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Modern Baby by Martingale Press

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Modern Baby: Easy, Fresh and Fun Quilt Designs

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Welcome to the Modern Baby Blog Tour! Modern Baby Shower


Modern Baby is HERE! I was invited to join this collaborative book project, published by Martingale Press. It is a really unique group of 14 baby quilts by various designers. Here, let me get you the description:

From Martingale Press: “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 Smart, Audrie Bidwell, Carolyn Friedlander, Carrie Bloomston, Dana Bolyard, Jake Finch, Jen Eskridge, Lindsey Rhodes, Melissa Corry, Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Sarah Flynn, Shea 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

The invitation was wide open and I got to thinking… I’d like my project to have hexagons on it, and I’d like my project to be quick and easy. The Fractured Hexagons Baby quilt came to mind: HQuiltedHexQuilt You’ve seen this quilt before on the blog, a short while back, January 2011. It was a gift for my niece. Shortly after I posted it, it became one of the first quilts ever put up on Modern Day Quilts tumblr.? {Thanks Heather!}? I decided this quilt needed a pattern and thankfully, Martingale thought so too. The red quilt features Nicey Jane fabrics by Heather Bailey and Free Spirit Fabrics. I set out asking my Sister-in-Law and niece if I could get the quilt back. (((… best gift-giver evah …)))? But I just need to borrow the quilt, not keep it and actually take it back. Thankfully she didn’t mind. I made a second one in blue. The blue quilt features Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt and Andover Fabrics. I gave both the blue and red quilts back to my nieces, so hopefully that will make up for the “steal back”. BlueFracturedQuilt Many modern quilters like to use solids in their quilt designs. I’m a huge fan, but I do also like mixing the prints with the solids. I think it helps ground the prints a bit. What do you think?


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