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Busy Blocks & the Modern Baby Blog Tour

April 19, 2013

Modern Baby book, modern baby quilt

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Modern Baby, a new release from Martingale. I have a quilt in this book, which marks the first quilt I’ve submitted for inclusion in a book. (yay!) Read through to the end for a chance to win a free eBook copy of Modern Baby!

My quilt, Busy Blocks, is a such a great quilt for a beginner and a fast finish quilt for an experienced quilter. Squares and half-square triangles. Easy as that. My goal was to design a quilt that could grow with a baby, both in color and design. An added bonus? If you wanted to make the quilt larger, simply increase the size of the basic square units and the quilt scales right up to any size you’d want, while retaining the exact same look as the baby quilt. I love designs that can do that!

Modern Baby quilt, easy baby quilt

It is also a fun design to try out a variety of free motion quilting designs. I quilted this one myself on my mom’s long arm, using a different design for each color grouping. The book sample I made is entirely made up of Kona solids, with the specific colors listed in the book.

In all of my printed patterns, I like to show the design in multiple colorways or fabric choices. I think it’s helpful to see each design in a totally different light. And Busy Blocks got the same treatment. Here it is in soft, pastel girly prints.

modern baby quilt, easy modern quilt

I will always remember this quilt and its timing in my life. We’d just learned that we were expecting our third child at the same time I was working to complete the quilt. That could partly explain my desire to make the quilt in two color schemes…. we are one of those ‘crazy’ couples that waits until the baby is born to learn the gender! Now, we have cutie pie, four month old Rhett. One day, when this quilt returns to me, I’ll get to take his photo on it!

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Want to win a copy of the eBook version of Modern Baby? You’re in luck! Martingale is giving one away to one of my readers. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite color combination to use in baby/toddler quilts (other than pastel blue and pink!). I’ll pick the winner one week from today- Friday, April 26th.

You’ll want to check in at all of the stops on the tour. Consider it one big, traveling baby shower. Each blog offers a different chance to win an eBook!

April 18:  Jenny, StitchThis! http://blog.shopmartingale.com/

April 19:  Shea Henderson, http://emptybobbinsewing.com

April 22:  Jake Finch, http://generationqmagazine.com/

April 23:  Audrie Bidwell, http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com/

April 24:  Carolyn Friedlander, http://carolynfriedlander.com/blog/

April 25:  Melissa Corry, http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/

April 26:  Jen Eskridge, http://reannalilydesigns.com/blog/

April 29:  Sarah Flynn, http://fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.com/

April 30:  Dana Bolyard, http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/

May 1:  Amy Smart, http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/

May 2:  Carrie Bloomston, http://suchitysuch.blogspot.com/

May 3:  Victoria Findlay Wolfe, http://www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/

May 6,:  Lindsey Rhodes, http://lrstitched.com/

May 7:  Pippa Eccles Armbrester, http://www.pippapatchwork.com/blog/

211 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013 5:12 am

    My favorite color combination is yellow, grey, black and white. At least, this is what I picture myself using when I will make my first baby quilt.

  2. Tracy permalink
    April 19, 2013 5:55 am

    Congratulations on being published! Your quilt is beautiful.

  3. Nancy M permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:00 am

    I just made a baby quilt by request in red, black and white – it was stunning!

  4. dianne mitzel permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:07 am

    I love the combination of yellow and lime green for baby quilts..Love your new pattern. Would love to have this!!

  5. April 19, 2013 6:07 am

    I love your quilt. I’ve used green and blue in two baby quilts mostly because I thought using the right shades it can go either way. I recently did a pillow in gray and yellow though and loved it so I think my next baby quilt will have to be in those colors.

  6. April 19, 2013 6:10 am

    I like to use primary colors in baby quilts, it works for both boys and girls,

  7. Riley M permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:15 am

    I was asked to do a yellow and grey quilt and loved how it turned out- gender neutral.

  8. Nancy H. permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:27 am

    Congratulations on having a pattern in the book, Shea! My favorite combination is lime greens, grays, and a little bit of orange (like orange sherbert orange). I love that it works equally well for boys or girls.

  9. Kathy Guenther permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:52 am

    Love your pattern. Congrats on getting it published. I would make it aqua, red and white.

  10. April 19, 2013 7:01 am

    Black and white with a hint of red or orange make beautiful baby quilts.

  11. Rosalind Gutierrez permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:16 am

    I like to use vivid Primary colors in red, blue, orange, yellow, purple, and green.

  12. Marie D permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:17 am

    I would love to make a pink and grey quilt but I seem to have a run on boys here so it will have wait!

  13. Carol Vickers permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:37 am

    Green and yellow is a favorite of mine.

  14. April 19, 2013 7:37 am

    I love using blues and greens for baby quilts. Love your quilt!

  15. TANYA permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:39 am

    I like to use primary colors in baby quilts – bright red, yellow, and blue.

  16. Sarah N permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:41 am

    I tend to stay away from the baby blue and pink anyway – but turquoise and brown have been a favorite combo lately !

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  17. April 19, 2013 7:41 am

    I love orange, yellow and green together. Bright and fun!!!

  18. Barb Spurr permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:46 am

    I love to make baby quilts in brown and pink combinations for girls and blue and lime green combinations for boys. Love the design of your quilt and the ease to make it larger. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  19. Rosemaree permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:48 am

    I have just completed a baby quilt for a friend in olive greens, grey and white – to grow with the child.

  20. Chris permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:52 am

    I really like greens and lately Teal. I love this pattern and can’t wait to see the book.

  21. Julie in GA permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:55 am

    I like to use bright colors for a baby quilt that is not gender specific. My most recent one has royal blue, red, orange, golden yellow, green, turquoise & fuchsia. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Lisa Marie permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:05 am

    I just finished a baby quilt with bright baby blues, greens and yellows on a background of white. I liked the colors a lot and think I’ll use this color combination again.

  23. Kathy permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:14 am

    I like using teal (lime or aqua also work) with orange for a boy. I have also used yellow with oranges and bright pinks for a little girl.

  24. Jean K permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:21 am

    I just finished a baby quilt in brights, blues, yellows, oranges, reds and white. Also, I recently purchased some beautiful lime green and gray fabric that I’m going to create into a child’s quilt.

  25. Ele W. permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:29 am

    I mostly love to use any bright or jewel tones, as many babies respond to the lively colors a lot. Gives them exercise in reaching and grabbing, not to mention catching drools.

  26. Gai Butler permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:55 am

    Congratulations on you contribution to the book, a great achievement. Colours that I’m loving at this moment are tangerine, lemon & yellow with, for a girl, strawberry and pink and for a boy, lime and green, both on a white background. Yummy!

  27. Cindy Wienstroer permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:03 am

    I have made many baby quilts – muted blues, reds & yellow; green & pink; pink & brown; primary colors: soft greens & blues with touch of yellow; next one will be grays, b&w, with small pops of colors like spring flowers.

  28. corinne permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:04 am

    Love this book!!! I have so many babies coming that I can really use some new ideas. The quilts in the photos are beautiful.

  29. Cheryl mcWilliams permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:06 am

    How great to have a contemporary look for baby quilts! I love finding interesting patterns to make charity baby quilts. Thank you for such patterns!

  30. Leslie permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:07 am

    This looks like a fun book!
    I like to use brights for baby quilts. I’m working on 2 now, one with primary brights and one with bright blue and green.

  31. kathy h permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:11 am

    I don’t really have just one color combination that I use for baby quilts (other than the traditional blue and pink). I like to use the colors of the sports teams that the couple cheer on. Then when they wrap up the baby or toddler to go to the game, they are all set.

  32. Arlene Thomas permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:12 am

    I love greens, especially ones that are on the yellow side. mixed with white or cream

  33. April 19, 2013 9:17 am

    I love the simple but effective design of your baby quilt. Very versatile…as a baby quilt or a full size quilt…using different colors also give it a different look. Great!

  34. Nancy permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:18 am

    Great pattern, one I will use for the next baby quilt in shades of lavender and rose and gold. The last one I made, for a grandson, was in shades of yellowy-green and yellow and light blues with a little lavender, a great neutral. I learned that when I had no purple in my stash and it was my granddaughter’s favorite color. So now………………..Lots of Purple in all shades and it finds it way into every quilt I make.

  35. Karen F permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:22 am

    aqua or turquoise with pink orange and grey. Lime green rasberry and black for my youngest grandaughter and I still like a red and white with some touches of green and blue that I made long ago. (and still have a UFO top that I made from the leftovers.)

  36. April 19, 2013 9:22 am

    I am expecting a new grandson this summer. His room is painted grey and yellow. The accessories are orange. I hope to see a quilt in your book to use the color scheme.

  37. Diane V permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:35 am

    I don’t really know what is popular right now for baby quilts, but right now I am leaning towards the grays with either yellow or green highlights… Especially if you don’t know what the baby is yet. Thanks for the opportunity of winning this cute book.

  38. Jane Brown permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:35 am

    Navy blue and chartreuse green are my colors to use for a baby.

  39. Hope Beatty permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:35 am

    I love to use bright orange, green, blue, yellow and red. I like the primary colors in alive bright colours.

  40. Marcia Gilbreath permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:38 am

    What a simple, yet striking design! Infinitely variable according to the fabrics chosen, and usable for any occasion. Congratulations!

  41. Linda E in AZ permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:39 am

    I especially like to use bright colors, sometimes along with black and white prints.
    thanks!

  42. Janet H permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:40 am

    I fell in love yesterday when I saw your quilt in my Martingale email! Absolutely stunning and as you say – can be so flexible. If colors are not requested I normally use bright bold colors with the opposing pastel. This pattern is perfect for this. When baby grows it can be used to show colors – dark and light.
    Can’t wait to get this pattern and book!

  43. Tamie permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:41 am

    Im getting ready to use aqua, grey and yellow.

  44. April 19, 2013 9:43 am

    Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to see it.
    I love making baby quilts in bright schemes – I often include turquoise and yellow- or red (gender neutral) – and when it’s for girls or boys specifically I like an analogous color scheme – melon, yellow, pink or turquoise, green, blue

  45. Shawn permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:44 am

    I love to use aqua and gray. Also aqua and pink.
    Shawn

  46. SueK permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:54 am

    My new favorite for a baby quilt is gray and yellow and white.

  47. Raechel permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:54 am

    Lime green!

  48. Gill permalink
    April 19, 2013 9:55 am

    Rainbow!

  49. Marsha Kestner permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:04 am

    I love all the colors. The bright ones are bright and bold! Blue is my favorite! Thanks d
    for the chance to win

  50. Sonia B permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:09 am

    Green, blue and brown. Thanks for the chance.

  51. April 19, 2013 10:12 am

    I like to make the baby quilts in red, black and white:)

  52. Sharon B permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:25 am

    I love blues and greens together.

  53. Dottie permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:39 am

    I like to use bright primary colors on baby quilts. I just finished a fun quilt with royal blue, lime green, orange and black. The black sashings make the other colors pop and I am thrilled with how it came out. I love your pattern because it allows you to really play with colors. Thanks for sharing,

  54. Jackie MacGregor permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:44 am

    Love you quilt design!! I like yellow, aqua and gray together for baby quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Leanne De Vos permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:44 am

    I like non-primary colors, especially yellowed shades of green. It makes other colors pop.
    I make quite a few baby quilts to give away as gifts, and this book features some quilts I would love to make.
    Leanne

  56. Lisa Price permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:15 am

    I love doing baby quilts in fresh yellows and greens, with a little black for depth. I love your pattern!

  57. Hallie permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:26 am

    The last baby quilt I made was black, white and bright pink. Totally out of the box colors for me. I loved it!

    Your pattern is darling, I would love to win the book :)

  58. April 19, 2013 11:35 am

    Well, put me in the crazy camp too, because hubby & I waited to find out until our sweet girl was born. I’m still 100% in the neutral grellow camp for baby quilts. Actually, I just made a nursery pillow in aqua & dark peacock for a little girl (I threw in the tiniest pops of pink), so that was a fun twist to not make something so ooey-gooey girlie.

  59. Christine permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:44 am

    My favorite colors for a baby quilt are aqua blue and brown. There are so many beautiful prints/etc in aqua that I have quite a collection. I have two grandbabies coming this year so I have sent these wonderful “Modern” baby quilts example to my girls for them to choose what they want. Of course they will have a say in fabric selection — I’ll find out if I get to use my favorites.

  60. Kalynn permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:47 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the patterns – so much energy – color combinations are limitless.

  61. Rosalie permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:49 am

    Black and white with one or more primary colors really pops!

  62. Jill Hicks permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:50 am

    I like to use yellow and green in my baby quilts when I don’t know the sex of the baby.

  63. Kathleen permalink
    April 19, 2013 12:21 pm

    I am loving baby quilts with modern design. My favorite colors to use for a baby quilt are pink and green and I am hoping to be able to use them one day for my own granddaughter (hint, hint, children!)

  64. Barb permalink
    April 19, 2013 12:36 pm

    I love to do brights for any baby, any color combination. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  65. April 19, 2013 12:43 pm

    I like to make baby quilts in teals with either blues and greens for a boy or pink and green for a girl. Kind of different….

  66. Robbin Golden permalink
    April 19, 2013 12:53 pm

    Aqua, turquiose, or teal and brown are my favorite combinations for two color quilts. If I use more than two, red, black with accents of primary colors is engaging for babies and toddlers. I’ve found your quilts and quilting inspiring!

  67. Bonnie Goodrich permalink
    April 19, 2013 12:56 pm

    I like to use bright, vibrant colors – reds and yellows are my favorites.

  68. Ginger permalink
    April 19, 2013 1:05 pm

    Love black/white with a POP of color – hot pink, lime green, or neon yellow!

  69. April 19, 2013 1:12 pm

    Love this design and especially love the pastel colorway. So pretty.

  70. Colleen permalink
    April 19, 2013 1:25 pm

    It might be a bit offbeat, but I like unexpected combinations, like orange and teal.

  71. Mary Jordan permalink
    April 19, 2013 1:27 pm

    This is hard because I like to personalize the quilt to the baby’s family. I don’t make a quilt for all baby showers or announcements I receive. I have found that if I make the quilt to fit the baby’s room today, the quilt will be put away once the room is updated from newborn to toddler. For this reason I gravitate towards colors that will stimulate the baby today and one that can grow with them – especially the quilts for boys. I want the quilt to be one that is toddler friendly. I just finished a quilt for a baby boy that lives in Maine. I used the train panel for the center and used lots of color for the borders – wanted it to be bright and cheerful because where this family lives can tend to have lots of gray days. Another baby quilt that is on my table to be quilted is for a girl and this one I choose the newer trendy colors of aqua, orange, green and browns since this family is more trendy than traditional in the styles they choose. I love the simple blocks in Shea’s design and will give those a try – right now panels have been my lifesaver between working full time and getting my garden in, time is precious.

  72. Paula permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:08 pm

    Pink and orange for girls and blue and greens for boys. Congrats on the book. I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win it. ;)

  73. Cheryl permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:21 pm

    Congrats!!! The last baby quilt I made for a little girl was coral, peach, aqua & olive and for a little boy was red, blue, gray and white. They both turned out very nicely.

  74. Nancy Green permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:23 pm

    I like using green & purple in baby quilts–soft or bright, depending on parental preference. I have one to make for a friend’s daughter who is expecting in a few of months and I would love to have this book for inspiration!!

  75. April 19, 2013 2:31 pm

    shades of yellow for baby girls and shades of green for baby boys works for me, but my grandaughter asked for blue and shades of grey to black for her baby boy. and that may be a new favorite.

  76. SueAnn Wirick permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:33 pm

    I have a little boy quilt to make and it will be in earth tones as requested by the Mom and Dad. I might add a bear or 2 to it also.

  77. MarciaW permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:44 pm

    My favorite color combination to use in baby/toddler quilts is bright! I like bright green, aqua, orange, red, yellow, prints, stripes, and dots. Then, if want to be more gender specific, can add either a bright blue or bright pink. I love windmill blocks and also snowball blocks with lots of contrast.

  78. Evelyn Pliszka permalink
    April 19, 2013 2:48 pm

    Love the girly color one.

  79. janie permalink
    April 19, 2013 3:20 pm

    girls-pinks and greens!
    boys-orange and blues!

  80. April 19, 2013 3:22 pm

    I love mixing gray with pink, yellow, blue or green, depending on the gender.

  81. April 19, 2013 3:28 pm

    Bright colors – red, green, blue, yellow, and white.

  82. Anne D permalink
    April 19, 2013 3:49 pm

    I love your quilts!
    The book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. Beth permalink
    April 19, 2013 4:32 pm

    The one I’m working on now has lime green and turquoise blues. I’d love a copy of this book. There are always babies to quilt for. It’s my favorite kind of quilting.

  84. kathie stille permalink
    April 19, 2013 4:36 pm

    Right now I am heavy into the greens and creams. I must admit I love all colors. Also the blues and yellows of Provence. Can’t believe all the wonderful work you girls do. I’m in awe

  85. Barbara permalink
    April 19, 2013 4:48 pm

    I see this quilt in a variety of bright florals for the wheels and a coordinating solid for the center square. That would work for a baby size or for a bigger one. I loved seeing your color choices in this great pattern.

  86. Barbara permalink
    April 19, 2013 4:49 pm

    I see this in a mixture of bright florals for the wheels with a coordinating solid for the center squares. I love the pattern and your color choices.

  87. April 19, 2013 5:12 pm

    green, blue, and yellow! Your quilt is beautiful!

  88. Yvonne permalink
    April 19, 2013 5:15 pm

    Royal blue, yellow and white would have to be my favourite combination for a fresh looking baby quilt.

  89. Donna Hanner permalink
    April 19, 2013 5:30 pm

    I choose colors based on the baby / decorating scheme. I love using the brighter / bolder colors. Happy to see this “Quilt Tour” to obtain more ideas.

  90. Erin Hutchinson permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:19 pm

    I love to use a rainbow palette in baby quilts!

  91. April 19, 2013 6:47 pm

    I like making scrappy baby quilts in bright colors. This works when you don’t know the baby’s gender. I love your cute pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  92. April 19, 2013 6:53 pm

    My favorite colors are vibrant shades of blues and greens.

  93. April 19, 2013 7:09 pm

    I like using neutral baby colors irregardless of the sex. That means greens, yellows, or even reds and browns. Generally, I choose a collection rather than a color.

  94. Janet Ernst permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:35 pm

    Love your quilt!!!!!! I have had to make 15 baby quilts since September and was having a hard time in coming up with ideas. I made a couple of pastels, but my favorite colors where the bright primary colors, really eye catching and appealing.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!

  95. Beth T. permalink
    April 19, 2013 7:38 pm

    Congratulations on the book and the baby. I like primary colored baby quilts, as well as quilts that use aqua and brown for both boys and girls.

  96. April 19, 2013 7:52 pm

    Currently I like orange and turquoise for my baby quilts.

  97. Karen permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:00 pm

    Love the combo of purples and greens…love your pattern as well…Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  98. Donna permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:00 pm

    I like to use primary colors. I think your quilt would look great in them. The design looks complicated but on reading your explanation it isn’t. would like to try it.

  99. Michele Dawson permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:12 pm

    I really like using greens, browns and pinks in baby quilts. My mom has made nearly 30 for her grand and great-grandchildren and I have a lot of fun helping her.

  100. Tamara permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:38 pm

    I would do this quilt in different shades of purple for a girl and/or in different shades of yellow if I don’t know the sex of the baby. Beautiful work :-)

  101. Darrell permalink
    April 19, 2013 8:48 pm

    My favorite colors for a baby quilt are green and yellow.. the neutral color scheme.

  102. Joan Hanson permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:20 pm

    I enjoy primary colors for baby quilts, as well as a combination of purples and chartreuse. Thanks for the chance to win.

  103. April 19, 2013 10:30 pm

    Pink and white or blue and white.thanks

  104. Linda Christianson permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:36 pm

    I need to make a baby quilt in teal for first time mom, also from KC. She has asked for birds. I could use your idea and put a bird in every center.

  105. Rilene permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:40 pm

    My favorite is a white background with bright basic crayon colors: yellow, orange, red, purple, blue and green.

  106. Chris permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:46 pm

    I like to use bright colors and novelty prints! Love your quilt!

  107. Kimberly Listrud permalink
    April 19, 2013 10:59 pm

    Wow! I have to say I love your quilt! I like the bright colors and the primary colors. I am really wanting to do something in a lime green, maybe a ombre effect. This book looks great.

  108. Judith permalink
    April 19, 2013 11:35 pm

    If I knew the gender it would be either pink and brown or turquoise and brown. Gender unknown would be yellow, grey, and white. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book. And, I love your quilt, in both colours.

  109. Pearl permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:04 am

    I like using combinations that include orange in baby quilts. Your pattern is great. I especially like that it can grow with the child.

  110. usairdoll permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:17 am

    Love your quilt! This big kid can see me making this for me, hehe. I love when I see quilts made up in two different colorways, you know us visual people. We also waited to find out what gender our kids were. We did great, a boy and a girl. I have only made one baby quilt and I used a themed fabric of jungle animals. I used bright fabrics as well, yellow, blue, green, red and white.

    Thank you and Martingale for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  111. Jodi R permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:22 am

    We are from the crazy find out when it arrives people too. I had a feeling and hope our Little Miss was a Little Miss and was delighted. If I was making quilts for the unknown sex baby I would love to use Red and Blue and White (classic and timeless and with minimal white not hard to keep clean with bubs), I have also seen really lovely citrus tone quilts with grey (Yellow, Orange & Lime with grey)

  112. Pat V. permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:32 am

    I love to use bright colors, red, orange, green, blue, yellow – get that baby excited!

  113. Tracy DVR permalink
    April 20, 2013 12:51 am

    Currently I’m enthralled with grey and yellows, oranges and lime green…. bright happy colors!

  114. Lotte permalink
    April 20, 2013 1:42 am

    I like purple and green together, it goes for both boys and girls.

  115. Judy Forkner permalink
    April 20, 2013 1:46 am

    I like bright rainbow colors with black or white. Thanks for the giveaway.

  116. Anne O'Connor permalink
    April 20, 2013 7:12 am

    I have just finished one a srtip or row quilt for a new baby using an owl print. I used the soft blue/green and coral orange in the print together with a strong deep aqua to tie it all together.

  117. Diane permalink
    April 20, 2013 7:17 am

    My go to colors are grey and yellow! Or a polka dot with multicolored as second!

  118. April 20, 2013 7:29 am

    I love Navy and Orange or Lime Green and Navy! thanks!

  119. D. K. permalink
    April 20, 2013 7:35 am

    My favorite quilt choices are brights. This year I’m looking for colors that work for a boy or girl- maybe yellow and aqua or green and brown.

  120. April 20, 2013 8:13 am

    I’ve made two quilts for a neighbours twin girls and made one using aqua, pink and red and the other in red, brown and aqua.

  121. Barb Schneider permalink
    April 20, 2013 8:18 am

    Sometimes I use primary colors, other times I go with mint green, yellow, peach. But, one of my favorite baby quilts was done with turquoise, various greens, light blues with a sea theme. How can you not love a baby quilt in any color!

  122. April 20, 2013 8:32 am

    Hi!!!! I love the soft greens, aqua and oranges!!!!

  123. Ellee permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:04 am

    My baby quilts are made with a rainbow of tropical colors — sometimes with dark blue or dark green for an accent.

  124. Lani G permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:30 am

    My favorite colors for baby quilts are red, blue and yellow, or orange, yellow and green. I love your pattern, definitely a new admirer here!

  125. Susan K permalink
    April 20, 2013 10:40 am

    If I know the sex of the baby and/or the colors in the nursery, that’s the colors I use. I like the scrappy look for babies as that can hide a lot of stains and isn’t “too baby” for use into their toddler years. My favorite colors are blues and greens, so I love the boy colorway in this quilt!

  126. Cecilia permalink
    April 20, 2013 10:41 am

    I like using primary colors, but I also like aqua and red. I like your quilt, especially the simplicity of it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  127. Cecilia permalink
    April 20, 2013 10:49 am

    I love the simplicity of your quilt. I really like to use primary colors in my baby quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

  128. Nancy Noah permalink
    April 20, 2013 10:57 am

    I like to use what I have always called “crayon brights” when making baby and children’s quilts. I love using these intense colors.

  129. April 20, 2013 1:10 pm

    Your quilt is awesome! I like to use a print to go with the baby’s parents’ theme, and then use complementary colors. But, if on my own, I like the turquoise, deep yellow and hint of hot pink and grey…kinda funky ;-)

  130. April 20, 2013 2:08 pm

    I love all colors for all baby quilts and in almost any combination! What I do LOVE to do with most of my baby quilts is to add a black and white fabric as the accent color. It just adds that little “something”!

  131. Sharann Watson permalink
    April 20, 2013 2:17 pm

    I love using bright primary colors for baby quilts. Although your pastel “girl” quilt is very sweet. Congrats on your pattern.

  132. April 20, 2013 4:31 pm

    My current favorite is yellow, grey, and white.

  133. Gayle Grier permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:11 pm

    I like to use primary colors in baby quilts…red, blue and yellow.

  134. Mom C permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:23 pm

    My favorite was a scrappy flannel quilt. I sashed it with purple (!) so the scraps actually looked like wonky windows. I really liked the way it turned out. Thanks.

  135. Nancy B from Many LA permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:39 pm

    I haven’t made one yet, but have my first grandchild coming; I’m waiting to hear if it’s a boy or a girl. If it’s a girl, I think I’m making a purple/green quilt!

  136. Peggy permalink
    April 20, 2013 11:02 pm

    I recently made a baby quilt for a friend in primary colors…it’s a happy quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

  137. Janet Sabol permalink
    April 20, 2013 11:26 pm

    I love the quilt you have in the Modern Baby book and would really enjoy a copy. There are more grandchildren coming!

  138. Janet Sabol permalink
    April 20, 2013 11:29 pm

    I’ve used grey, yellow and purple for my granddaughter, mainly purple tones with purple heart appliques and yellow flower appliques. Our grandson is getting a simple modern design with grey shades, yellow and black with geometric designs and no borders. Hope he loves it!

  139. Kathryn permalink
    April 21, 2013 3:11 am

    I’m quite keen on a navy blue, lime green, white and orange combination at the moment!

  140. Barb Johnson permalink
    April 21, 2013 8:18 am

    When I make a baby quilt for a specific person, I will find out what colors the mom wants, or what colors are used in the nursery. If I don’t know or can’t find out, I tend to use 30’s prints.

  141. April 21, 2013 1:31 pm

    Having a new granddaughter in the family, I’ve been using pink, browns, purples and greens! Lovely and colorful!

  142. Mona permalink
    April 21, 2013 2:16 pm

    I love brights of all kinds. Research shows babies respond more to brights than pastels, which is good for their development. I’m happy to comply.

  143. Karrie Smith permalink
    April 21, 2013 6:54 pm

    pink, red, white, turquoise, aqua. Thanks for the chance to win.

  144. Deborah permalink
    April 21, 2013 7:35 pm

    Red and aqua is my favourite combination!

  145. April 21, 2013 7:43 pm

    i am working on a pink and purple twin sized quilt for my oldest great grand , she will be 5 in may.

  146. Michelle permalink
    April 21, 2013 8:46 pm

    Purples – unisex colors and my favorite football team colors!

  147. April 21, 2013 9:04 pm

    Los colores que me encantan para los acolchados de bebés son los amarillos, verdes y naranjas, dan vida, alegría y mucha energía. Para las niñas los verdes manzanas y los niños los verdes brillantes .

  148. Cher Merriman permalink
    April 22, 2013 12:26 am

    Love your pattern here, especially done in the softer pastels. I love using blues and yellows in baby quilts, and also love greens.

  149. April 22, 2013 3:08 am

    honestly? i love grey… grey and anything.. but lately i’ve been on a grey/orange/navy kick. that works best for a little boy, i know.

    for little girls, i’m all about the grey with aqua and coral…. so wow.. yeah. same families of colors i guess? lol!

    anyway. yeap. that’s what i’m currently pushing for baby colors!
    tickledpeep@yahoo.com

  150. Ann Olson permalink
    April 22, 2013 3:34 am

    blue and brown for a boy

  151. April 22, 2013 7:58 am

    teal and yellow

  152. Andrina permalink
    April 22, 2013 8:01 am

    I think, black, white, grey and bright pink would look great

  153. Pat Richards permalink
    April 22, 2013 9:35 am

    I like using bright fabrics, to interest the baby as it grows.

  154. Patricia permalink
    April 22, 2013 10:07 am

    I like to use bright lively colors – oranges, blues, greens. I think those are great baby colors.

  155. Shirley permalink
    April 22, 2013 10:24 am

    I’m a big fan of red in baby quilts. I love it in combination with turquoise or white or both.

  156. April 22, 2013 10:26 am

    Hi Shea — just wanted to say how much I love your quilt in this book!

  157. Carla G permalink
    April 22, 2013 12:06 pm

    I love your quilt! :)
    My favorite are grey & orange or grey & purple. :)

  158. Marcy permalink
    April 22, 2013 3:29 pm

    Aqua and orange!

  159. Charlotte permalink
    April 22, 2013 11:20 pm

    I like to use food coloring primary colors in baby quilts. Red blue and yellow and green.

  160. Cyndy permalink
    April 23, 2013 6:32 am

    Bright blue and yellow for boys; I like something with red for girls. Orange works very well for both genders and goes well with most any other accent colors.

  161. April 23, 2013 9:59 am

    This is one of my favorite quilts in the book! I just made a baby quilt in browns and navy, and I really like the way it turned out and can definitely grow with him. Thanks!

  162. April 23, 2013 12:19 pm

    I like using the bright fabrics for a baby quilt and I think the babies like them too!!

  163. Binks permalink
    April 23, 2013 1:45 pm

    Haven’t made too many baby quilts to have a favorite color combo. But I particularly like an aqua blue with a chartreuse green for a boy.

  164. Helen Lebrett permalink
    April 23, 2013 2:37 pm

    Love your baby block quilt: the blues and greens are so great!! I haven’t made too many baby quilts, but the one I made that wasn’t blues was a primary color scheme, and I love how bright and happy it is!! (if you want to see it, here’s the link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70250262@N04/8676207308/

  165. Yvonne permalink
    April 23, 2013 3:00 pm

    I love a grey and yellow combination for any quilt, baby or otherwise. Another favorite is orange and white – so bright! Thanks for a great giveaway and I love your quilts.

  166. vera permalink
    April 23, 2013 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on your new book. It looks interesting,. my favorite colors for baby quilts is green and yellow

  167. erin m permalink
    April 23, 2013 4:13 pm

    my favorite combination would be grey and orange.

  168. Carmen permalink
    April 23, 2013 4:18 pm

    I love the combination of soft aqua with butter yellow and a touch of black here and there.

  169. Angela permalink
    April 23, 2013 5:07 pm

    I love to do citrus colors – orange/yellow/pink/green – they work well for either boy or girl!

  170. Emilee permalink
    April 23, 2013 7:24 pm

    I love primary colors-bright & cheerful!

  171. Anne Marie permalink
    April 23, 2013 8:06 pm

    I am loving gray and yellow – so pretty and so neutral.

  172. Anita permalink
    April 23, 2013 11:39 pm

    I like to use yellow, green and orange, 30s prints are really cute as are lack and white with splashes of color.

  173. Lisa PL permalink
    April 24, 2013 7:50 am

    The one I’m working on now is my current favorite! Light grey background and many lighter oriental fabrics, sort of scrappy!

  174. Kathy Jackson permalink
    April 24, 2013 8:39 am

    Love the blues and aquas – what a cool quilt!!

  175. Megan permalink
    April 24, 2013 11:25 am

    I love your pattern and both of the color schemes you’ve chosen! My favorite colors for babies are navy blue with lime green or orange for boys and shades of purple for girls.

  176. Mary permalink
    April 24, 2013 2:11 pm

    I love to use aqua & red for baby qults.

  177. sharon permalink
    April 24, 2013 3:41 pm

    I like to use grey with either yellow, turquoise , orange, or lavender

  178. April 24, 2013 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your lovely quilts. I like to use bright cheery colours for my baby quilts. The first one I made, for my son, in bright orange and lime is still my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  179. Joan permalink
    April 24, 2013 7:14 pm

    I love aqua and red!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  180. Marguerite Namdar permalink
    April 24, 2013 9:04 pm

    I think red, orange, and yellow are fun colors for babies. They are so vibrant

  181. Gina permalink
    April 24, 2013 9:53 pm

    I don’t really have a favorite color combination, although I like bold prints.

  182. April 25, 2013 6:19 am

    Congratulations on the biurth of Brett, though he’s 4 months old now, I’m sure he’ll be gorgeous on this quilt. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and sharing. Jane

  183. Barbara Orozco permalink
    April 25, 2013 7:59 am

    I really like green and yellow because they’re happy colours.
    Thanks for the chance!

  184. April 25, 2013 9:13 am

    I actually prefer baby quilts with bold, bright colors as opposed to pastels. I really like lime green and brown.

  185. April 25, 2013 1:02 pm

    I am loving grey and yellow right now! What a great book-I’d love to win. I have a new grandson I should make a quilt for!!

  186. Vicki H permalink
    April 25, 2013 2:06 pm

    I like yellow and teal. Thanks for the chance.

  187. Patty permalink
    April 26, 2013 7:13 am

    I love lime green and turquoise together! With Kona snow those colors just pop!

  188. April 26, 2013 10:40 pm

    i love aqua or teal blues with green & orange & brown for baby boy quilts. :)

  189. Karrie Smith permalink
    April 27, 2013 9:02 pm

    Sorry to disappoint but I found some super cute baby owls in blue and pink and I used minky on the back. That has been my fave baby blanket :) BUT I’m open to yellow and pale green. Thanks for the chance to win

  190. vickie van dyken permalink
    April 28, 2013 2:49 pm

    yellow, orange and either pink or blue. I think the yellow and orange works with either combo :)

  191. April 30, 2013 8:16 am

    I really want to make a yellow and grey baby quilt. I usually do pink and green for a girl and aqua and red for a boy

  192. Cherie permalink
    April 30, 2013 9:58 am

    Love a chance to win!

  193. April 30, 2013 4:43 pm

    I love blue and orange for boys, and aqua and orange for girls :)

    This book looks so fun! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  194. April 30, 2013 8:03 pm

    I am in the process of making my baby’s quilt, which is mostly coral/pink, apple green and white with a little bit of blue – I love it!!

  195. May 1, 2013 12:17 am

    I love to add grey to all my quilts. For some reason I find that it works with every colour combinations.

  196. Paige Gonzalez permalink
    May 1, 2013 11:44 am

    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

  197. MuzikalMama permalink
    May 1, 2013 1:49 pm

    I love to use purple with blue and/or green, but mostly I love bright rainbow colors in a multitude of combinations. Love your quilts, and the quilting!

  198. Míša Klocová permalink
    May 1, 2013 3:32 pm

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

  199. May 1, 2013 5:27 pm

    I love using blue and green for boys and pink and brown for girls. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  200. Linda Stegall permalink
    May 1, 2013 6:10 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do a boy’s quilt with green and browns.

  201. Linda permalink
    May 1, 2013 6:12 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do a baby boy quilt with browns and greens.

  202. toni-anne permalink
    May 6, 2013 7:13 am

    Favorite… well, I have made a few and they were all different in an attempt to be suitable for the recipient. But if I have to choose lets see .. I ‘d go for going for pale aqua, apricot, pink and pistachio… kind of light but deliciously fresh and new with dark brown accents.. yummy chocolate drizzling for my sweet bundle of love. Thank-you for being so kind and congratulations your quilt is stirring me to do something soon quiltwise..it’s lovely.

  203. Mrs Anderson permalink
    July 18, 2013 6:00 am

    I love to try out colour combinations. Blue and orange is one of my favourites. :-D

  204. Darlene Hartery permalink
    April 15, 2014 1:32 pm

    For my grandson I used denim blue, grey, white and tan.

  205. Susanne permalink
    April 15, 2014 2:40 pm

    My favorite color combination is red and white. It’s clean, modern…or old fashioned. It never seems to get old for me.

  206. Leslie Hassmann permalink
    April 16, 2014 8:03 am

    My favorite baby quilts would be scrappy! So that means using a rainbow of colors from my scrap bins.

  207. Patti permalink
    April 16, 2014 10:08 am

    I would love to win the book. Right now my favorites all fall in the bright areas greens, orange, yellow. but I am a sucker for any fabric with aqua in it. Thanks for the chance at working with the patterns in the book.

  208. Wynn Martin permalink
    April 16, 2014 11:39 am

    I love to use primary colors and will often use colors that are tied to the season. For example, mid-summer can feature yellow/orange or go patriotic with red/blue. I like to use white or grey as a neutral background, sometimes in combination for an extra fresh spark.

  209. Kathy permalink
    April 17, 2014 7:47 am

    I love orange – and ironically – my favorite colors to pair with it are blue or pink. If I really can’t do one of those – brown is fun.

  210. April 18, 2014 8:42 am

    I love to use bright colors with grey background

  211. Carole Williams permalink
    April 22, 2014 5:46 am

    I use lime green and pink or lilac and yellow in baby quilts.

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