Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Modern Baby - Coming Soon!

A fun little project to share. Martingale has a new arrival this spring: a new book called Modern Baby- a collection of fresh, fun quilts for the new babies in your lives.
And I got to contribute a project toward this happy cause. This quilt is called Crossweave. It's so fun to finally spill the beans! Here's a sneak peak at a few of the other quilts in the book. The adorable cover quilt with the fish and bubbles is by Dana of Old Red Barn Co.
Martingale - Modern Baby
 I love this one called Busy Blocks by Shea Henderson.
Martingale - Modern Baby
Very cool Floating Pyramid by Audrie of Bleu is Blue.
Martingale - Modern Baby
Ombre zig-zags in this one by Melissa of Happy Quilting.
Martingale - Modern Baby
And I love these Tiny Textured Trees by Carolyn Friedlander.

Here's a little more detail from the folks at Martingale: In this amazingly diverse collection, a bevy of talented quilting bloggers present appealing baby-quilt designs for sewists and quilters of all skill levels. Designers include Amy SmartAudrie BidwellCarolyn FriedlanderCarrie Bloomston, Dana BolyardJake FinchJen EskridgeLindsey RhodesMelissa CorryPippa Eccles ArmbresterSarah FlynnShea Henderson, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
  • Showcase bright, bold solids and modern fabrics--perfect for stimulating Baby's senses
  • Choose from 14 small quilts that can be easily completed in time for the baby shower
  • Rely on clear instructions and illustrations for each inviting design

I feel truly honored to be in such company. Modern Babyis due for delivery at the beginning of April. I'm sure there will be more to share when it arrives. Yay!

29 comments:

  1. Big congrats Amy!! :0)
    Your quilt is super cute.
    What an honor to have another
    one of your fabulous patterns
    published!! Trish xo

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  2. lovely !! hope to get my hands on this book!congrats Amy!

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  3. What an honor it is to be asked to contribute to a book. Congratulations!!!!

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  4. Congratulations! It looks like s great book.

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  5. Congrats!! Looks like a terrific book!

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  6. I don't buy many quilting books anymore, but this one is sure tempting. Congrats to you! Toni

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  7. Congrats! very interesting and it's great!

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  8. You have been in so many great books lately! This one looks especially fun.

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  9. Congratulations Amy - how exciting to have a new book coming,

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  10. What a fun collection of patterns! I needed this book yesterday! (3 friends have babies coming in March).
    Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations! Just in time, as I have three new grand babies arriving this year! I know all the Mommies would love a modern baby quilt. Your contribution is fabulous!

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  12. I love this book! Waiting impatiently for it to start selling, especially now that I have my own baby to sew for. Congratulations on being part of it!

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  13. Congratulations!! And your quilt is beautiful. Looks like a great book with lots of fun patterns.

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  14. Congratulations-it looks like it has some very cool projects in it!

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  15. I need this great book! Congratulations!

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  16. Congrats! Looks like a great book & I'll have to have it to sell in our little shop!

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  17. Awesome! How cool is that....you and Dana in the same book!:) Too bad it wasn't coming a little sooner so I could take it to the Sew South Retreat and get her to sign it! I'll need to show this to our shop owner!:)

    Got your book sitting here in my two do pile....along with some fabric for your Love Notes!:)
    xo

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  18. I love your quilt Amy!! So adorable!! Oh, and totally random, But I found out today that there is a second book for Princess Academy, called Palace of Stone. Didn't know if you knew but thought your daughter might like to check it out :)

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  19. Congratulations:) I love your quilt!!!!! Beautiful!!!

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  20. congrats! Looks chock full of really pretty quilts!

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  21. I just love your quilt and the others too. It must be so much fun to see one of your pieces published.

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  22. How exciting! And they are all lovely but yours is by far the coolest... :)

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  23. This is fabulous! I love doing baby quilts -- they come together fairly quickly and it's a nice size to experiment with something outside my comfort zone. I just tell myself that the baby won't notice if I make a mistake, and everyone else will be too busy looking at the baby so they won't see mistakes, either! It's nice to see a book with fresh, contemporary designs for baby quilts, too. None of the new mommas I know are into the Country Grandma look that you see so much of. I especially love how you extended the straight quilting lines into the border on your quilt instead of doing a separate "border design." It almost gives the effect of an echo or reflection of the pieced blocks. Very cool, and congratulations!

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    1. We share the same philosophy of baby quilts! I love making baby quilts because they are a quick project for my short attention span. And you're right no one notices the imperfections - esp when there is a baby around. :)

      Thanks for liking the quilting. I'm kind of sheepish about that part - I did it myself and I feel like it's the weakest part of the quilt. :( You made me feel a little better.Thank you. :)

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  24. Congratulations, you clever girl you!!!:)

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  25. I'll be keeping my eye out for this book! It too cute to not watch for it!!! Congrats!

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