Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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! http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
April 19, Friday Shea Henderson, http://emptybobbinsewing.com
April 22, Monday Jake Finch, http://generationqmagazine.com/
April 23, Tuesday Audrie Bidwell, http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com/
April 24, Wednesday Carolyn Friedlander, http://carolynfriedlander.com/blog/
April 25, Thursday Melissa Corry, http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/
April 26, Friday Jen Eskridge, http://reannalilydesigns.com/blog/
April 29, Monday Sarah Flynn, http://fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.com/
April 30, Tuesday Dana Bolyard, http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/
May 1, Wednesday Amy Smart, http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/ ME!
May 2, Thursday Carrie Bloomston, http://suchitysuch.blogspot.com/
May 3, Friday Victoria Findlay Wolfe, http://www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
May 6, Monday Lindsey Rhodes,http://lrstitched.com/
May 7, Tuesday Pippa Eccles Armbrester, http://www.pippapatchwork.com/blog/

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Mel @ Heart and Homemade said...

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.

Fiesta said...

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.

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

Love the orange version. Thanks for the chance!

kristine lou said...

oh so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd love a copy of the e book

Missy Shay said...

I love that fish quilt!

jlk said...

I've loved everything I've seen so far. I'd love a copy!

Deb said...

Enjoying the hop! I love the Crossweave! And would love to win!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I love making baby quilts, so I'd love this book :) Thanks for the chance

Deborah said...

This book looks amazing :-)

cakegirl said...

Such a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

craftygoods said...

I love your design! Thanks for the chance to win!

Raechel said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I love books.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

would love a chance to win -

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I just love your pattern. I love the look of the hourglass block and you used it in a very unique setting! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

quasiquilter said...

Would love to win this book - about to start working on FOUR baby quilts for friends due this fall!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

What a wonderful book! The quilt you've designed is lovely! Thanks for this great opportunity! :)

B Greene said...

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!

Heather B said...

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!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Erica at Sew So Crafty said...

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!

Lisa Shenk said...

Love it! And we are expecting new babies this year so it would be perfect for that!

Esch House Quilts said...

I love Crossweave! A two-color quilt never fails to appeal to me :) I think they look classic and modern at the same time.

Sara's Sew Creative said...

The Crossweave is so neat! Would love to win this book, thanks for a great giveaway!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Amy! I LOVE your pattern. I was studying that first picture to looking for seams in the "sashing" - 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!

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

Would love a chance to win. I have a new grand baby on the way and this would help me decide what quilt to make for the new baby. Maybe several you know grand ma's. Thanks

Tamara Oster said...

Congratulations!!! Your pattern is beautiful of course! You do inspire me to do more quilting and sewing!

Mama Joan said...

Love your pattern. Would like a chance to win.

liz c said...

Thanks for the chance, baby quilts are my favorite!

DKB said...

cute quilt, at first glance i think it looks more difficult than it actually is

Lynn said...

The more I see of this book, the more I want it! I love the crossweave quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Love your quilt design and color combo too!

Tiffany said...

Lovely quilt! Love it mocked up in orange also.

Marcia W. said...

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

Katherine McNeese said...

this is such a sweet quilt...thanks for the giveaway

Di~ said...

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

Laura said...

I haven'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!

Kathy said...

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

Sonia B said...

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

Mama Pea said...

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!

Phyllis said...

Love baby quilts and this book looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity.

Phyllis said...

Love baby quilts and this book looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity.

sbsudbury said...

Lots of new babies in my world, so this book would be very welcome. Your quilt is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Ashley Billings said...

Would love to get my hands on this book, looks to die for! Fingers crossed! xo

Afton Warrick said...

I love the overall design in Crossweave.

Ginny Worden said...

Cute quilt, and I agree very gender neutral.

Paloma said...

I love your quilt design, this looks like a great book

Megan said...

Fun! I would love to make some of these quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

This looks like a great book. I love making baby quilts!

Ramona said...

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.

Elaine said...

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!
satterfieldfamilyATsbcglobalDOTnet

Tricia said...

I love your contribution to the book! Simple, but stunning!

Nono said...

Wonderful quilt!!
I hope I win this giveaway :-)

Tiffany said...

I love it! You're right, it looks very versatile. It looks really cool in orange and gray.

M said...

This book looks awesome and I love your contribution.

Nikki M. said...

I love your contribution, its a great pattern!

Jeanne W. said...

This is just darling! I LOVE making baby quilts. Small enough that they get finished quickly!

Allison said...

Love the quilt!

RaeLyn said...

Love your quilt Amy. It looks so fresh and fun!

Barb said...

Love your baby quilt!

Jane Green said...

Simple, classic - beautiful is your quilt contribution. Love the book! Thanks for the chance.

Emily said...

I think your cross weave pattern lends itself really well to a baby quilt. Beautiful!

LJ said...

I can'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.

Anita said...

Your block is fairly simple, but it makes a wonderful quilt when several blocks together!

Andrea Nelson said...

I would love to start adding baby quilts to my Etsy shop!! www.lilpeepsbaby.etsy.com

Kelly said...

Oh, your quilt is beautiful! I want to know how to make it!

jenni said...

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!

the mrs said...

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

Rebecca said...

Looks like a fun book! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lou said...

Great quilt! I think orange with white would be awesome too!! Love gender neutral quilts!!!!

Jan Koehn said...

This book looks so inspirational and I love your clean design with the white background, it looks amazing!

Miggsie said...

I love your design and choice of fabrics! This looks like such a fantastic book!

Gill said...

This looks a great book!
Count me in please!

EmileeHope said...

So sweet! Thanks for a chance to win!

paigeg said...

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!

Paige Gonzalez

Jane M. said...

Beautiful red quilt. Love it. I'm so tired of making traditional pink or blue baby quilts. Would love a chance to win it.

Laura Raquel said...

Beautiful Quilts, cannot wait to see it in Navy, thanks for the chance to win!!!

Rebecca Grace said...

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's a good chance they won't want it on their bed if it doesn'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 pleasure to make and give.

mindingmomma said...

look forward to seeing it done in blues, thanks for the chance to win

mindingmomma (at)aol(dot)com

Christine said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

LynCC said...

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.

kristelleke said...

Hi,
it seems to be a lovely book, with great ideas, always welcome for a beginner...
Regards, kristel

Linda said...

CROSSWEAVE IS BEAUTIFUL!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

mssstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Muzikal Mama said...

Adorable Amy! You're right, could be for girls or boys :D

pkrueger said...

Love your quilt. Love the simple color scheme. Would love this book too.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love your quilt! It looks amazing- and I'm totally crushing on navy right now.
xoxo

Alyssa said...

Love it! I'm at the age where all of my friends are starting to have babies so this book would be perfect! :)

lorikorpela said...

Beautiful Quilt!

Pat V. said...

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!

RobotMomSews said...

I love your pattern! It's lovely and the fabrics are so crisp with the white! Congratulations!

Mike Pearson said...

Baby quilts are so fun. They go together quickly!!!

Weezy said...

Your Crossweave quilt is beautiful. I love the choice of fabric colors.

Gnomemade said...

Love the pattern and I'd love the chance to win! Thanks!

Jenny L said...

I love making baby quilts! And I'd love to try the Crossweave pattern. Beautiful!

Molly said...

Such fresh fabrics! Beautiful!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilts. I am looking for some more modern looking baby quilts and these are perfect.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

What a cute quilt and a great looking book. Baby quilts are some of my favorite projects.

Lynn said...

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!

Jess said...

I love your quilt. Especially that orange mock-up in the post. Thanks!

Jésabelle B. said...

I love your creation!

Maryanne said...

love it... would love to make one for future great grandbabies!

Maria said...

Adorable! This would be a fun way to challenge a single color in the ol' scrap bins.

Angie said...

I'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're always beautful! Thanks!

Quilt Monkey said...

Your quilt is so sweet! It looks like it would go together fairly quickly - which is plus for baby quilts! Thanks for the chance.

Natasha said...

Love this pattern! I'm looking for a new pattern for another baby quilt and this is awesome! Beautiful!

ritainalaska said...

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

Badger said...

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!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This book looks really fantastic! Your contribution is a beautiful quilt.

Carla G said...

What an awesome quilt! Would love to see it in boy colors too! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Jen said...

Love it! Would love to win :)

Jenny Faasavalu said...

Love it! Amy, you are amazing. Do you ever sit down?

Míša Klocová said...

This looks absolutely amazing!!! I definitely want this book! :-)

Claire said...

Congratulations on your new book Amy! I could certainly use a copy as 5 of the young girls at work are having babies.

GO STARS! said...

Love this quilt! It would be fun to do in so many colors.

Darrilyn Matsuki said...

Love modern quilts. Would love to win this book.

Sara said...

I love the fabrics you used for this quilt and I adore the way you quilted it.

bakewithamy said...

beautiful quilts!

Krista Hansen said...

I'd love that book just for your pattern alone! What a beautiful quilt!

Anita said...

Love Crossweave and the fabrics you used! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Vicki H said...

Such a simple block with amazing results. Thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

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

Tamie said...

I love your quilt and would love to give it a try.

knit to unwind said...

Nice quilt. I love to sew baby quilts, so this book is on my to have list. Thanks for the chance

animatedlibrarianquilts.com said...

Love your modern take on a classic block. You made it sing. Love the name too :-)

Teresa said...

Lovely quilt¡¡¡¡

joanold said...

That's a lovely little quilt. A great book, too.

Casandra said...

Woohoo! Have been smitten with the modern quilt love. I would love to win your new ebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

I would love to win a copy! Thanks

Lisas Mom said...

Congratulations, there are so many great patterns in this book, including your's.

cat said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to win.

annemarie said...

Congrats to you - would love to have a copy of this book - looks like a fun book.

birdWatcher said...

Think I'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.

giddy99 said...

Love your quilt! My eyes fly all over it (lots of movement)! :)

Cindy said...

Congratulations! I love your quilt and I too love making the baby quilts! My exact thoughts- it's smaller so there's more of a chance I'll finish it!:)

Jessica Killpack said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindy said...

Congrats Amy! Your quilt looks great!

Fran said...

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

Shar said...

I have fallen in love with all the quilt so far in this book. This is a must have on my wish list.

Brooke Boon said...

ooooh, so pretty. Now I have to go back and see everyone else's posts!!!

brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

Messy Mouse said...

Looks like a lovely book! Thanks for the give-away!
themessymouse@gmail.com

Heather A said...

I so agree with you regarding what constitutes modern. I'm really so unsure and I think that's a good thing. I just quilt what I like because I enjoy it and I find my I'm most drawn to quilts that are considered "modern", which isn't to say I don't appreciate so many others, too. I love your quilt ... traditional with a modern look ... and would be pleased as punch to win a copy of the book.

Beth said...

Thanks for the post. I love seeing different color options.

Steph Jacobson said...

I like making baby quilts too. With their smaller size there's a better chance I'll actually finish it and they made the best gifts!

KatieQ said...

I like baby quilts that are bright and child friendly without looking like they are only meant for infants.

Janet M said...

This book looks like fun - I may need it since our son just got married!

sandy said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

leighlaurelstudios.com said...

Wonderful! Looks like a great addition to a quilting book collection. :)
Karin

Joyce said...

Beautiful quilt and the book looks great!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love your quilt. It looks like it may be a good book to get. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

hannah said...

Would love to make one of these quilts for my baby girl! Thanks for the giveaway!
quick dot hannah at gmail dot com

Allison C said...

Would love to win this as I'm expecting in August

Katelyn said...

I love how the quilting in Crossweave plays off the pattern of the blocks! Can't wait to try out this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dree said...

Baby quilts are my favorite gifts to make! What a great giveaway!

Katelyn said...

I love how the quilting in Crossweave plays off the pattern of the blocks! Can't wait to try out this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

NebraskaNative said...

Can't stop making baby quilts! Worse vices I know. :)

Lu said...

Hi Amy,
I love the quilt you made. You do beautiful work. Thanks for the chance at winning the book.

Julie Thomas said...

Love the quilt. My co-worker is having a baby girl and this will be perfect in gray and pink!

Carol D. said...

Love these baby quilts and think there may be a new grandchild in my future that needs one.

eg7243 said...

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!

Jennifer Birnie-Lefcovitch said...

I found out about this book a few weeks ago while looking for inspiration and instruction on my first baby quilt. I'm IN LOVE. I've been thinking about the fish quilt since I saw it, and can't wait to build a "stash" to pull from for this and now "Crossweave" too.

Cecilia said...

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.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Your pattern is a great stashbuster and I would love to make it in a rainbow of colours. Thanks!

Tracy said...

I love your quilt! Would love this book too! Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

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

Hayley Stephens said...

I have the same problem so baby quilts are perfect for me. Thanks for the chance.

Marisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity. This book would come in handy-lots of upcoming babies to celebrate!
mmckee@wi.rr.com

Debbie N. said...

I love your quilt featured in the book. I have never done a 2 color quilt, but this really makes me want to do one - NOW!!!

Lisa said...

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.

Chris said...

Your quilt is great, I love that pattern, very versatile!

Ellee said...

Love, love, love your Crossweave quilt!!! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Jodi - usairdoll said...

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!

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

anneski said...

just had a baby it would be fun to make another quilt

LeAndra said...

I'm going to be a first time Grammy in June! I'm just a LITTLE excited!

Love the red and white quilt...I've always wanted to try a blue and white...

Thanks for the chance to win a new baby quilt book!

LeAndra

Crystal L Puckett said...

Beautiful book - I would love to win!

diane said...

Congrats on the publication. It's a perfect baby quilt

Jenny said...

I love this quilt, thanks for sharing it and for the giveaway!

Marlene said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love the contrast and would love to win a book. Thanks for the chance

Marlene said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love the contrast and would love to win a book. Thanks for the chance

Melamoo said...

Love this pattern and am crazy about the orange and taupe version! Even if I don't win, I've got to have this pattern!

skippie said...

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.

Nancy said...

I'd love to win - my first grandchild is due later this year, and I would like to make a quilt from this book!

vjwildman said...

I'm loving that orange and gray version - perfect for my collection of monochromatic orange prints!

Jeannette said...

Baby quilts are my favorite too and I need to make one now...love your pattern!

quilary said...

There are lots of lovely quilts in this book - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

kt said...

The book looks great! Love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Esther F. said...

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 :-)
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

DaiseyJayne.com said...

What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win :)
jayne@daiseyjayne.com

Michele said...

Looks like a cute book!

Donna Joy said...

Very excited to see Modern Baby quilts, so creative, yes I'd like to make some. Thanks.

dpaulson512 said...

Cannot wait to check out this book! Congratulations!!!!

Wanda said...

These quilts look so fun and easy. Would love to make some.

amylynne said...

Love your quilt! How exciting to be apart of such a wonderful project! Would love to make a few for my grandbabies!!

Gina said...

The patterns is this book would be a wonderful compliment to my library.

Ali said...

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

Kathy said...

Beautiful quilt! Would love to win the ebook...maybe it will bring me good fortune in the grandchildren department :)

Kathy Sue said...

I so love baby quilts! Thanks for this great variety.

Pat S. said...

Love the variety of quilts in this book! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

Ur Mom (Mary W) said...

The baby quilt book looks great! Pick Me!

Lisa PL said...

I'm so excited about this book! It's what I've been looking for! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kelly said...

Both your quilt and the book look great! As a new quilter, I'm so thankful for your great tutorials.

Nicole said...

I love making baby quilts! This book looks awesome!

booboomac said...

It would be so fun to win!

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