Cactus Mesa applique quilt pattern by BJ Designs and Patterns features a cactus in a hot desert scene complete with Indian pottery on a earth toned mountain background and colorful sunset stripes.
Create fun and happy quilts using colorful, bright, and whimsical fabrics. This quilt is assembled using traditional piecing and fusible applique. I recommend that you use an Applique Pressing Sheet. This is a hand drawn pattern that is not reversed.
The pattern designed by Barbara J. Jones contains instructions and full sized cactus applique layout guide. This is a hand drawn pattern that is not reversed. Please look at the second and third photos which show the bottom of the actual layout guide and the quilt instructions about the leaves. The leaves are an optional design motif where you can completely omit, or add as many/few leaves as you would like. The leaves are not shown in the layout guide and would be created according to the pattern instructions.
I’ve had time to take a good look at the pattern for the cactus and there is an element missing. It is mentioned in the fabric reqs and steps as blade shaped leaves. These do not appear anywhere in the pattern. Does this mean I’m expected to draw my own? I found that disappointing. I thought the pattern would give me everything that was required, not leaving me to work out how to draw the leaves.
I probably won’t buy another pattern by this designer, sloppy work and missing elements. Not impressed.
Thank you for passing along the information about the leaves. I always pay attention to my customer's comments and try to address any issues. Based on your comments I added a photo of the bottom part of the layout guide along with the pattern leaves instructions to the listing. I hope this helps future customers in the decision making process.
I offered a free prepaid return shipping label and you decided to keep the pattern. All of the BJ Designs quilt patterns have this note in the description: 'This is a hand drawn pattern that is not reversed.' I am sorry you did not see this information and hope you are happy with your finished quilt.
I was some what disappointed in the pattern. I was expecting to have the pattern ready to go. Taking time to reverse the pattern , tracing on the back is so time consuming. Pattern was expensive for a hand drawn pattern.
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Based on your remarks, I have added the below information to the description in all of the BJ Designs quilt patterns. Your feedback has helped future customers, I appreciate your input. 'This is a hand drawn pattern that is not reversed.'