Waaaayyy back in 2009 Kim (Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure) sent me a pattern that she was finished with…ripped it right out of her magazine (McCall Oct. 2008) and mailed it off!! I had admired a quilt that she had just finished and asked her for the name of the pattern and what magazine/book she had got it out of! What a shock it was to have her mail it to me… such is the way of the Blogger!!…(You can read about it HERE.) Anyways for a long time this pattern hung on my sewing room bulletin board where I could OHHHHH and AHHH it every day…and then it got moved into my Bucket List Binder…and I think about it often! I STILL love it and it’s STILL at the top of my list!
Then last week for some reason I bought this magazine…
I haven’t bought a Quilting Magazine in AGES…I follow the TWO love rule…I need to see at least TWO patterns in the magazine that I love before I will buy it! Well…THAT’S not true…if I LOVE LOVE LOVE one pattern I will buy it!…but you get my gist…!
So anyway, I got this magazine home and low and behold WHAT DO I SEE!! MERRY-GO-ROUND!! The EXACT same quilt pattern that Kim sent me and that is in my Bucket List Binder!! It’s been recycled!
See top and bottom…same quilt…same props…same picture!
The designer is Sandy Klop…which makes me wonder…does she get paid twice? OR…Does McCalls have exclusive rights to this pattern…I wonder how it works? Will McCalls re-release this pattern down the road 3 or 4 years from now? How many patterns get re-cycled? Are any of the patterns that we see in magazines NEW or have they been recycled? Don’t get me wrong…I love to recycle…but I want to pay a recycled price…if you get my gist…
Now when I look through this magazine I see another quilt pattern that looks VERY FAMILIAR…could it also be…RECYLCED?? Inquiring Quilters want to know….??
Now…NOT on a quilting note…thought you’d like to see what I did yesterday~ I was up at 4 a.m. to catch the first Ferry to Vancouver…yup…pitch black and pouring rain…to drive to the terminal in Swartz Bay where I boarded a bus on the Ferry to take me into the city. Passed BC Place…
And LOOK…the rain stopped…BLUE skies…and not a bad day!!
I had one last visit with my middle daughter, Maggie..seen at the counter in the beige jacket..buying us coffees at Starbucks at the end to a perfect day…One more coffee before I board the bus to return home…See my shopping bag! Got ALL my Christmas shopping done!!
It was pitch black and raining when I drove into our driveway but it was still a perfect day!!
Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P