I bought a quilt kit last month and just got started on it today. I'm rather unhappy with the kit to say the least. The pattern calls for one layer cake (42 10" squares) and then tells you to take out the solid cream square, and one other light square of your choice, leaving you with 40 squares for the pattern. Well the kit comes with only 40 squares, one of them being the solid cream. The quilt's background is various creams so you don't use the solid cream square or it will blend in and your block will look wrong. But if I don't use the solid cream square I only have 39 squares and I'm one short.
The 10" squares the kit came with aren't from an actual layer cake, they're just some that the seller cut. And they didn't cut them very well because some of them are off by 1/8". Not much I know but I can't get all my cuts correct if I'm not starting with the correct size fabric.
I've emailed the seller asking for another 10" square of a darker color. Hopefully she'll feel responsible to send me one or else I'm gonna have to spend more than I already have to get a fat quarter or some smaller cut of one of the fabrics. I think I've officially decided kits aren't for me though. :)