On the way to the grocery store yesterday I stopped in at the thrift store next door. There on the shelf for only $14 was a complete quilt kit for "French Cottage," a block-of-the-month from Jo-Ann. All twelve blocks and the setting kit, all together and unopened! At full price it probably ran about $195. Whoop!!!
|French Cottage block-of-the-month|
Never having used purchased pre-packaged kits like this, I was surprised to find that all the pieces are already cut! I thought there would be fat 1/8ths of the different fabrics and you cut your own pieces, so I picked it up thinking I'd just add the fabric to my stash. I really don't need yet another quilt project - I have so many on the list to do this winter - but it should really fly together if I don't have to cut out the pieces. Seems like it's half done already!
Have you ever made a block of the month like this from a kit? Did your quilt look like the original, or did you make changes to make it your own?