Adorable applique animals for baby, take 2 (special giveaway!)

IT’S NEW RELEASE DAY!

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Are you ready for a dose of downright darling baby quilts?

There’s only one thing that can take baby-appliqué quilts to the tippity-top level of sweetness: a dash of appliqué animals.

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“Sweet Tweets” from Animal Parade 2

See what we mean? Sew very sweet!

You’ll smile at the happy hedgehogs, rambunctious raccoons, precious piglets, and other animated animals that steal the spotlight in all-new baby quilts from the author of the best-seller Animal Parade.

Turtle-Tale-blockAs in her first book, designer Cheri Leffler combines simple patchwork backgrounds with endearing animal scenes in Animal Parade 2. You can appliqué using the needle-turn method or quick-and-easy fusible web—you’ll find instructions for both in the book.

Bestow one of these precious animal quilts upon a little one you love. Watch their eyes sparkle with delight. Then bring on the hugs!

Today Cheri is a guest writer at Stitch This!, here to tell you all about her adorable new book. Welcome Cheri!

But first…


GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Valdani Threads have given us a box of their “Animal Parade 2” Designer Collection perle cotton as a giveaway prize! The collection is curated by none other than Cheri Leffler herself.

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Enter to win the perle cotton pack and a copy of Animal Parade 2 at the bottom of this post.


Cheri-LefflerWhen I finished my first book, Animal Parade, I knew there were more animal quilts I wanted to design. My inspiration comes from a variety of sources. Sometimes I’m inspired by people’s suggestions. Sometimes I see a new fabric collection and I immediately know what I’ll do with it.

Until my family’s recent move, I worked in a quilt shop. When I opened a new shipment of fabric and saw the fabric I used in my “Pachyderm Pals” quilt, I immediately knew I had to make an elephant quilt. I saw elephants squirting water out of their trunks when I looked at the fabric.

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“Pachyderm Pals” from
Animal Parade 2

I was inspired to make “Masked Mischief” when my dad told me about his losing battle of trying to keep raccoons out of his bird feeder. I had so much fun showing him the quilt and telling him that I made it in his honor. I’m not sure he thought it was as funny as I did.

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“Masked Mischief” from
Animal Parade 2

Detail-of-Hoppy-Trails-baby-quiltIn all my designs, I strive to make friendly looking animals. I usually accomplish that by adding a few subtle stitches of embroidery. Sometimes it’s only a sparkle in an eye or a smile on an animal’s face. I began using Valdani 12-weight perle cotton several years ago. I love it for several reasons. You don’t need to separate strands as you do with embroidery floss, and it’s hand dyed, so the color variations give your embroidery more life and movement.

I love piecing and I love appliqué, but when they’re combined, they just make something special. In designing these quilts, I try to keep the piecing simple enough that beginning quilters can confidently make them. Adding the appliqué makes the quilt unforgettable.

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“Turtle Tale” quilt from
Animal Parade 2

See all 10 animal quilts for baby—and for little and big kids too! >


Animal Parade 2Thanks for sharing your new book with us, Cheri!

Are the baby quilts you’ve made of the utilitarian or heirloom variety? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Animal Parade 2 AND the designer perle-cotton pack from Valdani Threads! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Can’t wait to surprise a baby or child you love with a quilt from Animal Parade 2? Pick the book up at your local quilt shop or order it at ShopMartingale.com.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Kris, who says:

“I like to make both kinds of baby quilts. I like to make soft, highly usable quilts with animal print fabrics, and I enjoy making beautiful quilts parents can use for special occasions and for photographs. But I have not yet made any appliqué animals on my quilts. I will definitely need to soon, these baby animal appliqués are adorable!!”

Kris, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


538 Comments

  • I always make utilitarian quilts. Baby quilts are for snuggles and sleeping.

    —Emily C on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian baby quilts, I want my quilts to be used, but I can hope they last to become wonderful memories 🙂

    —Dana Gaffney on November 11, 2015
  • I have never made a baby quilt as I am relatively new to quilting. This book looks as if there would be some lovely
    Projects to make my first one x

    —Claire Ross on November 11, 2015
  • I love to make baby quilts as gifts to new parents and their babies. It is a precious gift. I. Am always looking for new possibilities.

    —Linda P on November 11, 2015
  • I make quilts for the new babies to snuggle and use.

    —theresa sheldon on November 11, 2015
  • This is the first baby quilts Animal Parade 2 book I have seen. What an inspiration to get you quilting. I’ll just save my baby quilts for grandkids to come.

    Kim Lawler on November 11, 2015
  • I always intend my baby quilts to be used and loved. However, I recently gave a quilt to a friend’s daughter when her baby was born, and she wants to have it framed!!! So I guess SHE considers it an heirloom!

    —Dottie on November 11, 2015
  • Animal Parade 2 looks adorable and I would love to have a try at making one.

    —Vickie Palser on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve done both – utilitarin for everyday use and heirloom to be passed down from generation to gerneration.

    —Charlotte Keene on November 11, 2015
  • I’m a very utilitarian quilt maker and novice, so simple is the way to go. The quilt examples are lovely. I especially like the elephant quilt.

    —Amy on November 11, 2015
  • Yes,,I think they are

    —karen on November 11, 2015
  • I have only made two baby quilts which were utilitarian. I am wanting this book – I love her style! Then I will begin making baby quilts!

    —Karen on November 11, 2015
  • I like to make heirloom quality quilts since I am spending so much time regardless. Something that relates to baby (name) or applique that depicts boy or girl. I put all my effort into making something that can be passed down for generations within the baby’s family. This way someone knows this child was loved. Making special quilts for special little people makes my heart sing!

    —rita eriksen on November 11, 2015
  • Mine are suppose to be utilitarian, but I find the receiver tends to purchase a quilt rack or request pockets so they can have them hung instead of using them. I am one who doesn’t mind one of my baby quilts being dragged around as a toddler would do. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    —Janie on November 11, 2015
  • Definitely the utilitarian type!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Those little cheepers are just TOO cute!

    —Jetta on November 11, 2015
  • It seems that whenever I have made a baby quilt it has become a wall hanging, even though it was intended to wrap up the baby.

    Gail G on November 11, 2015
  • I want the child to use the quilt until it falls apart. It should bring comfort and become a best friend!

    —Barb on November 11, 2015
  • I have made baby quilts for all of my grandchildren. They may have been heirloom in the beginning, but all ended up being utilitarian!It made my heart happy to see them being dragged around and snuggled up in!

    —Debby L on November 11, 2015
  • I hope the quilts I make will be (utilitarian) used and enjoyed. However, if they are to be displayed rather than used as blankets, that’s fine with me too.

    —Susan on November 11, 2015
  • The ones I have made have been utilitarian, so they will be used as quilts.

    —Karen on November 11, 2015
  • I give every new arrival a small quilt and a larger one on their second birthday. I let the parents know they are to be used and cuddled with.

    —Diane on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts to be loved, snuggled, dragged, and drooled! And these are so cute!

    —Jody Bitzel on November 11, 2015
  • I make both, but usually cute utilitarian quilts, through the fabrics and designs…these will be darling! I’ll machine applique them instead of by hand, and they will be good to go!

    —Kathy O in GA on November 11, 2015
  • I want to make the one w/the pandas for 1 of the 2 children that our son & his wife are adopting from China. It will be utilitarian.

    Angelia Ulrich on November 11, 2015
  • My quilts are to be used and loved.

    —Cathy Lomnicki on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both utilitarian and heirloom baby quilts. Most baby quilts have been utilitarian.

    —Leann on November 11, 2015
  • My love of quilting includes both decorative and utilitarian quilts. I try to combine machine embroidery with piecing and make wall hangings, queen sized and baby quilts. Your adorable appliqués would help to take me in a new direction. They are so cut!

    —Shirley Dilla on November 11, 2015
  • The quilts I have created are utilitarian. Snuggles and cuddles!

    Animal Parade 2 AND the designer perle-cotton pack from Valdani Threads – I’d be thrilled to win!

    —Shannon G on November 11, 2015
  • Hello, I have done several baby quilts. I love traditional baby quilts, bright colors. I’ve done rubber ducky’s, monkey’s, bugs and have a few more to do. I always use Valdini thread. I just love it. It slides so easy whether I am using cotton or wool. The colors are beautiful and such a variety. They don’t fray, they don’t curl up when stitching and knot. Hand applique is my favorite part of making the quilt anyway. Thanks,
    Janet Sopa
    thequiltdiva@hotmail.com

    Jaent Sopa on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts too. Quilts should be well used – that it part of the joy of quilting.

    —Joanne on November 11, 2015
  • Definitely utilitarian quilts! I want them to be enjoyed and loved!

    —Lisa S. on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made have always been utilitarian, but I think unconsciously I have always included a bit of heirloom quality by using fabric that seems to fit the child. As an example I used a variety of music fabric for my grandson’s quilt that included instruments, keyboards, and marching band members, and named it "Alexander’s Naptime Band!"

    —Mary Hardesty on November 11, 2015
  • I am making my first grandbaby quilt and love Cheri’s designs. Hope I win! My quilt will be utilitarian, but I hope it will be loved for a long, long time.

    —Janet Reynolds on November 11, 2015
  • I love making baby quilts! It’s such a fun way to start life. I would be so honored if the quilt I gave became the lovey–the blanket you just can’t go to sleep without, the one that becomes super kid’s cape, the one that protects you from things that go bump in the night, and the one that eventually Mom is embarrassed by the rag you’re dragging around.

    —Mindy W on November 11, 2015
  • Such darling designs!! What baby wouldn’t love to be snuggled under one of those beautiful quilts?
    I have done traditional baby quilts the most – with a few heirloom. I really think baby quilts need to be cherished.

    —Sharon Ernst on November 11, 2015
  • I absolutely LOVE these. Have a Granddaughter due Dec. 30 and have already made a baby quilt for her to snuggle with, but would make one of these too. They are adorable. Even her "2 yr old big sister" would like one.

    —Judy on November 11, 2015
  • I make both kinds of baby quilts.Just depends who it is for. I would love to win this package. It would make things a lot easier for me. Here’s hoping. Have a wonderful day!

    —Jan on November 11, 2015
  • Love the designs! Very refreshing baby quilts. I am always looking for new and different baby quilt patterns…this book is a must!

    —Lenore Guajardo on November 11, 2015
  • I always make utilitarian quilts that can be used, chewed and drug around.

    —Pat D on November 11, 2015
  • I like to make baby quilts that can be used by the baby. It makes them so much more fun.

    —Jill Hicks on November 11, 2015
  • I mostly make heirloom type quilts for my 5 great grandchildren. I would love to have this free giveaway.

    —Linda on November 11, 2015
  • Most baby quilts I make are utilitarian, simply because they’ll be washed so often. I encourage parents to use the quilts, not put away.
    This book has the cutest baby/toddler quilts! I’ve encouraged my Guild librarian to purchase this book. And, I’d love to own it myself.

    —Jane Coleman on November 11, 2015
  • When I make a quilt for someone as a gift, I understand it now belongs to them to use how they wish. I did make a very special appliqué quilt with many animals for my first grandson. His parents have chosen to hang it on the wall where they have learned the names of many animals. I am honored they chose to do this instead of putting it on a shelf. That being said, if they choose to let the boys play on it, that is just fine also. I hope to purchase this book to make a special quilt for baby number three.

    —Ruth C on November 11, 2015
  • I usually make the heirloom variety of quilts for my 5 great grandchildren. Would love to be the winner.

    —Linda on November 11, 2015
  • All my quilts are to be used and loved. There’s not a better feeling than to run into a new mom at the store with her little one and the quilt you made them. 🙂

    —Terri on November 11, 2015
  • The animals are absolatly adorable! I just must have a copy of this book!

    —Barbara Baxter on November 11, 2015
  • I usually make baby quilts to be used. I put a lot of time and effort into them, so hopefully they will be well cared for so they can also be
    a keepsake for the baby later on.

    —Lin on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made both, but am leaning towards more utilitarian. Life is short and enjoy it while you can wrapped in a beautiful quilt!

    —Maureen on November 11, 2015
  • Adore the turtles!!!! We don’t yet have grandchildren. The baby quilts that I make are for the children at the children’s hospital. Our guild donates quilts annually. I tend to make pieced quilts that I can quilt myself.

    —Becky in Georgia on November 11, 2015
  • My very first patchwork quilt, made in 2012, was a baby quilt for a great-niece. It has an embroidered pillow as the center block. The next baby quilt was for a second great-niece made with charm squares and personalized with embroidered panels. I’ve also made a disappearing 9-patch baby quilt with all mini polka dot fabrics and a special embroidered star block with the baby’s name. I do think quilts should be utilitarian — after all that work, please enjoy ’em, love ’em, use ’em! I cannot get over how cute these appliquéd quilts are. I would love to make Sweet Tweets! And I almost always include some type of machine or hand-embroidery in my projects so it would be fun to play with the perle cotton threads.

    Jane @ Handiworking on November 11, 2015
  • Both but mostly utilitarian baby blankets….Ty for sharing loved the baby coons…..happyness04431@yahoo.com

    Anna Lutz-Brown on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts that I make are definitely utilitarian quilts. I made one for a couple and I heard that they hung it from the door as part of the room decor and that is fine but I wished the baby would have had a chance to enjoy it!! I want my quilts to get used, dragged, spit up on, loved, cried on, slept on, and scrunched up and cuddled.

    —Annette Jones on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts for babies because they should be used and not tucked away in a cedar chest.

    —Leslie on November 11, 2015
  • The first 2 baby quilts I made were the utilitarian quilts as I was just learning to quilt so I needed to keep it simple. The last baby quilt I made I would like to think of as heirloom although it was functional & washable.

    —Carol Gearey on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both I enjoy when a quilt I make is used by the baby but sometimes the moms don’t see it that way

    —Betty Johaneman on November 11, 2015
  • When I first starting quilting, I made heirloom quilts with lots of appliqué, but the babies are coming so often now that I’ve switched to utilitarian.

    —Betty on November 11, 2015
  • I have only made 1 baby quilt and although it was meant to be used my Niece has put it up as a keepsake. I made it for her daughter who contracted meningitis as an infant and is still a very sick little girl. I am now making my 2nd baby quilt for my grandson and I hope he wears the binding off of it. I just love Cheri’s designs and would love to win this book. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway.

    —Diana Collins on November 11, 2015
  • I make a lot of charity quilts for babies in NIC units at local hospitals. I like to think that the quilts will become heirlooms, but are made mainly to fit over the incubators while the babies are in the hospital and go home with them, hopefully to keep them warm. Our quilting group is making a delivery this afternoon.

    —Kathy on November 11, 2015
  • I have only made utilitarian quilts but am ready to make a heirloom quilt as my grandson is 8 months today!!!

    —ERIN EARL on November 11, 2015
  • The Baby quilts I make are to be used not treasured:) Of course my son will hang some on the wall:) ha ha!!!
    These are just way TOO cute!!!!!!!!!!

    —Lou on November 11, 2015
  • I am predominately a piecer and red work embroidery enthusiast but Cheri makes me want to break stride and appliqué . I make a few quilts for our church summer festival auction each year and I can see one of these bringing in big bucks! Love, love, love the birds on a wire. I will make them peach faced lovebirds like our little pet parrots. ———

    —Marianne from Tennessee on November 11, 2015
  • Enhanced panels are the usual way I make baby quilts. For baby showers, I make one that can be signed by attendees on the back as a keepsake. I have also sent a few to relatives in Vietnam of girls I have tutored through Literacy Volunteers as quilts are not known there.

    kate on November 11, 2015
  • I always make utilitarian baby quilts, ones that are soft and cuddly.

    —Marg on November 11, 2015
  • Oh my gosh! There is so much life in these little critters, I can see a young one just falling in love with his or her quilt. Precious.

    —Jamir on November 11, 2015
  • Love the designs! I’ll be buying the first book!

    —Rhonda Kopp on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts to be loved and used, but they can still be very creative and cute. Thank you for the chance to win!

    —Kay on November 11, 2015
  • Such cute animals, love adding them to simple quilts!

    —Helen Barnhart on November 11, 2015
  • Most of the quilts I make are to be used. I would love to win this, I JUST LOVE THE PATTERNS.

    —Mindy Wolfe on November 11, 2015
  • I love animals and these are so cute. Baby quilts are such fun to make and those that receive are always thrilled. Babies will enjoy looking at the animals as they cuddle and grow.

    —Debbie B on November 11, 2015
  • Any baby quilt that I have made is for everyday use.

    Cheryl L. on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian. They are to be used and loved.

    —Debbie Allen on November 11, 2015
  • I always make quilts to be loved and used. Sometimes the parents don’t do that. The last quilt I made, the Mom didn’t want to let it get dirty. I told her it was meant to be used and washed and if it wore out I would make another one!

    —Debbie Miller on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian – quilts are meant to be used.

    —Sharon on November 11, 2015
  • Most baby quilts are utilitarian so Mom and babies can enjoy them. Love Cheri’s designs.

    —Judi Burr on November 11, 2015
  • I have made baby quilts for great great nieces and nephews and not heirlooms I do hope they use them and take pleasure in cuddles with them We are now expecting twins in the family so lucky we are to be here to see the next generation and will have to get busy making more My pleasure

    —Andrea Goodison on November 11, 2015
  • Being a 74 year old "child", I LOVE these adorable, charming, and appealing ‘critters’. Could use in Christmas stockings, shrunk for cards, pillows.

    —Shirley on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian! I want them to be used and loved! Thanks for the give-away!

    —Lill Helming on November 11, 2015
  • I have always loved piecing and applique for baby quilts. It just adds that extra that always gets those ahhh’s, as if it’s the cutest thing ever, which it is. Your colors for the elephant quilt are so spot on. You’re right, it does look like spouting water from an elephant. Thank you for designing these sweet animals. I may have to make them all. LOL…for future grand children (and one or two gifts).

    —Carla on November 11, 2015
  • I make the utilitarian kind of quilts, that just get better with use.

    —Marilyn S on November 11, 2015
  • All my baby quilts have been on the utilitarian side — I want them to be enjoyed by the child!

    —Elizabeth Monahan on November 11, 2015
  • Mostly utilitarian ….but now I have 2 new grand babies to make quilts for…I love these appliqué ideas!

    —Carole L on November 11, 2015
  • I’d like to think they are heirloom – those birdies are just too cute

    —Kathy Luehrs on November 11, 2015
  • These are darling. The baby quilts I’ve made are of the utilitarian variety, I want them to be used and loved. But I love applique, and while it is time consuming, these quilts do not have an excessive amount so in my mind they would still be of the utilitarian variety.

    —Lynn D in NC on November 11, 2015
  • I just love the animals. It would make an ordinary quilt an heirloom.

    —Joyce bills on November 11, 2015
  • My baby qults will hold up to repeated washings and snuggles!

    —Gloria on November 11, 2015
  • I mostly make utilitarian quilts but lately art quilts have taken my fancy. Ilove the baby bird quilt-such ‘tweet’ birds!

    —Janice Hume on November 11, 2015
  • The few quilts I have made are intended to be used.

    —Susan on November 11, 2015
  • My first baby quilt was for a nephew and it was definitely utilitarian – tied – not quilted and nine patches with embroidered "Gund" bears. All the quilts since then have been quilted but still simple. Baby quilts should be made to be used – not made to be babied!

    —Susan Putman on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made both types of baby quilts, heirloom and utilitarian. But I always expect them to be used however most end up decorating a wall in the baby’s room.

    —Trudy W on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve not made a baby quilt yet but would love my first one to be from Animal Parade 2.

    —Liz F. on November 11, 2015
  • Those raccoon’s are adorable! I think quilts for kids should be made to be used, but hopefully they will last for years and bring back happy memories!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on November 11, 2015
  • Mine are always utilitarian – I like to see them be used. Time enough for heirloom when they get older.

    —Kathy on November 11, 2015
  • I make "super" baby quilts — suitable for dragging on the floor, picnics in the park, snuggly nap times. But these animals are so adorable! So many ways to incorporate them into a child’s room. I could see using different types/textures of fabric to make it more of a tactile experience for baby.

    —Margaret Murphy on November 11, 2015
  • Awesome quilts for babies! Love the thread colors too!

    —Pat B. on November 11, 2015
  • I have been making baby rag quilts so far – they’re so snuggly and quick! – but am ready to challenge myself with these adorable patterns.

    —Cathy on November 11, 2015
  • I have only made fleece blankets for lots of use. I can’t wait to try one of the baby quilts.. The elephants are calling to me.

    —Debbie Rybarczyk on November 11, 2015
  • Mine have been utilitarian. I like my quilts to be used. But I also want baby quilts to look adorable. The quilts in this book are so cute.

    —Kathy h on November 11, 2015
  • This has got to be the cutest designs ever for baby quilts and a chance to win Valdani threads is a pure joy. The best embroidery thread ever!

    —Tanya on November 11, 2015
  • Oh, these are definitely utilitarian! They are meant to be used, cuddled with, and used as a base for tea parties and games! Sometimes convincing the new parents of this is, may be a whole ‘nother subject, however!!

    —Ginger on November 11, 2015
  • Most of my baby quilts are Utilitarian. The book looks adorable!

    —Linda Ferguson on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made only a few baby quilts, but they were meant to be used and loved by little ones. The quilts in the book are so cute, and I love Valdani thread!

    —Penny on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian baby quilts. To me only a quilt that is loved and part of every day life finds its way into your heart. Tattered or not, that is what a true heirloom is to me.

    —Shelly Sandy on November 11, 2015
  • Most of my quilts are utilitarian but cute at the same time. I love cuteness with functionality!

    —Donna Hollingsworth on November 11, 2015
  • I try to make cute baby quilts that are utilitarian. But they are nothing like these. I love the appliques which are so pretty without being overwhelming.

    —Rochelle on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts with the intention that they will be used…..I have made a couple of special applique quilts that the parents have used as wall hangings.

    —Barb Spurr on November 11, 2015
  • I love making fun quilts for my grandchildren and friends. I’ve recently started making hand appliqued ones. Love these designs! Great work Cheri!

    —Joanne E on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made were meant to be used and loved. These are the most adorable baby quilts I’ve seen yet. Many of these patterns can be adapted for "adult" quilts too.

    —Karen on November 11, 2015
  • the baby quilts i make tend to be heirloom. a lot of times we make blocks at the baby shower using freezer paper backed blocks and gel pens as one of the games of the shower and then i sew them together with baby themed fabrics for a special one of a kind gift.

    —jennifer on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are utilitarian, great for snuggling. These quilts in this book are adorable!

    —jane d on November 11, 2015
  • All quilts I make are utilitarian although some use the heirloom patterns.

    Lynda Buchholz on November 11, 2015
  • Beautiful!

    —Rose Huss on November 11, 2015
  • I make the quilts to be utilitarian, only to find out that many of the moms choose to put them on the wall rather than use them… Love the elephant pattern!

    —Nancy Lanier on November 11, 2015
  • By fussy cutting scenes (buildings, fields, marsh) and animals (even insects) and sewing them into attic window frames, our little grandchildren spent hours looking at the farm and lands on the crib quilt and bumper pads. Babies and quilts just "go together."

    —Jean on November 11, 2015
  • Love the quilts in this book, a few are perfect for people I know. So far all the quilts I’ve made are utilitarian.

    —Michaelle Leigh on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are for cuddling and play. I’m so honored to find out that one of my quilts was just loved to death that only remnants of it are left after a very happy childhood. What could be better than that?

    —Paula on November 11, 2015
  • All of my baby quilts are utilitarian!! Babies are meant to be cuddled, snuggled and wrapped in love and warmth!! I love these cute quilts and am looking forward to making some!

    —Jan on November 11, 2015
  • I like the idea that each baby quilt I make is used and loved. If they wear it out by using it, that’s OK with me.
    Shellie

    —shellie on November 11, 2015
  • I hope they are utilitarian. It all depends on how the mother of the baby receiving the quilt perceives the quilt. Recently had the opportunity to make a baby quilt for the child of a friend’s son – I made his baby quilt, too.

    —Pam in AZ on November 11, 2015
  • A very special baby deserves two quilts—one that’s cute and sturdy to cuddle with and one that hangs in a place of honor on the nursery wall!

    —Nellene Beaton on November 11, 2015
  • Most baby quilts I make are utilitarian, but I also make heirloom baby quilts. Both are enjoyable. I would love to try these threads. They just aren’t available locally. I LOVE doing the handwork!!

    Marlene Clausen on November 11, 2015
  • I like to make baby quilts that can be used. That’s what a baby quilt is for right?

    —Susan Griffith on November 11, 2015
  • Most of my baby quilts have been soft and cuddly, but I did do one that I hope survives until the next generation. I love to do appliqué and embroidery, and I think these patterns are perfect! Nancy

    —Nancy on November 11, 2015
  • So far all of the baby quilts I have made have been utilitarian. The quilts in this book are so sweet!

    —Karen Seitz on November 11, 2015
  • They have all been Utilitarian, for sure. When I make a baby quilt and give it as a gift I expect that it will be used and loved…and I always hope that it is.

    —Cindy on November 11, 2015
  • I am literally in the middle of the fox quilt from Animal Parade One for one grandchild who just arrived and need to start another for grandbaby number 2 coming in 2016. Love the raccoon one!

    —Erin on November 11, 2015
  • I am strictly a utilitarian baby quilt maker. I would like my quilts to by used by the baby. I love seeing the heirloom quilts, though.

    Kathy on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have. Made are all fun and utilitarian. The baby/child should be able to cuddle in the quilt and enjoy it!!

    —Karen Strait on November 11, 2015
  • My first baby quilt I made for a gift last year was more utilitarian, however, the parents loved it so much they wanted to hang it up. However….the baby would have none of that and they had to let her have it to sleep and drag it around. The book looks amazing, and would make it easiier than having to create my own!

    —Lisa on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made are utilitarian- I like to see them used and loved!

    —Leslie on November 11, 2015
  • Baby quilts are definitely utilitarian. I want them to be used and loved. However, that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t use these adorable designs. Actually, I have the first Animal Parade book.

    —Jo Anne on November 11, 2015
  • I make both types. I do like to see the baby use the quilt, so I need to convince the parents of this. I can always make another if the original gets loved to death.

    —DebrafromMD on November 11, 2015
  • Hopefully both! My desire is that they’re used and enjoyed!

    —Pat on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are made to be used!

    —Vickie Morgan on November 11, 2015
  • I made one quilt and gave to my nephew when he was 5, like to make a well quilted quilt, which washes well, but with a nice design that will be treasured for years, so my answer is both!

    Denise L. on November 11, 2015
  • Oh, I think baby quilts need to be utilitarian, to deal with all the "oopsies"…but that doesn’t mean they can’t be adorable and pretty!

    —Laura B. on November 11, 2015
  • I do make both, but baby quilts are meant to be used. How comforting is one hung on the wall?

    —Marilyn Fisher on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve only made one and it was purely useable. I love the patterns in the book and appliqué is quickly becoming a favorite quilting technique of mine.

    —ELIZABETH KUNTZ on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian for sure! If I am making a quilt for a special little one, I’m hopeful they will use is forever and then put it away for their little ones. These are such cute animals, I would love to start something soon from the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Audrey on November 11, 2015
  • Is there a difference between utilitarian and heirloom? I hope all the quilts I make will be used and loved and used some more. All of the heirloom quilts passed down to me have most certainly been used. My ancestors were too practical and wise to make quilts purely for decoration. That said, I think Cheri Leffler’s little animal quilts are both beautiful and charming and I can see a ‘little one’ loving them with abandon. I am just discovering the pleasure of Valdani perle cotton and would simply love to win this set to use on Cheri’s applique critters!

    —Kathleen on November 11, 2015
  • Baby quilts are utilitarian, however when a new grandchild was born not only a utilitarian but a heirloom. What a hit that made with all the family. Using the extra remains of fabric made a small quilt birth announcement. Not only was it fun to make, the family loved it.

    —Marilynn on November 11, 2015
  • My quilts have been utilitarian even if they started out to be heirloom. Always loved and used from play tents, dog covers and superhero capes.

    —Susan Farrelly on November 11, 2015
  • I always plan on the quilt being utilitarian, but I make so many for my grandchildren that the quilts don’t end up wearing out, so maybe some will become heirlooms some day.

    —Diane on November 11, 2015
  • Absolutely to be used!!

    —Barb on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make tend to be utilitarian. My belief is that quilts are made to be used, not folded up and hidden away! I am not an applique person but those quilts are so cute I want to make them ALL!

    —Vicky on November 11, 2015
  • Most baby quilts I make are for our guild’s "Heart Warmers" which are quilts we give to those in need especially at the holiday time. I love making them for the State Preschool. We give each child a quilt with a stuffed toy at Christmas. They love them and so do their parents. I would therefore say that the baby quilts I make are utilitarian. I will buy this book.

    —Diane Morrow on November 11, 2015
  • I have only appliqués twice so far, but I love it. I love the turtles and the raccoons are Adoreable. Would love to make them both.

    Chris on November 11, 2015
  • Usually one of a kind,I kind of make up my own pattern after taking bits and pieces of ones I see and like. I love the animals in this book, so very cute!!

    Jo Ann D on November 11, 2015
  • I make my baby quilts to be used, so utilitarian it is for me.

    —Suzanne on November 11, 2015
  • I always hope it will be used and loved rather than put on a shelf and only admired.

    —Carol Vickers on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are utilitarian, but I hope that they become heirlooms, passed on to the next generation.

    —JudyW on November 11, 2015
  • Quilts I make are utilitarian, however, have not made a baby quilt yet. The opportunity will arise soon, as one of my children is getting married, and then, who knows! I will have to start focusing on baby quilts!

    —Jo-Ann Colantonio on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both types. Some for everyday use and some with appliqué and custom quilting that my daughters use for display!

    —Denise Cabral on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are utilitarian. I want them to be used by the babies they were made for!

    —Maureen Haynes on November 11, 2015
  • I love love love this book. I usually make 2 quilts for my grandbabies – one that is more utilitarian – lay it on the floor, spit up on it….use it for a changing mat if needed. Then I make one that is a little "fancier", but I always say "please use them" that’s what I made them for!

    —Patty on November 11, 2015
  • These baby quilts are the cutest I have seen I would love to make a couple of them for my new granddaughter!

    —Colleen Lawrence on November 11, 2015
  • I have made charity quilts for the hospital to be loved and cuddled! I just love her creations and will be buying these books for sure.

    —Tammy on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts for babies, want them to use them to cuddle, sleep with and drag around if they choose….baby quilts are so fun to make.

    —Kitty B on November 11, 2015
  • Only basic baby quilts so far, but have just learned needle-turn applique – so that’s next. (Hopefully first grand-baby on the way by this winter!) Peggy in Idaho

    —Margaret Terry on November 11, 2015
  • Interesting and cute appliqué animals book. Showing both needle turn and fusible really opens up the field for quilters of all experience levels. The book photographs certainly are inviting and now the best the book and a selection of Valdani up for some lucky person to win….I would not be unhappy to be picked!

    Jane Modjeski

    —MJ Modjeski on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts because I want them to be used. It is nice to see a baby wrapped up in one of your quilts.

    —Tammy on November 11, 2015
  • I hope the baby quilts that I have made are being used — that was why I made them!

    —Carol Sc on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are usable and I do add the child’s name in hand stitching.
    Cheri’s work is so very cheerful; thanks for the chance to win!

    —Carol d on November 11, 2015
  • I create only utilitarian quilts. If I take the time to make them I want them to be used in my lifetime, not in some future I cannot experience. My daughter was going to hang up the quilt I just finished for my grandson. I told her that I would give it to someone who would use it if that is what she was going to do with it. "I made it for Lorenzo and I want him to use it until it falls apart" I told her.
    bty i have your first book and this one is on my purchase list as well. How can you not fall in love with the turtle and raccoon. I also have them eating my bird seed, my husband gets upset, I tell him to leave them alone.

    —JaniceCarole Allen on November 11, 2015
  • Most of the ones I have made have been very general. Would love to receive this book do something very special for a little one!

    Deb Berkebile on November 11, 2015
  • How sweet! I make quilts for children at a day care center for homeless children. This would be perfect.

    —Mary Howard on November 11, 2015
  • I have made just basic baby blankets that can be thrown in the wash as needed. I want my blankets to be well loved.

    —Heather S. on November 11, 2015
  • All of the quilts I make and give away for babies are made with love for the special little one and meant to used and hugged every day.

    —Linda Fleming on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are utilitarian in nature because I want them to be used and loved. The more threadbare and worn they get, the better I like it!

    —Joan H. on November 11, 2015
  • Have not made a baby quilt, but these are so cute I think I would like to make one soon. Quilts, and especially baby quilts, are made to be used wrapping you in love by the person who made it for you.

    —Jean Gerretsen on November 11, 2015
  • I make my quilts to be utilitarian.
    I love appliqué on quilts as I feel it adds a lot of character. I feel it is the greatest compliment to see a quilt used and loved but several I have given have been used as wall hangings by the families because they felt they were too cute to be used.

    —Kathy Frassetto on November 11, 2015
  • These are adorable. I haven’t made a baby quilt (yet). I hope to some day – have been collecting some fabric which I think would be really cute.

    —Diantha Howard on November 11, 2015
  • I am new to quilting and I would love for the raccoon quilt to be my first baby quilt. I like the utilitarian quilts, because I want them to be used. I love applique!!!

    —Carla on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are cute and utilitarian. It is so rewarding to see the quilts being used with love.

    —Bonnie on November 11, 2015
  • Love to make baby quilts and give as gifts…. I hope they will be used and loved and keep the little one warm….and if they get spit up on meh…they wash!!!!!

    —Heather Porritt on November 11, 2015
  • Love for any quilt I made to be used and cherished. Nothing better to see someone wrapped up n a quilt relaxing.

    Barbara Smith on November 11, 2015
  • I make lots of utilitarian baby quilts for a local hospital as does the rest of my guild. These look like so much fun and they are so cute.

    —Ginny Leber on November 11, 2015
  • I love these quilts! I have the first Animal Parade and am looking forward to making quilts for my new grandson, I’ll let them decide how they use it, hopefully it’ll hold together so it can be both!

    —Vin M on November 11, 2015
  • I made utilitarian baby quilts. I love appliqué and include it on many quilts. I worry that fusible appliqué is not very sturdy, so I turn my edges under (using freezer paper and starch) and then machine stitch it down with a close zig zag stitch.

    —Janet Beyea on November 11, 2015
  • I have made baby quilts for each of my grandchildren. They match the color schemes of their bedrooms but they are definitely to be used! When I visited my daughter’s family last week I saw that my 7 yr. old grandson still has his baby quilt at the foot of his bed!

    —Kaye M. on November 11, 2015
  • Just adorable baby quilts. I have 12 great-grandchildren and six of of them are under the age of three. I would love to make some of these darling baby quilts.

    —Patsy Philson on November 11, 2015
  • I haven’t made a baby quilt yet but this book is so inspirational I will soon!

    —Karon on November 11, 2015
  • I haven’t made any baby quilts yet but am planning two play mats.

    betty nelson on November 11, 2015
  • Both! I try to make quilts for my family so they will have them long after I’m gone, but that they can use them now.

    —Susie on November 11, 2015
  • My quilts are utilitarian. I love all the little animals.

    —Virginia Over on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made a few baby quilts for friends. The colors of one quilt was rather odd–orange, brown and teal with touches of a bright green. The theme was was for a boy with cars, planes, boats and trucks. Actually turned out really cute.

    —Barb Bobbitt on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made were for regular use. Heirloom quilts are for looking at. I have a few of them in the closet. The kids are adults and have no use for them at the moment.

    —Janet T on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are meant to be used – and used a lot!

    —Deb C on November 11, 2015
  • Oh my goodness!! these are so cute. I have my first grandbaby…she would love these!

    —Micehlle Klingaman on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are utilitarian. Because babies do things that require frequent washing.

    —Kathy S on November 11, 2015
  • This would be so much fun. We have a new baby on the way and its a boy and wouldn’t he be cute wrapped in one of these animal-themed quilts! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Janey on November 11, 2015
  • Animal babies quilts. Beautiful. I’m making one. They are SO cute!

    —Arliene Zeigler on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are always made to be used. Utility so the baby can enjoy it.

    —Debi Pickens on November 11, 2015
  • In making baby quilts for gifts I want them to be used and loved, so I guess you could say they are utilitarian. Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

    —Terry on November 11, 2015
  • Oh my goodness! ANY quilt I make is Utilitarian!!! Lol… I want them used & loved & dragged around & picniced on & snuggled with & comforting when someone is sick! I want them to feel my Hugs & Love! (‘Specially the Kiddo’s & Grankiddo’s!)

    Looove this Book! Adorable patterns! Thanks for chance to win it! 🙂

    —Lori Morton on November 11, 2015
  • Even though the majority of my baby quilts are classified as utilitarian I like to think that some day they will become a treasured heirloom for the recipient as they approach their adult years. I made a quilt for my daughter Maegan twenty eight years ago and all that remains is a tattered well loved piece. She treasures the warm loving memories that it has brought her and plans to have it framed as a treasured memento. The only specification she will give the framer is that it be in an open frame so she can touch it from time to time so those loving memories can come flooding back when needed. Heirloom or utilitarian? You be the judge.
    Thanksgiving Blessings to you all.

    —miamah on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are utilitarian. I like them to be used and easy to wash.

    —Susan K. on November 11, 2015
  • HI,I make baby charity quilts; hoping they are both sturdy and cute! This Giveaway looks neat! Thanks !

    —LINDA on November 11, 2015
  • I always aim for utilitarian quilts. I happen to know that one I made was treated like an heirloom. The "baby" is now 22 years old. Where does the time go? Many quilts have come and gone but she still has that very first one.

    —Lori S on November 11, 2015
  • I fell in love with this book when I first saw it last week on the internet. I think these quilts are some of the most adorable quilts for babies and children. I very much want a copy of this book.!!

    —Martha J on November 11, 2015
  • I make a ton of baby quilts, to be used and loved–most of them end up on the wall because they’re too pretty!

    Susan on November 11, 2015
  • Mostly make baby quilts, many with appliqué, and hope they are used regularly. Love to add your new designs to my "go to" patterns!

    —Pat Phillips on November 11, 2015
  • I have made 19 grandchildren and started with hand quilting them. When I saw the "care" most of them received, I switched to more hardy construction. Isn’t that what it’s all about – getting a quilt you can love to death. (And some of the baby quilts have suffered a pretty harsh death!)

    —Chris P on November 11, 2015
  • I Love making baby quilts, they are fun to watch the progress and they finish up rather quickly. Children adore baby animals especially ones they can snuggle with…carry about…learn their sounds as part of play and expanding their horizons. With 11 grandchildren and friends and family with little ones I have made so many I can’t count them all. I will say from the above preview of the quilts/animals I will enjoy making even more.

    —Barbara Waterman on November 11, 2015
  • Most of my baby quilts have been utilitarian, but this book would definitely inspire me to create heirloom quilts. The patterns are absolutely lovely!

    —Jill Strand on November 11, 2015
  • I want my baby quilts to be loved to pieces. The greatest compliment my quilt could receive is to be left in tatters because it was their favorite blankie. While heirloom quilts are beautiful, they do little to provide a happy escape tent or comfort a sad or sick child.

    —Marie on November 11, 2015
  • I love making baby quilts. Mine are to be used! Love the book, really want to learn applique. Thanks.

    —Rose on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian–made to be used.

    —Dixie on November 11, 2015
  • I make useable baby quilts that are also fun. Made a beautiful hand quilted one many years ago and the couple said it was too lovely to use! ❤️

    —Vivienne Franklin on November 11, 2015
  • I always make two quilts for each baby I gift to. One is utilitarian, to be used, the second one is heirloom to be kept and passed on to the child’s first baby. These adorable quilts will definitely be the heirloom ones made to be kept and cherished.

    —lena on November 11, 2015
  • These would make wonderful memory quilts. A great way to use scraps for the applique, and mass produce some charity quilts! Every one of them would be unique! Wonderful!!!!

    —Diane Rowley on November 11, 2015
  • I love whimsy and your quilts are adorable.

    —Roberta Johnson on November 11, 2015
  • Love the applique added to pieced quilts. Valdani thread is the best for embroidery!

    —Susan Israel on November 11, 2015
  • My last quilt was a rag quilt but I have made appliqued and pieced baby quilts.

    —Joan on November 11, 2015
  • Each of my 5 grandchildren has gotten a special hand appliqued quilt. They have all been in quilt shows including Paducah. And there have been ribbons won by some. But they are still used and cuddled.

    sharyn on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made many charity baby quilts and some utilitarian ones for friends but haven’t had the opportunity to make heirloom quality ones yet-looking forward to it though!

    —Kathy Bayer on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made so far have been utilitarian, but I always hope they will be cherished and become heirlooms! I’d love to try one of your applique quilts. Thank you.

    —Meriul on November 11, 2015
  • Most of the baby quilts I make are utilitarian. I want the child to know someone loved them enough to make something they can cuddle with and comfort them. Ratty and wrinkled means they love that quilt!

    —Kathy L on November 11, 2015
  • I usually make utilitarian quilts for babies. I love to see them wrapped up in or playing on a cuddly quilt!

    —Ann O on November 11, 2015
  • So far just simple baby quilts. Squares and rectangles! These appliques are so adorable.

    —Estie on November 11, 2015
  • Definitely well used and loved! I did make both a pink and a blue quilt for my first grandchild (not knowing whether it would be a boy or a girl) and I still have the blue one…and will keep it until I have a little baby boy great-grandchild someday!

    —Susan White on November 11, 2015
  • The quilts I make for babies/children of of both utilitarian and heirloom quality. I use the best fabrics and threads available, and construct them to with stand use, love, and laundering. Your quilts are adorable! And I’d love to win your book and study your techniques. I love perle-cotton for crochet and embroidery, so this package would be a win-win.

    —Quilting Jeannie Z on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are meant to be used and loved and hopefully remember that they were made with love in every stitch

    —Diana on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts with the intention that they will be used. I’m always happy when the moms tell me that the kids cling to the quilts. However, I have had some moms say that the quilts were too cute to use. Then they end up on the wall or draped over a rail. Cheri’s books are adorable. Can’t wait to make something from them.

    —Virginia in AK on November 11, 2015
  • I make my quilts to be used. 🙂 Such cute patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are quick and easy and made with the hope they will be well loved. The quilts from Cheri’s new book are absolutely adorable!

    —Lynn on November 11, 2015
  • My last baby quilt was an "I Spy" quilt that used many juvenile prints in a hexagon design. The side half hexagons featured basic colors that kids need to know by entering kindergarten. My baby quilts have all been utilitarian.

    —Sara on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are utilitarian. I want them to be used and loved. Cheri’s quilts are so adorable. I would love to win her book. Thanks for the draw.

    —Edith Gorzo on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are meant to be used and loved.

    —Susan on November 11, 2015
  • I make quilts to be loved. And I adore Pachyderm Pals.

    —Diane S on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made a few baby quilts in anticipation of being a ‘Nana’. My labels say, "In anticipation of future grand baby" ….. I’m so looking forward to being a Grandma one day. The quilts are truly meant to be cherished and loved by the user. I could easily make a few of the baby quilts in this book for more ‘anticipation’.

    —Janine A on November 11, 2015
  • Definitely utilitarian at this point! However, Cheri’s quilts are absolutely stunning! I love the idea of the addition of cute appliqué animals to the quilts. They are so adorable that they should not be only made into baby quilts but all sizes so that any age can enjoy them! I hope that my quilts will be loved enough to definitely be passed down to future generations. These new patterns in Animal Parade2 would certainly turn quilts into heirlooms!

    —Patty Espinosa on November 11, 2015
  • I always make baby quilts. When I hear of a new baby coming I start quilting. I always tell the new moms to use the quilts because there is nothing better than a well loved quilt.

    Ann Marie on November 11, 2015
  • As a new quilter I think my quilts are heirlooms, but I’ve been quick to discover they become utilitarian, which is great!

    —Marilyn S on November 11, 2015
  • I make both utilitarian and heirloom baby quilts

    —Sondra Rose on November 11, 2015
  • I only make charity quilts for children. Even if they were for family members, I would want them to be well used.

    —LeAnne L on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made have been for day to day use. The quilts in Animal Parade 2 are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    —Lisa J on November 11, 2015
  • I love to see the quilts I’ve made for my grandchildren used, But I’ve put something special in each so I hope they’ll be treasured for their memories as well.

    —Karen on November 11, 2015
  • Another hit! Such cute creations any child would love. When I make quilts for the little ones in my life, I make utilitarian ones that will get used and loved. These are perfect for that. Can’t wait to be able to create so me of these. The hardest decision is which one first!

    —cindy on November 11, 2015
  • I always make utilitarian baby quilts – they need to used and loved and wrapped up in! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

    —Debby E on November 11, 2015
  • I usually make two for the expectant parents. One will be the herloom quilt usually hung on the wall, and the other is what baby can use everyday. I tell the new parents to keep me posted (if they aren’t close enough for me to observe) on how well the quilt is holding up. I love to hear it when a quilt is "finally giving out", because I know it’s been loved AND I have another reason to make another quilt.

    —Colette DeGroot on November 11, 2015
  • I made several baby quilts thinking they would be used but several were used for decoration in the nursery. I do enjoy making baby quilts for friends and also for those in need.

    —Bev on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both utilitarian and heirloom quilts for babies but actually get the most joy out of utilitarian ones because those I get to see used and loved and enjoyed. Knowing that my labor is cuddly and covering them with the love in which they were made is the best part. The whimsical and fun of the appliqués in this book would enhance any quilt not just for babies.

    —Colleen Schmidt on November 11, 2015
  • I like my baby quilts to be used, so they need to be sturdy enough to stand up to lots of cuddling and washing. Doesn’t mean they have to be plain and ordinary though!

    Anne on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts to be used and loved!

    —Betty on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are utilitarian. I want them to be used and cherished. They will eventually become heirlooms after the baby has grown to be an adult and recalls using the quilt as a child.

    —Leah on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are made for loving! They are a hug from Grammie when I can’t be with them.

    —Sherill V on November 11, 2015
  • i have made both, but really love the new animal quilts for babies.

    —Elaine Ducken on November 11, 2015
  • Hi Cherie and friends!! I am a brand new quilter, I’m a grandmother of eight and I’ve completed only one quilt and it was for my youngest granddaughter, Roxie, it was a basic square to square, goodness I don’t know the proper name of it, lol. I’m currently working on my second quilt, and it is one I’ve designed putting together ideas from other fabulous professional designers, it’s called safari fun and it is for my youngest grandson, whose parents are air force career members! It’s applique I know and then I’m thinking maybe squares and sashing?? I am keeping my fingers crossed, hope it turns out as pretty as I envision it, haha!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on my two tiny projects, I am proud of them, and for the chance to enter your giveaway, I’m hopeful and definitely in need of all assistance I can find, hahah

    sheree' gregory on November 11, 2015
  • I would like for my quilts to look like an heirloom quilt, but be used everyday. Drag it through the yard, drop it in the dog dish, shut it in the car door…whatever torture it can endure. I’d like to be loved so much that the child never wants to part with it, no matter how grungy and mangled it becomes. Turtle tales is definitely going on my list of quilts to make really soon. It’s just adorable and I have the fabric in my stash to make it. I’ve even come up with a few "animal" projects of my own.

    —debra lee on November 11, 2015
  • All the baby quilts I have made have been utilitarian, and are often great canvases to expand my free-motion quilt skills. There are so many fun fabrics and so many ways to make a quilt that will withstand the many launderings needed. I figure I can always make an heirloom quilt later if called for.

    —Jane on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both types of baby quilts.

    —Karen on November 11, 2015
  • I am making what I hope will be an heirloom quilt after my first great
    grandson is finished with it. It is all hand appliqued and right now
    about 3/4’s done. I want him to use it and love it because it has been
    a real labor of love. The next one will be for my great granddaughter.

    —Elaine Fredrikson on November 11, 2015
  • All the baby quilts I have made are to be used. My grandkids have heirloom quilts from their great-granny to keep. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on November 11, 2015
  • I love to make adorable baby quilts but nothing hand appliqued. I stitch everything down by machine so it can be loved and adored every day including on laundry day!

    —Linda C on November 11, 2015
  • I have made many baby quilts throughout the years, mostly for gifts. I started with panels when I first started quilting, then went to piecing, rag quilts, applique. There are so many great patterns and so little time. I know the babies getting my quilts will cuddle with them for at least a year or two, or until they wear out!

    —Cynthia Fedak on November 11, 2015
  • Oh my goodness! What cute quilts! And here I am with twin grand babies coming soon! I love all of them.

    —Sherry Riggs on November 11, 2015
  • I would say, the baby quilts I’ve made are of the utilitarian variety. Made to be used & loved.

    —Susan on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts that are to be kept as family treasures. We display on a bedroom wall the Scottie dog baby quilt that my husband’s grandmother made for him 78 years ago. I made a copy of the quilt for my husband’s first great-nephew. Unfortunately, I’m not very fast, so the babies in my family are usually over a year old before the baby quilt is finished. I’m now trying to finish quilting the twin size redwork Sunbonnet Sue quilt I started for my great-niece as soon as I knew my niece was expecting. My great-niece is now 2, but she’ll really love her quilt when she finally gets it.

    —Nelda Mohr on November 11, 2015
  • My daughter is having a baby after trying for 3years would love to make one for her, the threads will help.

    Aruna on November 11, 2015
  • Mostly utilitarian, but I love animals and would be delighted to pass this on to the children that I sew for. I think these baby animal quilts would be a perfect introduction! Thank you for the opportunity to win this prize!

    —Karin on November 11, 2015
  • Are the baby quilts you’ve made of the utilitarian or heirloom variety?
    A little of both. I just did 1 each for 2 nieces babies. One is not here yet. I included a picture of their mothers when they were toddlers.

    —Lisa Huckins on November 11, 2015
  • Beautiful baby quilts, would love to have this book!

    —Theresa on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are for every day use. I used one pattern to make the first, but adapted other patterns to make the others. The book Animal Parade 2 has some lovely designs. Is Animal Parade still available?

    —Debbie M on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made quite a few baby quilts and have several more in the just started or planning stage (mostly for my 6 and 11 month grandsons). I’m hoping that they will be as attached to their quilts as their 2 daddies and 3 uncles. I make utilitarian quilts or at least quilts to be loved. I have no control over what their owners decide to do with them once they leave my hands, but generally I’ve been thrilled by their reception ( except for my ex-daughter-in-law who gave them away to the thrift shop. If I had known, I’d have bought them back.)

    —Carol C on November 11, 2015
  • Love, love, love the cute birds on a line.

    —Betsy Arabucki on November 11, 2015
  • I make my quilts to be used and loved. As i sew I think of the baby I am sewing for. Love the decorative thread too.

    Sue Shew

    —Sue on November 11, 2015
  • I want my baby quilts to be used.. for my 1st grandchild due in April I will also be making season and just happy wall hangings to brighten the room

    Debbie D on November 11, 2015
  • I recently finished a flannel baby quilt. My intention is to make childrens’ quilts for charity, however, the colors and the designs were very "baby-like". I just hope a child will like it and use it. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Carmen Rowan on November 11, 2015
  • My great granddaughter is having a baby in March and I would love to present her with one of these designs. They are wonderful.

    Patricia Lilja on November 11, 2015
  • I like to give away cute baby quilts, but I also think that you should hope that they get used. My philisophy is that if it is in rags after a few years, then it was a good quilt since it was loved. You could also give a heirloom type of wall hanging that matches the quilt that could be hung on the wall. Then you have the best of both worlds for a gift.

    —Janice on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are meant to be dragged, spit upon, spilled upon and totally loved. I know some have made their way to a wall of the baby’s room but that was not my intention. I want the new wee ones to be wrapped in my hugs and love. Animal Parade 2 is super. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

    —Audrey on November 11, 2015
  • These quilts are adorable. Anyone would love them.

    —anne on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are meant to be utilitarian. What a lovely giveaway.

    —Georgina on November 11, 2015
  • My first attempts at quilting were baby quilts, and they were utilitarian because I knew so little about quilting. If I were to make one now that I have some quilting skills, I would hope they would become heirlooms. I LOVE the birdie quilt!

    —Linda Taylor on November 11, 2015
  • baby quilts are to be used but I do know that are kept as heirlooms

    —Linda on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are utilitarian–I want them to be used & loved! But even utilitarian quilts can be cute! I have the first animal parade quilt book & love it!

    —Debra Reber on November 11, 2015
  • I already bought the book but would love the threads and another copy of the book to give to my daughter, else I may never see mine again!

    —Betty F. on November 11, 2015
  • I have made several applique baby quilts, and some plain pieced ones. Recipients have hung them on the wall or used them on cots. Love the new book and have just ordered the first one! I must try the Valdani threads too.

    —Jan Wills on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian is the path I take. My theory on baby quilts is for the recipient to love them to death, so I say abuse them and use them up. Even though they are utilitarian, many have handwork on them as I like to sit and embroider in the evening. Cherie’s animals are too cute; I must include her designs as I go forward.

    —Sandy W. on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are pieced but I’m always on the lookout for cute applique quilts for my Mom to make. Baby size applique quilts are her favorite to make and with 11 great-grandchildren and counting she makes lots of them.

    Mary Johnson on November 11, 2015
  • I am making an heirloom quilt all hand appliqued for my first great
    grandchild. I’m hoping it will be well used and then passed down in
    years to come. It has been a labor of love.

    —Elaine Fredrikson on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve done utilitarian as well as heirloom baby quilts – it depends on the family the quilt is going to.

    —sissa on November 11, 2015
  • so far I have made mainly utility baby quilts, but that Valdani perle cotton thread would really take them up to the next level, especially on an animal applique quilt. Hope I win!

    —Lynn Miller on November 11, 2015
  • I have a new grand-daughter and would love this book and thread. Her nursery has an animal theme, and this would be perfect.

    —Jacklyn on November 11, 2015
  • I believe they are both! They are meant to be used and loved a lot. Hopefully they will be treasured and cherished for a long time.

    Donna Hendricks on November 11, 2015
  • Animal Parade 2 quilts are soooo cute. They will be fun to make.

    —Diana Cruz on November 11, 2015
  • With 19 nieces & nephews now having children, I am making lots of baby quilts that get used every day as snuggle rugs, or somewhere clean to pop the baby on the floor when out visiting, and then washed in the washing machine when they get home. I loved Animal parade 1 and look forward to making several quilts out of Animal Parade 2 – starting with the elephants.

    —Lynne A on November 11, 2015
  • I love those baby quilts, especially the turtles. They are just adorable!

    —Judy W on November 11, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts to be used but not abused. I adore and appreciate art and handmade quilts but they are not quilts I make.

    Your book and Valdani Threads would be lovely to own.

    Thanks for the great give away.

    —Valerie Clark on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made about 15 baby quilts so far, mostly pieced with a couple of machine embroidered ones thrown in. Am now in the process of hand quilting a 40″ square wholecloth quilt to hang on the baby cradle where I display the porcelain baby dolls that I have made. This is a neat book and sure would like to win it – thanks for the chance!!!!

    —Janet E. on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made in the past are to be used and washed and dried over and over. But, I love, love the animal patterns in this book. I would love to make a few to put away for my future great grandchildren. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Sue K on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts to be used, but I know some are considered heirlooms.

    —Beth B on November 11, 2015
  • I always make baby quilt to be used- though some become Wal hanging by the parent’s choice. They always have appliqué on them – just so many cute deigns avilble.

    —Helen on November 11, 2015
  • I always make baby quilts to be used- though some become wall hangings by the parents’ choice. They always have appliqué on them – just so many cute designs available. Sorry for the bad typing in the previous comment.

    —Helen on November 11, 2015
  • Most family members are requesting utilitarian quilts so they can actually be used and washed.

    —Regina Harris on November 11, 2015
  • I would love to win this Animals on Parade 2 It is fantastic !!!

    —Linda Smith on November 11, 2015
  • The ones I’ve made are meant to be loved, but sturdy, so there’s minimal delicate hand stitching. They have to be washable as well as durable! My favorites for little ones tend to be the animals I’ve done. This book is super cute and will definitely add to my repertoire 🙂

    —Susan on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts have been usable. Cute but wanting to be used!

    —susie on November 11, 2015
  • The Animal Parade quilts are so cute! I like baby quilts to be used, but i know they are also Heirlooms

    —Marybeth P on November 11, 2015
  • Baby quilts made are meant to be used and if they survive they become heirlooms.

    —Joan on November 11, 2015
  • Most of the baby quilts I make are utilitarian as I make them to be used and snuggled under, but they are all made with love and very good materials. Hopefully they’ll be adored and used by the next generation as well.

    —Linda B on November 11, 2015
  • I would love to win the book as I have a nephew that was born in October
    and another baby that is due the first week in February. Both could use a quilt from their great aunt.

    —Elizabeth Olson on November 11, 2015
  • Being the grandmother of baby twins this book would get lots of use, especially the elephants.

    —Billie Shannon on November 11, 2015
  • Heirloom… and I am so excited for this book!

    —Ashley on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian!

    —Gill on November 11, 2015
  • And I forgot to say I want the baby quilts to be used so they are definitely utilitarian.

    —Billie Shannon on November 11, 2015
  • I mostly make quilts to be used rather than the heirloom type, but add some interesting quilting or special applique components to let the quilt sing!

    —kim dolan on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made so far are pretty much utilitarian. They are pretty cute, though! I have done a lot with a stack and slash kind of crazy quilt design which does give me lots of places to use the fancy stitches on my sewing machine. I’ve made some with panels and a few with applique. I had to enlarge spaceships from a fabric to do applique on my grandson’s spaceship quilt. It came out great and he loves it. (It would have been easier if I’d had a pattern for the spaceships in the first place!) I doubt very much if they will survive for future generations! They get washed constantly! I love the bird quilt in your new book! I so want to make this one!

    —Linda Braley on November 11, 2015
  • I have made both. It depends on the person receiving it if it will be utilitarian or not!

    —Doreen S on November 11, 2015
  • I prefer more fun but highly useful baby quilts like those in Animal Parade 2.

    —Tracee on November 11, 2015
  • I make quilts to be used, especially baby quilts. But some of the ones that I have made could be heirloom ones. Love the animals in this book. My grandsons would love the animals in these quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Dotti Mondoux on November 11, 2015
  • Useable and very cute. I’m expecting my first great grandbaby sometime today, and my second in January. I’m so excited!

    —Gwendolyn Clark on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are meant to be used even the embroidered ones with birth details. It makes your heart sing when the child interacts with the quilt – makes it all worthwhile, like the first smile

    —Kerry on November 11, 2015
  • I want my baby quilts to be used, so I guess that means they’re utilitarian. Thanks for the chance to win–these are adorable quilts!

    —KT on November 11, 2015
  • I make the utilitarian type…

    —Shannon Elizabeth Boudreau on November 11, 2015
  • I have recently completed a DWR for a friend who wanted to start a family tradition, but who does not sew. It was a wonderful experience and it was hard to say goodbye to the quilt until I met her recently engaged daughter. I like all types of quilts, but was delighted with this Animals in Parade book. I can’t wait to start a couple for some very special little boys.

    —Suzanne Knight on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are all utilitarian. The idea of a quilt that I’ve made being placed in a cupboard and only brought out to be looked at but not used gives me the horrors!
    I send the same quilt care instructions with all the baby quilts I make, "This quilt is to be used up and worn out. It is 100% cotton and can be thrown in the washer and dryer as often as required. Do not shut it in a cupboard or it will be sad!"
    I love the idea of a raggedy quilt being dragged around by a small child 😀

    Completely agree with you, Kayt – we don’t want any sad quilts! Such a cute idea for quilt-care instructions. –Jenny

    —Kayt Deans on November 11, 2015
  • OH OH This is perfect for a baby quilt competition I want to enter. Quilt is to be entered for jury on April first. I really want to win this one. The patterns are so fresh and cute.

    Cynthia Wood on November 11, 2015
  • Would love this book as I make baby quilts for children in palliative care.
    It would give me some new ideas which in turn would bless these sick children in hospital.

    —Heather Hiley on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve always tried to make "utilitarian" baby and kid’s quilts. I use good quality fabrics and batting, and now I machine quilt most so they last longer. I don’t want to see quilts I’ve made put away on a shelf and NOT enjoyed. If a quilt survives, then it can be labeled an "heirloom". Thanks for the giveaway, the new book looks wonderful !

    —Aggiequilter on November 11, 2015
  • I love making baby quilts & go at it with both outlooks—-I really want the quilts that I make to be used and well used but I want them to stand the test of time & maybe one day a next generation will also enjoy this lovey—-Even though living on a limited income, I try to use the best cotton fabric, batting & thread available—Of course sale’s help but these quilts are not only beautiful but they last many, many years- Nothing is more satisfying than the look of love on a little one’s face when they snuggle with their special quilt.

    —Charlotte Williams on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are intended to be utilitarian — wonderful to snuggle a baby in a quilt! But sometimes when I give them as gifts I hear "It’s too pretty to use, I will hang it on the wall!" To each his own I guess.

    —Lisa Marie on November 11, 2015
  • I think utilitarian is the goal, but it becomes an heirloom just because it was made with love added! When the children are eventually having their own children, no matter what condition, it IS an heirloom in the true-est sense!

    —Lynn on November 11, 2015
  • So far my baby quilts have been utilitarian; a reversible rag quilt (made of flannel and Minkee) and cuddly receiving blankets.

    The animal quilts in this new book are wonderful and inspiring.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    —Kathleen Dalecio on November 11, 2015
  • For my super clever and awesome neice – I’ve made heirloom. For others utilitarian…which they all still enjoy 10 years later!

    —Melody Lutz on November 11, 2015
  • All the quilts I’ve made for babies have definitely been made to be used. This book looks adorable and I would love to win. Have a friend who is getting her first grandbaby in March and I would love to make her a quilt from this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Sandy N on November 11, 2015
  • I love to make quilts that can be used. I love to see the receiptiant using the quilt I made for them. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Nancy on November 11, 2015
  • Heirloom

    —Connie on November 11, 2015
  • utilitarian…..cute animal book.

    —Tana McNac on November 11, 2015
  • We just found out we are pregnant with our third after trying for a long time. I pulled out and separated my fabric that I will be able to use for blankets and wipes. Mine will be general, I like the elephant one, so cute!

    Congratulations, Sunnie! –Jenny

    —Sunnie on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian Must be used and abused

    —Dorothy Livernash on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts that I have made are made to be used and loved, but I have made one wholecloth hand embroidered one. Not sure where that one is now.

    —Bridget on November 11, 2015
  • Oh definitely utilitarian….. I have only made two but they were the first things i quilted, so they were a bit basic looking back on them. They are well loved & used every day. which is what it is all about isn’t it.Passing on the love. the book looks great.

    —Suzanne Keal on November 11, 2015
  • I always want the baby quilts I make to be used; however they also have heirloom quality.

    —Pat on November 11, 2015
  • I love to make quilts that will be u\loved and used. The memories will last a lifetime.

    —Connie Thompson on November 11, 2015
  • The two baby quilts I have made were for my kids. They were definitely used but I have kept them for my kids- just in case- they consider them heirlooms.

    —Laura Carter on November 11, 2015
  • And want my quilts to be used as well.

    Rhonda Goss on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian

    —Denise Campbell on November 11, 2015
  • Please enter my name in the thread give away

    Thank You

    —Nancy Bertagnoli on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian, definitely. We are casual people and like to use what we get or make. By the way, I love both the bird quilt and that cute raccoon quilt. It would be tough to chose just one to make.

    —Karen L. on November 11, 2015
  • My quilts are made to be used and loved

    —Joan on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts have been from my friends quilt patterns…those are Robin Nelson’s from Craft Sisters blog. I would love to do one of these applique quilts and I’d love to win the perle cotton threads. They are always really a nice quality. Thanks for the chance to win these things.

    —Barbara Dolan on November 11, 2015
  • the pig quilt is so cute. LOVE to get your book and thread to give it a go. Thanks

    —Connie on November 11, 2015
  • I like to make quilts to be drug around by the little ones. My daughter had to have her’s at all times, getting it washed was a challenge at times!

    —Marcia A on November 11, 2015
  • I hope the baby quilts and for that matter all quilts I make and give as gifts get used. This is especially true of the baby quilts.

    —Rita S on November 11, 2015
  • Usually the quilts I make for children are utilitarian, they are meant to be used and well loved. Nothing pleases me more than to see my grandchildren, when they’re 8-10, still using the baby quilt I made for them. My grandson recently asked me to make him a ‘big boy’ quilt. While I’m making his sister a baby quilt, I’ll be looking for a new look for his quilt.

    —Susan Ross on November 11, 2015
  • I have always made utilitarian quilts for babies. But now that we have our first grandson, I need something special! ANIMALS ON PARADE 2 may just be what I am looking for!

    Jane v on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian quilts filled with love. The group I quilt with gives them to,children in hospitals or traumatic situations. We need to make a lot. But they are all filled with special thoughts and love.

    —Marsha Teter on November 11, 2015
  • Baby quilts are a great way to try out a new pattern or fabric combination. They are also fun to try out new quilting patterns on. I love to make cuddly ones that are used every day. But I also love to make special ones. My first grand child was born last summer and I made the pigs with ice cream cones quilt from the first Animal Parade book. This new book looks like it is full of great patterns.

    —Sylvia Owens on November 11, 2015
  • I have made a few Utilitarian quilts for friends but would love to do a Heirloom quilt for my new granddaughter so she can pass it down to her children

    Dora on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts that I make are definitely utilitarian. They are meant to be used and enjoyed by their small charges. My only requirement is to use as many colors as possible in my designs.

    —Joanne on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve never thought of the baby quilts I make as utilitarian or heirloom. They are always colorful, fun and personalized…and always made to be used, so I guess they are utilitarian.

    —Kathy E. on November 11, 2015
  • I make baby quilts to be used. I’m retired, but I would love to get this book and make some of the baby quilts. The quilts that were shown in this posting are adorable and look like such fun to make.

    —Pat Marquardt on November 11, 2015
  • My baby treasures are intended to be utilitarian but the recipients usually hang them on the wall as part of the nursery décor. This new book offers such delightful ideas.

    —Elizabeth King on November 11, 2015
  • I create different types of baby quilts depending on the recipient. Some quilts you know will be thrown on the floor, stepped on, covered in snot, spit, and poop. Those kind are wubbies. Beloved but set up to handle life’s insults to fabric and laundered frequently. The heirloom quilts are embroidered with the child’s name, DOB, etc and stitched with one of grandma’s hankies as a label. It never touches the floor, kid or dog. It is to look at, not use. New parents can pick their flavor or style as my family creates both versions.

    —Stephanie on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian. I love every quilt in this book!

    —Jeane on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve made 5 baby quilts – all utilitarian. I hope they are all loved to death! But these quilts are SOOOO cute! Definitely heirloom! I hope to win, but if not, will be looking for this book in my LQS!

    —Colleen on November 11, 2015
  • I have made a couple of baby quilts and would love to try these cuties.

    Brenda Busch on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts are mostly utilitarian. But I have created some heirloom ones as well!

    —Joan Beade on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made are utilitarian. Cheri’s animals are so cute and make fantastic baby quilts.!

    —Linda Webster on November 11, 2015
  • I try to make my baby quilts with a little whimsy and I also want them to be used. I think they can still be an heirloom even if they are used lovingly.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on November 11, 2015
  • Mine are usually utilitarian! I would love to try some of these cute applique ones though!

    —Lee on November 11, 2015
  • I want my quilts to be used and lived and loved to pieces. That being said one day I wouldn’t mind making something the grand babies could pass down.

    —Lorraine Smith on November 11, 2015
  • Mostly, utilitarian, but some
    "mommies" have chosen to preserve them. It’s their choice – I love making them for them.

    —Earlene Nelson on November 11, 2015
  • I would love to use the raccoon quilt pattern. All I have made have been utilitarian quilts. Babies like soft quilts after they have been washed a few times(maybe a dozen). I love to see babies and toddlers carry the quilt everywhere they go. Such joy.

    —Mary on November 11, 2015
  • I had the pleasure of meeting you in San Antonio a while back at Memories by the Yard. Your designs are absolutely adorable. I especially love the little birds.

    —MaryBeth on November 11, 2015
  • I like to make both, one heirloom to hang in the baby’s room and one sturdy one to use. Love the animals in this book!!

    —Bea on November 11, 2015
  • These baby quilts are SO Adorable!! The baby quilts I make are meant to be well used and loved. Utilitarian but built to last so they have the potential to become heirlooms.

    —Kelly Ann Landers on November 11, 2015
  • I’m currently making a baby quilt that I hope will be loved until it’s just threads. I guess that utilitarian.

    —Karen Watkins on November 11, 2015
  • As a fairly new quilter I haven’t had the opportunity to make any baby quilts yet :(. I would want my baby quilts to be used and much loved! I can’t wait to be a grandmother someday so I can make some of these adorable quilts!

    —Angelia L. on November 11, 2015
  • This looks like a great book. Love the turtles. I think quilts should be used & abused & if the survive the love, thats Great. Then they become heirlooms

    Carol on November 11, 2015
  • I always tell the recipient that I made the quilt to be used and would rather they be used and then if necessary, I will repair than them put the quilts in a closet and forget them. I would love to win this book so I can have a few new patterns. Thank you.

    —Lynda on November 11, 2015
  • utilitarian- I want them to be used and enjoyed

    —Karen H on November 11, 2015
  • Already used the giraffe applique from book 1 in a quilt. Love the birds on the line in book 2. Can’t wait to sew them!

    DeeAnn Fuchs on November 11, 2015
  • The baby quilts I make are all made to be used and washed and used and washed. That was they can cuddle babies as much as possible!

    —Linda on November 11, 2015
  • ALL I make is to be very well used ~ the "heirloom" is the memories!

    —Marty on November 11, 2015
  • Love the beautiful quilts in this new book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —v dale on November 11, 2015
  • OOPS! Forgot the comment, my kid’s quilts are made to use, but also want them to look nice.

    —v dale on November 11, 2015
  • I’ve never tried applique. These animals make me want to give it a whirl.

    —Lindi Goins on November 11, 2015
  • I definitely make utilitarian quilts. Of course I wouldn’t mind them lasting long enough to be used for many years!

    —Dee Davis on November 11, 2015
  • I have made many baby quilts over the years. I hope they use them, but I know a few were saved. I love the animals in your quilts and so would my sister.

    Lore Stanley on November 11, 2015
  • they are both utilitarian and heirloom. I absolutely love the patterns shown and the fabric choices make the designs pop!

    —Jennifer Essad on November 11, 2015
  • I hope they would be come heirloom but utiltarian i would like them to be use but well cared for

    —michele sanderson on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian, I want it to be used and washable without extra care.

    elr on November 11, 2015
  • I love to make all kids of quilts but I guess I would more fit into the utilitarian category. Love this new book!

    —Lori B. on November 11, 2015
  • I always want my quilts used especially my baby quilts.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on November 11, 2015
  • My baby quilts have been utilitarian. Hopefully they last a good, long time though.
    Thanks for the chance

    —Lenora on November 11, 2015
  • I make every kind of baby quilt there is but these are adorable! I’ll need to make some of these.

    —Chris on November 11, 2015
  • Having many grandchildren and a brand new great grandchild, I am in awe of this book and can see me making many of the great patterns.

    —Barb Batchelder on November 11, 2015
  • Utilitarian, but I do make them pretty and I hope they get used.

    —Alysa on November 11, 2015
  • I make my baby Quilts to be utilitarian as I know the Mothers usually like them enough to use everyday. As I use good cotton I know they will last a long time.

    —ELIZAJANE on November 11, 2015
  • Any baby quilts I have made have been utilitarian. Cheri’s quilts are beautiful and I love the Pachyderm Pals quilt.

    —Judy on November 11, 2015
  • My first quilts for baby are sweet, snuggly and made to last so that they can be well used. For the child’s first birthday I also make a "keeper quilt" that is dedicated to the child, signed and dated on the back with my label so that the family has a keepsake. My family have done this forever and now my children, siblings and cousins all know and do pretty much the same for each other. My Gramma did the same thing for 70 years, so I had a great Coach! I learned to quilt while sitting on her lap while she quilted on her frame. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lynn F. on November 12, 2015
  • I love the cute quilts from this book! I want baby quilts to be used!! They are utilitarian!

    —Elaine Shenkir on November 12, 2015
  • Utilitarian, but still interesting and attractive to look at. Pretty but inviting use!

    —Suzanprincess on November 12, 2015
  • I love it when the quilt is used. Dribble, sick, warmth or big squishy hugs, that is what a baby quilt is all about. I always use Valdani to stitch the babies name on the quilt and it holds up beautifully.

    —Tracey Payne on November 12, 2015
  • I love this book! I just made my best friend 2 baby quilts for her first grandchild. I would have to say I make the baby quilts both for utilitarian and heirloom. I want the mother/baby to enjoy the quilts and then carefully store them to pass down later. My oldest son is 33 and I still have the quilt my mother had made for him. This book would be a joy to any quilter.

    —Alesha K on November 12, 2015
  • Oh, what endearing animals she has created for these baby quilts. Have many grands and always a new one coming up. Would dearly love to have this book and make quilts that are both utilitarian and will become heirlooms some day..

    Donna on November 12, 2015
  • I would like that they be loved to pieces, then take the piece that remains and sew it into a new larger quilt for the growing child.

    —Margaret on November 12, 2015
  • My first baby quilt I made was for my first born son. I can still see him holding onto a corner ,while it was drying on the line. This was for him truly utilitarian. That was more than 35 yrs. ago……

    —Rosemarie on November 12, 2015
  • I make baby quilts for the babies to cuddle in but hatve made two special heirloom type baby quilts as well. I absolutely love the quilts in your new book. I have to have it. I already have the first one. Thank you for the giveaway. I can’t wait to get the book the raccoons are screaming for me to make them. 🙂

    —Elma Lutman on November 12, 2015
  • That elephant quilt is the loveliest!

    Emma @ Energy Company Numbers on November 12, 2015
  • I am a quilter of Quilts that I want to be used and Loved.
    Spending a lot of time on quilts, why not use them.
    My favourite style is Applique. The quilts in Cheri’s book are so different and gorgeous, fabulous, cute, whimsical. – I could go on and on.
    I would love to win Animal Parade 2 and I commend Cheri for her talent and sharing it with the quilting world.

    —Lesley on November 12, 2015
  • My sister still has what is left of the first quilt I ever made which was for her now 41 year old son.

    I’ve made applique quilts and cheaters quilts and a shoofly quilt that took me 11 years to make for the children in my family.

    Heirlooms only in the sense that in my family I’m the one who does this. In other families there are grandmothers and mothers to do this. In my family there was and is only me.

    I love the designs in this new book. The colors and the naturalness of the animals make these quilts so different from other baby quilts out there.

    —Carole Plourde on November 12, 2015
  • So cute!

    —Mary Fowler on November 12, 2015
  • I always tell the recipient of my baby quilts they are to be USED not hung on the wall. I wash them before giving them away to be sure they will withstand lots of play time and many washings!

    —Helen on November 12, 2015
  • Utilitarian, although I have always thought of them as sturdy. I guess I hope it will last long enough to become an heirloom 🙂

    —Mia on November 12, 2015
  • These quilts are just as cute as her first book. Everyone should get both of them.

    —NancyB on November 12, 2015
  • I’ve made both types but am a firm believer that quilts are meant to be used and regardless of the method made I hope that my quilted gifts are well loved.

    —Colette Wilson on November 12, 2015
  • Heirloom quilts? Maybe, but they also have to be fun, lovely to look at and Oh, so useful. I love to combine piecing, applique and hand embroidery. Would love to win Cheri’s new book and thread as I have a new grandchild on the way!!!

    —Barbara Niekerk on November 12, 2015
  • Baby quilts need to be sturdy and bright! They must withstand lots of laundering, so mine are mostly utilitarian!

    —Claire on November 12, 2015
  • Oh these quilts are precious! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of another grandchild and the theme of the nursery is forest animals! These are absolutely perfect and I can see at least a couple of them have to be made for this precious little person that will be joining our family. Most of the quilts I make are for the baby to cuddle with, wrap up in and use. I tell my grandbabies that it’s a portable hug from Mamaw! Would love to win this book and make some more lovies for my babies!

    —Celene Thelen on November 12, 2015
  • Almost all of my baby quilts have been of the utilitarian kind. But that does not mean I cannot add these adorable applique characters to them.

    —Nancy N on November 12, 2015
  • I’d have to say utilitarian. I want my baby quilts to be loved and used. But I think they can also be heirloom because the are loved and handed down.

    —Martha on November 12, 2015
  • Both! Some to use regularly and will hold up for a lot of wear and tear, but just LOVE the adorable appliques in the new book as well as the first edition! Just can’t wait to get a copy of the "2″!

    —Jackie on November 12, 2015
  • Utility baby quilts. Meant to be used. Pretty is nice, but they are meant to be used, and used, and used. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be fun, too!! Would love that book and those threads!!

    —Marilyn Rose on November 12, 2015
  • I do a mixture of both but mostly utilitarian…..my youngest grandson received a precious quilt while in the PICU on a ventilator for 2 weeks….it has been almost 2 yrs since and he still cuddles with that quilt…..I enjoy making quilts for my 3 grandsons, 3 nephews and the wonderful children that are sick and need that special extra hug….the quilts in this book are perfect for all three.

    —sandie on November 12, 2015
  • I usually make utility quilts for babaies, but this book of animal quilts is fabulous — time to change my thinking!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on November 12, 2015
  • I like to make both. One that they can use every day and one for a keepsake.

    —LaVonne Beach on November 12, 2015
  • Even though I have been told that this baby quilt is too pretty to use, I only make a baby quilt to be used, or loved to threads. I enjoy making baby quilts and love giving them to those I love. Adding the whimsical designs from Animal Parade 2 to my quilts would make the quilts even more special!

    —marlene on November 12, 2015
  • All of the baby quilts I have made were utilitarian. However with more grandchildren on the way, I hope to make each of them a precious keepsake. Nothing expresses more love and caring than a quilt.

    —Rebecca H. on November 12, 2015
  • Utilitarian. I’m new to quilting so I don’t consider my work of heirloom quality yet.

    —Ellen Camden on November 12, 2015
  • I want the quilts I make to be used and loved even if they are hand stitched so they must be utilitarian.

    —Susan S on November 12, 2015
  • I prefer the style as in this new book. They are fun to do and look at.

    —Sharron Coxon on November 12, 2015
  • I always make utilatarian quilts and hope they are used, even if I make one I think may be heirlom I am quickly shot down when I see how the quilts are used. Joke is on me.

    —Janet Crossman on November 12, 2015
  • Love the raccoons! My quilts are utilitarian but keepers!

    —Allison CB on November 12, 2015
  • Most of mine have been of the utilitarian kind because I want them to use the quilt not put it away for someday.

    —Bonnie Miller on November 12, 2015
  • Most of my baby quilts are utilitarian because I want the child to use it for a long time, but If I win this book, I will consider making an heirloom one. I love making beautiful things.

    —Lee Beckman on November 12, 2015
  • Just love all the baby quilts and would love to win book.

    —Olga Castillo on November 12, 2015
  • Love all the baby quilts with the opportunity to practice sewing on the appliqued baby animals.

    —Olga Castillo on November 12, 2015
  • Generally mine are of the utilitarian kind, as I make them to send away to foreign missions. I have made heirloom ones for babies born in the family. I love the ones featured is this book!!!

    —Gloria on November 12, 2015
  • Oh so cute must get better at this type of quilt.

    Evelyn Edmisten on November 12, 2015
  • I love everything Cheri Leffler comes up with!

    —Lisa Sharpe on November 12, 2015
  • I’d have to say utilitarian. And very few if more than one. These animal quilts tempt me to drop my knitting needles and start doing more quilting!

    —Tabitha D. Bezalel on November 12, 2015
  • Are the baby quilts you’ve made of the utilitarian or heirloom variety?…. I guess I have made some of each but I would rather make for a third choice…. "Well Loved"!!! Grand #5 just arrived with a very bumpy arrival, I just hope he learns to love his quilts as much as he is loved!

    —Tonie Peterson on November 12, 2015
  • No grandchildren but I made a quilt for my son over 30 years ago which went on to be used by two other families.

    I do make a number of baby quilts for Project Linus.

    —Gloria on November 13, 2015
  • I have made 2 for my granddaughter so far. One utilitarian, and one "heirloom". I want them both to be used, really!

    —NancyB from Many LA on November 13, 2015
  • I’m a very utilitarian quilt maker and novice. this book looks amazing. My fave example is the butterfly & turtle quilt; so precious!

    —roz b on November 13, 2015
  • We have several new babies coming and I would love to win the give away.

    —Patricia Phaiah on November 13, 2015
  • I want my baby quilts to be well loved, dragged all over the house, made into tents and so on. I love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Diane on November 13, 2015
  • Definitely utilitarian~ made to be used and enjoyed ^^

    —Tamara on November 13, 2015
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of Animal Parade 2!! It is supposed to be in stock at my favorite quilt shop in a week or two. The designs are so cute and contemporary. My daughter is having a baby in March and I have decided to do a bird theme…the cover quilt will be perfect!! I always do soft, snuggly quilts for my grandchildren. They may "border on" heirloom, but I really want the babies to use and enjoy them! Thanks you…

    —Pam Crecelius on November 13, 2015
  • I have made many heirloom and utilitarian quilts. I am now working on two great grand babies coming.I am 76 and so thankful I can still quilt! I could put this gift to good use!

    —Suzanne Gibson on November 13, 2015
  • The baby quilt I made for our first child was very usable, but it was hand-quilted because I had more free time then. Our second child received a baby quilt that was all machine-stitched. I made it bigger than the first one so she could use it into her toddler years. Our third child didn’t get a baby quilt, since I was busy caring for three young children. The quilt I finally made for her was a bed-sized utility quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute book and thread pack!

    —JLouise on November 13, 2015
  • The baby quilt I made for our first child was more of an heirloom because I hand-quilted it, but we did use it. All the rest of my baby quilts have been machine-stitched utility quilts. I want them to be used and enjoyed. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute book and thread collection!

    —JLouise on November 13, 2015
  • Both. I want them used so I make them sturdy so they will last and can be handed down.

    —Julie on November 13, 2015
  • I would love the information to learn more about quilting baby quilts. With retirement looming next month, I would love to learn new skills.

    —Sue on November 13, 2015
  • Utilitarian. I want the baby quilts I make to be used and loved!

    —Sherri G on November 13, 2015
  • I hope the quilts end up being both, both my primary goal is a quilt that a child can use and enjoy, that Mom can wash, again and again!. I try to make them sturdy so they will last and are able to be passed down, but my primary interest is for the particular child can have some fun now!

    —Laura on November 13, 2015
  • I’ve done both. I usually do applique for the heirloom and piecing for the utilitarian. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Sherry Fram on November 13, 2015
  • I have made several quilts from Animal Parade 1! Can hardly wait to get a copy pd #2! These patterns go together so well. I love the combination of piecing and charming appliqué to combine to make a wonderful quilt!

    —Diane Sales on November 13, 2015
  • Both – but mostly utilitarian. However, I have a friend who loves Raccoons and would love to make it for her. Such cute quilts with the animals.

    Thanks, j

    —Jennifer Evans on November 13, 2015
  • I always try to make useable quilts

    —Marian on November 13, 2015
  • I make baby quilts of the utilitarian type. These quilts are made to be loved and used everyday until they fall apart!

    —Laura on November 13, 2015
  • I made baby quilts when my daughter was expecting her twins. It was a learning experience because the only quilting I’d ever done was years ago and at the time I had no idea what I was doing and probably did everything wrong! I worked hard on the latest two quilts but intended them to be used. I’m hoping as the girls grow they will love them as much as I loved making them, and I hope they get a lot of use!

    —Carol on November 13, 2015
  • Adorable, just what I am seekin for new granddaughter

    —Carol on November 13, 2015
  • The only baby quilt I’ve done was a traditional quilt. Just had twin grandbabies, a boy and a girl. These look so fun! Love the animal theme which fits right in with their nursery. Would love to win a copy of this book and make a quilt for each one of them.

    —Vicki on November 13, 2015
  • Utilitarian-but those can turn into heirlooms! The quilts in your new book are soooooo cute!

    —Teresa on November 13, 2015
  • I have never made a baby quilt. In fact, I have never made a quilt. I am new to quilting, so I stick to small projects. If I were to make a quilt, I would use it. If I gave it as a gift, I guess it is up to the person receiving the quilt as to how they want to use it.

    —Virginia Bronner on November 13, 2015
  • Utilitarian for baby quilts, they will be washed many times over, dragged around, and hopefully loved.

    —Susan on November 13, 2015
  • I want this book so badly! If I win, I am going to make the Raccoon quilt. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen–and I am going to keep if for myself!

    —Sherry Neph on November 13, 2015
  • I love the new book and beautiful thread collection. Would love to win!

    —Donna N. on November 13, 2015
  • These are so adorable, would love to win it. My first baby quilt was for my new born daughter 45 years ago. My Mom had hand carted wool and sandwiched into a bat on the big square frame set up in her living room. I painted, with Artex, butterflies on white satin fabric, just making what we know today as a duvet cover. This way it could be removed to be washed. Later others I made were sturdy machine quilted recording the birth of the baby I made it for. Also made lots of usable quilts to give to less fortunate children. Often with donated fabric along with my own.

    —Terry on November 13, 2015
  • My baby quilts are utilitarian and heirloom. The center 4 blocks are themed. Away from the center, the blocks become teaching tools with fabrics to represent family, history, interests. I stitch in the ditch around the blocks and then do a crosshatching through the centers. The borders get 3 lines of straight stitching to hold everything together.

    —Ocotilla on November 13, 2015
  • Make it to use it! It will become an heirloom.

    —Diana O on November 13, 2015
  • I made a baby quilt with baby faces embroidered on each block. I have three children and didn’t date the quilt (I’ve since reformed) and to this day I can’t remember which child I made the quilt for! Most of my quilts are made to be used. If they fade and wear, I’m not going to get stressed out.

    —Joyce Ward on November 13, 2015
  • I have made quilts to be used and/or hung on the wall in the baby’s
    room. As the child grows — I make quilts that reflect their
    interests and favorite colors etc. All the quilts I make for
    children are not very complicated — but hopefully just used a lot
    and enjoyed.
    The quilts in the book are adorable — I love them and am sure that
    any child would be delighted to have one.

    —Dorothy M on November 13, 2015
  • Most of my baby quilts to have and to hold–to cuddle, cling to and take comfort from.

    —Linda Haan on November 13, 2015
  • Both!

    —Elaine on November 13, 2015
  • I love the addition of applique to the simple pieced blocks, especially cute animals!

    —Susan on November 13, 2015
  • I make both types! Each new Grandbaby gets an heirloom quilt and then at least two utilitarian quilts. Then additional quilts are added as they each grow and interests change. They are well used by the Grands, which allows me to keep on making more quilts for them! I love the first book, and would truly love to have both of them…..I make many children’s quilts as give-always too!

    —Sharon Linders on November 13, 2015
  • My baby quilts are utilitarian in that I want them used and loved on. There is nothing more heartwarming that a picture of one my grandsons cuddled up and sleeping on quilt I made for him! That’s the best!
    This is the cutest book on baby quilts I have ever seen and would love to have a copy!

    —Deborah Fields on November 13, 2015
  • Utilitarian, because I want the quilts to be used.

    —Joye on November 13, 2015
  • These animal appliques are darling. The baby quilt I make are loved to pieces, both of my sons could use new binding and be ready to go again.
    My quilt guild is making charity quilts for violent and abused children, what could be more loving than baby animals.

    —Pam Motil on November 13, 2015
  • Unilitarian I make them to be used and kept as a keepsake.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on November 13, 2015
  • I have made both. Some that I intended for utilitarian changed purpose and the parents decided to hang them on the wall instead of cuddling with them. I love the new book and beautiful thread collection. Would love to win!

    —Dar on November 13, 2015
  • I quilt is cuter than the next. Absolutely adorable.

    —Barbara Selenik on November 13, 2015
  • Oh, my gosh. The baby animals are darling. One of my favorite parts of making a quilt is to finish with some embroidery. The designer perle-cotton pack from Valdani Threads!with the quilt pattern book would bring the projects ‘over the top’. I have not used perle cotton on quilts and it is just the best idea ever. The pictures are wonderful.

    —Judy Cooper on November 13, 2015
  • I will make an heirloom quilt first while waiting for the baby to be born and then go for a utilitarian quilt.

    —Sally on November 13, 2015
  • I always plan to make a utilitarian quilt but the parents of the recipients sometimes decide they have to be kept pristine and hang them on the wall instead of using them on their children.

    —Lucy LL on November 13, 2015
  • The only quilt I have made was definitely utilitarian. I am not an experienced quilter, so I have a ways to go to be heirloom.

    —joyce on November 13, 2015
  • I tend to make utilitarian baby quilts…I want them to be loved and used!

    —Sherril M. on November 13, 2015
  • I like utilitarian quilts, especially for infants and children. They should be fun and pretty for babies and children to enjoy. I love your
    animal quilts, how cute.

    —Cindy Schultz on November 13, 2015
  • Utilitarian! Babies need to snuggle with heir quilts!!

    —Lena on November 13, 2015
  • The baby quilts I have made are to be used, and hopefully carried around and washed many times.

    —Carol on November 13, 2015
  • I’ve made both, but primarily utility quilts. Nothing makes me happier than to see one of my quilts looking "all worned out", as my son used to say!

    —Renee Welton on November 13, 2015
  • Currently working on a quilt with rocking horses appliqued for a new grand baby but just love Sweet Tweets

    —karen on November 13, 2015
  • I usually make utilitarian quilts, I want them to be used.

    Lynn Whinery on November 13, 2015
  • I always make utilitarian quilts for babies. so then can be wrapped up in them for warmth and then play on it.

    —Florence Daly on November 13, 2015
  • I always try to make useable quilts

    —Jocelyne Sansoucy on November 13, 2015
  • I want my quilts to be used but still fun to use.

    —Margaret on November 13, 2015
  • I always make baby quilts to be used and loved. That usually means washing. So I want them to hold up well. The book looks great, I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Deanna on November 13, 2015
  • So far I’ve completed 2 hand applique quilts that were started by my grandmother and mother for me (before 1950) so I would say they are heirloom but we used them so utilitarian too. I have more uncompleted baby and child quilts that are waiting for me to get to them. By the time they are completed they will qualify for heirloom too.

    —Sue H on November 13, 2015
  • Definitely made to be used and loved!

    —Mary Lou Upton on November 13, 2015
  • I prefer to make baby quilts and others as well that will be used well.

    —tac on November 13, 2015
  • Definitely utilitarian. There are no babies in my family so all the baby quilts I do are for charity.

    —Peggy C on November 13, 2015
  • I’ve made two baby quilts. My intention is that they are to be used, loved, and worn out. I’m afraid, though, that they’ve been put away as too nice to use….

    —Annie on November 13, 2015
  • Such cute quilts from the book. I wouldn’t make an heirloom quilt for a baby – quilts are for daily use, especially for babies or young children, so a utilitarian quilt is the best choice for me.

    —Karen F on November 13, 2015
  • I have made both, but most are made to be really used for at least the first five years of the child life. I love your new book and have added it to my wish list.

    —Linda Christianson on November 13, 2015
  • I make quilts for babies to be used for years. For family members I always make a second special quilt, a keepsake if you will. I adore these animal quilts.

    —Barbara on November 13, 2015
  • mine are meant to be loved and enjoyed

    —Esther on November 13, 2015
  • I strive for utilitarian, but don’t our favorite utilitarian items become our treasures?

    —Caren on November 13, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made are of the utilitarian variety. They are well used and loved.

    —Nicole Sender on November 13, 2015
  • I’ve made quilts that are to be used and loved and washed a lot and drug around during the toddler years. And maybe wrapped around a doll or a pet.

    —Cegnfred on November 13, 2015
  • I like to make both kinds of baby quilts. I like to make soft, highly usable quilts with animal print fabrics, and I enjoy making beautiful quilts parents can use for special occasions and for photographs. But I have not yet made any appliqué animals on my quilts. I will definitely need to soon, these baby animal appliqués are adorable!!

    —Kris Valle on November 14, 2015
  • My baby quilts are utilitarian so they can be cuddled and loved.

    —Sam on November 14, 2015
  • I make utilitarian quilts for babies, but I’m not sure they always get used. The moms sometimes want to cherish it and are somehow afraid they are going to "hurt" it. I always include washing instructions and a color catcher sheet to encourage them to use it.

    —Janice on November 14, 2015
  • I love animal quilts! The ones in this book are absolutely adorable! I love the quilt blocks combined with the applique! Thank you for a wonderful book!

    Kathy G. on November 14, 2015
  • Utilitarian. When I gift a quilt I always tell everyone please use it do not store it in a closet. The love I put in my quilts are because I want to see the recipient wrapped up in the quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on November 14, 2015
  • The utilitarian variety. Love Masked Mischief!

    Sallie on November 14, 2015
  • I like to make quilts that I think are adorable but sturdy enough to withstand years of loving! I want that baby to be wrapped in my best wishes!

    —Mary Smith on November 14, 2015
  • I always want my quilts to be used to cuddle with .. No matter the age of the recipient .. This book looks adorable.

    —Mary on November 14, 2015
  • The quilts I made for my grandchildren were more of the heirloom. I don’t think they w ere ever used much.

    Sandy R. on November 14, 2015
  • I make quilts to be used by the recipient – and used, and used. I love applique and embroidery – and to add a little whimsy to a child’s quilt is so much fun.Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Sally A. on November 14, 2015
  • I have some baby’s to make these adorable quilts for!

    —Sheila on November 14, 2015
  • The baby quilts that I have made are more utilitarian, but I have some designs that are more heirloom styles. The quilts you showed are darling. I have three grandchildren that are marriage aged. I don’t want to rush them, but think I may make baby quilts while I am still able.

    —Nancy Angerer on November 14, 2015
  • I have made lots of kinds of Baby quilts. The first quilt i ever made was for my sister’s first baby and i used gingham checks squares in 4 colors and hand quilted it. I was hooked and have made lots – the last one for my first Granddaughter!

    —juanita on November 14, 2015
  • I usually do a utilitarian type quilt. I want the to be used!

    —T Hays on November 14, 2015
  • Always utilitarian. I have found that sometimes the baby’s parents are reluctant to use a new hand made quilt because they don’t want it to get dirty. I encourage usage & offer washing instructions.

    —Gail Kelly on November 14, 2015
  • The baby quilts I’ve made have been neutral in colour and cuddly. I definitely want to add this book to my collection, I need ideas as I have 2 baby quilts to make for twin boys (gulp). Thanks for the giveaway =)

    —Janet G on November 14, 2015
  • I think mine have been more heirloom, but I have thrown in a few cartoon characters in for toddlers quilts.

    —Karen Propes on November 15, 2015
  • I make my quilts to be used. One I made recently was used for "Kathryn" to sit on in the grass with her 1st birthday cake in front of her! Make me smile and I knew how much her Mother thought of me and my quilt.

    —Sandy on November 15, 2015
  • I made my second grandson an heirloom quilt featuring their family dog, Taffy, but have also made quick utilitarian baby quilts. The Taffy quilt was used for many years as a wall hanging.

    —B J Kinney on November 15, 2015
  • I make my quilts to be used and lived, but hope they are constructed well enough to live on as heirlooms.

    —Sandie on November 15, 2015
  • I have done several applique quilts. Some include Noah Ark, Owl & Floral. Y’our quilts are stunning! Thank you for this offer.

    —Anna Hollar on November 15, 2015
  • Utilitarian–to be used and enjoyed!

    —Susan on November 16, 2015
  • Would love to have this book; we are expecting our first GREAT grandchild!

    —Joyce Rejba on November 16, 2015
  • I have made both a Utilitarian to be used and dragged around and a more heirloom with embroidery. Love all your animal quilts, so cute!

    —Donna H. on November 16, 2015
  • Definitely not heirloom!

    —Kare on November 16, 2015
  • Generally, baby quilts have been utilitarian. Some gifts made for snuggling have ended up being hung on the nursery wall for decoration. These precious animal quilts would definitely become heirloom-they are just darling!!

    —MaryJ B. on November 16, 2015
  • Usally utilitarian, would rather them be used and enjoyed than put up in a closet and never enjoyed.

    —connie b on November 16, 2015
  • Definitely mostly utilitarian! I make wall hangings for family that I hope will be passed on. Most of my quilts are "kids comfort" for the guilds service projects. These quilts I use as practice for various techniques and to try out various decorative stitches. I love doing applique quilts for the little kids quilts – animals, trains and letters are top faves of the little ones. This book has some cute animals just begging to be on a quilt. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the quilts shown and for the chance to win.

    —sharon l-s on November 17, 2015
  • I haven’t made any baby quilts yet but I’d probably make more of the utilitarian (but fun)

    Carmen N on November 17, 2015
  • Utilitarian, easy to wash and easy to use.

    —Becky G on November 17, 2015
  • I generally make utility quilts that can be placed on the floor when visiting friends and relatives that the baby can lie on or crawl around on. They are washable.

    —Liz Adams on November 17, 2015
  • I try to make my baby quilts both utilitarian, as in able to be used, but a possible heirloom too. Preferably a worn out heirloom, from love. cdahlgren at live dot com

    —Cindy Dahlgren on November 17, 2015
  • Some of each…have made all my grandchildren a quilt and as each comes along, there is something more that I add…the first was a kit, the second and third (twins) were themed fabric and I picked out the design, the fourth was applique sailboats that I designed. Love the quilts shown for this book…animals are so cute and LOVE Valdani perle cotton!!!

    —Rosalie on November 17, 2015
  • I have made both types of quilts over the years and especially love baby quilts.
    It’s so special when a picture or story about the baby’s love of a special quilt is shared …it makes it all worthwhile. I would love to have Cheri’s wonderful new book with the great colours of perle cotton.

    —Alfreda Rupert on November 17, 2015

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