Modern Baby Quilts + Book

I had a fun surprise show up in my mailbox yesterday. My very own copy of Martingale’s new book Modern Baby: Easy, Fresh, and Fun Quilt Designs! It goes without saying that I was excited, but it was also perfect timing for my stop on the Modern Baby blog tour.

This book, available in both hardcopy an ebook formats, contains the patterns for 14 cheerful, contemporary quilts by some very talented and creative folks, whose company I am humbled to be a part of. I am so excited to use this book! Baby quilts are my absolute favorite quilts to create. I love making them for gifts, but I also probably love them due to my short attention span. Baby quilts are the perfect way to pull out new colors and fabrics and ideas, but because they aren’t big, they’re easier to actually finish. Then I can move on to the next big idea! 

My contribution for this book – is called Crossweave. As are a lot of modern quilts, this quilt was inspired by a very traditional quilt block. I can’t say I’m a purist when it comes to defining ‘modern quilts’. I don’t really stick to definitions, I just create what I feel like making. 

Modern Baby quilt pattern.
By adding the one solid color (see! my love for white fabric!) this quilt is a great one for bringing cohesion to a variety of monochromatic prints. It’s also perfect for using precut 5″ charm squares and 2 1/2″ strips.
I’m itching to make a boy version of this quilt.  It’s not a pattern that screams one gender or the other, so could be easily personalized depending on the colors you use. I’m thinking of trying navy blue next.
Well guess what! Today Martingale is giving away an Ebook of Modern Baby to one of you readers! Please just leave a comment on this post to enter to win. Giveaway open until Monday, May 6 at midnight MST. A winner will be announced and Martingale will send you a copy of the book! And you have 13 other chances to win. Visit any of these other blog stops and check out the quilt they created for Modern Baby as well. Good luck!  GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: Jess said…
I love your quilt. Especially that orange mock-up in the post. Thanks!
April 18, Thursday Jenny, StitchThis!

April 19, Friday Shea Henderson,
April 22, Monday Jake Finch,
April 23, Tuesday Audrie Bidwell,
April 24, Wednesday Carolyn Friedlander,
April 25, Thursday Melissa Corry,
April 26, Friday Jen Eskridge,
April 29, Monday Sarah Flynn,
April 30, Tuesday Dana Bolyard,
May 1, Wednesday Amy Smart, ME!
May 2, Thursday Carrie Bloomston,
May 3, Friday Victoria Findlay Wolfe,
May 6, Monday Lindsey Rhodes,
May 7, Tuesday Pippa Eccles Armbrester,

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  1. says

    Amy, I love your Crossweave design! It's stunning in simplicity, and I really like the white and red. My MIL was looking for a good pattern to use up charm squares, I'll definitely recommend this one.

  2. says

    Thank you for the chance. Four teachers at my school are having babies and I want to make them baby quilts. New ideas are always welcome.

  3. says

    We are finally getting a new baby in my extended family (after a 13-year lull!!!). Can't wait to make a baby quilt and yours would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. says

    I love baby quilts too! I just finished quilting a rather larger wall hanging on my very standard machine. The whole time I was looking at the baby quilt on my design wall wishing the wall hanging was the same size! I love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! <br />mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. says

    What a stunning book. Love the monochromatic quilts. As my stash is all organised per colour … it makes choosing fabric so much easier with these lovely designs in the book! Holding thumbs to be the lucky one!

  6. says

    Oh Amy! I LOVE your pattern. I was studying that first picture to looking for seams in the &quot;sashing&quot; – at first glance I had a different block pattern for your quilt. Then, I figured out how you pieced it — so Smart (get it? Ha!). (The drawing makes it a lot more obvious — I should have scrolled down first.) Beautiful!

  7. says

    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to win a copy of this book, and make everything. I&#39;ve liked every quilt design, and quilting motifs, that I&#39;ve seen. Thanks for the chance.

  8. says

    You&#39;re right, gender neutral. As I studied the blocks, they sure played tricks with my eyes! :) Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  9. says

    I haven&#39;t seen all the designs in the book yet but I already like yours the best! And I say embrace the love of white. Work it girl!

  10. says

    Love the way this pattern looks in both the red and white and the gray/orange.<br />Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  11. says

    Beautiful quilt. I&#39;m in the midst of needing to make a couple of baby quilts so this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance.

  12. says

    I have two colleagues having babies, and I have been looking for some inspiration. I may have found it with this book. Thanks for the chance!

  13. says

    I really love your crossweave design and it is hard to find a gender neutral design. Love the gray and orange option and navy blue will be so cool.

  14. says

    Love your quilt (well all of them really!) I have several baby quilts I need to make in the next few months and this book would be fabulous!<br />satterfieldfamilyATsbcglobalDOTnet

  15. says

    I can&#39;t wait to see your quilt in navy. I love the fact that it is not gender specific. The way you quilted it really set it off.

  16. says

    I love the white too! I am trying so hard to move out of my comfort zone and try color, but I am soooo drawn to the white!

  17. says

    You&#39;ve done a great job! I&#39;m always amazed at your creativity and discipline to keep your projects quiet for MONTHS until the big reveal.

  18. says

    Awesome! I would SOOOO love to win this book. We just received an announcement in the mail yesterday that we are going to have a Grand Niece or nephew in December. This book would help a new quilter (me) with ideas in making the happy couple a quilt for the new bundle of joy!<br /><br />Paige Gonzalez

  19. says

    What a lovely quilt. Congratulations! I love making baby quilts for the same reasons you mentioned. Plus, if you try to gift a bed-sized quilt to someone, there&#39;s a good chance they won&#39;t want it on their bed if it doesn&#39;t go with their current design scheme, or with their vision for what they want their room to look like. Baby quilts are always loved, always used, and such a

  20. says

    Your Crossweave is really lovely, Amy. Such a nice design for something that looks readily accessible, scrap friendly or pre-cut friendly, and I love the quilting you did on it.

  21. says

    These patterns are so fresh! Seems like more and more babies are coming along that need quilts from me, so this would be a great book to have!

  22. says

    So pretty! I would like one of these fr myself! Not just for a baby :0) and that reminds me I have some vintage modern in my stash!

  23. says

    I&#39;ve had my eye on this book for a bit now, and I love the pattern you contributed. The pink, red and white combo is so cute for a little girl! :) And, I love that you like to use white in your quilts…they&#39;re always beautful! Thanks!

  24. says

    love this book of fresh, new quilts for babies … another of my granchildren has married and i&#39;m hoping for new babies in the family. thanx for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  25. says

    This quilt has inspired me to make my first quilt. I wanted something not too confusing and one that I could use my charm packs and jelly rolls. Now all I need is white!

  26. says

    I love the colors in your quilt! The book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  27. says

    Think I&#39;d enjoy making your quilt. Baby quilts are my favorite, even if I am a fairly new quilter–that way I get to try something new more often.

  28. says

    Congratulations! I love your quilt and I too love making the baby quilts! My exact thoughts- it&#39;s smaller so there&#39;s more of a chance I&#39;ll finish it!:)<br />

  29. says

    Your quilt is so lovely! Baby quilts are a big favourite of mine too. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

  30. says

    I so agree with you regarding what constitutes modern. I&#39;m really so unsure and I think that&#39;s a good thing. I just quilt what I like because I enjoy it and I find my I&#39;m most drawn to quilts that are considered &quot;modern&quot;, which isn&#39;t to say I don&#39;t appreciate so many others, too. I love your quilt … traditional with a modern look … and would be pleased as punch

  31. says

    I love how the quilting in Crossweave plays off the pattern of the blocks! Can&#39;t wait to try out this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. says

    I love how the quilting in Crossweave plays off the pattern of the blocks! Can&#39;t wait to try out this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. says

    I added this book to my wish list as soon as I heard about it coming out. Would love to get a copy! I love your quilt…and the fabrics you chose!

  34. says

    I found out about this book a few weeks ago while looking for inspiration and instruction on my first baby quilt. I&#39;m IN LOVE. I&#39;ve been thinking about the fish quilt since I saw it, and can&#39;t wait to build a &quot;stash&quot; to pull from for this and now &quot;Crossweave&quot; too.

  35. says

    I am loving these quilts! Your quilt would look great in navy. Although I love this color combination too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  36. says

    I would love to win Modern Baby. I&#39;m not having a lot of luck w/the baby quilts I&#39;m trying to make……8-(. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  37. says

    Crossweaveis beautiful both ways! The orange would be great for both young and older kids! It is so hard to find designs for older boys and that just pops! I keep hoping to win a copy! I just love all the quilts I have seen so far.

  38. says

    Such a lovely quilt! It looks beautiful in red and white and it would in any color, hehe. Congratulations on having your quilt included in the book, awesome job!<br /><br />Thank you and Martingale for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. says

    I&#39;m going to be a first time Grammy in June! I&#39;m just a LITTLE excited! <br /><br />Love the red and white quilt…I&#39;ve always wanted to try a blue and white…<br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win a new baby quilt book!<br /><br />LeAndra

  40. says

    Your Red and White quilt is gorgeous, certainly a pattern I would use. To win a book would be just lovely. Many thanks for the chance.

  41. says

    What alovely quilt! I LOVE it! I will definitely try something like this! The book looks lovely to me… Would sure LOVE to work with it! HINT HINT! LOL :-)<br />Esther<br />esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  42. says

    I have had this book on my Amazon wish list since I first saw it online. Love all of your work, it&#39;s so inspirational. Thanks!

  43. says

    I also love making baby quilts, and your Crossweave is absolutely gorgeous!! I can see it made up in so many color combinations! Awesome! Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book!!

  44. says

    Baby quilts are also my favorite for the same reason! (Also because at this point in my life everyone and their sister is having a baby… it is good to have a few on hand!!!)

  45. says

    Love making baby quilts and many times I just wing it so it&#39;d be lovely to have this ebook! <br />buffyh_6(AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  46. says

    I love your quilt! I&#39;ve been looking for the perfect block to choose for my month in the bee I&#39;m in and I think I&#39;ve just found it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  47. says

    Baby Quilts, I have never made one and we are expecting two more great grandbabies this fall. I always bought those lovely soft thermal blankets from JC Penneys, spent over 60.00 to have one made for the last great grandson. I think it&#39;s time for this grandmother/great grandmother to start making baby quilts. I fell in love with the Crossroads quilt, I have lots of different 5&quot;

  48. says

    Baby quilts are so much fun – a nice size to work with, bright colors and FUN! Would love to win Modern Baby since becoming a Yia Yia.<br />~Andee

  49. says

    I love that pattern. I saw it on Pinterest the other day and just had to repin it. It&#39;s the first quilt I&#39;ve repinned in a long time because I have so many. I just couldn&#39;t help myself. It&#39;s darling.

  50. says

    I&#39;m a new visitor to your site. I&#39;m excited to see a modern quilts book for babies since they get the most of my quilt production. Like your site. Will have to look around some more. swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

  51. says

    There are so many cute blocks/quilts. And I have many friends that are having babies, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

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