Thursday, August 22, 2013

Modern Baby: A peek inside

Several weeks ago, my good friend Sarah sent over a copy of Modern Baby for me to flip through.  As you may already know, her gorgeous Modern Shapes Sampler quilt is in this book (page 30), but there are so many other gorgeous quilts that I wanted to tell you about as well.


Inside you'll find 80 pages of quilty goodness.  Seventy-five full pages are focused on quilty eye candy, templates and instructions with only 5 pages of "extras" like the table of contents and a short biography of each contributor.  Nearly every contributor is a blogger, so as a bonus I have found several new bloggers I want to follow.  Score!

Quilt By Amy Smart
From Modern Baby, Martingale, 2013, used by permission.  Photo by Brent Kane.
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Inside, there are quilts that are perfect for a small person...

Quilt By Carrie Bloomston
From Modern Baby, Martingale, 2013, used by permission.  Photo by Brent Kane.
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...or quilts that I could imagine being scaled up for a lap quilt or twin bed.

Quilt By Shea Henderson
From Modern Baby, Martingale, 2013, used by permission.  Photo by Brent Kane.
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No matter what, there are many quilts included that will inspire a weekend project without doubt.  No matter what mood you're in (appliqué, piecing, templates), there is a quilt to suit you.

In all, there are 14 quilts included in this book with very clear instructions for each one.  I like that nearly every quilt is shown in two color ways (to get your imagination ticking!) and each of the templates come at full size (thank goodness!)

Quilt By Lindsey Rhodes
From Modern Baby, Martingale, 2013, used by permission.  Photo by Brent Kane.
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I am just thrilled to have this book as part of my quilting library. I think it is a super reference with great pattern ideas and filled with colorful inspiration.  Sarah, thank you for sharing the quilty goodness with me!

6 comments:

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Thanks for the lovely review Cindy, so glad you liked the book!

Katy Cameron said...

Good job you have a new niece to be whipping these things up for :oD

Farm Gate Creations said...

Definitely some great inspiration there.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Looks like a really fun book!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! Looks fantastic book! Already these few photos inspire me for several works! x Teje

Trudi said...

Looks fantastic, and I'm thrilled to be able to call the cover girl a friend too :) you're gonna be having a whole basket full of fun with these!

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