My miniature quilt from Lori Smith’s Fat Quarter Quilting is coming along – but not without some backtracking.
I added the saw tooth border and put in up on my design wall – Oh no! I had placed the triangle blocks wrong and now have an ugly secondary pattern.
Out with the seam ripper for a bit of unsewing. (If there’s anything that I like to do less than sew triangles, it is resewing them. But sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!)
Putting it back together I found that I still had the ugly bar. ???????????????? I checked the placement diagram – I had placed the
squares exactly as directed.
So I turned the blocks around – the result was exactly like the picture of the quilt in the book.
I thought I should notify Lori Smith of the error so it could be corrected in the next printing. I also suggested that since this is a miniature which requires precision piecing, it would be helpful if the sizes of each finished section were published with the instructions.
Here is the email response I received:
"Sorry you are having trouble with the book. I will forward your comments to the publisher Martingale. While the quilts are mine, the publisher wrote the directions and did the diagrams in the manner they considered appropriate. I think you have some very valid points and I hope they will take that into consideration. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Lori Smith"
I was really surprised. I’m not sure that I understand why the publisher executes the pattern and not the designer – But what do I know?