September 27, 2018

Scrap-Basket Bounty Blog Celebration - Day Four

Welcome back!  It's Day 4 of the Scrap-Basket Bounty Blog Celebration!  Thank you to all who visited earlier.  If you missed Days 1, 2, and 3, just click on the hyperlinks to visit those posts.  I'm sharing two or three quilts each day, and giving away copies of my new book and a few other things that I enjoy using when I design, sew, and quilt.  Scrap-Basket Bounty has patterns for 16 single-block quilts with additional layout options -- a total of 48 different quilt designs!



Yesterday, I was the guest writer over at Stitch This!, Martingale's blog.  I encourage you to visit there to see more details about Scrap-Basket Bounty.  They're also hosting a give-away -- just answer the hysterically funny question, and you could win a copy of the book.  

The quilts I'm sharing today are a few that have a number of pieces.  Unless you have super-powers, you won't be able to make these in a weekend.  But they're not quite as time-consuming as they look.  If you cut your scraps into strips following the measurements in the cutting list, then crosscut the individual pieces, the cutting will go faster and you can chain-piece mindlessly while you're listening to an audio book or half paying attention to Netflix.  
FOUR PATCH SPEEDWAY
Photography by Brent Kane

Four Patch Speedway is made with a single block, but rotating the blocks in various directions will allow you to create more designs than you would imagine.  It was difficult to choose two optional layouts for the book because there are so many possibilities.  

SNIPPETS
Photography by Brent Kane

Snippets is a Log Cabin variation that can be arranged in a multitude of settings as well.  I originally designed this block a few years ago and had started piecing it from a fabric collection named "Snippets" by American Jane for Moda Fabrics. I always called it the Snippets quilt.  When the time came to name this one, I couldn't get that name out of my head long enough to think of anything else.  So here we are.  :-) 

HONEYSUCKLE
Photography by Brent Kane

Although there are a number of pieces in Honeysuckle, each block has only three fabrics, and chain-piecing will also make this one go together a little quicker.

In each of the blog posts this week, I'm sharing about some of the "tools" I love to use when I make my own quilts.  One of my favorite tools is Aurifil 50-weight 100 percent cotton thread.  It's a really nice, high-quality thread that works beautifully for piecing as well as machine quilting.  The thread is strong, but it's thin, so it makes piecing more accurate, especially when sewing together lots of small pieces.  And since it's thinner than a lot of other threads, my bobbins don't run out as quickly.  

As much as I love piecing with Aurifil 50-weight thread, quilting with it is even better.  Because most of my quilts are really scrappy with a lot going on, I don't like to quilt with a heavy thread.  I like the quilting to blend into all the fabrics so that you notice the texture, and not the quilting lines.  And if there's any backtracking or close quilting, Aurifil 50-weight thread still blends into the quilt and doesn't create thread build-up.  I love using it in the top and the bobbin.  Since you won't be able to see the stitching on these quilts really well, here's a sample I quilted a few weeks ago using Aurifil 50-weight cotton on a solid fabric.  




I'm super excited about today's give-away.  Martingale has very generously offered to send a print copy of Scrap-Basket Bounty to the winner of a random drawing!  And (squeal!) Aurifil will also send the winner The Basics Collection curated by Mark Lipinski -- 12 spools of 50-weight, 100 percent cotton thread in the yummiest neutral colors!  They're perfect for piecing and quilting almost any project. 
If you'd like to win a copy of Scrap-Basket Bounty and Aurifil's The Basics Collection by Mark Lipinski, just leave a comment here and tell me which Scrap-Basket Bounty quilt is your favorite so far, and what you plan to do with all that  beautiful thread!  (And if you haven't already, don't forget to swing by Martingale's blog for another chance to win a copy of the book.)  The give-away here will close on Monday, October 1, at 10:00 p.m. CDT.  Winner will be announced at the end of next week.  

Thank you so much for visiting.  Hope you'll stop by tomorrow when I'll be sharing a bit about creating different layouts using a single quilt block.

Kim 

Update:  Comments are now closed for this post.  Thank you for visiting.  


72 comments:

Nancy said...

Well, I'm picking a new favorite each day it seems! But so far, my fave remains Log Cabin-ish. You have so many contenders.

Susan said...

I am looking forward to making the Candy Cane chaquilting. I also like Luminous. I love Aurifil thread for piecing but I have never used it for qyilting.

Laura said...

My two favorites so far are Four Patch Speedway and Falling Stars. As to the thread, I would use it piece these beautiful quilts!

Jocelyn said...

Candy Canes and Honeysuckle are my favorites so far. Love the scrappy look! I have never used Aurifil thread before. I'd love to use it with my quilting.

Nikki Moshier said...

I am love with most of them, but Speedway is calling my name today! My go cutter cuts 2.5 squares so I am hoping it is make with that size.

Cindy Golding said...

Right now Four Patch speedway is my favorite because of the design options I think this is your best book so far. Love it!! I’m always in the market for thread that blends. But I do like heavy thread for quilting 30wt.

Lidwina Flavelle said...

Falling star is my favourite so far - it is such a unique setting. I love Aurifil thread for piecing and for quilting.

Kathy said...

I really like Four-patch Speedway! I love Aurifil thread for puecing, and these neutrals would be great for that.

Cindy Petersen said...

I think my favorite is Dazzle. At least today it is. �� Candy Canes and Falling Stars are on my faves list too. Love all the possibilities! As far as the thread goes, I will be able to try it for the first time and see what all the fuss is about. Happy quilting!

Wendy P said...

I know there is another log cabin in my future, so Snippets is the favorite so far. I've never used Aurifil! I'd use for all my piecing and quilting if I had some!

Shasta Matova said...

There are so many pretty quilts in this book that it is hard to choose. I like Luminous and Candy Canes and Falling Stars and Speedway! If I had to pick just one, today I would say Speedway.

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you would make us choose a favorite! I'm still deciding, but of those I've seen, Star Petals, Candy Canes, and 4-Patch Speedway are the current contenders.

I've used Aurifil since I first discovered it in 1999-2000 I love this stuff and buy it by the cone. I haven't tried to use it for quilting, but will try it with your recommendation.

Jaylene said...

It's hard to pick just one favorite quilt so far because I've loved them all. The one that spoke to me first was Magnolia Cottage. I think it would be a fun one to make.

Deb said...

I love your Honeysuckle quilt. I've been sewing my trimmed triangles together as leaders for the last few quilts I've sewn, so all I will have to do is trim them to size.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Falling Stars and Dazzle are my 2 favorites so far. You have lots of great quilts in this book.

Hildy said...

I love yur Magnolia Cottage quilt all the B&C fabrics in their so pretty!

Quilting Babcia said...

I really love Snippets, it has a beautiful old fashioned, traditional vibe, which are my favorite kind of quilts. I go through tons of neutral Aurifil threads, they are so versatile for nearly every color fabric we're working on.

mangozz said...

I love the Snippets quilt the best so far, partly because it's a log cabin design. I would love to win a copy of your new book and that neutral box of thread would definitely get used.Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow! Just wow. :-) I need piecing thread and would love to win this! I am still in love with Falling Stars... just love that quilt!! Thanks for the fun!

Chris said...

Log Cabin-ish is my favorite so far. I like all the quilts I have seen immensely! I would use that thread for piecing and quilting!

Barbara said...

Four patch speedway is my favorite. I'd use the thread for piecing.

Anne Simonot said...

I’ve never used Aurifil thread either! It would be lovely to try it. My fave quilt so far is Three Patch Chain!

Marie Atkinson said...

Picking a favorite out of this book is hard! I have really been enjoying the tour. And all that thread! I’ll be able to piece lots of lovelies.

Barb said...

I like the "Falling Stars" quilt--would be fun to try in patriotic colors also--maybe a Quilt of Valor--it's hard to pick a favorite because there are so many I'd like to try--and I would be using that Aurifil thread if I won!
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Anonymous said...

I love the Honeysuckle in today's post. I can see it in so many fabrics!
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Anonymous said...

Dazzle and Falling Stars are my favorite so far. I use Aurifill thread and really like it for piecing.
Nancy Hash

Carol said...

I think my favourite is Magnolia Cottage, but there are several that I intend to make. They are already on my to-do list and I don't even have the book yet. I can't wait to add it to my collection of your books.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I think my favorite quilt so far is Falling Stars--love it! I am also in love with Aurifil threads. My HQ16 loves it too and I've been purchasing it by the big cone to finish my quilts.

momto1 said...

Falling Stars is my favorite, and since I’m obsessed with repros, that Aurifil thread will work perfectly for both piecing and quilting. I have to say, I never really considered quilting with it, but your explanation makes perfect sense, so I’ll be trying that soon!

Laura said...

My favorite is Falling Stars, and I'm already an Aurifil convert. Love that thread!

Jeanne Bishop said...

Log Cabin-ish is calling my name! Your designs are terrific! As for thread, Aurifil is great, but I also like Superior Threads So Fine and Bottom Line.

Sharon said...

Everyday I have a favorite...this is just too hard to answer! Today it is Fae ling Stars! I would love to use the thread for quilting my stack of quilt tops!

Linda Enneking said...

There are several quilts in this book that I'd like to make. I think Dazzle is my favorite.

The Rx quilter said...

At first my favorite was Magnolia Cottage but after today, Honeysuckle is one I know I want to make with my Tilda bundle. RxQuilter

Chrissie Wunderlich said...

I ADORE 4 patch speedway. It is an amazing quilt and I'd love to make one of my own. I would use the fabulous aurafil treaf to piece up some flimsies

Jayne said...

Although I like all of the quilts, if I have choose one it would be Falling Stars. I would use the thread for piecing. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful book.

debbie Hall said...

Honeysuckle is definetly my favorite quilt! Beautiful and inspiring. I love piecing with Aurifil thread. Debbie

Renea said...

The 4 patch speedway has got to be my favorite. I love the look and all those little blocks. Just what I love to work with. I would like to try the thread out on a hand-quilting project. Thanks for the great quilting book with such wonderful inspiring quilts. And thanks for the giveawway.

AnnieO said...

More great patterns to drool over! I do love Falling Stars and am excited about your different setting options for so many of your blocks, so terrific. I have used Aurifil thread many times and am happy my local fabric store is now carrying it in many colors. I didn't know you quilted all your own quilts--I do most of my own but have sent some out for custom work (like the Cal King for our bed!) and my sister has just purchased a longarm machine I've done one quilt on so far.

Delaine said...

I have loved all of the quilts so far, but today, my favorite is Snippets. And I would use that beautiful thread to sew Snippets. Thanks!

Daisy Dianne Bromlow said...

I ABSOLUTELY adore the Honeysuckle quilt - simply because I love honeysuckle ! With that BEAUTIFUL thread I see quilting in my near future.

Nancy Lewis said...

Oh wow, picking a favorite is hard, since I love them all!! I guess I will go with Falling Stars. I can't get that one out of my head, so I know it would be one that I'd make first, using my Aurifil thread!! I use Aurifil thread most of the time, and really love it!!

Vicki in MN said...

Falling stars is my favorite so far. I think I would use the thread for piecing on my featherweight(which is fairly new to me, the first time owning one!).

Cathy said...

It is hard to pick a favorite, I always make several quilts from your books. The one I plan I making first is Luminous so I guess we can call it my favorite. I have used Aurifil for piecing since it was recommended to me by my local quilt shop staff, I haven't tried it for quilting - yet!

Heather said...

Honeysuckle might be my front runner thus far, but, I love your designs!!!!

Teresa Brown said...

Honeysuckle!! With the thread I would piece and quilt to my hearts content.

Barb Yoder said...

I like the Snippets pattern, but it might be a bit of a challenge for me. When I try it I want to try some reproduction style fabric because that is out of my comfort zone. So all around it will push me to stretch my skills, but I want to give it a try. I have all of your other books so this one is a must also.

Vicki Waltz said...

Honeysuckle is my favorite quilt. I love, love, love Aurifil thread--and my machines do too!

Karen said...

It’s definitely Graffiti. And these threads would look great with French General don’t you think?

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

I really love Log Cabin - Ish. I’d love to use the threads to quilt a few languishing tops I have that need to be finished!

Bonnie K said...

My favorite so far is LUMINOUS. But there are many I’d like to make.

Anonymous said...

Honeysuckle and Candy Cane are my two favorite.
Karen fkmsc@comcast.net

Kristen said...

I think I like Falling Stars the best so far. But I've made so many of your quilt patterns from previous books already there's no need to choose a favorite one. :-)

sue s said...

I like Snippets! I enjoy seeing log cabin variations as I really like that block. I have several quilts ready for quilting so the thread selection would be very handy for that. I need grays and beiges now!

Marty Lawler said...

I REALLY LIKE HONEYSUCKLE! THE COLORS CHOSEN ARE MY FAVES!
I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE THREAD AS WELL.

Becky said...

Log cabinish has been my favorite so far. I also love the cover quilt. I only use Aurifil thread so Ikd use the ML kit for piecing and machine quilting my tops. Thanks!

T Holzer said...

This looks like ANOTHER beautiful book Kim. I'd first make Honeysuckle from your new book. I've been a big fan of Aurifil thread for a long time now, and I almost exclusively use Aurifil for everything from piecing to appliqué to sewing on hockey name bars onto the backs of my kids' jerseys! I can always use more Aurifil. Thanks so much for this chance and all of your lovely patterns over the years.

Loris said...

The cover quilt grabbed me for the win...till I saw Magnolia Cottage. Both are favorites. And that thread...gorgeous neutrals!

Margaret said...

I really, really like the 4 Patch Speedway!

Zanymouse said...

Oh my, I have to pick ONE favorite? I have so many favorites in your new book! I love, love the cover quilt, Starburst is so stunning, and Falling Stars is super cool. I also love Aurifil thread, for piecing and quilting. It's just the best!

Ingrid Jepson said...

A log cabin quilt was what started my passion years ago. :)
I have heard an awful lot about Aurifil threads lately - its the latest buzz!

Jack Suzen said...

Amazing work! I love the fact that I’ve never seen something like that before.

Thanks!
embroidery patches for clothes
leather vest back patches

Janice said...

I piece with Aurifil 50 wt thread, but have never tried it for quilting. Thanks for the suggestions and I'm going to try it next time. Honeysuckle is my kind of quilt and it will definitely be the first one I make from the book.

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, such a nice giveaway today! I also like Aurifil thread - I use it more for piecing than quilting, but it is lovely for both!

Jackie said...

Three patch chain is my favorite so far! It caught my eye right away. All are gorgeous. Aurifil has been my go to thread for years - I love it for piecing and have used it for quilting too. If I win, the thread will be what I use on the daily. I particularly love piecing with the grays.

Quiltsmiles said...

WOW! fantastic giveaways Kim, Martingale and Aurifil, thanks. My favorite on this blog post is the four patch speedway.

Vicki said...

Oh wow - at this moment, it’s Four Patch Speedway!

Julie in GA said...

My current favorites are Dazzle (love the scrappy backgrounds) and Starburst.
Aurifil threads are the best!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

As soon as I first saw your book, I was in awe of Four Patch Speedway - gorgeous!!

Robby H. said...

There is absolutely a Four Patch Speedway in my future. Like right after the Christmas presents are done. Or, maybe before if I lack restraint.

As a side note, I started using Aurifil after being away from quilting for several years. What a delight to discover that!

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time4stitchn said...

How can I pick just one pattern? This is torture. I like the blues and greens in Starburst and the country colors and traditional looking pattern of Snippets, I think Candy Cane would be perfect for Christmas. I am intrigued by the design of Honeysuckle. It's good they are all in one book, right. Oh, and Aurifil is my favorite thread already

Anonymous said...

Candy Canes from Day 1 is my favorite! It reminds me of the ribbon Christmas candy that was popular when I was a child.
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