Pattern Corrections

Even though my patterns undergo testing, I find that there are occasional corrections and clarifications needed after a pattern is printed/downloaded. Before you begin making a pattern, check here first to make sure all of your information is up to date. Happy quilting!


C'EST LA VIE (from Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler Box November 2016).

-On page 3, the instructions for making half-square triangles say to sew along the marked line. It should say to sew 1/4'' away from the marked line on both sides, then cut along the marked line and press open the HSTs.


-Step 1 should say to cut 2) rectangles 4'' x 10''.


-Under the "Materials Needed", add 1 2/3 yards of scallop trim fabric for the roof.


-In original print copies from 2015 (Gooseberry fabric on the cover), Step 7 should say:

Sew the “B” unit to the left of the “O” unit and press. Attach the “C” unit on top; press. Repeat to add the “L” unit to left (press), the “M” unit on top (press), the “D” unit to the left (press), and the “E” unit to the top (press). 

The diagram is correct.


-In Step 4 of "Block Assembly," orient the white rectangle 6'' x 6 1/2'' so the 6 1/2'' sides run along the top/bottom. Since it's near square, it's hard to tell.


-The initial release of the PDF calls for too many white squares 5'' x 5''. You only need (96) white squares 5'' x 5''

-In Step 9, under "White Fabric" you only need (6) squares 5'' x 5'' per block, not (9).


#149 BLOOMINGTON - original printing 2016

-Under "Cutting" for the white fabric, the third bullet point should simply say to cut (12) strips 2 1/2'' x WOF--NO SUBCUTTING NEEDED. This instead of cutting (9) strips 2 1/2'' x WOF and subcutting them into 2 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' rectangles. No adjustment is need to the amount of white fabric called for.

-->>>NOTE: Keeping the (12) white strips uncut will make it so you can do strip-piecing for the border assembly as instructed. If by chance you have already subcut the white strips into the 2 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' rectangles, you can still piece the border by subcutting each border Jelly Roll strip into (6) rectangles 2 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' and sewing them into the rows.

-Under "Cutting" for the pink sashing fabric, the last bullet point should say to trim to 4 1/2'' x 72 1/2''.


-ORIGINAL PRINTING 2016: Finished block is 16'' x 17'', and therefore the finished quilt is 64'' x 68''. This means you will only need 72'' x 76'' batting and 4 1/2 yards backing fabric.

It's also good to not you will need to cut a 17 1/2’’ x 21 1/2’’ rectangle from each fat quarter. When purchasing fabric, measure to make sure your fat quarters will allow you to do this. If you prewash fabric, you might consider purchasing half-yards.

-UPDATE 3/6/17: The pattern is in its 4th reprinting and as of this date reflects a small change to the cutting in order to make it easier to get from fat quarters. (Because some fat quarters aren't always 22'' wide, this is really just to offer a little more leeway here.) Basically, if you can't get 17 1/2'' x 21 1/2'' from your fat quarter, this has been tweaked so you only need 17 1/2'' x 21'' from the fat quarter. 

This changes the new finished block to 16'' x 16 1/2'', which makes the new finished quilt size is 64'' x 66''.

(The current version should say the following:)

*NOTE: You will need to cut a 17 1/2'' x 21'' rectangle from each fat quarter. When purchasing fabric, measure to make sure your fat quarters will allow you to do this. If you prewash fabrics, you might consider purchasing half yards.

If you go this route and use a 17 1/2'' x 21'' rectangle, in Step #1 the 8'' x 17 1/2'' rectangle needs to be changed to 7 1/2'' x 17 1/2''. In Step #2, the diagonal subcutting of this  7 1/2'' x 17 1/2'' rectangle remains the same. 


-For Step #14, the unfinished size of the unit should be 2 1/2'' x 2 1/2''. (The inital version published said 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''. This error was corrected within hours of the pattern being released.)


-Step #14 should say "Trim 4 background strips 3'' x 80'' to match the measurement." (NOT 4'' x 80'')


In the scrappy version, Step #2 should say:

"From each ½ yard of green fabric, carefully cut the following:

· (2) strips 8½’’ x WOF. Subcut (8) 5¾’’ x 8½’’ rectangles (4 per strip).

· From the excess, cut (4) 2’’ x 8½’’ rectangles."

(ThIS cutting was tweaked to accommodate unidrectional prints that run parallel with the selvage, such as the green bee print used in the original. This change will only differ from the first batch of printed patterns--PDFs were corrected before release.)