Sometimes, you don’t get…………….

What you think or expected. In my last post I shared my current project…… a kit that was purchased several years ago and shelved for way too long. I brought it along to Texas in the hope that it will no longer be a NSO (“not started object”). Headway has been made but the finish, though very nice, is not what had been the desired one. Photo explanation…….. as shown in the catalog……IMG_1239 Nice borders and all one color background. What was received…as shown on the pattern………….IMG_1238 Not awful but really lacking in the “punch”/spark that the original had and what I loved. Okay…..not earth shaking but it so needed “something”! Well…..the top is finished and sandwiched, with some modifications……………..IMG_1235 The outer border fabric is from a local quilt shop and is a Maywood Studio fabric and I increased that border to 6”. The outer corner blocks are a 6” version of the 9” star block in the center. Originally, the ‘finish’ would have been 44”x 62”….a wee bit on the small side…..so I increased it to 50”x68”. Now, just maybe you’ve experienced such kit fabric substitutions but this is my first. I will check more closely from now on, though, to make sure of the contents of the package. Next up….the quilting!! Stay tuned………….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to Sometimes, you don’t get…………….

  1. Rhonda Dort says:

    I really like what you’ve done to this project!!

  2. I really like your finished quilt so much more than the photo of the kit.

  3. kathyreeves says:

    That’s MUCH improved!

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