Friday, February 11, 2011

Sneak Peek...

In case you haven't heard...... there's a blog book tour going on!! Scrap-Basket Sensations is finally here!! Today is Mary's day over at Quilt Hollow. Be sure to check it out. My day is coming up next week, and so in the meantime, I've been working hard on having some new show and tell for you. Here's a sneak peak of my version of the pattern "Tipsy Baskets". I'm using a jelly roll of Martinique by 3 Sisters. I haven't worked with jelly rolls that much in the past, I work mostly with fabric from my stash when doing scrap quilts. So this project has presented some challenges for me. I had trouble getting enough value difference for the basket pattern to show up. I found a few "taupey" fabrics in my stash that seemed to blend in (see the stripe bottom left hand corner). I'm considering a different set from the one in the book.... we'll see :). Not sure if I'll have the whole quilt finished by next week or not- I'm still busy sewing. I hope you all are enjoying the blog book tour so far and are getting to know the author, Kim Brackett, a little better. Here's the schedule:

Sherri at A Quilting Life - February 10th
Mary at Quilt Hollow - February 11th
Stephanie at Loft Creations - February 12th
Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts - February 13th
Millie at Millie's Quilting - February 14th
Sinta at Pink Pincushion - February 15th
Darlene at Quilting Daze - February 16th
Karen at Nana Girl Quilts - February 17th
Sue at Quilt Times - February 18th
Carol at Brown Quilts - February 19th
Hope you're all having a great day!
Until next time,


Quilt Hollow said...

Ooooo la la! So pretty! I bet you have it finished in time for your tour day!

Stephanie said...

I love your Tipsy Baskets. Such pretty colors.

Darlene said...

Very sweet Tipsy Baskets - love 'em.

*karendianne. said...

How sweet the baskets! How sweet. Love them.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

So pretty! Can't wait to see it with the new border fabric! Thanks for the distraction today! I had fun!

Carla said...

I love the baskets....very fun pattern! I'm looking forward to your review!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

The baskets look great! i love those fabrics! can't wait to see more!

Wendy said...

You've got a good start, I'm sure you'll be done :-) This is a fun tour.

Vivian said...

Each stop on the book tour has been great reading.
I'm guessing you'll be ready in time for your day.
I'm trying to decide which pattern to make first from the book. Tipsy Baskets is one of the finalists.

Stampmouse said...

the blog tour has been great. finding lots of interesing sites from it and others that are advertising it.

Valentina said...

oh-oh what's this, Karen! sounds exciting! You know me and scraps... I must be feeling better! LOL
I wanted to stop by and say hi, wish you Happy Valentine's, and wow! You have been busy, my sweet! I love those baskets. :) and will be needing some more time to visit with you, missed you!

marth225 said...

I love the patterns and I have a huge box of scraps to work with