Sunday, October 30, 2016

Let's Book It Oct. 2016

It took me awhile to get the dust cleared out of here, I missed last month's "Let's Book It" even though I started early knowing life was about to get very busy. Since I've been gone Cori moved and I went with her for a few weeks to help her get settled and to help myself feel good about her going, an out of state funeral, Hurricane Matthew knocking on our door, my first ever quilt show :), two commission quilts and a house that I left a man and two dogs in charge of, talk about dust! Remember cobwebs in Oct. are decorations not dust. 

But I'm back and don't want to miss this again, I do love this "clean it out, do what you want" link up. 

In August I showed a quilt from a kit and couldn't praise that pattern enough, so clear and easy. I bought two kits and this is the second one. 

This one came from Connecting Threads also, but it wasn't their pattern (sound the doom music).

This one is a perfect example of why I don't buy patterns, it was hard to follow, it had more than one layout so you were directed to refer to page whatever, the pattern had different fabrics then the ones in the kit, not a problem if the pictures of the original fabrics weren't so tiny you couldn't tell them apart. That white outer part had no length measurement, just cut a strip, sew it on and whack off the excess, LOL. 

Maybe it was me, state of mind, need stronger reading glasses or maybe the pattern was really awful, either way I found it hard to like this quilt although the fabrics were lovely. I'm going back to looking at a quilt picture and figuring it out on my own. 

Remember, "Let's Book It" is all about using what you planned on making anyway, how easy is that? 

May all your patterns be readable.

Later Gators,


  1. It still came out beautifully and sure to be loved. I buy kits (mostly from CT) when they are like 60-80% off - just for the fabric!! Yeah, I pull out the pretties I want to use elsewhere and then the other pieces sit on the shelf.

  2. I do love this one, though I never have bought a kit. I can see Sharon's reasoning to get one on sale just for the fabrics. So glad you escaped the worst of the hurricane and that you were able to spend precious time with Cori.

  3. lol.....I think this was about value...giggle, giggle. It turned out great and is a striking pattern. That is why I stick with the old standard basic patterns. Old fashioned...that is me:) Glad you are back, and survived the hurricane threat. Now tell us about your first quilt how over whelmed were you?

  4. Some patterns are really bad. I don't think they test them. I seldom buy kits.

  5. Lovely design and cheerful fabrics. Congratulations on another finish. I'm impressed. And glad to see you getting back into a more normal life style, with time to quilt.


  6. What a great wish for readable patterns. I have 3 quilt kits bought at various times over the last 4 years and not made any! Another to do for 2017!

  7. Kits are so tempting though, LOL. How did you like the Connecting Thread fabrics Dana? Their prices can't be beat. It may have been a pain in the patootie to follow the pattern but the quilt sure is lovely.