I make every effort to provide accurate patterns. Unfortunately, even with testing and editing, mistakes can happen. This page includes known pattern inaccuracies, as well as frequently asked questions/clarifications. If you have a question or concern about a pattern, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/14/16: I just want to address the number of corrections to recent patterns, which I feel is unacceptable. I apologize for any confusion or frustration this has caused and am overhauling my testing and editing process so that we can ensure great accuracy in the future. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com. Happy quilting! - Elizabeth
LLOYD & LOLA
The follow corrections are to the first printing and do not apply to pdf patterns:
- On Page 1, pieces GG should be 2" x 7" each, not 2-1/4" x 7" each. If you have already cut these pieces, trim them to 2" x 7" each.
- On Page 2, piece V should be 3-1/2" x 2-1/4", not 3-1/2" x 15-1/2". (3-1/2" x 15-1/2" is the size of this piece in the quilts where you see the entire llama.)
- On Page 13, reference is made to cutting 1 set of pieces K - Z for the llama blocks. You will actually need 2 sets (one for each llama) as noted elsewhere in the pattern.
- Only 1/8 yard of dark solid fabric is needed to make the face details of both llamas.
- In the chart on Page 4, Piece L should be 2-1/2" x 15-1/4", not 1-1/2" x 15-1/4". If you have already cut the piece at the wrong size, there should still be enough fabric left in the 2-1/2" x WOF strip to cut a new piece at the correct size.
The follow correction is to the first printing and do not apply to pdf patterns:
On Page 1, the Side Border pieces should be 5" x 30-1/2" each, not 4-1/2" x 30-1/2" each. If you have already cut all of the pieces, you can address this by trimming the Bottom Border piece to 5-1/2" x 36-1/2" and the Top Border piece to 15-1/2" x 44-1/2" to make the finished quilt top 44" wide x 45" tall. (If you'd like the quilt to be perfectly square, you can also trim the Top Border to 14-1/2" x 44-1/2" to make a quilt 44" x 44".)
Corrections to the Lepidoptera pattern include diagrams, so they are included on this pdf download. Corrections apply to the first printing of the print pattern.
There are no known inaccuracies in the dimensions of cut pieces.
Early editions of the pattern may include the following inaccurate headings/references:
- On Page 5 (Bunny) the heading above the cutting diagram for Pieces I - Q should read "Fabric 1" and not "Fabrics 2 and 4".
- On Page 3 (Fancy Fox) the heading above the cutting diagram for Pieces C - F should read "Fabrics 3 and 4" and not "Fabrics 2 and 4".
- On Page 15, Step 9, the size of the finished Thistle block should be referenced as 6-1/2" x 18-1/2" (not 6-1/2" x 18"). The size is referenced correctly elsewhere in the pattern, including in the Page 14 introduction to the Thistle Block.
- On Page 17, Step 9, the size of the Upper Wing Unit should be referenced as 7-1/2" x 4" (not 7-1/2" x 3-1/2"). The size of all of the component pieces and the piecing directions are correct, so following the pattern should result in Upper Wing Units that are the correct size.
There are no known inaccuracies in the dimensions of cut pieces, or in the piecing instructions.
The cutting charts for the background fabric on Pages 9 and 10 should state that 2 pieces AA are required for the project. The first printing of this pattern incorrectly indicated that only 1 piece AA was required. The size of the cut pieces and the instructions for sewing them together are correct. You will just need to cut a total of 2 pieces AA from the background fabric.
The back cover and Page 1 reference "Groups 3- 8". This should be Groups 3 - 10 (8 total groups). The written directions and diagrams correctly refer to the 8 different groups and how to cut them.
On Page 7, when cutting the Background Fabric for Fabric Group 2, reference is made to cutting 1-1/2" strips and then subcutting pieces R at 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" each. This should be 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" each, as shown in the chart on Page 4.
PREPPY THE WHALE
There are no known inaccuracies in this pattern. However, some quilters have become confused when attempting to piece the block without reading the written directions. The written directions include instruction to trim Piece B after sewing. If this step is skipped, the block will not come together correctly and the whale's mouth will be too big. (The instructions are written this way because the whale's mouth finishes at ¼" and I think this method makes it easier to accurately sew such a small piece.)