Rescue Quilts–Open Line Friday

Good Morning, Quilters!

Last year I rescued a quilt from a painter.

He was using a hand-made quilt as a drop cloth.

My heart sank as I watched him unfurl it under his ladder and prepared to paint.

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

“Excuse me….I’ll trade you a real drop cloth for that quilt?”

He looked at me like I was a little strange….(Quilters—we’re used to that.)

The quilt had a few holes (but fortunately no paint– yet)  So I repaired it and gave it to one of my daughters.

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

My friend said she rescued a quilt at a tailgate-a young couple was using it to wrap their grill.

Oh dear….

Vintage Quilts, Lori Kennedy

What about YOU?

Have you ever rescued a quilt?

We’d LOVE to HATE to hear!

Lori

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Quilt Kits–Yea or Nay?

Vintage Quilting, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Let’s get right into it….

What’s YOUR opinion on quilt kits?Vintage Quilting, LKennedy

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?

Vintage Quilting, LKennedy

On the other hand, if someone has already made the perfect quilt (and created the pattern) —why copy?–why not try to be original?

Vintage Quilting, LKennedy

I have made several “kit quilts”.  Here are my criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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!)
  4. 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!

Happy Stitches!

Lori

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)

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!