February 12, 2014

Cute Quilts for Kids

Martingale - Cute Quilts for Kids (Print version + eBook bundle)
Photo by Brent Kane for Martingale
Ohhh, I am in trouble! I have just received this book - Cute Quilts for Kids by Kristin Roylance - from Martingale for review, and can't wait to start one of the beautiful quilts for my grandson. The quilt featured on the book cover ("Are We There Yet?") is a great example of Kristin's fun design ideas and innovative construction methods, bringing a breath of fresh air to the more traditional, pastel-colored baby quilts.

Martingale - Cute Quilts for Kids (Print version + eBook bundle)
Photo by Brent Kane for Martingale
Kristin offers basic quilt making instructions first (pay attention to her advice on using the walking foot, with which I agree and can attest to its usefulness), followed by 9 brightly-colored, gorgeous patterns. The detailed directions for each quilt, with plenty of clear diagrams, help you easily complete the projects.

With "Butterfly Kisses", pictured on right, Kristin shows us a creative way to make the butterfly wings, and my mind is already racing with ideas on how to use this same construction on other patterns.  "Tromp, Chomp, Stomp" features dinosaurs and prairie points, while "Rickrack Ruffles" is the perfect compliment to a little girl's room. Now, wait until you see "Tutu Cute"...

I could not resist and had to make a butterfly block!!!
If you would like to make a cool quilt for the newest kid in your life, or as a gift for a friend's baby, you may want to check out "Cute Quilts for Kids". Boats, flowers, boots, ladybugs - it's all in there!




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