Remember a week or two ago…I was working on Hopscotch, Butterscotch from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures in Leaders and Enders….
Well I ran into a SNAFU… the instruction are WRONG. For the blocks the instructions say to sew 2 – 13 inch strips together….then sub cut into 4 – 3.5 inch pieces. Well that just doesn’t add up. If you multiply 3.5 x 4, it equals 14 SO the strips should have been 15 inches long to ensure I would get the pieces out I needed. I am frustrated.
So….I posted a note about it on the yahoo group, Quiltville chat. Well…it turns out there is another typo in the pattern! For the borders, I am suppose to cut a 2″ x 4.5″ and 2″ x 2″ and sew them together. Then I am suppose to attach that to a 6.5″ strip. Well guess what? That isn’t going to work either. By the time I sew the 4.5 and 2 inch strip together it’s now 6″ long…How do I add that to a 6.5″ strip….oh frustration.
Further….Someone on the group just posted that there is a problem with the Denim Rails quilt in the Scraps and Shirttails book. Apparently the book lists that the strip should be 9.5″ BUT it should read 10.5″.
After all these difficulties, I decided to check Quiltville.com and see if there were corrections listed there… there are and here’s a link to the page http://quiltville.com/errata.shtml. There are actually more corrections then I have already listed, so if you own either of these books, I would suggest checking out the corrections BEFORE cutting or sewing.
So my word of caution: Make one block and test out the pattern before cutting into all you fabric like I did…UGH!
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