I rarely make quilts from other people's patterns. There are 2 reasons for this, the first is that using someone else's pattern always makes the finished quilt feel less like my own. It just does. I can love everything about the finished quilt, but if I used a pattern, I just never feel that deep emotional attachment. The second reason is that I can almost always figure out the pattern, just by looking at a picture. If a quilt is a series of traditional blocks, I'm not going to pay for a pattern. If I'm looking at a pattern and I think the designer has made an original contribution and design, then I might think about buying the pattern. I might also think about buying a pattern if I think the pattern will have construction or cutting directions that will save me a lot of work.
Seeing Squares is one of those patterns. The pieces are very simple, squares or squares in squares, so I was really paying for cutting and layout directions. The pattern is well written, but suffers from one of my common complaints. The construction recommended is what is easiest to write directions for, not what is easiest to do, or most efficient in fabric usage. Damn, I really hate to waste fabric. There was at least half an inch of fabric trimmed off of almost every piece after you sewed the squares within squares. I hate that.