I really need to read the directions sometimes and just stop skimming!
We are having a Grandmother's Flower Garden Challenge at our guild and they gave out little fabric packages. I got an idea for the challenge and plunged on ahead without reading the instructions. I didn't want to use the fabric in the package so I bought my own - sigh!
If you enlarge the photo you can see the very first instruction "use all the colours in your fabric pack" - woops! I completely messed up! Grrr.
Then I pulled out my book More Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini since I thought that the quilt was completely cut out and ready to sew - well it wasn't. I was only about half finished the cutting. I had cut for Variation 1 and not for Variation 2. Woops! If you enlarge the photo you can see the cutting directions very clearly. I guess I just stopped reading - oh well! I pulled out my Go! cutter again and got to work with the remainder of the scraps I had set aside a long time ago.
It took a little while - but I just put on a TV show and away I went! This required that I cut 416 1.5" red squares but I had them cut in only a couple of minutes with my Go! I love that machine and never would have cut this quilt out if I didn't have it!
So note to self - read ALL of the instructions all the way through and stop just plunging in head-first without reading ALL of the instructions! Ok maybe most of the instructions first LOL!
So what do you all do? Read all of the instructions or read as you go along? let me know in the comments - I would love to hear from you!