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!
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
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