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Sunday, July 31, 2011

I DID IT!

Here it is, all finished, ready to be basted and quilted.  Susan Briscoe, author of 130 Mini Quilts Blocks, was kind enough to get back to me and tell me that the problem was NOT me but that there was an error in her book.  As she says, luckily the error means that the pieces were cut too large and can be easily fixed.  I did just that, ripped, cut, and re-sewed while hiding in the basement yesterday trying to stay cool!  Susan asks that if you ever find an error in one of her books, please let her know.  I can imagine that so many people and factors are involved in getting a book printed; small errors like this can be easily overlooked.  You can check out Susan's blog to see the correct instructions for making this block.  Thanks you Susan for your help on this.  I may become a piecer some day after all!

Be sure and check out all the fun classes coming up at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week.  I’m going through withdrawal as I haven’t been able to get up there lately.  I even missed Knotty Girls Wednesday night.  Besides missing all my friends, I miss seeing all the new fabrics, books and patterns arriving at the shop almost every day.  If you see something special, drop me a line and let me know what I’m missing!  I may have to get a sitter so I can go shopping!

I think I saw this link on the Quilting Board.  Click here for a free pattern by Quilt Soup.

Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

14 comments:

Susan Briscoe said...

Thanks for the photo - your little quilt looks gorgeous! Hard to believe that it's only 20in square. I've posted a link to this post on my blog too - http://susanbriscoe.blogspot.com/2011/07/thirfty-thirties-art-deco-mini-quilt.html

:-)

Lynn said...

Looks really good Caroll!

Lynn said...

Looking good Caroll!

Barb said...

Glad you got it figured out...that is one amazing block, looks so complicated!

MB in MI said...

What a beautiful block--nice work!!

Elisa said...

The block was worth the effort! Looks great!

Allie said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous Caroll - great job! What a nightmare for an author to have an error, I can well imagine. Thanks for the link for the quilt, I really like it!

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
Woo Hoo for you!! For not being a piecer (as you say), you sure picked a complicated block to learn on! Looks very nice. I think you better stop saying that!
Vicky F

Naomi Olson said...

Persistence pays... and other alliterations. Lovely mini quilt, it will make its corner of the world happier.

Cathy said...

Yay! And doesn't it look gorgeous! xo

Just Ramblin' said...

I'm so glad you were able to get your block corrected. It is beautiful. Nola

Linda said...

Bravo Caroll!!! It's just gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

Caroll, it's just gorgeous! Correction....You ARE a piecer! Way to go! Your perseverance really paid off!

ladybelle1234 said...

It sure looks a lot better now.

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