Many times a quilter will find a pattern that is almost what they're looking for but ... not quite. It may be the size isn't right, the color is too strong, or possibly it's a pattern with a technique the quilter is unsure of or one that they just don't like to do. The beauty of quilting is that there is usually another way to accomplish a certain look or technique if you're open to a bit of change. Older quilt patterns can easily be updated to suit a quilter's needs or tastes with just a little tweaking. If a quilter is open to change, the possibilities are endless. Next time you see a certain project that almost appeals to you, stop and think what you can do to make it just what you're looking for.