Friday 29 March 2013

Scrap-Basket Beauties

I have been waiting impatiently for the release of Kim Brackett's new book Scrap-Basket Beauties.  It finally arrived at Katja's so I scooped up a copy and rushed home to start a quilt from the book.

The Hourglass quilt on the front cover looked too cute.  I just had to make it.  The blocks are pieced, borders are just going on now.  Hopefully I will have time to quilt it this weekend.

Just like the last two Scrap Basket books, this one has several very easy quilts that will really eat up those scraps you have laying around.  And what if you don't have any scraps, well a Jelly Roll or Bali Pop will work wonderfully.

And for those of you that are wondering about how I'm making out with my Basket of quilt tops, I just quilted number 7.  I committed to myself that I would finish 16 this year.  That means I have to quilt one a month for the rest of the year.  I think I'm up for the challenge.

This is a flannel quilt I pieced about four years ago.  You can't see the quilting very well in the picture, but I decided to make this a quilting sampler.  Several of the designs I teach in my free motion quilting class are on the quilt.

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend everyone!!!!!!


  1. Looks like a fabulous book, I love anything that uses up scraps. Happy Easter !

    Love Kim's books! Presently working on a full size bed quilt using "Bali Sea Star" from her "Scrap-Baskets Surprises"! Using Jan Patek's "Together" collection.Hoping it will be a neat quilt!

  3. Don't you just love all the new stuff at Katjas? It was a toss up between this one and the one I did buy. Your blocks look great. It's 4:12 a.m. And I can't sleep.......

  4. So glad Kim has a new book out. Love them!!! Your quilting sampler is lovely but think I need to see it in person lol

  5. Nothing like a new book to get the creative juices flowing. Inspiration to keep going on the WIPs. Hope you are not in chocolate over load. Had our daughter's wedding shower Sat. Great fun! Happy Easter.

  6. I absolutely LOVE your blocks. They're so colorful and happy. Thanks so much for sharing, and for your kind words about the book. The flannel quilt is lovely, too. Good luck with meeting your goal of 16 quilts. Sounds like you're well on your way!