Quite a while ago I feel in love with the fabric from Basic Grey – FIGGY PUDDING! I love the colors and patterns on it so much that I began my hunt for them. While I was at the Creative Stitching Show in September I saw the kit for the beautiful quilt top that I had downloaded a while before. After pacing up and down the booth, humming and hahhing if I should buy it or not, I decided that it should be mine. I bought that within the first 30 minutes of arriving. I also found a little later on a beautiful table runner made of the same cute trees and with Figgy Pudding….so I naturally purchased that too. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to get down to business and start making the table runner….start small I thought. I read the instructions – which between me and you were NOT CLEAR AT ALL!!!! So I once again had to go knocking on my friend Anne’s door. To my suprise it was a paper pieceing idea. Great….just what I needed there. She showed me how to do by practicing to make a wall hanger. We walked through the whole process from start to finish. I learned the backing, batting and binding steps – even the stitch in the ditch step.
Not all pattern instructions are written well at all. And just because it is marked as a beginner doesn’t mean it is actually for a beginner.