Have you ever used a quilt pattern that has lots of screw ups in it? Or wrong measurements? Or the pattern was just so poorly written that it made very little sense? Yeah, me too. I once followed a Pam Bono pattern and found measurements that were wrong. I emailed her about what I thought was a mistake in her book. In LESS THAN AN HOUR she emailed me back that I was correct and she apologized profusely. What great service! I have lots of her patterns and books, and will continue to buy them because they are well written and it was only once that I ever found a mistake. Hey, we all mistakes, I know that.
So our little quilt group is doing a mystery quilt. One of the gals had done this same quilt in her guild and she provided the pattern to any of us who wanted to participate.
Well, let me tell you…this pattern is crap. There. I said it. There are 2 sets of directions…. for the less adventurous and the more adventuresome quilters. But not 2 COMPLETE sets, only partial sets. And only for some sections. And SOME of the directions are for everyone, and some are not. But it is not clearly distinguished. And in the end? There are NO directions at all for the last 2 corner blocks. Crap. Total crap pattern. I wouldn’t give her a nickle for anything else she ever wrote. I don’t know the gal’s name who wrote the pattern, only her blog title is printed on the pattern.
Whew! I feel better. Got that out of my system.
So I got the center put together. Got the pieced border put on, making up my own blocks to finish the corners. Still have 2 more borders to go. Got that much done in the last 2 days. Go in the studio this morning to admire my work….. and OH CRAP!!
It doesn’t pay to work on something when I am pissed off. It is counter-productive. So maybe I will wait till Sunday’s Steelers game to rip that bottom row out, flip it, and sew it back in the right way.