Last night, reader Frances pointed out to me that the doily on the fabric print is actually the first three rounds of Nancy Tracy's "Mom's Pink Doily", found here. I issued the "Tat This!" challenge on the assumption that the doily must have been a vintage pattern, because surely the fabric manufacturer would have chosen something in the public domain. Well, that's what I get for making assumptions.
I think that the readers who have taken up the challenge have each found their own ways of doing things enough that there may not be a copyright violation. Certainly none of us intended to violate copyright. On the other hand, I did say at the beginning that what people come up with should be "recognizably the same doily". I have contacted Nancy to ask how she would like me to proceed; I will let you know as soon as I hear back from her.
I hope the fabric manufacturer is compensating Nancy for the use of her design!
In the meantime, Diane has finished her challenge. Her version differs from Nancy's in that she made 10 repeats instead of 8, and she used chains instead of bare thread spaces in the third round. Also her stitch counts are different.