(my sweet secret - teehee)
*I'm sure you're familiar with Kim Brackett (Magnolia Bay Quilts) and author of the Martingale Best Seller "Scrap Basket Surprises". It's a fabulous book chock full of delightful projects made with 2.5" strips.
Well, get your 2.5" strips ready because Kim's new book "Scrap-Basket Sensations" is due to be released on Tuesday, January 11. Yes, 18 delightful new projects made with 2.5" strips. YUM!!!!
I'm here to share pictures of two quilts I made for Kim's new book. In the fall of '09 during my huge quilting slump Kim sent me an e-mail offering to help me with my slump - would I be interested in making a quilt or two for her second book. Would I????? Yes, yes and yes! :-) Kim and I became friends through blogging and I'm in constant awe of her designing talent.
The first quilt I made was easy peasy for me because I used a Snippets Jelly Roll by American Jane/Moda for this sweet quilt. I can imagine this quilt on the back of a white rocking chair or swaying porch swing.
Then I HAD to step out of my comfort zone and work with scraps to make this next quilt. I couldn't use another Jelly Roll or coordinated strips because this book is about scrappy quilts not quilts made with Jelly Rolls. Oh, this was one was super tough for me - LOL! I used lots of different scraps - Civil War prints, Moda prints (French General, Blackbird Designs, Robin Pandolph...), Thimbleberries, etc. I must admit that I had lots of fun making this quilt and felt quite proud of myself when I was finished. :-)
Please visit Kim's blog to read more about her new book. The book also has beautiful quilts made by incredibly talented quilt makers and good friends - Karen from Nanagirl Quilts and Mary from Quilt Hollow.
It was an honor for me to make two quilts for Kim's new book - "Scrap-Basket Sensations" - thank you, Kim.
And, thank YOU for stopping by to visit; I hope you'll run to your favorite quilt book source this week to purchase Kim's new book.