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….
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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.
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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. 

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Kelli made the Feed Sacks quilt…which she will be reveiling soon. 
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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!