Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Giveaway

My Swiss house guest is gone, and I miss the good times we shared, playing together every day. And now it's time to return to the sewing room.

Do you need to make a quilt for a baby? Or make a quilt that's a little larger, for a young child? Then, have I got the quilting book for you!

My quilter-friend Carla of Lollyquiltz and I know Shea Henderson of EmptyBobbinSewing who has a quilt design in Modern Baby. I was sent the book and asked to make a quilt from it - such an honor to be asked! It just so happens I need a boy quilt for another grandson who's due January 6.

So besides Shea's quilt in the book, there are also designs by:
Audrie Bidwell - BlueisBleu
Carolyn Friedlander - CarolynFriedlander
Melissa Corry - HappyQuiltingMelissa
Jen Eskridge - ReannaLilyDesigns
Sarah Flynn - FairyFaceDesigns
Dana Boldsyard - OldRedBarnCo
Amy Smart - Diary of a Quilter
Carrie Bloomston - SuchitySuch
Jake Finch - MamaMakesQuilts
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - BumbleBeans
Lindsey Rhodes - LRStitched
and Pippa Eccles Armbrester - PippaPatchwork

Yep a whole lotta talent, and a whole lotta patterns in one book!
back cover
If you'd like to see more of what's inside Modern Baby, look here at the Martingale site.

The design I chose to make is "Square Dance," by Lindsey Rhodes. I didn't exactly follow her layout though because I wanted to use this Robert Kaufman "Friendly Seas" print as the center focus of each shape. 

It was easy enough to refigure what amount of fabric I'd need to make the substitute. My pencilled notes are on the lower left side of the page. 

All the solid colors came from my stash, so I only needed to coordinate them with colors in the print.

Making the top was a piece of cake! Instructions were clearly written, and it was easy to sew.

It seems like I whipped this up in no time at all!

So far, the Square Dance quilt top measures 43" X 59-1/2" - a nice size for a baby growing to toddler. Lindsey's finished quilt is cross-hatched, but when I get to it, I'll be doing something different.


I give Modern Baby a big thumbs up for the variety of designs it includes, some of which I wouldn't hesitate to make in other colors to hang on a wall in my own home!

If you're in the US, and you'd like to win the book Modern Baby, leave a comment for a chance.

This giveaway is now closed.

Fractured Hexagons by Jen Eskridge



For a second chance at the book, visit Carla at Lollyquiltz to see her take on the Modern Baby "Fractured Hexagons" quilt, and then comment to enter her giveaway too!

Sorry, due to shipping costs, these giveaways are open only to residents of the US.

This giveaway is now closed.

Both our giveaways are open through Thursday, November 14.  Linda

35 comments:

  1. Love the front cover and your pattern looks great in the fabric you chose. Your staff has definitely changed from when you were here in Iowa. The book could get me moving more towards the Modern quilts. That is after i finish the Japanese I am working on now.

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  2. Count me in!!! What a darling quilt...and the book looks wonderful!

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  3. Linda that quilt is adorable! The book looks good, I might just need one with more grandchildren sure to be in my future!

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  4. I love the quilt that you made! What fun bright colors, and such a fun pattern as well. I would love to win this book, as we have another baby due in May! :-)

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  5. Oh, LInda, your quilt is so adorable! That little grandson, whatshistexasname, is going to love it! Your book review would make me want to buy the book if I didn't already have one1 LOL!! See you soon!

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  6. Your quilt came out wonderfully. Please put my name on the hat for the book drawing

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  7. Beautiful book. I would love to win a copy. mfarner1423@embarqmail.com

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  8. Love the quilt you decided to make, and the quilt on the cover is perfect for my nephew's new baby. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Love the colors of your quilt! It's so darling!

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  10. Came over from Lollyquiltz and love your quilt!

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  11. Your quilt looks great and I love the fishy and bubbles. I need a baby boy quilt for a friend and this just could be the one.

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  12. Love your quilt! I highly approve of your print (I'm a marine biologist) and love how bright the solids made it.

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  13. Saw your quilt on Instagram! Love it, especially like the
    solids.

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  14. I enjoy making baby quilts - thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Oh, boo hoo- I can't win!! At least I can tell you what a cute quilt you have made! I love the feature centres! And the great primary colours!

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  16. I love this book - baby quilts are always so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your version of one of them!

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  17. Its baby season in our family so this book would be very welcome!

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  18. The book looks like it has some great patterns! Did you have your focus fabric in mind before you chose the pattern? We have another great-niece on the way this spring. It would be fun to choose on of these patterns for her quilt! Take care!

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  19. My reply to Maria (above). I appreciate your comment, Maria. If you are selected to win this giveaway, I have no way of contacting you because you're a "no-reply commenter." Commenters: Please be sure your blog profile is set to show your email address, or add your edress in your comment. Thanks! Linda

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  20. Linda, thanks so much for the chance! I DO make quite a few baby quilts these days.

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  21. despackman@gmail.com I love baby quilt size! it's doable. Thanks for the chance to win, here's hoping from Idaho! :)

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  22. I almost love looking at quilt books and patterns as the finished project. Your latest is adorable and I love the colors in the fractured hexagons. Great ideas.

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  23. such a neat book. I'm a sucker for kid's fabrics so this book would find a very happy place in my sewing room!

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  24. Looks like there are some really cute quilts in this book. I'd love to check it out!

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  25. Your square dance quilt turned out so cute!

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  26. Haven't seen this book yet, but I'm always looking for fast fun baby quilts.

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  27. HI, BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT!
    LOVE YOUR QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  28. I can always use another source for baby and kid quilts. This one looks good. Your quilt turned out so cute!

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  29. Just found out we're having our first grandchild so this would be fantastic!!!

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    1. Audrey, you are a no-reply commenter. If you win, I have no way of contacting you.

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  30. I would love to win the book. As you know, I have a lot of books, but not so many modern quilting books. I looked inside the book and it's awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  31. I love the fabrics you chose for the Square Dance quilt! The book looks like it has some lovely patterns that would be fun to make. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Jannelle
    aaronandjannelle(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. ooo - Thanks for this chance :) This book is so enticing - I keep coming sooo close to picking it up when I see it!

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  33. This book looks great! I love the cover quilt.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  34. Baby quilts are fun when they are quick finishes. So, your report of how easily it came together is a plus! Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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