After griping about the Pony Express Sampler quilt the other day, I wanted to update you on the response I received from the designer. I wrote them an email on Friday evening (rather in haste, and so it wasn't very friendly). The response came in Monday afternoon. This is what they said:
Thanks for your purchase. Everything we do is the Square in a Square technique and since you are new to that you will have the extra expense of one of the rulers. However, once you have it, you will be set as we have written 25 + books using this same ruler and we think you will be amazed at what it can do to speed up and help you on the accuracy of your piecing.
We have filmed each block of the Pony Express Sampler and you can watch them on our website anytime for free. CLICK HERE . . . Click there and we have all the videos for you to view. You probably can figure out Option 20 by watching or I can send you a free video if you will send back your mailing address.
So that was a nice response to my pissy email. I did ask them to send me the video for Option 20, and when it arrives, I'll watch it and then give this another try. Hopefully, I'll be able to start this project that I've so been looking forward to.Call or email back if we can help you in any way. We hope you enjoy making the Pony Express Sampler quilt.
Regardless of whether the videos are helpful or not, I've decided to go ahead with the quilt and substitute similar blocks for any blocks I can't figure out from the pattern. I really like this quilt and the Pony Express history included in the pattern book is really quite interesting. I'll share it with you as I go along. But that's a different day. Soon, I hope.