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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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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    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!
    Turned out to be a bit busy for my taste too!

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    So you bought the kit again, why???

    My thought too!! LOL!!!!

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    Maybe not close to the pattern. But very pretty. Now you still have the pattern to try! I also like yours better! :-D

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    Nancy,
    yours is so much prettier !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    But oh, so beautiful! I like yours better than the one in the pattern!
    I agree! Good work. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    But oh, so beautiful! I like yours better than the one in the pattern!
    i agree with her

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    well I like the colors too and I like YOUR pattern better. I am always afraid that I will love the quilt in a kit so much and I won't have enough fabric and I can't find the fabric anymore to suppliment it. At least you took the situation and not only met it but exceeded it!!!!! You are a creative person for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltforPD
    well I like the colors too and I like YOUR pattern better. I am always afraid that I will love the quilt in a kit so much and I won't have enough fabric and I can't find the fabric anymore to suppliment it. At least you took the situation and not only met it but exceeded it!!!!! You are a creative person for sure!
    Well, I learned a valuable lesson. Before I buy a kit again I will open it before I leave the store to make sure what I have. And I doubt I will order one online for that reason. Thank goodness I have a mind that never sleeps!

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    I like your version better too.

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    Well, it still came out beautiful!

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    love your quilt

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    I like your better!

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    that is what i call a design modification

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    thats really funny.

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    Same here.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    But oh, so beautiful! I like yours better than the one in the pattern!

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