Pops quilt by Sharon McConnell
Pattern Corrections, Pops Quilt, Quilting Interest

Quilt Now, issue 10: “Pops” Quilt Instructions Clarification

I am happy to say the Quilt Now issue 10 has landed in the U.S., and even better: I got my copy! I will be back with more on the issue, but I wanted to write a post as soon as I could when I noticed some typos and a missed illustration on the instructions for my Pops Quilt.

In the cutting instruction, for the solid blue, pink and yellow triangles, you must cut with template B and not template A as the instructions list. (There is only one triangle template, so it’s pretty obvious this is a typo, but just want to make sure nobody gets confused). For my quilt, I used a few different shades of pink, blue and yellow, but for ease and clarity when preparing the instructions, I used only those three colors as general description. You can use all the same pink, yellow and blue, or use different shades. It is much simpler to use all the same fabric for each color so you don’t have to worry about matching them up when you piece the blocks.

The illustrations showing how to start sewing the quilt blocks are on page 84. In sewing steps 1-9, you must turn the page to see the illustrations (figures 1-3).

Sewing Step 6 and step 15: to make the blocks, you must use the block illustrations on the same page (pg 83) so that you have your triangles in the right places and orientation to make the final quilt come together. There is an illustration missing here, and that is for the group 3 blocks. It looks like this:



The table of blocks in the magazine shows the group 1 and group 2 blocks, but not the group 3 sets. These are the blocks that make up the top and bottom edges of the quilt. Make three of each that look like the illustration above.

Pops quilt by Sharon McConnell

It is very important to me for quilters to have a good experience with my patterns. I enjoy hearing from those who have made a quilt from a Color Girl pattern and am happy to help in any way if you have questions. Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you find an error or feel confused while using one of my patterns. Don’t be scared off by a quilt that is challenging! If you love it, it’s not work. If you create something amazing and feel good doing it, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.








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