Yankee Diary QAL: June block

Finally, here is my June block for the Yankee Diary QAL over at: Civil War Quilts Blog. This historical block is titled Heart & Hand, and is appliqued. So, we are now half way through this monthly QAL. If you haven't already, be sure to read Civil War Quilts Blog for this and much more historical + fun information from Barbara. Oh, sending thank you to Barbara for including my block in her recent post.

*If you design & sell patterns, please read the following*

On another note, if you search the internet for "free primitive sewing patterns", most results will be via pinning forums. 'Nothing against pinning boards or search engines at all. Herein lies the trouble, though. Many are listed as "free", when they are in fact patterns that are available for purchase. That's correct, not free at all. People are obviously scanning the patterns and then posting them online. Where they post them to is not at fault. It is the fault of the persons who upload the patterns. This is piracy, and is not legal. If you design patterns for sale, you should really check online to see if your patterns are being offered for free downloads. Many of the results I see are linked to sites that are not even related to sewing. Regardless of where they are linked to, the uploaders obviously have done so without the designer(s)' permission. Just because someone purchases a pattern, that does not give them the right to give or sell it to other people. The designers still maintain the copyrights. Prim blessings.


  1. I have seen many patterns on Pinterest listed as free that are being pinned by people in other parts of the world. The pattern designers should complain to Pinterest. Not sure that anything could be done.

    1. Yeah, people should not post patterns as free that are not free. With so many online activities, it must be difficult to chase down every place that contains the posts. Maybe some designers will complain to pin boards and get that stopped :)


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