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Thread: Why quilters like me should never buy kits!

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    Here is the pattern for a quilt kit I purchased last summer. I picked a different color combination than the one shown. And here is the quilt I actually made. Had to pick up a few fillers along the way. Not even close!

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    But oh, so beautiful! I like yours better than the one in the pattern!

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    LOL! I like yours a whole lot better!

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    LOL What happened? "Creative differences"?

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    Your's is prettier :D

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    LOL funny..sounds like something i would do. I have never bought a kit. im afraid i would screw it up and than not have enough fabric to finish it

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    The sample in the store looked really good and the colors are colors I love to use. Bought it in South Dakota. Got it back to California, opened it and discovered that they hadn't provided enough fabric. So I decided to make it work, got very creative, liked the look of where I was going and here is what I ended up with. DH suggested I avoid kits in the future!

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    Wow...yeah...you definitely took artistic license with that pattern! It turned out so pretty though! Love the colors!!
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    Great way to use a kit! Quilt kits are nice when it has the colors you like and can be made into any pattern you like.

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    I like your quilt better - the other is a bitbusy for my taste. Not sure what else you could have done w/out enough fabrics for the original. Unless of course you didn't mind suffering through a shopping spree to add to the stash!

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