You might remember at the end of 2021 I had said that this year I wanted to focus on getting some of the scraps in my scrap bins used up. So many of the totes are overflowing and I struggle to get the tops of the totes to close. I want to do something about it…but then I got sidetracked on tackling all of the quilt leftovers I had hanging around.
I’m coming to a close on my using up my leftover so I started combing through books…and even ordering a few scrap quilt books in the hopes that once the leftovers are done, I can jump into my scrap bins.
One of the books I’ve been paging through a lot is Scrap-Basket Bounty by Kim Brackett.
The book came out in 2018 so some of you might already own it.
I have owned it but I never really looked at it. Wait. I take that back. I did look at it but then put it back down. So many of the quilts are smaller and I always make larger quilts. So making them larger takes some match and I don’t always want to do the math. This time I am looking at it with fresh and a mind set that I REALLY want to get my scraps used…so here’s what I can tell you about the book. There are:
* 16 beautiful patterns
* 3 different setting options for each quilt
* 48 patchwork projects in all!
Here is how they claim 48 different patterns. See this pattern. I like it a lot. I have some batiks that would be perfect for this quilt.
In the directions they show how to make the block and how to lay out the quilt…then they have… a page like the one below. Note that there are diffent layouts for the same block. How fun is that.
I love that option.
Here is one of the quilts I really liked and would use up lots of my scraps.
The one below I really like and am totally tempted to make it.
I love this checkerboard one too.
I have a lot of heavily printed neutral background prints taht would work great with this one.
This one I thought would be great. The colors are fabulous.
I liked this one too. The other options for layouts with this one were fun.
I can see me making this one with my reproduction fabrics… I would really like that.
There are more quilts in the book I didn’t show you. You’ll have to check them out if you buy the book. I hate showing everything because if you buy the book, I’d love for you to have a bit of a surprise.
What I did like about this book is that it used scraps of different sizes…not all just 2 1/2″ strip quilts. I have not idea what I’m going to making next. Who knows, maybe it’s time to pull a UFO as I want those to get whittled down too. Hmm. I need more time in a day. That’s all there is to it.
You can find the book HERE on Amazon.