OK, I can make enough errors in quilting on my own without help.
I bought Fons & Porter's Quilting Celebration fall 2013 issue because I fell in love with the Whimsical Welcome banner pattern on the front cover.Checked that all the pattern pieces were full size. Traced all the pattern pieces onto fusible; ironed them onto carefully chosen fabrics and cut them out. Triple checked the size for the background fabric and cut into my last piece of perfect "sky fabric" and a wonderful brown that I had just enough of to make the top border. Then I tried to lay out the pieces for applique and they don't fit AT ALL. Wrote to the magazine's customer service but haven't heard back. So I googled for possible corrections to the pattern and found that dimensions for the background are WAY off. The blue should be 24 x 30-1/4" not 19 x 24" as shown in the pattern. So....now I go buy some more sky and brown top border fabric (and I'll have to settle for less than my perfect sky fabric because the piece I had left after cutting out the wrong size isn't big enough.) Oh and oops they reversed the bird templates in the pattern too so my crows will be facing opposite directions unless I want to do those over too. Bummer................
So if anyone else is going to make this, check for corrections; actually I guess that is a good idea before starting any new project. I guess it's a lesson learned.