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Old 07-05-2019, 03:45 AM
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Does anyone else here hesitate to make quilts from kits, because you want your projects to be unique?

This was a quilt kit I picked up from MSQC on clearance at the end of last year..... mainly because I was smitten with the fabric you see in the border. I didn’t intend on making the pattern from the kit because I wanted to put my own spin on it. After struggling to come up with an idea with the fabric on hand I gave in and made the kit pattern. I am happy I did, even my quilting turned out not too bad! I can see this pattern becoming a go to when I need something in a pinch, as it is easy and quick.

MsQC calls it 9-patch and hour glass but I was wondering if this block combination has a more traditional name?

This one is destined for my father in law and his partner.

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Oooo, that's a beauty!!
The only time I buy kits is when I want exactly what I see in the photo but I see no reason not to change it up if you want to.
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that is a beautiful quilt... glad you did the kit
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I made one quilt from a kit. I enjoyed doing it and love the quilt I made. It was nice to have the decisions made for me. I see little difference between buying a kit and buying a pattern (or magazine) and making it according to the specifications. Some people like to buy matched collections of fabric to use in a quilt in the future because they like the combination. Some quilters like kits, specific instructions, etc to avoid feelings of being overwhelmed by too many choices. Comfort levels are so different.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:14 AM
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​Great quilt and quilting!
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:43 AM
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I'm not very proficient but I made a quilt from a kit once and it turned out to be one of my best attempts.
Sometimes it's just hard figuring out what fabrics, what pattern, and in my case, if I have enough after buying fabrics with no pattern in mind. Each kit quilt turns out different because of the arrangement of the colors and the quilting you choose. Yours turned out very Nice!

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I have never done a kit or even purchased or given one so I can't answer to your statement. But I can see that your quilt is gorgeous!
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It’s a beautiful quilt. I buy lots of kits, and usually end up making the quilt differently than the original. The pattern in the kit is the starting point, then I substitute some of the fabrics and/or re-design the layout.
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I won a quilt kit and that is the only kit that I have done. I was very happy with the out come. I did sub one of the border fabrics. I did enjoy working on the kit and having all of the fabric set up for me. I don't know about the pattern you have, but I can say that the kit that I worked on I felt the same way. Like I had seen the pattern before but called by a different name.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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Beautiful quilt and so nicely done. Great pattern for your fabrics.
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