Today I am at it again. I am “trying” out a new quilt book. It’s “Jelly Babies: Adorable Quilts from 2 1/2 Strips” by the Staff at That Patchwork Place. Martingale and Company sent me a copy to review. When the title says adorable…they are exactly right. All of the quilts are adorable and perfect for the little people in your life. The quilts are all baby to toddler quilt sized and there are 14 projects packed into this little book.
All of the quilts in the book are made with 2 1/2″ strips. If you are using jelly rolls, that means the projects will be quick. I love this red and white quilt.
I’d love to make this it a larger version for ME!! There’s just something about red and white that I love.
I am also a fan of this alphabet quilt.
Isn’t it sweet?
This one is pretty sweet too….
Then there’s this one with the cute little bird in the center.
You wouldn’t have to twist my arm to make this one either….LOVE IT!! It’s the antique quilt lover in me that’s calling…ocean waves!!
I can’t leave this blog post before I show you this cute owl quilt….
I will have to say that the majority of the quilts in the book are shown in “girly” fabrics…but they aren’t “girly” designs. The Alphabet quilt could easily be made with primary colored fabrics giving it a “boyish” look.
The book is really cute because it isn’t full sized. It’s just 9″ x 9″ so it’s hard to believe that 14 different quilts can be featured in that little book.
One thing I really appreciated about the book is that they didn’t put page after page of “how to sew” instructions. It’s my pet peeve when I purchase a quilting book and TEN or more of the pages are dedicated to “how to sew” instructions. This book has a few pages but they are specific to the projects such as “working with pinked edges”.
As much as I would love to keep this book…I am sending it out for one of you win. If you want a chance to win the book, leave a comment here telling me how many baby quilts you think you’ve made. Make sure to check out today’s other blog post here. I am part of “Country Threads’ Back to Charm School Blog Hop”. There are TWO copies of that book that could win.
Stop back tomorrow and I’ll announce the winners of last weeks, Sewline Fabric Pencils.