Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Short Rant

On my last post I complained  about the block of the month I had ordered from The Cotton Patch Shoppe. I received the entire pattern and some fabrics, but nothing telling me what these fabrics were for. I got no response from the email I sent. This morning I called them. The lady who answered the phone took my number and said she'd call back. Within a couple minutes another woman called back. She said she knew this answer by heart. Apparently they had gotten other inquiries with the same question? Here is the Black Bird Lane BOM quilt I ordered.

She told me to start with the pieced block at the top left. Block 2 will be the top/middle block, etc. I'm thinking, "So, why not include a small piece of paper with those instructions?" This BOM goes for 14 months and it seems the first 12 months are the 12 center pieced blocks. I doubt I could do all the applique in the 2 remaining months. I'm a little very disappointed. There was no start up fee and it was on sale. So, that helps a little.

In the meantime, McCall's Quilting Magazine is sponsoring  applique quilt-along. You can get it here. It will run thru March 31, 2014. I have already downloaded the pattern for the quilt block and a cute neddle case pattern. The best part is that there will be accompanying videos with 11 weekly episodes to teach you how it's done. That seems great for all of us who want to learn applique. It's a really cute pattern, too. The price is certainly right. LOL


Ellen said...

Doesn't make any sense that they wouldn't include instructions! Thanks for the link - I just might join in soon.

Design Originals by KC said...

thanks for blogging :) I think it helps to feel you have gotten it out there! lol Thanks for the link... I do want to learn applique but not sure I can do it right now but will watch the first two vids as I stitch Christmas presents :) Thanks for sharing! Kathi

Teresa in Music City said...

Well, at least you know not to expect much customer service from them, right? Beats me how these people stay in business! But it is a wonderful quilt and you will have fun making it. If it were me, I think I would begin making some of the appliques with left-over fabric from the blocks each month - that way you don't have all of it do in those last two months. That all depends on them sending you enough fabric each month to do that of course.

Love the little flower wall-hanging! The "course" looks like something you will really enjoy and will perhaps take things slow enough that you can get the basics down pat! :)

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