It's probably impossible to write a complicated book without
some errors creeping in. Sometimes we authors just agonize or hope
nobody has a project messed up. I tend to put stickers on things until
the next printing corrects the problem. I'll do my best to clue you in
to mistakes that have come to my attention.
Sizzling Quilts from a Simple
Block (1st printing)
I did hundreds of drawings, about three times twice as
many as the editor expected, I think. That's good for the reader because
I illustrate everything thoroughly and give lots of ideas. It was a headache
for the page designer though, and a few pieces of art were messed up.
A drawing at the bottom of the page was repeated. Here's
the correct art (which is also on page 5 in the Table of Contents):
The art that's messed up is immediately obvious. Here's
what the three borders should look like:
Stickers are available
For stickers you can put on pages 48 and 128, send a
stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
P. O. Box 2
Springfield, OR 97477
A picture was repeated at the top of the page. No sticker
is available, but here is what the art for Reverse blocks should look like:
Step 1.b - Labels are reversed. It should read:
Fast Patch Kids Quilts
B = 3-34 x 21"
D = 6-3/4 x 21"
Page 84 - Telephone block
The working diagram for the Telephone block is only 7"
tall. It should be 7-1/4" tall. The calculations are correct.
Page 85 - Dinosaur block
Sorry, the block is 1/4" too tall. That's easy to fix
by widening this seam a bit. (Tell your FLP that Paleontologists have found
the Brontosaurus is 1/4" shorter than previously thought.)
Fast Patch: A Treasury of Strip Quilts
If you have an early printing of this book, you will
need a sticker for page 28. Check page iv opposite the table of contents.
If the book is dedicated to Lillie Scherler, it's a later printing which
has been corrected.
Scrap Quilts Using Fast Patch
The first printing has an error on page 164, first paragraph.
Strip piecing the Flying Geese, if you suspected that 18 dark and
18 light strips equaled 36, not 30, you are correct.
Please send me an e-mail to me at email@example.com
to ask questions or point out other errors.
The whole chapter on Flying Geese may have been an error
because no one can figure it out. Actually it works. If you are baffled,
send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope for free directions for a simple
Wild Goose Chase project to get you started. Or you can get directions
for trimming a vest with Geese in a gentle curve to take advantage of the