11 August, 2013

Buyer's Remorse?

 I did a lot of bragging about Quilted Threads after visiting there back in June. Since I've been home I was haunted by the memory of a precious baby quilt hanging up in that shop; I couldn't get it out of my mind! On a whim, I called them to inquire about the pattern. The woman that I spoke with on the phone was knowledgable and friendly, she not only immediately knew what pattern I was referring to but informed me that they had that quilt kitted up, too. Of course they did! I am not normally a kit person at all, I far prefer to make my own fabric selections and individualize whatever I choose to work on. So, I was inclined to turn down the offer of the kit and stick with the pattern that I had called to inquire about; that is, until she mentioned free shipping! They're good salespeople at Quilted Threads, she had me at free shipping. I chastised myself all week over making that impulsive decision and, admit to, suffering from some over-the-phone buyer's remorse; that is, until the package arrived. With a deep "what have I done" sigh, I ripped open the shipment only to be tickled beyond belief, I LOVE this! Thanks, Quilted Threads, you've pleased me all over again! Now, do I have a plan for this quilt? Do I need one? I hope not.
The "big surprise" quilt has been removed from the frame and is waiting on presentation, once that occurs I can reveal it here. Here's a peek at what I've been quilting since then, "Scaredy Cat" is loaded now, just in time for fall. Sundance and I have been having fun with woodgrain, swirls and stars while watching season #1 of Downton Abbey on DVDs. My plan is to hand quilt, big stitch style (with perle cotton), the countour lines of the wool pumpkins and only machine quilt the background details, I'm happy with this one. 

Life is Good!

12 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

What a pretty baby quilt! No wonder it was haunting you!

julieQ said...

I think you did the right thing!! But...I too have buyer's remorse at times. That is why I use almost all scraps...I have plenty of those, LOL! Your baby quilt will be gorgeous!!

lindsey said...

Hat quilt does look very pretty and I think sometimes just to use a kit works well, not much thinking, cutting or planning just get on a sew. Have fun and I will look forward to seeing the finished product.

Nane said...

Looks like a winner to me!

Nane said...

Looks like a winner to me!

LizA. said...

OOOH, those fabrics look perfect together. Tis is going to be a darling quilt. Can't wait to see it completed.id say it was a good decision.

jude's page said...

I just loved Downton Abbey, and was great to watch it on DVD, and not sit through the ads when it was on TV. Am waiting for Series 4 to come out. Love the kit you bought.

KaHolly said...

Glad you were happy with your purchase. Can't wait to see it!

Laura Davies said...

Cute pattern. Great fabric choices in the kit too. Ah, Downtown Abbey, one of my favorites:)

Carrie P. said...

so glad to hear you weren't sorry for that purchase. I have bought several kits from different places. I don't think I have had remorse yet.

Janet O. said...

I'm not a kit buyer, either, but I'd say you should have no buyer's remorse. What a delightful, fresh looking quilt!
Can't wait to see the full project you are quilting. : )

leigh anna said...

i know a little baby that would love a Nana quilt ;)