The pattern wasn't cheap. The lady in the quilting shop recommended this pattern for beginners and naturally I put my faith in her recommendation. I was disappointed in the instructions, but maybe I just have high expectations and being too critical.
I've been sick, I needed a distraction and I hate unfinished projects. So out came my earlier attempt which was the centre piece "Confused Butterflies" because that's what they look like to me, they have no idea where they're going.
Eventually I made sense of the quilting concept and even enjoyed the process. It's not perfect but I don't think the photo reflects my mistakes.
It's hanging on a wall in the least used part of the house for the time being. I'm all fired up to do another one designed by me. But first, I'm off to the local library to see what they can offer to a newbie quilter like me in the way of information about the fundamentals of quilting. I'm sure there will be hundreds of books for the picking.
Wish me luck, because I need it.