You're In Charge
Do It Your Way
I found these these 4 versions of the traditional block Weathervane by surfing the internet.
They are not only colored differently, they are pieced differently as well.
Surfside Quilters Guild website.
Notice the inset seams in the 4 corner squares.
This was on the Quilt Genie website.
The arrows in the corner squares don't have inset seams and they are one color. The side squares are made from 2 rectangles.
Quilt Lovers Guide website.
The corner squares feature a smaller square in their corners. The side squares are squares with connecter corners.
Grey Cats Quilts blog.
This version is paper pieced using triangles rather than squares.
Which one is right?
All of them and none of them. Four different designers looked at the same block and each decided to piece it a different way. Each did what was right for her.
Each of us has different abilities and sensibilities. What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for someone else. What matters is what works for you.
When you look at a block pattern you need to decide how you want to piece it. The designer doesn't know what you like; she doesn't know what works for you. She only knows what she likes; what works for her. You need to decide what's right for you.