Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Modern Baby -- Book Tour & Giveaway

Contest is now closed.  Winner to be selected by random draw and announced in next post.

 

So, back in early 2012 I sent this baby quilt off to Martingale to be included in their new book Modern Baby.  And now, finally, in April 2013 the book is published and out in the world. 

 

This book features 14 quilt patterns for fresh, fun, and modern baby quilts.  Many are quick to sew and can be completed just in time to take with you to a baby shower. 


I'm still pinching myself that one of my quilts was selected for inclusion in the book.  I mean, have you seen the names of the other contributors? 

Designers include Amy Smart, Audrie Bidwell, Carolyn Friedlander, Carrie Bloomston, Me, Jake Finch, Jen Eskridge, Lindsey Rhodes, Melissa Corry, Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Sarah Flynn, Shea Henderson, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

Dude. 

I'm giving away one eBook copy of Modern Baby.  Leave a comment for your chance to win. 



You'll have 13... count them, 13... additional chances to win an eBook copy of Modern Baby.  Visit all the contributors' blogs and enter for your chances to win there too.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


So, leave a comment here for your chance to win.  Then go visit all the other blogs listed above for additional chances to win.  I'll announce a winner on Friday, May 3, 2013.

-dana

125 comments:

Jane Green said...

Oh - how I just love this quilt - I love little fishie things. The book is absolutely incredible. Thanks for the chance.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Congratulations! It's a wonderful quilt! Thank you for this chance :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on the inclusion in this lovely book! You totally deserve it!

Jackie said...

Wonderful Dana. That is a very cute quilt.

Molly said...

Very cool Dana!! I'm so excited because I feel like I knew you "when." This quilt is super cute and I'm sure the book is full of fantastic projects.

jlk said...

I love your fish quilt. So cute. The whole book is cute.

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilt, the "bubble" quilting is perfect! This looks like a great book, congrats on being part of it. Thanks for the chance to win!

jabeybaby said...

What an adorable quilt, no surprise it made the cover! Congrats!

Xandi said...

I love how you modestly don't mention that you are the cover!

tara said...

Congratulations. Its a great photo for the cover

Lynn said...

Wow! And the cover too! It's a terrific quilt, a well-deserved honor.

...so we added chickens said...

I am excited about this book - When I first saw it posted on the Martingale blog in one of their "coming soon" posts I flagged it. I have been quietly following along the tour but haven't commented yet, but I have to today - this is my favorite quilt! So fun and so cute! Bravo!

blocksandmore said...

You made a Beautiful quilt.

Bettina Groh said...

My niece is having a baby this summer... wouldn't it be great to make a quilt from this book? Please enter me...

EmileeHope said...

Adorable quilt! Thanks for the chance to win this great book full of cute baby quilts!

Susan said...

I'd love to win this book. The quilt is darling. Thank you! sdorsey@psln.com

Gill said...

Great quilt! and perfect timing as my niece has just announced her pregnancy!

Renee said...

Such a cute quilt! And so simple, I love it! congratulations on it being included in the book!

marilyn said...

I'd love to win this book. It's just what I need to crank our some more quilts for charity. Your quilt is beautiful!

Vicki in MN said...

I am so loving this Modern Baby book, the designs are so fresh and new-good work indeed!!

Ellee said...

Congratulations on being published! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Rozz said...

Luv the bubble free motion quilting idea for your fish!

Candace said...

Your quilt is adorable. Great baby quilt.

Linda F. said...

I love the adorable fish quilt and especially how you quilted it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!
LLfasRN (at) aol (dot) com

Jessica said...

Adore this! Fingers crossed!

Kar said...

Your little fish quilt is just too adorable Dana! I love how they picked your quilt to be on the front cover. :)

Nikki M. said...

what new parent wouldn't love to receive this as a gift for their new baby, its so fun!

Lee D said...

What a wonderful quilt. Congrats on the publications. Thanks for the chance.

Brittany said...

fantastic Dana! What an awesome accomplishment! Thanks for the chance to win a copy, it looks like some fantastic projects in that book.

Mama Said Sew said...

So exciting Dana! Congratulations!!

Lou said...

I love this quilt and it would make me buy the book!
Great job!!!

Katherine McNeese said...

I do love the fishie quilt...would it be terrible to make one for me?

Jenny said...

And, ahem, your quilt is on the COVER!!!

Way to go, Dana!

Joan H. said...

Your fishie quilt is darling !

diane said...

congratulations, this is so cute. I love seeing it again and knowing that it is included in this book.

Lisa said...

Wow, I love this quilt, CONGRATULATIONS on the conver!!! and thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Miggsie said...

Congratulations! Love your design, it looks great on the cover!

Miggsie said...

Congratulations! Love your design, it looks great on the cover!

Jess said...

Love your quilt! And the majority of the other ones in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi Staples said...

Such an adorable design -- I love those bubbles!

dolores said...

Whoa! You ticker taped...I totally feel like a proud mama!!;)

BTW...the boy's godmother's son just had twins...one of each...so that's what I am working on...baby quilts! I needed this book NOW!:)

stitchingandbacon said...

Congratulations! You know at this stage in my life, all of my friends are having babies. I have so many baby gifts to make (in fact, I have a shower this weekend...)

Tamie said...

Love your quilt- and the quilting. Off to explore your blog. Thanks for the chance.

Katie B said...

Love those little fish! :)

Bethany said...

Congrats...that is an awesome quilt. And so much fun...love love love doing baby quilts!! :)

Jenny said...

I love to make baby quilts, and I still have a baby myself. I'd love this! Thanks!

Darrilyn Matsuki said...

Love the quilting on your projects.

ritainalaska said...

this is my favorite quilt! the quiting is fabulous, love the applique! thanx for the chance to win a copy of this book with hyour pattern.

Vikki B said...

I love the fishes. The quilts from this book are too cute!

Terriaw said...

Your quilt is so fabulous! How awesome to be on the cover too. Looks like a fun book. Congrats to you!

Kristin said...

What an adorable quilt! Looks like a great book!
seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

Trudi said...

You so deserve to be on the cover! It's an adorable quilt, just perfect! I'm so proud of you!

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I love those fishy bubbles!

Kristen said...

Congrats! Love those fishies. The bubbles. I'd make it for myself in a heartbeat.

So tickled for you. Celebrate well, lady. You've earned it.

Linda Christianson said...



Fish are my daughter favorite. This idea would be cute as a wall art.

Jodie said...

Adorable quilt and congrats on making the COVER! You should be proud.

Rebecca said...

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

Chris said...

Love your quilt and all the other quilts in this book!

knit to unwind said...

I love the quilts in this book. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

Paige said...

I cant even imagine the excitement of being published! And you made the cover! I hope I win....

Heather A said...

Congratulations on having your darling quilt on the cover of the book! Great choice!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. The fishie quilt is very cute, I like the closeups of the quilting stitching. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

How exciting for you! Your quilt is fabulous and is one of my favorites from the ones I have seen from this book so far. I would love to win a copy of the ebook. I love your quilt from yesterday too! Thanks so much and Congratulations to you!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is so cute. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Unknown said...

Love the fish. Inspiring!

scottylover said...

Love your quilt! The quilting is so much fun!! Thanks for sharing and the give away.
Sandy A

Emily Brower said...

Would love to win!! I'm still not finished with my daughter's quilt (she's almost 8 months old and I started it about a year ago), but I hope to change that in the coming weeks.

bee said...

looks like a super cute book!

Heather said...

Umm...your quilt wasn't just "chosen" for the book - it's THE COVER of the book. And no wonder - it's darn clever! Congrats!

ledamewood said...

What a great quilt, congratulations. I'd love to win this ebook, we have lots of new babies in the family.

Jennifer said...

You totally deserve it - and the cover too! Congratulations on the quilt, the book, and the recognition!

Emily C said...

Lovely quilt. I almost want to make one for myself. I wonder if you can grow it =)

dee123 said...

This book would be perfect! It seems like everyone I know is having a baby this year! Thanks for the opportunity. Dee

LJ said...

Not to worry, Dana, your quilt is marvelous!! Thanks for a chance to win this great book.

Heather B said...

Your quilt is amazing! I love it and would love to have this book in my hands! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

The fish is my favorite!

Deborah said...

A gorgeous book :-)

ksrunt said...

Dana, your quilt is beautiful, I want to make one for me...so I can have little fish and bubbles cover me when I am dreaming.

Tricia said...

So your quilt is on the cover?? No way! Congrats! I'd love to win a copy, but even if I don't chances are I'll be buying this one :)

Emily said...

That's pretty cool that yours is on the COVER!!! Would love to win a copy. Been eying all the beautiful designs.

jenni said...

That quilt is to die for! I have seen it on pinterest but couldn't find a pattern. I am so happy to see it printed in a book. BTW you totally deserve to be published, you are so talented!

Kelly said...

Your fish quilt is amazing. Love it!

Pat V. said...

I just LOVE that little fishy! Congrats on making the cover!

Kathy H said...

Such a cute quilt and perfect for my nephew's ocean theme room.

Texas JennyWren said...

DARLING quilt. I would LOVE to win this book so I can sew for my grandbabies. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Muzikal Mama said...

Love your quilt! And congrats on being the cover quilt, how exciting! I also really enjoy your display photo - on the clothesline outside.

Carla G said...

Love your quilt! The fish is super adorable! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Sally King said...

Love your design!! Love to own this book.

Míša Klocová said...

This looks absolutely amazing!!! I am definitely going to get this book! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Vicki H said...

Awesome quilt! Thanks for the chance.

Anita said...

Love your quilt! It looks perfect on the cover! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Rolyn said...

This fish and bubble quilt is so cute! I would love to have this copy of Modern Baby!

Lisas Mom said...

Your baby quilt is sooo cute and easy to make, congratulations!

annemarie said...

What a fun book - thanks for the chance to win.

grandmarockton said...

LOVE your quilt would LOVE to win book THANKS for the chance

giddy99 said...

Congratulations on being published in the book! Thanks for the chance!

Cindy said...

So so proud of you Dana! Congrats on making the front over. I can't wait to get my hands on this!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! I just love this quilt- from the little fish to the colors and how it's quilted- simply adorable!

birdWatcher said...

Love the fish with bubbles---how clever and cute!

birdWatcher said...

Love the fish with bubbles---how clever and cute!

Katelyn said...

It's been said many times, but its so true... This quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hannah said...

Would love to make this quilt for my baby girl! Thanks for the giveaway!

quick dot hannah at gmail dot com

Lu said...

Love your quilt Dana and thank you for the chance to win the book.

Sarah J. said...

I love your quilt and I make a lot of baby quilts so new ideas would be great. Thanks for the chance!

KylieC said...

Congratulations! I'm always looking for inspiration for baby quilts - especially when they all want to come at the same time!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your quilt making it to the cover! It is really cute. Hope to win the eBook.

8-)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Such a precious quilt! I remember seeing this quilt last year and I fell in love with it then. Congratulations on having your quilt included in the book. I'd love to make this quilt!

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Shar said...

This is such a great quilt! I love the pattern! Congratulations!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! It looks like a fun book!

Nancy said...

I really love your quilt - very simple and cute!

quilary said...

Love your bubbles! I still need to do a lot of practice to get my quilting to look like that!

Jeannette said...

Very creative quilt! Baby quilts are my favorite to make.

Donna Joy said...

Fabulous quilt, you deserve to be in a book, just love it, thanks for giveaway.

Pat S. said...

What a fun quilt! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

Kathy Sue said...

Love your quilt! Thanks so much for the chance to win this book!

Lisa PL said...

The cover!! So awesome! I'm looking forward to more baby quilt patterns and ideas, and I love the raw edge appique! Thanks so much!

The Thompsons said...

I think the bubble quilting is just perfect for the fishie quilt.

Jacklynn said...

A fun baby quilt that is not gender specific - good for when you know there's a baby coming and you want to get started on a quilt! Thanks for the give away!

Lisa said...

I just need for someone to have a little boy baby so I can make this quilt!

Barbara Pricola said...

Your quilt is delightful and the quilting amazing. Thank you for a chance to win!

Chris said...

HOW COOL!!! You are now running with a very esteemed crowd. I hope I win.

Sandra Cooper said...

Your quilt is quite wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

willcookforshoes.ca said...

I LOVE your pattern. It's so adorable!!

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willcookforshoes.ca said...

I LOVE your pattern. It's so adorable!!

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