace never to land--a bit Major Tom-ish.

Thu Feb 23, 12:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous laurie said...

i think that your tiny quilt is just lovely!

Fri Feb 24, 04:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger lala and gleen said...

I lOvE your quilted pieces - how deelightful!!!! I would love to see more!
Keep on quilting,
cheers, Lala

Sun Mar 19, 12:31:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Michelle said...

This is a such a beautiful piece of work. I love the the bird and the pretty colours.

Wed Apr 26, 08:56:00 PM PDT  

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