One Christmas I persuaded the Rooster to give me a fabric kit. I'm not sure when that was nor am I sure that it came with a pattern. The fabrics were all woven, mostly plaids.
I really liked them and actually made a quilt that I machine quilted and used on our bed. It has faded somewhat over time.
I struggled to find a good layout and learned my first lesson about coordinated fabrics. There will never be a WOW factor if you only use the kit. It needs a spark to make it come alive. The gal who was teaching us the sampler course helped me audition some fabrics and this wild yellow/orange mottled fabric waved wildly. I was amazed by what it brought to the quilt table. This was way before Bali's became popular and probably started my luv affair with orange!
When I joined the Working in a Series project, I chose the square in a square block. First step is to make a traditional quilt using the block. Gee, I should have remembered this quilt instead of reinventing the wheel. :^P As I've been looking for treasures I was reminded that I'm even using a kit of coordinating fabrics. Sheesh!
But I'm encouraged because I also found a wonky square in a square quilt that I 'designed' myself. :)
I have the beginning and the future! Time to get busy on all the middle quilts and see where this all ends!