Being new to the forum and quilting I thought i would add my 5 cents!! Having made only a few quilts I consider myself a beginner in awe of the precious talent on this board. My morning agenda consists of coffee and drooling looking at all the beautiful quilts. However, I have gotten discouraged lately. I have always worked from patterns (except for one I saw a pic and wallah it came out the same - must of been a blond moment).The last two quilts which I am in the process of making, both of the patterns have mistakes. One was written wrong (at least I thought so) The other, had a color diagram and the colors were incorrect. For a beginner quilter, this becomes very. I was a basketmaker and wrote several patterns. I always had them tested from the directions without looking at the basket - and only at the picture - and without myself being present. I feel that if someone sells a pattern at the price of $11 +. it should be tested first. Thanks for listening my heart has stopped racing.