Poor Nicole has already heard all this...we're doing the same finishing kit for the Web Sampler so we've been chatting...let me change that...I've been ranting, Nicole's been listening. Thank you Nicole! This darn thing darn near made me give up quilting yesterday. I was so pleased with my Web Sampler blocks...the all went together perfectly...I did the setting squares from the finishing kit and put in the setting triangles...PERFECT! All those little triangles and I didn't lose a point...I ended up with exactly the size top that the pattern said I should have...then it all went crazy. I made the amount of red triangles for the outside border that the pattern called for...that wasn't enough...I wasn't anywhere close...so I looked at the picture that was on their website...counted the triangles...thankfully I figured that out before I sewed them on...that was way to many...I was on my own...got the right number to get in the ballpark and it didn't fit...so after hours of fudging, cutting, adding an extra piece of cream fabric on either end I MADE it work...there was supposed to be another border of black triangles just like the red one...WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not in my lifetime! I sewed on the outside border and called it DONE! Here's my version...
When I finished I put it on my "design floor" and took a picture...I can now see that I didn't do a very good job of smoothing it out...it really does lay flat.
I just don't understand selling patterns and kits without knowing that they are right...I know typos can happen in a pattern but this was just WRONG! In addition to the border measurements just being wrong they had us cut 20 some squares that I have NO CLUE where they were supposed to go. They were never mentioned in the directions again after the cutting part...somehow I just don't think when you spend that kind of money on a finishing kit or any kit for that matter...you just shouldn't have sit down and do all the math over again and make sure that it's correct. I'm no professional quilter, but I have been quilting since 1976 and I'm going to tell you that this thing really just about whipped my butt...I don't think I've ever been so frustrated with a pattern in all my quilting years.
That's it...I'm done ranting about this darn thing. Now I have to tell you how sweet Nicole is...she e-mailed this morning and offered me some fabric to do a piano key border...which would have been awesome on this quilt...but I just couldn't do it...I couldn't spend 1 more minute of my life on this thing. Thank you Nicole, you were truly the bright spot in this whole big MESS! Once again I will say...Blogland friends are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!