How Hard Can This Be...
Dear friends, my heart is beating a little bit faster than normal, in a nervous sort of way! I just hit publish in my Etsy shop and now this pattern is available for sale.
I have been coming up with excuses for awhile now why I shouldn't finish this pattern and offer it for sale.
Here's a few of my crazy fears/reasons.
1. Some one will sue me because of a mistake in the pattern which makes them waste a bunch of fabric.
2. People will be unable to follow my directions and will call me many terrible names in mean emails and vow to never buy another pattern from me.
3. Everyone will laugh at the notion that I could consider this pattern worthy of selling.
I had to write these down to help myself see how they are slightly ridiculous. First of all, nobody sues someone over a bit of wasted fabric, and I honestly don't think there's any mistakes. (or at least nothing major, knock on wood!) If someone hates the pattern, I can always just send them a refund. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me, right?!
All that craziness aside, I feel good about this pattern. I believe it will help you to make this quilt smoothly. It does not fulfill my dream of having quilt patterns with professional layout and stunning artwork. I think I've realized that one must take a first step before one can run a race...
I had originally written a couple pages about fabric selection and values for this pattern. How to make the most impact with your fabrics, tips on how to make a scrappy version, etc. I've decided to rather put those in a couple of blog posts over the next week or so. That way I can keep adding updated info here and label it "Mexico Quilt" and anyone can find it!
All this to say, the pattern can be found here in my Etsy shop.