You’re invited: a baby-quilt blog tour! (+ giveaway)

Detail of Tiny Textured Trees quilt
Detail from The Birdhouse Quilt
You’re right on time! So glad you could make it to our Modern Baby baby shower—a blog tour featuring sweet, cuddly quilts for babies on the way (or those who’ve just recently arrived). Follow along for the next two weeks as some of today’s hottest designers share their favorite baby stories, introduce you to their modern baby-quilt designs, and reveal the inspiration behind their adorable quilts.

As you visit each blogger on their tour day, be sure to comment for your chance to win a copy of the Modern Baby eBook—there’ll be 13 chances to win!

Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or someone who just Googled “how to make a baby-quilt blanket,” you’ll discover delightful projects in Modern Baby to finish in time for the baby shower. Let’s learn a little about these popular designers and their latest baby quilts!

Busy Blocks quilt “Busy Blocks” • Shea Anderson
Shea is owner of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a former middle-school math teacher turned pattern designer—two careers that are, surprisingly, not so different from each other! When not designing, Shea can be found raising two preschoolers with her husband, or sewing with her fellow members of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, of which she is president and cofounder. Visit Shea’s blog on Friday, April 19.
“Marbles” • Jake Finch
Jake has been addicted to fabric since she could say, “Mine!” The author of four books and a contributor to numerous others, Jake has been a designer and teacher for many years. With the support of fellow fabric addicts, Jake is also the creator and publisher of Generation Q, an online and print magazine that celebrates creative stitching, especially quilts. Jake lives in Southern California with her husband, 11-year-old daughter, five cats, and six fish. Visit Jake at the Generation Q blog on Monday, April 22.
Marbles quilt

Floating Pyramid and Vertigo quilts
“Floating Pyramid” and “Vertigo” • Audrie Bidwell

Born in Singapore and raised in Australia, Audrie found quilting after she moved to the United States. Quilting was the perfect outlet for her creativity and has led her to a community she is proud to be part of. Audrie loves working with bright colors and drawing inspiration from traditional designs. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two Ragdoll kitties. Audrie is also a contributor to Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. Visit Audrie’s blog on Tuesday, April 23.

“Tiny Textured Trees” • Carolyn Friedlander
Carolyn designs quilts and fabric from her hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, where she draws inspiration from features of the Florida landscape, as well as the architecture, history, and cultural identity of St. Louis, Missouri, where she studied and practiced architecture for several years. Visit Carolyn’s blog on Wednesday, April 24.
Tiny Textured Trees quilt
Daddy's Little Girl quilt “Daddy’s Little Girl” • Melissa Corry
Once Melissa discovered the virtual quilting community, what was once a hobby grew to a business, Happy Quilting. Melissa started doing tutorials on her blog, which then expanded into selling her own patterns, which in turn led to being a contributor to this book. Visit Melissa’s blog on Thursday, April 25.
“Fractured Hexagons” • Jen Eskridge
Jen has been quilting and sewing for more than half her life. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in apparel design and is the owner of ReannaLily Designs. She’s published many patterns as well as two books, including her latest, Hexagons Made Easy. Visit Jen’s blog on Friday, April 26.
Fractured Hexagons quilt
Modern Shapes Sampler quilt “Modern Shapes Sampler” • Sarah Flynn
Sarah lives in Cork, Ireland, with her husband and children. Despite a strong family tradition of crafting, she only started sewing in 2008, and quilting in 2010. She immediately fell in love with modern quilting and soon began experimenting with her own designs. She is now an unrepentant quilting and fabric addict! Visit Sarah’s blog on Monday, April 29.
“Bubbles” • Dana Bolyard
Dana has blogged since 2007, finding it the perfect platform for cultivating a creative life. She likes that blogging allows her to put a date stamp on what matters to her at any given moment—whether it relates to motherhood, quilting, soap making, photography, or simply the average daily routine. Documenting the quilts she makes is an added bonus! Visit Dana’s blog on Tuesday, April 30.
Bubbles quilt
Cross Weave quilt “Cross Weave” • Amy Smart
Growing up, Amy learned to sew from her mom, but it wasn’t until she had her first baby that she really started quilting with a vengeance. In 2008, she started her own blog and enjoys connecting with the online quilting community. Behind the scenes, Amy’s a wife to a patient husband, as well as mom to four active kids. The family lives in Utah. Visit Amy’s blog on Wednesday, May 1.
“The Birdhouse Quilt” • Carrie Bloomston
Carrie is an artist, designer, abstract painter, and sewist. After studying painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, she owned a mural-painting business for 16 years. Now, when not hanging out with her kids and husband, she is wearing a bunch of hats for her new sewing-pattern company, SUCH Designs. “My goal is to help people to sew simple, artful stuff,” Carrie says. “Think of me as your inner-artist enabler!” Visit Carrie’s blog on Thursday, May 2.
The Birdhouse Quilt
Star Light Star Bright quilt “Star Light, Star Bright” • Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Victoria wanted to be part of a community of quilters who were making quilts that excited her, so she started her own blog. She also maintains, a place where she describes her process for designing unique quilts. Victoria recently won Best of Show for her “Double Edged Love” quilt at QuiltCon. Visit Victoria’s blog on Friday, May 3.
“Square Dance” • Lindsey Rhodes
Lindsey was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up always dabbling in something crafty. She taught herself to sew at the age of 16 after inheriting an old Singer sewing machine. Her grandmother had written Lindsey’s name on the underside of the machine, and that small gesture sparked an enduring love of sewing, quilting, and design. Lindsey lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two small children. Visit Lindsey’s blog on Monday, May 6.
Square Dance quilt
Jazzed-Up Tumbling Blocks quilt “Jazzed-Up Tumbling Blocks” • Pippa Eccles Armbrester
Pippa has a fondness for geometric designs and colorful solid fabrics, focusing on patterns that balance the tradition of quilting with a whimsical approach. She lives and works in Boston with her husband, Kyle, and her tiny teacup poodle, Martin. Pippa is also the author of Solids, Stripes, Circles, and Squares. Visit Pippa’s blog on Tuesday, May 7.

Modern BabyHere’s your first chance on the tour to win a copy of the Modern Baby eBook! Tell us about a baby quilt you’ve made (or are planning to make) in the comments and you’ll be entered to win. We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and notify the winner by email.

Purchase your copy of Modern Baby today and instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Audrey, who writes:

“Baby has never been so lucky to be covered with these wonderfully modern quilts. I am finishing a baby quilt for a friend’s newest wee one who will arrive today. Like the last few baby quilts, I have taken a traditional design,a four patch, updated the fabrics with the addition of lots of light and I have slashed and inserted light areas. Love those areas to practise my machine quilting and seal in my love for the newest one. The upcoming blog tour should be fun. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.”

Audrey, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!

Coming up on the Modern Baby blog tour:

Friday, April 19: Shea Henderson at Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio
Monday, April 22: Jake Finch at Generation Q Magazine
Tuesday, April 23: Audrie Bidwell at Blue Is Bleu
Wednesday, April 24: Carolyn Friedlander at Carolyn Friedlander
Thursday, April 25: Melissa Corry at Happy Quilting
Friday, April 26: Jen Eskridge at ReannaLily Designs
Monday, April 29: Sarah Flynn at Fairy Face Designs
Tuesday, April 30: Dana Bolyard at Old Red Barn Co.
Wednesday, May 1: Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter
Thursday, May 2: Carrie Bloomston at Such Designs
Friday, May 3: Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Bumble Beans Inc.
Monday, May 6: Lindsey Rhodes at LR Stitched
Tuesday, May 7: Pippa Eccles Armbrester at Pippa Quilts


  • I have a bundle of organic flannels for making a baby quilt. Now, what pattern to use? How do to sew with the thicker flannels? It would be nice to win this book for the ideas, as see so many that are cute. Who can pass by cute birdie’s for a baby quilt?

    —MarciaW on April 18, 2013
  • The first quilt I made completely start to finish, doing the quilting myself, was a baby quilt for my newest niece. I was inspired by a pair of socks, of all things, and designed a modern argyle quilt — 3 large diamonds, criss-crossed with a pretty floral trim, in a soft polka dot background. Pictures are on my blog under "argyle baby quilt" 🙂 I pieced it all from triangles; it was 80% hand pieced, then finished on machine and quilted on my domestic sewing machine. It was a lot of fun and a great first project! I used satin ribbon for the binding.

    I’m eager to make more baby quilts, as I want to give back to Project Linus, who gave our youngest a baby quilt when he was in the NICU. The Modern Baby book would be a great help with that!!

    The Reader on April 18, 2013
  • The babies I have made quilts for live in Florida so I have not used a lot of flannel. Instead, the wide range of prints available has held its sway with me. This new book will give me ideas for the next few babies in my life. It looks like it has great ideas for an unusual variety of techniques and style.

    Michelle Harrison on April 18, 2013
  • Baby has never been so lucky to be covered with these wonderfully modern quilts. I am finishing a baby quilt for a friend’s newest wee one who will arrive today. Like the last few baby quilts, I have taken a traditional design,a four patch, updated the fabrics with the addition of lots of light and I have slashed and inserted light areas. Love those areas to practise my machine quilting and seal in my love for the newest one. The upcoming blog tour should be fun. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    —Audrey on April 18, 2013
  • I’ve made 4 baby quilts – A pink and brown block, a pirate-themed one, a brown & yellow wonky star, and a blue and yellow brick pattern! They were my "starter" quilts. 🙂

    —Lauren aka Giddy99 on April 18, 2013
  • Oh my gosh I have made a lot of baby blankets. Lately i have been doing quite a few. I used Amy butler’s those crazy babies fabric. How cute is that.

    Cathy on April 18, 2013
  • I love to make baby quilts. Have made dozens over the years. Give them as gifts to friends, family and even sold a few to co- workers. I put on my blog so you can see a pic if you wanted to. Haven’t put anything new on my blog is a long time. been busy knitting, sewing and doing life. some things just suffer!! I am looking forward to all the new blogs I will see on this hop.

    Cathy on April 18, 2013
  • Looks like a fabulous book! I made twin baby quilts in flannel for my sister’s twins. They were just patched squares in cow prints, red, black, and white. The girl’s quilt I edged with a red ruffle and the boy’s was edged with black piping. They turned out better than expected for my first effort!

    —robin on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt I made was for my daughter. It is red, black and white, as I read somewhere those are the first colors a baby can see clearly. It was a simple square within a square with each block holding a letter of the alphabet. It has a black and white checked border. That was 21 years ago and she still loves it!

    —Jacque Dunn on April 18, 2013
  • I started my first baby quilt for my daughter back in 1988 using a pair of scissors to cut squares from my husband’s old flannel work shirts. After getting all the squares cut, life as a working Mom happened and the quilt project was shelved. Fast forward many years…I ran across the squares while cleaning out a closet and decided I am going to finish it even though she is not a baby anymore. I did and presented it to her on her 21st birthday. She is now 25 and I have been sewing quilts (discovered the rotary cutter!) ever since. Better late than never, I guess.

    —Cheryl on April 18, 2013
  • I started my first baby quilt for my daughter back in 1988 using a pair of scissors to cut squares from my husband’s old flannel work shirts. After getting all the squares cut, life as a working Mom happened and the quilt project was shelved. Fast forward many years…I ran across the squares while cleaning out a closet and decided I am going to finish it even though she is not a baby anymore. I did and presented it to her on her 21st birthday. She is now 25 and I have been sewing quilts ever since. Better late than never, I guess.

    —Cheryl on April 18, 2013
  • I made an I spy quilt for my Grand daughter last year:) It had things in it that pertained to her parents and grandparents. For example skateboards cuz that’s what her dady likes to do. Was a lot of fun hunting all the fabrics:)

    —Lou on April 18, 2013
  • Baby quilts are my all time favorite thing to make. I enjoy making quilts to give to the new moms, in exchange for holding the new sweet baby. 🙂 I recently made a car seat quilt from the tutorial over at Moda’s bakeshop – Sophie’s Quilt. It was super easy, fun and turned out lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

    kimberly on April 18, 2013
  • I love them all. I have a great niece coming so I could use that book!!

    Judyk2310 on April 18, 2013
  • My niece is expecting her first baby and I’m planning on making her a quilt!! There seem to be lots of great quilts in this book!

    —Gill on April 18, 2013
  • I just finished a baby-sized Orbit quilt and I’m currently working on a girly baby quilt with lots of pieced flowers. Baby quilts are such fun to make and this book looks like a winner!

    —Lisa Marie on April 18, 2013
  • I am making a baby quilt using the gnome fabric from allegro fabrics as the focus and pieced blocks intermixed. It’s quick and easy and looks so cute!

    —Sarah J. on April 18, 2013
  • I am planning to make an alphabet quilt for my grandson. I am going to embroider a letter in every other square and quilt the alphabet in it also.

    —Patricia on April 18, 2013
  • Looks like some really cute baby quilts. SO many of my friends are having grandbabies so I have been making many more baby quilts recently. The last one I made was an adaptation of an Ohio star block with some embroidered animals on it. Next I am making a minkee giraffe quilt. Love the fish with the bubbles.

    —kathy h on April 18, 2013
  • I have been making several receiving blankets with matching burp cloths for my niece’s first child. I took a deep blue flannel fabric that has nine different airplanes and helicopters in the print and made a big nine patch quilt top mixing big blocks of the airplane print with smaller nine patch blocks of the print mixed with the coordinating deep red flannel. I then cut out the nine different airplanes and helicopters designs and appliquéd them in the corners of the borders and in several blocks and border margins, giving it a three dimensional look. The backing is another coordinating flannel in dark blue, without the helicopters and airplanes, which I pieced in with a strip of the red and blue planes squares left over from the small nine patch blocks. I embroidered a label and appliquéd a plane to the back as well. This is the very first quilt I have ever made! It has been a lot of fun and learning, since I had to calculate the cuts as I made my own pattern..
    Thank you to all of the designers of these beautiful quilts for babies book, and thank you for being a great inspiration!

    Gayle Ballinger on April 18, 2013
  • What a fun blog tour. I do so love baby quilts. I dream that every baby born world wide receives a baby quilt. Wouldn’t that be pieceful!

    Currently have two baby quilts in the works that are charity projects for Operation Homefront. Baby Quilts are given to young mothers, whose husband is off in a warzone when they deliver. These two are made with batiks and have applique’ animals on them. I just need to finish the free-motion quilting and bind them to be able to give them to Operation Homefront.


    SewCalGal on April 18, 2013
  • I love baby quilts! I made a darling quilt for my first born using a print that had pastel baby foot prints on it. I finished it 2 hrs before my daughter was born! It’s still my favorite and she is now 20 years old 🙂

    —Hallie on April 18, 2013
  • I bought a few character panels and am currently working on borders for them. Seemed like an easy way to start quilting.

    —Pamela McPherson on April 18, 2013
  • I recently made an adorable pink, cream and brown Dresden Plate quilt. A modern spin. The Dresden plates are different sizes and appliqued to cream background.

    —Marsha on April 18, 2013
  • I’m making a baby quilt out of a panel for my grandson. I framed it with half square triangles using solid colors from the panel. I luv how it created a bright yellow zig zag all around the panel. After I finish piecing the flannel back, I’ll start machine quilting it.

    —Joan Rodriguez on April 18, 2013
  • My nephew and his wife just announced that they are expecting, so guess what jumped to the top of my "To-Make" list? Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

    —Becky Greene on April 18, 2013
  • My oldest granddaughter got a quilt in pink and brown colors with attached butterflys to go with her room.

    —Janie on April 18, 2013
  • I’m making a pink flannel baby quilt as a project for my guild’s community service program.

    —Susan on April 18, 2013
  • Several new arrivals in the coming months, after a draught of no babies, need to get back in the ‘expectant’ mode and make several cuddle blankies.

    —Shirley on April 18, 2013
  • I am finishing up a baby quilt today for my brandnew granddaughter Olivia. Her quilt is nine patches and squares made in primary colors, set diagonnaly with outside triangles squaring up the quilt. No pink though because Mom and Dad did not know if she was going to be a boy or girl. It was fun to make and stitched all by home sewing machine except for the binding. I get to present her with her quilt tomorrow. I can hardly wait!

    —Judykr on April 18, 2013
  • One of my former Girl Scouts had a "Puffalump" theme in her baby’s room because that had been a favorite toy of hers in the 80’s. My daughter had a "Puffalump" toy as well. I used hers as a model to draw the picture on the quilt. I quilted in several different thread colors to outline the shape. The look on the new mama’s face was worth more than gold to me1 I like to make baby quilts that fit in with the theme of the baby’s room or the personality of the parents.

    —Karen on April 18, 2013
  • I am waiting to receive saris from Sari Bari to make a baby quilt for their auction in November. I have a couple of designs in mind. I can’t wait!

    —kimberlee on April 18, 2013
  • I am currently making a chevron baby quilt for a friend who is due in September. I love these cheerful, modern baby quilts! I’m already getting ideas for the next one (’cause there’s always a next one).

    —Pat V. on April 18, 2013
  • My favorite baby quilt to make is a Sudoko quilt using 9 different "kid’s" prints, coordinating sashing and a bright border.

    —Bonnie Goodrich on April 18, 2013
  • Just started working on my first ever baby quilt for my son. Having made larger quilts, I like how this one is allowing me to use more fun fabrics and won’t take forever to finish. Would love to win the ebook so I can make more baby quilts. <3

    —Kimberly Listrud on April 18, 2013
  • I’m currently sewing on by hand the binding of a Christmas baby quilt that I made using a new technique to make 4 large stars. One of my friends quilted it with an all-over stipple. The quilt will be donated to our church quilt ministry that sends baby quilts to foreign orphanges or donates them to the local pregnancy help center.

    Sallie on April 18, 2013
  • I am having 2 new grandchildren this Jun and July…I am busy making girl pink polka dot quilt and ? don’t know what BOG quilt for these babies….can’t wait for my exciting summer to begin

    —connie on April 18, 2013
  • I have made lots of baby quilts,as I usually made one for my co-workers or church friends whenever they had a baby. I machine-quilt or tie them and occasionally even hand quilt them,using a big stitch with pearle cotton

    —pat adney on April 18, 2013
  • I just finished the top of a Zigzag quilt. I would love to win this book of fabulous baby quilt patterns.

    —Julie in GA on April 18, 2013
  • I guess the 1st baby quilt I helped make was with my young son for a "little house on the prairie" project. He made (with my help) a small strip quilt that was tied. He now has graduated from college, has a daughter, and does some car upholstery with a sewing machine we bought him for graduation. Since then I have made many baby quilts for friends & their grandchildren – each different to reflect the child or his mother’s taste.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on April 18, 2013
  • Two Christmases ago I made baby quilts for all the little kids in the extended family. I treasure the pictures I received of two little brothers embracing their quilts and then resting their heads on them. So sweet. How nice that their parents have taught them to appreciate quilty love.

    —Beth T. on April 18, 2013
  • I am so excited to be making a quilt for my first grandchild–a girl. I am making a Piece O’Cake design called Pink Pinwheels from the June 2005 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Only I am doing it in lavendar–from soft pastels to dark purple and it looks great. What fun.

    —Ardith on April 18, 2013
  • I haven’t made any baby quilts yet, still hoping for a grandchild. If and when that happens, I would love to have this book to find the perfect pattern. Thanks!

    —Debbie H on April 18, 2013
  • The first quilt I ever designed myself was a baby quilt….but my favourite is one I made using a pack of charm squares and applique elephants!

    —Deb on April 18, 2013
  • I just made a baby quilt with very modern grey/yellow/white palette. The backing is grey polar fleece and there is no batting so its a very light, very soft quilt!

    —Mary-Jeanine on April 18, 2013
  • I have made several baby quilts over the years for children of friends. What great practice to make a ‘small’ quilt to try new skills. This summer, at 68, I will become a first time grandmother, so I have to hurry and make ‘special’ baby quilt. I am searching for ideas. It is exciting!!

    —Judy D on April 18, 2013
  • I made my first baby quilt 32 years ago when my son was born and now we’re waiting on our first grandchild. Looks like I’m going to need this book. There are so many cute patterns I don’t know which one I will choose.

    —Susan Griffith on April 18, 2013
  • My favorite baby quilt alternated black and white square in a square with colorful squares. It was flannel on both sides. So snugly!

    —Mindy way-johnson on April 18, 2013
  • I’m planning to make several baby quilts very soon and this inspiring book has perfect patterns!

    —Tanya on April 18, 2013
  • Can’t wait for this series to begin. Would love to see modern baby quilts to update my quilting.

    —LINDA on April 18, 2013
  • I just made a baby quilt called "Sweet Aubree" due on May 10th. Big 10″ x 10″ squares of fun Aunt Grace. This looks to be such an awesome resource to make more so I hope I win one! Thank you

    Elizabeth Johnson on April 18, 2013
  • When my grandson was born I saw a panel with monkeys and an elephant that was so cute. My daughter had decorated his room in monkeys and I love and collect elephants so it seemed like a perfect quilt to make for him. It was also a good chance for me to practice free motion quilting. He didn’t mind my mistakes. My daughter often hung it over the front of a dresser because he loved to look at it and talk baby talk with the animals.

    —Diane on April 18, 2013
  • I made my first baby quilt for my first (and only) granddaughter. I recently made her a twin size quilt. I love the variety of colors and designs the designers have shown us. I will log on to the blogs and learn more.

    —Judy Allen on April 18, 2013
  • My niece was having twins, so I purchased jelly rolls of bright batiks and black & whites, with white being dominant. I then made the 1/2 log cabin blocks, with the majority of blue for the boy and red for the girl. They turned out great, and the kids love them! The black & white prints were the perfect combination with the bright batiks!

    —Ruth on April 18, 2013
  • I just finished a simple baby quilt for my great niece. I used Kaffe Fassett fabs, leftovers from other projects. It is bright and busy. Perfect for a little girl.

    —Darla Z on April 18, 2013
  • Great for lap quilts too.

    —Carol Clothier on April 18, 2013
  • I just made a beautiful baby quilt in lime green and pink for my granddaughter using charm packs. The thing that made it so special was that I had my friend embroider her name (using an embroidery machine) in cursive on one of the squares of fabric and I incorporated it into the quilt. It looked spectacular.

    —Meredith DuHamel on April 18, 2013
  • Last Saturday, I taught a class in which I made a baby quilt on a long arm quilting frame. Not a difficult thing to do, really, once you have the fabric cut and the backing loaded on the frame. You make the quilt almost completely on the frame-piecing, quilting and the binding applied to the quilt. Next, you unload the quilt from the frame, trim off the excess fabric on the edges and stitch down the edge of the binding by machine or hand and you are DONE!

    —Vicki Sprain on April 18, 2013
  • A fun tour! Thanks for hosting it! The last two baby quilt that I made were fairly simple. One featured woodland animal babies and the other Teddy bear pirates. The favorite one I ever made had appliqués fleece Teddy Bears sitting in a bed of embroidered flowers looking up at a rainbow. Baby quilts are fun to make because they are fairly small and can encompass such a variety of designs……plus, they are going to such precious recipients.

    —Sherry Johnson on April 18, 2013
  • Instead of baby quilts, I make soft flannel balls out of 1 or 1 1/2 inch colorful hexies using English paper piecing method. The balls are wonderful for a toddler to begin learning to throw and catch with. No one gets hurt!

    —Paula on April 18, 2013
  • I love making baby quilts–quicker projects to give as gifts that are always appreciated. I made a cute one for my first grandbaby that had pinwheel squares alternating with minkee duck prints. I used a huge rick-rack to outline the first border and quilted bubbles all around the ducks in the second border. My sweet one is 3 1/2 and she still sleeps with her quilt every night! Thanks for these modern baby quilt ideas–I’d love to win the ebook!

    —Diana on April 18, 2013
  • I did the "eat play sleep repeat" baby quilt as well as one with minky appliqued animals and pinwheels…
    thanks for the chance to win.

    —Nancy on April 18, 2013
  • I was just asked yesterday to make a baby boy quilt for a new grandbaby in our family! I absolutely adore the Busy Blocks quilt, and it would be perfect.

    —Z Any Mouse on April 18, 2013
  • I have two in progress. One is with a panel of a bear playing baseball. The other is rocking horse themed from Quilt a Gift for Little Ones by Barri Sue Gaudet. I’m trying to get a stock of them so I’m not so frazzled when a shower invitation comes!

    —Carol Vickers on April 18, 2013
  • I like to find cute panels and create interesting borders for them, the do custom quilting to enhance the design.

    —Jo Anne on April 18, 2013
  • I have only made baby quilts and I just finished my eleventh one. I have machine piecee and hand quilted each one. The most recent on was made for my niece who is having her first baby. It is a chevron design using the prints to match the bedding ordered from as Etsy store. The hardest part was hunting down the fabric and the most fun part was quilting it.

    —Jan on April 18, 2013
  • I made my first baby quilt in the winter of 2009-2010 for our great-nephew, Colton. Fun, soft-colors, as we didn’t know if he was going to be a boy or a "gurl" (as he now says it), it’s a 9-block quilt that alternates between a square-in-a-square and a square-in-a-square-in-a-square — every stitch hand-sewn/quilted. Despite my best efforts to have him spit up on it and use it on the floor, I was very proud they decided to hang it in his room.

    —Kathy Leoanrd on April 18, 2013
  • I have made many baby quilts. Currently I am making a "Plus" quilt that I really love. I backed it with Minkey and it is so soft and cuddly. I love modern quilting and would love to win the ebook.

    —Sharon Coleman on April 18, 2013
  • I have made several "I spy with a twist" (Lisa Moore) baby quilts for friends and family…it goes together fairly quickly…and if the parents have a theme, I just look for small bits of that for the I spy blocks.

    —Marie Windhorn on April 18, 2013
  • I made a quilt for my nephew’s little boy who was born last September. My sister helped me choose the design and colors for the quilt. It made the quilt very special as she passed away in December but her grandson will know later on that she was instrumental in designing his quilt.

    —Nicole on April 18, 2013
  • I plan to make one for my next baby!

    —Sunnie on April 18, 2013
  • I am a Bonnie Hunter follower on Quiltville and she is in the process of making 2 baby quilts for 2 nephews that are going to be born in June. She is working on it while doing her Quilt-Cam that we follow along and I am planning on making the same quilt that she is making. It’s a fairly simple 9-patch with sashing on only two sides of each block. The side that has a shash on one block it sewn to the unshashed side of another block. It’s really cute. I’m not very good at designing my own quilts and would love to make a more modern baby quilt. It will be nice to do some blog hopping with your modern quilters. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Tami Chaulk on April 18, 2013
  • Am going to be working on a quilt for a grand baby due in June. I have chosen fabrics by Riley Blake, with cars and trucks but haven’t picked out a pattern I like yet.

    —Wendy P on April 18, 2013
  • Darling quilts. I haven’t made a baby quilt yet, just wall quilts with the baby’s name and birth stats. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Audrey on April 18, 2013
  • Baby quilts are my favorites. Each new one represents a precious new member to our family, circle of friends,etc. They are exciting to make and give.I always try to plan the colors with the expecting mother, I choose the pattern, and always attach a label with the new baby’s name and and date of birth.

    —rivka hamdani on April 18, 2013
  • I have been busy making quilts for other people and now find out we are having another grandchild so I get to make one for my own famity. Looking forward to some wonderful ideas!

    —Marilyn on April 18, 2013
  • I love making baby quilts as they represent a happy event in our lives and those of friends. I try to keep the pattern simple and usually have a stash of them so I’m ready for a new little one to be wrapped in love and warmth.

    —Gramma on April 18, 2013
  • I have made many baby quilts…the most recent featured sock monkey fabric. These Modern Baby Quilt designs look great!

    Linda F. on April 18, 2013
  • I have a very nice piece of yardage with wildlife babies in the woods that I am using for a backing and coordinates to make tumbling blocks on the front. The new Modern look is very different in design and color usage. The book would be a nice kickstart for me. Thanks for once again introducing a new books with a ton of pictures and an offer to win one for myself.

    —Jane Modjeski on April 18, 2013
  • I’m making a split rail baby quilt right now for my grandson for Xmas. I was just basting it, and took a break to read my emails, and the Stitch This newsletter was in today’s mail and about baby quilts! How’s that for coincidence!

    —Madeline on April 18, 2013
  • I have two that are in the design stage…2 great nieces/nephews are expected later this year! One will be granny squares, the other????? both will have their names on them.

    Tracy Darr-Van Reet on April 18, 2013
  • I just purchased a new sewing machine and LOTS of baby boy material to make a quilt, etc. for my new 3 week old Grandson. I would love to win Modern Baby ebook.

    —SueK on April 18, 2013
  • 8 years ago, Started quilting & thought it would be fun to make a quilt for each Great-niece/nephew, as they came along! (I only had 3 at the time…) There will be 3 births in the NEXT 6 WEEKS! bringing the grand-total of babies to 15! I’ve made 8 (baby)quilts so far.
    There have been many other quilts, I just can’t keep up with the "Baby Category"!

    —dj maine on April 18, 2013
  • I made a quilt based on "goodnight moon" . Lots of stars and bunnies!

    —Kathy on April 18, 2013
  • Quilt of many pastel colors in strips. Years ago.Soft and cuddly.Then I made one the color of a dreamcicle..Babies make the world go round.

    Sandra Beck on April 18, 2013
  • I have made a baby quilt for each of my grandchildren for THEIR very own. The one that was the biggest challenge was a Rob Peter to Pay Paul pattern (circles sewn in to squares and the little "arch" folded over and stitched down, showing some of the backing material on the front of the quilt). I enjoyed doing it and it turned out wonderful looking but was a very stiff quilt not soft and cuddly like a baby quilt should be. My daughter-in-law hung it on my granddaughters nursery wall and it looked great there,

    —Sherie Christiansen on April 18, 2013
  • I made my very first quilt for my grandson last year. It was a crib quilt. I made my second for him as well, but this one was a cuddle quilt.

    —D. Marie on April 18, 2013
  • It seems that I am always working on a baby quilt. My good friend of over 60 years, Mary, has seven children, quite a few grandchildren, and the great grandchildren are starting to arrive. I am attempting to make a quilt for each of these "greats" within a year of birth.

    —Betty Jansen on April 18, 2013
  • Love the tree quilt! I’m about to make a panel in yellow for the first grandchild of a friend, but we still don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.

    —gisella on April 18, 2013
  • Just finished a trio of pink/brown baby quilts using a layer cake plus some yardage. Our church gives a quilt to each baby dedicated – and we’re having a baby boom!

    —Mona on April 18, 2013
  • I have made many baby quilts – but the ones I like the most are the ones with the little pockets with small stuffed surprises. Thanks for the chance.

    —Jane on April 18, 2013
  • Working on a baby boy quilt now – gray background with teal-ish larger blocks! My first attempt at modern…

    —Ginger on April 18, 2013
  • Some of those quilts have a great sophisticated design that I can see them being made for non-babies, such as the fractured hexies. And I love that little bird and that fish; so cute. I just made an I Spy quilt as a play mat for a new baby in my family, and she loves it.

    —Joanna on April 18, 2013
  • I have only been quilting a short time but our family was blessed to welcome 3 new babies within 4 days this year. I managed to complete a quilt for each of these darlings just in time. My daughter is a marine biologist and naturally wanted an ocean theme for her sweet baby born on New Years Eve. The quilt was made with beautiful batiks that featured turtles, penguins, whales, sharks and seaweed. She was very pleased. My daughter-in-law delivered twins on January 4th. The twins are a boy and a girl born 8 weeks early and spent 5 weeks in the NICU, My daughter-in-law didn’t have a theme but wanted these quilts done in turqoise, chartreuse and gray. It was exciting to welcome all three babies and to be able to give them such a personal gift.

    —Aggie Mom 2 on April 18, 2013
  • I haven’t made any baby quilts yet…but I do hope in the near future I will have a opportunity to do so 🙂

    —Nancy D on April 18, 2013
  • I only did a quilt so far, I did it to my daughter and you can see it here: it was difficult but a lot of fun! I started in 2010, my daughter wasn’t 4 yet and finish it in 2011 when she was almost 5! But it was worth it!

    Papgena on April 18, 2013
  • My daughter just had her first child, a boy, Ethan born in Jan. He weighed in at 4.1 lbs but has since tripled his weight. I made a winnie the pooh quilt for him, using a panel my daughter had bought many years ago. This was my first quilt and I plan to make him and future grandchildren more. This book would be a wonderful asset to a new quilter.

    —Pam on April 18, 2013
  • I made baby quilts for both my children. A blue and brown pinwheel and four patch for my son. My daughter got a lovely pink perfection quilt!

    —Sara on April 18, 2013
  • I love making baby quilts. I’m hoping to win the book and try the fish and bubbles pattern–or maybe the tree quilt or the birdhouse quilt. So many adorable choices. Surely, someone I know is going to have a baby!

    —Sandra Sparks on April 18, 2013
  • I have made many quilts for neieces, nephews, and friends who have had babies. I will now have a quilt to make for my daughter in the near future for her baby. And also give her the blanket that I made for her when she was a baby. I can’t wait to be that grandma who will spoil her grandchildren with warm and cozy quilts.

    —Rita Scott on April 18, 2013
  • I am a collector of fabrics, so when I walk by that bin of last cuts I always stop to see what goodies I can find! My sons good friend, @ 19, became a father, so I decided to make the baby a flannel quilt, he is very athletic & races cars, so I looked thru my stash & I had the best blue flannel big cars & trucks on it! I made a simple block quilt with this flannel and primary colors, the baby is now 3 yrs old & still uses the quilt, he even brings it to the races with his gramma & bundles up in it!! 🙂

    —liz on April 18, 2013
  • There’s always a baby quilt underway somewhere in my sewing room. I love the Riley Blake bright baby boy fabrics the most (right now anyway.)

    —Claire on April 18, 2013
  • I just finished a green and red pinwheel variation quilt, and used a fun bug fabric on the large border. Thanks for this series.

    —Cyndy O. on April 18, 2013
  • My family all lives in the Pennsylvania/Ohio area while I’m way down in Texas. I only get back every couple years. My nephew’s wife was expecting and sent me the cutest elephant shower invitation. Soon after that I saw a fabulous wild animal line with bright colors. I fussy cut all the animals and crazy patched them into a bright beautiful quilt. Sophia was born in September but had to wait until the following July to get her quilt. She loved all the bold bright colors and the animals.

    —Just J on April 18, 2013
  • I’m getting ready to make a baby quilt for one of our new neighbors who is absolutely a sweetheart. It’s their first baby and they don’t want to know the sex ahead of time. I was recently in a cool quilt shop called Momen Plus (in Torrance, Calif.) and found the cutest fabric ever: it’s got little hedgehogs all over it and is from StellaDearStella. I’m going to cut it into large rectangles, put bright yellow sashing in between, and use a cute green-check fabric border and binding. And voila! A quilt that will work for a boy or girl! Can’t wait to make it.

    —Susan Mulvihill on April 18, 2013
  • In my "pre quilting" days a few years back I made a really sweet pink, green and white flannel baby quilt for our first granddaughter. I just used small squares of the gingham, plain, stripe, and polka dot fabrics, and then because it was the "pre quilting days", having no idea what to do after I put it together, I hand tied it. Many flaws, like its maker, but it was adorable just the same! I’m getting ready to start a new baby quilt for my sister’s first grand child and have been looking for something fresh and new, so this series of blog days could not have been more timely! So looking forward to sharing in all of this creativity! The pictures here are just amazing! Makes me want to try some really new things!

    —Deborah Murphy on April 18, 2013
  • I love my mile a minute quilt pattern for crib size quilts. It is two color quilt with applique’s of your choice. A really fun fast quilt.

    —cindy white on April 18, 2013
  • HELLO! I love making Baby Quilts! My passion is to continue to make as many as I can for our local Crib Connection! This group gives quilts to each unwed mother.One quilt that was so fun to make was using rainbow shades from top to bottom! Thanks for sharing!

    —Linda on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt I made was for our first baby, a boy.
    It was a very simple quilted panel with navy/white polka dot fabric on the back. At the tender age of 22, he still has his blanky. He carried it everywhere.
    I am gearing up to make a Project Linus quilt or two. Happy work.

    Lyn Kaufmann on April 18, 2013
  • I recently made a baby quilt using sock monkey prints. I used a 3 rail fence pattern with a white on red aspirin dot print for borders with red fannel backing. A blue sock monkey, which I also made, went with the gift.

    —Peg R on April 18, 2013
  • I love the colors and shapes of the quilts you have shown us. The last baby quilt I made was a disapearing nine patch useing 2-1/2″ squares in pastels. It is one of my favorite patterns and easy to make. We do a lot of larger 6″ squares quilts for Project Linus. Quilts for kids what a great feeling! I would love to win!

    —Pam L on April 18, 2013
  • I have made so many–probably approaching 100 with a lot going to charities. With each one, I try to make it a small "grown-up" quilt with new fabrics and not necessarily baby prints. I use them as a self-teaching tool for new techniques. My last one was a blended technique for my new granddaughter. Got a new one coming. This would sure be the book to use!

    —Patricia Hersl on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt I ever made was a pastel log cabin for my daughter, which was also the first quilt I hand-quilted. I’ve learned so much since then! My most recent baby quilt is made with bright tropical colors and machine appliquéd cartoon airplanes – the three planes are each pulling a banner with part of my grandson’s name: Roland Pierce Cooper. I used a bright orange Minky on the back so it’s extra cuddly. It’s been fun to design something special for each baby 🙂

    —Keri on April 18, 2013
  • The most challenging and exciting baby quilt I have made recently was for our first great-grandchild. We didn’t know what the sex of the baby was going to be and I wanted to have it done for her shower, prior to the birth. I decided on a "Noah’s Ark" pattern. The new parents had decided they wanted nothing but organic fabrics on their baby. Challenge #1! As you know, organic fabrics are rarely found in fabric stores. Only on the internet. Picking colours was a challenge #2 as it’s difficult to tell if they REALLY match. Consequently I purchased more material than I needed. The pattern was my next challenge. Every square was pieced with small fabric shapes. I finished the animals with machine embroidery (with the help of my sister) because they needed some pizazz. In the end, I met my deadline and was pleased with the result and so was the new mom & dad. I wish I could attach a photo to show you all. I love baby quilts!

    —Bev on April 18, 2013
  • I am planning to make another baby boy quilt. We are expecting our third grandson in August!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on April 18, 2013
  • A co-worker is expecting a girl in June. Her colors are light pink and gray. I am using pink for the 3 rail fence part of the block and gray for the pinwheels in the corners. There are 2 pink borders with a gray border between. Hope she likes it.

    —Julie B on April 18, 2013
  • I made a contrary wife block quilt with giraffes,elephants and all kinds of scraps that matched. It turned out really cute. I have also made a blessing quilt with squares in solid colors that people wrote blessings on and then I put applique blocks between the squares. I make Project Linus quilts too. I have been making boy quilts using novelty prints as the focus block with strip squares between. It turns out really cute! Thanks for sharing today. Really cute quilts. Thanks for the giveaway. K-

    —Kristy Wilkinson on April 18, 2013
  • Beautiful quilts can’t wait to hear all the stories.

    —Tamara on April 18, 2013
  • My first baby quilt used "fence posts" blocks with the 4 inner rectangles the same colors to make a windmill. Easy, with just one template. It was my second Project Linus quilt.

    —Lynne on April 18, 2013
  • pieced a "four on the floor" quilt for grandson with polka dot and giraffe prints now need to find the time to quilt it!

    —Camille on April 18, 2013
  • Im working on two baby quilts right now. One is for friends of my son who are expecting their first baby and the other us for my neighbor who is about to become a grandfather for he first time. One quilt is based on a panel and the other is being made from two charm packs.

    —Michele on April 18, 2013
  • The first quilt I ever made was for a girl who I watched grow up as her girl scout leader. She had twins so I made two, the patterns were the same, but were made in two different colors. Lots of quilts in between, but the next girl from that troop who invited me to her baby shower asked for one…so making quilts for expectant former troop members has now become a tradition.

    —Ellen Lasseter on April 18, 2013
  • I have made many baby quilts but my favorite was a pink and green quilt with fleece lambs and flowers appliqued onto it. I gave it to a friend as a baby shower gift.

    —Holly G on April 18, 2013
  • I am finishing the binding on a quilt I made for our new great niece. Her mom was very close to my mother-in-law and misses her very much. Since she had collected elephants with their trunks up I searched for a cute elephant fabric and found one with mother and baby elephants with matching stripe and elephant ear fabrics at Joann’s. I added lots of bright polka dot fabrics mostly from the Riley Blake collection to the quilt in gray, aqua, light blue, light green, yellow, and orange colors. I hope Katarina and her mom love the quilt which includes a flannel back and corner pocket label (my signatures) and a little flannel elephant I sewed to fit inside the pocket.

    —Barbara M on April 18, 2013
  • I have made lots of baby quilts and some of my favorites have been a sail boat one I made for a very special little boy, a quilt called slash a stash was made of greens, browns, creams, etc for a very special boy, a lime twist made in butterfly print, grandmothers fan made with bright colors set on black, a pin wheel that I made for a nicu in bright animal prints, a horse print fabric was the focus fabric for my grand daughter, and a sports print was the focus fabric for my grandson. I always make the quilts just about twin size so they can be used for many years, except the ones I make for the nicu. I so would love to win this book for some fresh new ideas.

    —Elizabeth on April 18, 2013
  • I love these quilts. I haven’t made a baby quilt yet. It takes me so long to finish a quilt that I probably should start making one long before I need it! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    —Audrey on April 18, 2013
  • I usually make baby quilts with traditional blocks in pastels or brights and I make them no wider than 40″ so I can use the width of fabric for the backing.

    —Nancy Myers on April 18, 2013
  • Just finished a baby quilt with novelty prints, brights and whites in a disappearing nine patch block. Turned out really cute, and was so easy to make!

    —Chris on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt I made (last September) was a simple patchwork. I used a charm pack of yellow, black, and grey prints. I backed it with a pale yellow minky dot. It was so cute and it was sent to Texas for a fundraiser a family friend was holding for one of her friends. I think it sold for $35. I hope someone’s little one is enjoying it because after that quilt I have been hooked on sewing and quilting. I wish I would have started years ago but I’m happy to be apart of this amazing community now! Thanks for the chance to win! This book has been on my wish list!

    —Heather Braun on April 18, 2013
  • Wow what a great book
    Thanks for the chance to win

    —Anne D on April 18, 2013
  • For my great grand niece I made a sweet monkey quilt had nine blocks with the cuties little monkey heads all different . Her and her mom just loved it.

    —Cyndy McCormick on April 18, 2013
  • My first quilt was hand pieced and quilted for my first grandchild. It took 3 months to make and I designed it myself. I’m looking forward to this blog hop. It looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    —Cecilia on April 18, 2013
  • My 2 favorites were both rag quilts. One was a sockmonkey quilt where I fussy cut the squares. I added an extra square of flannel under each square in one of the main colors so each one had a definite color. Baby loved grabbing at the fuzzy edges. Other was a fairy and princess theme in purple and pink. Found a faux crossstitch letter fabric in pink and added the baby’s name diagonally across the front. Fabric even had a little pink crown so I just had to put that in too;) Baby quilts are sooooo fun to make!

    —lorna holley on April 18, 2013
  • I need to get started on a quilt for my first grandchild soon. I just need to decide on which pattern.

    —Tamie on April 18, 2013
  • I have a baby quilt ready for quilting but got side tracked

    barbara woods on April 18, 2013
  • Just got a cute snowball finished. This time I took a page from the modern quilters. I used a solid background and the same solid on the snowball corners. The effect was the balls seemed to be floating. It was in some really cute grey and pinks. I think the new mommy is happy!

    —Kathy on April 18, 2013
  • I’m making an alphabet and numbers quilt for our first grandbaby Cora Lin. It started with some elephant fabric and I am designing it as I go. Hoping to finish it by the time she is 3 months old!

    —J. C. Wolfgram on April 18, 2013
  • In order to learn to machine quilt, I have been making quilts for charity. In my stash, I recently found some flannel that would be ideal as a quilt back for stitching my own version of "The Birdhouse Quilt". When completed, the quilt will be donated to a women’s shelter for a young child.

    —Rose on April 18, 2013
  • The last baby quilt I made was for my sweet little Ellie. It is pink, red and teal with soft minky on the back. Ellie and her mom love it. Grand babies are so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kalynn on April 18, 2013
  • I’ve made several baby quilts. I think my favorite is the one that was made with three inch 3d bowtie blocks in a mix of blues and "oh boy" fabrics"…

    —Linda Fleming on April 18, 2013
  • I made a circle and square quilt for my second grand daughter.
    Sure would love to win this book. Thanks so much for all the chances to win
    great books. Have a good one.

    —Terry J. on April 18, 2013
  • The last baby quilt I made for my newest great niece was a bullseye in teal, gray and white. I love making baby quilts the almost instant gratification is wonderful!

    —Peggy M on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt I made was 18 years ago and only my 2nd quilt. I took a night class at a local high school and have been hooked ever since. Just seeing my daughter drag her blanket around until it had frayed binding taught me how important these little blankets are. She has since received many others: but none were as loved as that first purple and pink blanket.

    —Diane V on April 18, 2013
  • great patterns… and I love the bright colors. Last baby quilt I made just weeks ago and the little girl and her mom love the cheerful quilt. Wonky log cabins and medallion inside have done the job.

    —Doris on April 18, 2013
  • The last baby quilt I made consisted of a large pastel star on a white background. The star was made from hexagons and bound in a multi-pastel stripe that picked up all of the colours of the hexagons. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. The photos look great.

    —Judith on April 18, 2013
  • I made 2 baby quilts in the last year. one an cute version of the alphabet with little girls,butterflies and cats in browns.greens and tangerine for my Granddaughter, the other was a Winnie The Pooh panel -cut up and with out WTP prints added for a friends new great grand son Both had flannelette backing.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on April 18, 2013
  • i found a pieced block of a tropical fish [well, a fish block or a block that had a pieced fish] no pattern, just a picture, and made six blocks of colorful fish with button eyes, bubbles and seaweed streamers and made a quilt for my first great grandson. that was back in the day when i started quilting and didn’t have a lot of know how, but i had fun making it and he looked cute on it

    ritainalaska on April 18, 2013
  • I am going to be a gran for the first time in November and am looking for designs for a special grandchild, so this book will be well used.

    —Jenny S on April 18, 2013
  • The first baby quilt that I ever made, which included backing, batting, and DSM quilting was a Single Irish Chain for my first grandson. The background was a tiny multi-colored geometric print fabric and the chains, backing, and binding were medium blue. Making this quilt was also my first quilting class where I would learn an unsewer was nothing more than a seam ripper; Guttermann and Mettler 110 yard spools of thread were expensive compared to a spool of Coats and Clark 500 yards; and the ruler, a personal choice of our teacher, would in time lose all its markings. I still have this lovely clear plastic Indiana shape ruler and use it to cut templates from. I learned in many of my to be later made quilts, it was important to buy an extra half to one yard of fabric just in case, I made a boo-boo. Most importantly of all, I learned, why it was important to make a picture of all your made quilts. Something, I didn’t do back in my early quilting days.

    My first baby quilt survived until my grandson was 3 years old and then, was unfortunately, lost. Years have passed and he can still pick out his "fabrics" from my huge box of scraps.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on April 18, 2013
  • For the time being there are no babies in my immediate family. That is why I haven’t made any baby quilts, yet. My two sons are in college, and I hope I won’t be a grandmother for a few years, anyway. But, the baby quilts presented here look just smashing, soI beleive I will be making one quilte soon. The size of a baby quilt is so appealing, a lot less work than a full bed quilt. I am tempted…

    Anita on April 19, 2013
  • My first baby quilt was just two years ago when one of our sons and his wife were expecting their first baby, due in late Nov. 2010. In early August, Sue’s doctor put her on bed rest for the duration, and we were all praying that the baby wouldn’t come too early. I’d thought I had five more months to choose a pattern and fabric and make a quilt, but now the birth seemed imminent. So my goal when going to PQIF in Santa Clara that September was to find a baby quilt kit that I liked and could put together quickly. After a few hours, I still hadn’t found one, but did spot a kit for a cute baby flannel rag quilt, so I bought it. Minutes later I went down another aisle, and found a cute applique pattern, so I bought it, despite the fact that I’d never done applique! Ten minutes later I found another applique pattern I liked even better, so I bought that one, too, then found a cute kit for a panel quilt, with all the border fabrics and backing included… so I bought that, too. After getting home and considering my options, I decided to make both the kits… the flannel rag quilt and the panel quilt, finishing them in about a week or so. I was now ready for our newest grandchild, but, thankfully, he took his time and arrived healthy on the day after his due date. I’m glad to report that the rag quilt is being used, and the panel quilt hangs on the wall above his crib. I still have my eye on the second applique quilt pattern for when he’s a little older and I’ve learned how to applique better! (Last year I took three classes, so I’m on my way!)

    —Kathy Schmitz on April 19, 2013
  • Hola! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the great work!

    Dolores on April 19, 2013
  • I am constantly making baby quilts. I like granny squares, 25 patches with 2.5 inches and snowballs. I always use Minkee on the back for the cuddle warmth.

    —Chris on April 19, 2013
  • I just finished a baby quilt in red, black and white. It was stunning!

    —Nancy M on April 19, 2013
  • Some very interesting quilts. I would love to have a couple of the patterns.

    —Carol on April 19, 2013
  • Have had a few babies in the family lately and I’ve enjoyed making quilts for them. Two of the mommies chose a neutral palettes of tan and cream or tan and yellow and green for the nurseries which made it easy to make modern quilts quilts for them.

    —Kathy Guenther on April 19, 2013
  • I used a stash of flannel to make a crazy quilt and I also practiced learning the fancy quilting stitches on my new sewing machine to make an adorable baby quilt.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on April 19, 2013
  • Have made several baby quilts and currently making one with Lily& Will fabrics for a great nephew born on April 2nd!! Going to appliqué his name across the top..Oliver!!

    Tiffanee Noack on April 19, 2013
  • Over the last 20+ years, I have made many baby quilts, using the Raggy type of pattern, and made of baby print flannels. All have been much loved and use. I just repurposed some old hand made blocks into a crib quilt to donate to an antique power show, to be used in the crib of an old 1920’s house on the showgrounds. I have also made a few teddy bear applique quilts, using my own design.

    —Ele W. on April 19, 2013
  • My most recent baby quilt was called Teddy Bears on Parade and was pieced and appliqued. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    —Barbara Spurr on April 19, 2013
  • I have made several baby quilts, always different, the most difficult was a Winnie the Pooh with places to attach toys.

    —Edna on April 19, 2013
  • The first quilt I made was a Sunbonnet Sue designed by me and my best friend Barbara. It was a calendar quilt showing each SBS with something for each month, example: The Dec block has SBS leaning over the manger of Baby Jesus holding a gift for him.

    —anna marr on April 19, 2013
  • I have just completed a baby quilt for a friend in greens, grey and white – with pink binding!

    —Rosemaree on April 19, 2013
  • Beautiful quilts, I need ideas because our family has 5 new babies this year. Thank you

    —corinne on April 19, 2013
  • Babies love quilts. I have watched them try to pick up the designs when they sit or lay on them. If the colors are strong, they treat them as a toy. My granddaughter will play with quilt pieces for hours of fascinated creativity. I think all babies deserve the stimulation of having a great quilt– of course the snuggly part is a great additional benefit.

    —Marianne Brown on April 19, 2013
  • Thanks for a chance to win this book.
    A friend is becoming a grandma for the 1st time this summer. Twin boys! So I’ve got 2 to get made. One will be a Chevron, I’m not sure on the other yet.
    I made an elephant quilt for my last grandchild-Mom’s request. I used bright primary colors with 4 appliqued elephants in a circle for the center. Quick, easy, bright- the way I like them.

    —Leslie on April 19, 2013
  • Of the several baby quilts made for family and friends, one of my favorites is Little Bear’s First Star. The little boy’s Dad is Chinese so Little Bear is a Panda Bear and the background is a wash of light to dark blue Asian inspired fabrics. Another favorite is a Purple Cat quilt, inspired by Janet Kime’s designs, using Purple in all it’s varied shades and then there is the Rail Fence in Red, White and Black with the Calico Cat and the Gingham Dog watching her sleep on the fence rail.

    —Nancy on April 19, 2013
  • I’ve made 4 baby quilts for our guild’s community quilting effort during this past month – mainly very simple designs with blocks or strips. I’d love to use this book for inspiration.

    —Linda Erickson on April 19, 2013
  • I’m making a baby quilt right now for my friends who had their baby.

    —Karrie Smith on April 19, 2013
  • I love making Wonky 4 Patch quilts of any size. I would enjoy owning this book. Thanks for chance.

    —Valerie A. Clark on April 19, 2013
  • I just finished a quilt for a baby girl and gave it to the father of the newborn. Today when he returned he told me that it matched the babies room perfectly and his wife thought he had told me the colors. His 2 year old thought it was for her. I’ve made three quilts for our first grand-daughter, one being a bed spread. Now I am going to start one for our son and daughter-in-law’s first born due in August. We have waited many years for this event after many tries. They have been blessed. I suppose this baby will need 3 quilts too. Hopefully, I can make many more.

    —Susan jablonske on April 19, 2013
  • Made my first modern baby quilt for my granddaughter. I was trying to combine the idea of an I-Spy quilt with a modern style. It looks great, but I feel the need to "soften" it a little. This blog might show me just what I’m looking for! Love to make baby quilts, the size, colors, creativity, fun – everything about it.

    —Andee McKenica on April 19, 2013
  • I’ve made my granddaughter a purple and pink quilt with her name appliqued on it and minky fabric on the back. It is her favorite blanket to snuggle with. I’m planning a ‘turtle’ theme quilt for my grandson’s bedroom.

    —Nancy on April 19, 2013
  • I made my very first quilt for my first grandson who is now 28 years old. The pattern was a very hard one but I worked on it every minute I had. I recently heard from him after I made him another quilt. He told me then that he loved both quilts and even still uses his baby quilt on the back of his couch. That made my quilting achievements mean even more to me even my baby quilts.

    —Doris W on April 19, 2013
  • I am doing yp a series of baby quilts…basically with no babies in mind. They are my practise quilts for different techniques and color mixes as I am a new quilter and thought this would be an easy way to learn plys see a project to completion. After I finish them all ( I am on #4 of 10) I plan to donate them to the Single Parents centre in my city, to benefit new moms.
    I would love to try some modern techniques and this book would be inspiration

    —eileen on April 19, 2013
  • I have made and given away many baby quilts. Mothers have cried, and one father stated that he did not realise how handy they were. Love it when quilts are used and not stashed in the cupboard in case they get dirty!!

    —Yvonne on April 19, 2013
  • These are just adorable quilts! I want to make my niece a quilt with an appliqued scene of their new home, something similar to Carrie’s Birdhouse quilt. Just hoping she will be pregnant soon!

    —Jan on April 19, 2013
  • Just finished one last week using the Falling Charms pettern that Jenny from Missouri Star You tubed. The top went together in less then six hours and it turned out so well I’m doing another one for charity tomorrow at our monthly guild sew-in.

    —Colette DeGroot on April 19, 2013
  • Getting a bit of a late start on the hop but will catch up later. Hops are such fun.

    —LJ on April 19, 2013
  • AH baby quilts, I just love to make them. My very first one was made with 2″ squares given to me after our 1st son was born 2 months early 49 years ago. Our landlady thought it would keep me busy until our litle one could come home. We still have that quilt today. Since then I’ve made baby quilts for family and to custom designs for customers, However, my last baby quilt is my other favorite. It was a pattern in a Fons & Porter magazine of monkeys and pinwheels. I swapped out the monkeys for baby monsters similar to those on a quilt at Target. My granddaughter loved it. I’m now making a simple 4 patch design for our neighbors expecting their first baby.

    —Donna on April 19, 2013
  • I have been making a baby quilt for my mom. It was published by Fons & Porter and is called "Little Lambs Eat Ivy". I am making it for her because she used to sing that song to us as little girls and just reading the name of the quilt made me think of her. I hope to finish it by her birthday this year–she will be 75 this year and makes quilts for each new grand or great-grandchild that comes along.

    —Michele Dawson on April 19, 2013
  • I’m planning to make a zig zag gender neutral colored baby quilt! 🙂

    —Carla G on April 19, 2013
  • The very first quilt I finished was a baby quilt for my nephew. My mom had done the embroidery on it and I quilted it. My nephew is now 20 and I have made many more baby quilts since then, but none as special as his!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on April 19, 2013
  • I am the chair of my guild’s Newborn Quilt group — we make little quilts for our local county hospital’s nursery. I’d love to include quilts with these fun modern designs. Pick me, please! 🙂

    —Evelyn on April 19, 2013
  • I have been asked to make a baby quilt using teal colors and birds. Thought about using Suzy’s Zoo Babies, if the Mom -to-be says "ok" I will use teal for the fabric and put the embroidery bird-ducks in the center.

    —Linda Christianson on April 19, 2013
  • Wow, it’s been many years since I’ve made a baby quilt and it was pretty primitive–I love these bright chirpy quilts and would like to make a couple just trying something new, and maybe(not too soon) these patterns would be great for a baby quilt.

    —Carol on April 19, 2013
  • What a great collection of baby quilts! Kids of all ages will love them. My first baby quilt was made with fabric that had a jungle animal theme. I designed the quilt myself, one of my first and I was so happy, hehe. That baby is now four years old.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    —usairdoll on April 19, 2013
  • I would love to say that when I found out I was pregnant I glowed with the life growing within me inspired to make my first quilt – instead I was so sick I was literally hospitalised for a week at a time. Confession – I still haven’t made my daughters first quilt from mummy – so she is 2 1/2 and I am now planning her first quilt from mummy as a 3rd birthday gift for her real big girl single bed.

    —Jodi R on April 19, 2013
  • When I started working at our local elementary school I began making a quilt for staff member who were having a baby. 15 years later I’m still making them. Some years I’ve made up to 6( lots of twins) this year I only need 1. But, with the cost of fabric on the rise I’m always looking for ideas for smaller sizes.

    —D. Kirchoff on April 20, 2013
  • I’ve saved a charm pack of oh deer to make a baby quilt for my coworkers new baby granddaughter…I’m sure I’ll find the perfect pattern in this book. Thanks for the chance 🙂

    Hilary on April 20, 2013
  • Hi!!! Thanks for the fun!!! On May 7th I will find out what my third grand baby will be!!!! Can’t wait to find out and gather fabrics!!!!

    carla bynum on April 20, 2013
  • I made a cute "lamb" quilt for a friend’s daughter. I made nine appliqued lambs that were made using minky fabric so that they were soft and cuddly. To prevent them from fraying or stretching I had to back them with cotton first and then added embroidered faces on cotton to complete each one.

    —Debbie P on April 20, 2013
  • I have a quilt, or rather the fabrics for a quilt on my cutting table at the moment. It will feature some crayon colored blocks that were given to me to use for a charity quilt. The pictures of the quilts here are an inspiration for possible settings. Can never have too many baby quilts ready to be given away.

    —Nancy on April 20, 2013
  • I have a stash of scrap fabric in pastel colours and I’m planning to transform them into a baby quilt which I think will end up very interestingly. I’m already planning the outcome

    —Marthese on April 20, 2013
  • I made a really simple 4″ squares quilt in soft blues and quilted it with diagonals through the squares. I loved it. My niece got it for her baby boy. Thanks.

    —Mom C on April 20, 2013
  • I’ll be making one for my first grandchild, due this November!

    —Nancy B from Many LA on April 20, 2013
  • I recently made a baby quilt in red, white & blue. I love the patterns shown in this new book!

    —Peggy on April 20, 2013
  • My latest baby quilt was made for my one week old granddaughter. It is made from soft flannel in sock monkey fabric. It is called a Baby Burrito Wrap and is perfect for swaddling our first grandchild.

    —Donna M on April 20, 2013
  • I just finished a quilt for my new great-niece. The nursery is decorated in purple and green, so that’s the main colors I used in the quilt. I also added some pink, because every little girl needs some pink!

    —Barb Johnson on April 21, 2013
  • My 9 grandchildren are 11, 8 1/2, 8 1/2, 7 3/4, 4 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 today, 14 mo, and due 1 mo. from today. 5 girls and 4 boys. All the ones 4 1/2 & younger need their first quilt still, since I’ve gotten a little behind! I really, really need this fantastic new book for inspiration and fun. I sure hope I win it!

    —Rosemary Hop on April 21, 2013
  • I have made many baby quilts and love applique, but the one I am getting ready to work on is a chevron for my neighbors new grandson that is on his way. This will be the first I have made with this pattern so am getting excited to work on it. The colors are gray and lime green this is what the mother requested and going to be his room colors also, so wish me luck. I think I will go bold and add lime green minky on the back not sure yet but will see.

    Donna on April 21, 2013
  • cute cute baby quilts i still have baby quilt that was my husbands 40yrs ago and it went down to my 19yr old and is now my 5 yr olds. i did have to fix a stitch here and there but its still keeping my baby warm. thanks for sharing God Bless.

    —julie on April 21, 2013
  • I like to make simple baby quilts using charm packs, but this book will give me lots of new ideas!

    —Deborah on April 21, 2013
  • I have 2 baby quilts on the go. One for a girl and one for a boy. My neighbour is expecting and I want to be "ready"

    —Ann Olson on April 22, 2013
  • I just recently finished a modern baby quilt for my niece’s baby boy. Nothing traditional about my quilt, which used a gray, yellow/green and white giraffe print, with coordinating dots, stripes and solids. A friend quilted it with a cloud design. It was lovely, as is the new addition to our family.

    —shelly s on April 22, 2013
  • OK, is this where we leave a comment after visiting Generation Q Magazine today? Or is there a place on their web site?

    Lynn, the post is up on the Generation Q blog now. You can leave a comment there to win! ~Cornelia

    —Lynne on April 22, 2013
  • So excited for this book! I just finished a baby quilt with very large (15″) improve log cabins. I think it’s my favorite quilt I’ve made thus far (though I’ve only made 5). Thanks!

    Jess on April 23, 2013
  • I really want to make a chevron zig zag quilt. As a newbie at quilting the half triangles are intimating me but I am determined to give it a try!

    —Anne Marie on April 23, 2013
  • I’m working on a cute log cabin type baby quilt, would love to win a copy of Modern Baby! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    —Anita on April 23, 2013
  • This book looks like it will be a winner! Can’t wait to see it in person!

    —Lisa Pries-Linn on April 24, 2013
  • My neice and I have been working together on a quilting business and we make baby quilts. There are some great ideas in this book for new quilts we could make. THANKS

    —LINDA on April 24, 2013
  • I have made a lovely bright quilt for my son before he was born with lovely fish and a lime green and orange border. It is still on his bed after 7 years.

    Celine Combet on April 24, 2013
  • I made my firsts baby quilt almost four years ago when our first grandson was born. I took the scraps that were left and made a smaller version with his name and date of birth embroidered in the center. His parents have it hanging in their bedroom. I am working on a second baby quilt for our newest granddaughter and plan to do the same with the scraps. Love those grandbaby’s.

    —Jean on April 24, 2013
  • The last baby quilts I made were scrap flannel quilts for charity – just simple squares!

    —Amanda A on April 24, 2013
  • My mom and I have completed two quilts thus far with two more in progress. They are a combination of embroidery and piecing.

    —Gina on April 24, 2013
  • I haven’t been quilting for a long time, so I’ve just made two baby quilts and one doll quilt.
    Thanks for the chance!

    —Barbara Orozco on April 25, 2013

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