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.


  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.

  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.

  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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