Sunday, February 6, 2011

Monday Book Club

With the ever rising price of fabric, we are all trying to find a new way to exercise our artistic expression through quilting...

With that in mind there are books springing up which focus on using those endless piles of scraps.....

You know the old adage; "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without"...

Personally I love seeing the creative ways quilters out there are getting back to their frugal roots!

"Scrap-Basket Sensations" 
by Kim Brackett

This book takes it's inspiration from some of the blocks
you can make using 2 1/2" strips. 

Kim suggests that you pre-cut your left over scraps
into 2 1/2" strips.... Add in a few new fabrics.....& voila
one beautiful quilt. 

You will find that using scraps separates the Women from the Girls....I mean you really have to pay attention to & study color, contrast & value. 
It is like exercising all your senses....Taste, Touch, Sight & Sound. 

Scrap quilts have such a life about them. 
I know there are a few quilts in this book I am itching to try......
Hope you like it too!

What is Monday Book Club?  Click HERE for details.