Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1943)
Let’s get right into it….
I’m of two minds…
Sometimes I think– Why re-invent the wheel? When you’re drawn to a quilt because it is perfect…why not just buy the kit?
On the other hand, if someone has already made the perfect quilt (and created the pattern) —why copy?–why not try to be original?
I have made several “kit quilts”. Here are my criteria:
- I will buy a kit when I am learning a new technique (like the Baltimore Album quilt-Friends of Baltimore project I am working on). For this quilt, I wanted to focus on learning complex appliqué and not on choosing fabrics, etc.
- I will buy a kit if it requires a lot of fabric that I don’t normally keep in my stash. (Wool or 30’s for example.)
- I will buy a kit when it’s on sale–even if I am not sure if I will make it. (Impulse buy–not smart–don’t do this!)
- I will buy a kit when I don’t want to think too much but I want to be assured of good results…perhaps for a quilt retreat weekend.
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What about YOU? Do you ever buy quilt kits? Do you prefer kits? How do you decide?
Do you have any links to fun kits? (I’m an enabler…–so much for The Big Three!)
We’d LOVE to hear!
PS…This entire post is a grand justification for me just purchasing The Gravity Kit here…Anyone want to play along??? (Guilt loves company!)-
–My sister made me do it (
Criteria Excuse #5)
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