Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crossroads pattern correction.

Crossroads pattern from Quilting Wide Open Spaces by Judi Madsen

Okay, so with all the patterns I have written I have had a pretty good track record as far as getting all the info correct and with no issues as far as putting a quilt together.  It has come to my attention that there is an error in the cutting requirements for my Crossroads pattern in my book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces. Please know that mistakes can happen and unfortunately I didn't catch this before my book was printed.  You can still make the quilt with the current instructions - you just won't have pretty points - that's no fun.  But, if you are looking for better points just use the info and diagram below to make the correct version of these two quilt blocks with in the quilt. 

Okay, so the 3 5/16" squares in the book should be 3 3/8".
This includes 48 white squares, and the center square in each Thirteen-patch block.
The 2 5/8" squares for the corner triangles in each snowball block should be 2 1/2".
This includes the red, pink, green and turquoise squares in the snowball blocks.

Everything else in the pattern is correct.  Thanks everyone!

PS - I have had people make this quilt successfully with the written instructions, so just keep that in mind.  It is a small margin of error and it can work, but with these new sizes - it should be more precise.  Thanks! 


SewCalGal said...

Quilt math can be so frustrating. Sometimes I wonder if 5/16" vs 3/8" really makes a difference. Should we "quilt it out". But then, I'm trying hard to work on precision piecing, so I do appreciate you sharing this correction.

On the other hand, I'm wondering if you might be willing to create some sort of tutorial/challenge that gets us all inspired to care about a 5/16" vs 3/8" cut? And what rulers and tools should we use? I'll gladly help with PR if you pursue this sorta challenge in Precision Piecing, and you'd certainly be helping the world of quilters to better understand, if you could share tips on such cutting techniques, as well as pattern designs.


Patti said...

Can't please 100% of people 100% of the time. The difference in cutting sizes is so miniscule. My piecing is probably out that much more often than not, lol! But thanks for your thoroughness and attention to detail. Still loving your book.