Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby Love by Allison Jane Smith

Allison Jane Smith, designer of collections like the ever so popular Charm Bracelet, has a new book that has us thinking about all the little shorties in our lives! It's called Baby Love, and it's chock full of projects for your Sweet Pea. And, all these cute projects are accompanied by some beautiful photography! With baby sewing and quilting projects for boy and girl, it's the perfect gift for any Mom (or Grandma)-to-be! BONUS: leave a comment and automatically be entered to win a free copy for yourself! We will choose two winners at random tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. Good luck!

Hi!

I am so excited to be back on the Jolly Jabber! Today I am here to tell you a little about my new book, Baby Love. I believe that making a quilt for a new baby is one of the most special ways to express love. Baby quilts are an amazing way of creating an heirloom that can be cherished forever.

This book contains 16 fun projects, ranging from simple baby gear sewing projects to beautiful baby quilts. My patterns are always designed simple enough that a quilting beginner can easily accomplish them. I would love to share three of the patterns from Baby Love:

This is the Butterfly Onesie pattern. It teaches you to sew butterfly wings onto a onesie in order to create an adorable, custom look.

This is the Little Man quilt pattern. It is so hard to find cute baby boy patterns, so I made sure to include some in my book. This one is designed around the dreams we have for our little boys.

This sweet quilt is called Sugar Coated. It features scallops, stripes, and ribbons. I used my Charm Bracelet fabric collection for this quilt. I love how the green and blue fabrics give this pink and brown quilt some depth of color.

I started quilting when I was pregnant with my daughter, Belle. It was an amazing way to prepare for her arrival. I hope that Baby Love can inspire you to create something special for a baby you love!

Come visit me on my blog for more ideas! I will be featuring other baby projects on there!


Allison Jane Smith
Plaids and Prints Blog
Plaids and Prints

38 comments:

wendy peatross said...

What fun projects. I'd love to see the whole book.

Dandelion Quilts said...

How sweet! Count me in, thanks!

Becky said...

Absolutely love the Little Man quilt!!!! This sounds like a great book of baby quilts. Please count me in the drawing! Thanks so much!

John said...

with so many babies on the way, i'm looking for some new homemade gift ideas. i know #4 never wins, but i'd love the chance!

Evelyn said...

Oh man, would I love that book! I've got so many friends with babies on the way. I just love giving hand-made items, as I know how much I cherish anything that was given to me for my daughter.

Sherri said...

What a great book...I love to make baby gifts!

nanann said...

I am *always* looking for new baby sewing projects as I'm at the age that all my friends (and I!) are having babies! This looks like a lot of fun.

~D Spack~ said...

OK Yes, I'd love to have Baby Love, I hope to be a Gramma real real soon!!!(hope my daughters don't read this!) Thanks.

Beth said...

Oh, how I love to make baby stuff! Love the boy quilt!

RobinE said...

This looks like such a fun book! I love that it offers projects for both boys and girls too. That "Little Man" quilt is wonderful!

alice232 said...

I can't get enough of the adorable baby projects and hope that I have more reasons to make ALL of the cute ideas. The Little Man quilt pattern looks so neat. There are never enough boy projects in my opinion.
Pick me. Pick me. I would love to win this book!

SarahB said...

I adore the little butterfly wings on the onsie! Precious!

Jill said...

I love the quilts, I am a sucker for all baby quilts. And I must make one of those onesies, I must.

mamabug said...

Yippie this is just what I've been looking for. A homemade gift is always appreciated but I still like a new project to get excited to make :) Can't wait to get a good look inside this book!!! Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

ginger said...

Baby Love!! What a great name for a book. Baby quilts are all I have created so far. It's a great feeling to give a special hand made baby gift to a friend or family member. Hope to peek inside this book soon.

Hooked on Quilting said...

Baby quilts are so cute and precious and very quick to complete! Can't wait to choose one or all to make!

jan said...

I love the projects shared from your book. Would love to win with my 5 grandkids to sew for.

Carol said...

Cute baby quilts! I love the charm bracelet fabric too.

Vickie E said...

THis is a great idea book...can't wait to get my own copy!

Dolci Fusa said...

How cute! Count me in, thanks!
Vero

The Portens said...

LOVE the cover of Baby Love and LOVE the Little Man quilt pattern! Can't wait to see the rest of the book! ~Lori

peg.cawley said...

Being a recently new first time grandma I'm always looking for things to make for my sweetie. Looking forward to checking out the new book

Rx said...

Both the "Little Man" and "sugar Coated" quilts are SUPER CUTE! I am hooked on making quilts for babies and small children. LOVE the fabrics!

LeAnne said...

So cute! The book looks adorable!

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Annelies Dease said...

oh I would LOVE to win. Not a grandma yet, but still making those baby quilts. You know what they say...."Make them and they will come". XXX Annelies

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such cute ideas - and some especially for those often forgotten baby boys!

Sharon S said...

What a cute baby boy quilt. We have a new "Little Mister" in our lives that this quilt would be perfect for!

mittensonfabric said...

Finally a really cute baby quilt for boys. This is a book I will have to get.

Kim said...

I have so MANY friends having their first baby and have been looking for great ideas as gifts! This would be perfect! Please enter me into your drawing! Thanks!
Kimberly

scrapatches said...

I love making baby quilts and snuggly fabric gifts for the nursery. This is what started me quilting in the first place and it is still my favorite quilting projects. So nice to welcome a new baby with a cuddly quilt. :-) Pat

Carrie P. said...

Hope I am not to late. It is all so sweet.

LZ said...

I will be looking for this book in the shops. Each and every new arrival should get a special quilt and so far I am managing to do that for the little ones in the family. I look forward to seeing the other ideas.

Betty J in OKC said...

I'd love to win a cool book like that!

LYDIA said...

The Little Man quilt is adorable! I would love to win this book!

Peggy said...

Cute as the proverbial button!

LIz said...

First saw your book on Pipersgirls website. The quilts really caught my eye but seem simple enough for a novice quilter (me) to try. 2nd grandchild (a girl) arriving in July. I can just see her bundled in the Rosebuds with the dress that I am smocking for her.

Kristen said...

I love the patterns in this book, especially the butterfly wings! I hope i'm not too late!