Once upon a time there was a stitcher who was intrigued by quilting, but was pretty sure she hadn't the time, money, or aptitude to do it. Then she won a pack of tiny pre-cut squares, and thought to herself, "what the heck, this will be simple enough!" She sewed them together....and was most dis-pleased with the result. Evidently the 1/4" seams DO matter, more so when quilting than when assembling pillows and such with pieces of finished needlework. So she decided that quilting was not a hobby she would persue.
Then she had a daughter. And she saw a pack of pre-cut 4" squares on eBay, in Cicely Mary Barker's fairy patterns. "Gah!" she thought, "perfect for a quilt for the small one!" And she bought them.
Today it would appear that she may, in fact, be a quilter.