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Saturday, April 18, 2009

What's this about?

I know pattern companies are probably trying to save space and trees, but when you have a pattern that has paper pieced parts to it that require 8, 20 AND 53 separate copies, you'd think they would make it a little easier for us to do the copying without having to totally tear up our pattern pages.



This is the pattern I have been working on in the black, brown and creams which I will probably entitle my Cafe Au Lait quilt. Much of it is applique, but the paper pieced parts were scattered all over the large sheet of paper and I had to cut them out and put them on one sheet so as not to have to make way too many copies when I run to Kinko's later today. The one with the most spires requires 53 separate copies.



Ok, so I have to cut them out, but why oh why would they have you cut up the directions? Oh well, I guess I will be doing a lot of taping to put it all back together after I get my copies. I am just trying to prepare ahead of time for my quilty retreat in June and this is probably one of my main projects that I will be working on.
Maybe there was a better way, but apparently this is the way my brain works.

3 comments:

  1. Wow. Someone didn't plan that book very well. The quilt will be beautiful when it gets done. Be sure and post pics of your progress.

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  2. Oh wow! You have more patience than I do.
    It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous
    quilt. Hope you'll post your progress.

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  3. Well I have the pattern or shall I say have had it and because of what you are blogging about have not gotten any further than owning the pattern. Enjoy your project.

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