Scrap Basket Surprises

A couple weeks ago, my daughter Kelli and I went to Waverly, Iowa and visited Moose Patch Quilt Shop.  They had an awesome display of quilts that Kelli and I looked and looked at….
ScrapBasketSurprises-1

ScrapBasketSurprises-2

ScrapBasketSurprises-3
Amazingly, every time we looked at the quilt it had a label on it that said it came from the book Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett.  I had seen the book before but it didn’t catch my eye until I saw all the sample quilts…oh, they were beautiful. 

I found out later that the author Kim Brackett is working on a new book and that she blogs at Magnolia Bay Quilts.  
All of the quilts are made from 2 1/2″ strips….If you’re a jelly roll fan, this might be a good quilt book to add to your collection.
ScrapBasketSurprises-5

I haven’t made any quilts from the book yet…but I am eyeing the Pinwheel Quilt shown below…done in Civil War reproduction fabrics. 

ScrapBasketSurprises-6

Kelli made the Feed Sacks quilt…which she will be reveiling soon. 
ScrapBasketSurprises-7
Kelli’s is even cuter than this one…..
It is so amazing to me how I had seen the book several times previous to this but the book didn’t click with me until I saw all the quilts in person.  I make lots of quilts to give away for presents and the quilts in the book are quick and easy yet don’t look it.  I can’t wait for her new book!

PDFPrint

2 thoughts on “Scrap Basket Surprises

  1. Kim

    Hi, Jo! I ran across your blog and was tickled to see the display at Moose Patch Quilt Shop. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures — I really enjoy seeing what others do with the patterns. And I LOVE your blog!

  2. Jo Post author

    Hi Kim…
    I honestly love your book…and have started following your blog too. From your blog I ended up ordering Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks…even there, I love your block best. KUDDOS to you. Keep up the great designing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *