Planted Seed Designs. This is my first time using one of her patterns, but it won't be the last. The instructions are clear and the diagrams couldn't be better. I also like her style of designs - lots and lots of pieces but pretty simple components.
I made some epic mistakes with this quilt. The major one was taking it on retreat and sewing merrily along while gabbing with my friends, not really keeping a close watch on my 1/4 inch seam. I got home to find that most of the star blocks I assembled were not the right size due to me not using enough of a seam allowance. I really only had 9 blocks that needed to be remade, so I set them aside and created 9 new star blocks when I got home.
Then somehow, while putting the stars together in vertical rows, I discovered another 9 that did not fit together. They should have measured 8-1/2 inches and most were 8-1/2 inches in one direction but only 8-1/4 inches in the other direction. So I'm getting the vertical rows together, remaking the last row of star blocks and finally pretty close to finishing this one.
I hope you won't let my foibles discourage you from trying this pattern. It is a beautiful and a very clever design and I have enjoyed the process, even though it has taken me much longer than a quilt project ever should! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel... I just hope it's not a train!
I'm making Woven in Pinwheels quilt with French General's Chateau Rouge fabrics. It only takes a fat eighth bundle and some background. Lucky for me that I bought a fat quarter bundle. I've used much more than a fat eighth with all the blocks I've remade. But hey - I have 18 star blocks that I can use for the back of the quilt.... if I can get THEM to fit together!