Friday, May 3, 2013

Modern Baby


Baby Stories &  Baby Showers......
I didn't know when I should have a baby shower. When we were waiting to adopt Beatrice, we waited and waited, and then two days before my birthday in 2001, we got the news! 


The first pic we received of Beatrice...in an email!


At about the same time, a US aircraft was down on China soil, and they would not release the plane. So, instead of getting on the plane to go bring our baby home, we had to wait for the US to lift the ban on American's traveling to China... It was a torturous extra two weeks before we could go and get her... Instead of getting her a week before her first birthday, we held her a week after her first Birthday.... (ABOVE) Here we are the morning after we first held her in our arms, we are at the office signing and stamping her little feet and hands on the adoption paperwork. She thought it was hilarious... Red ink all over the place... not just on her hands and feet!   Amazing, spectacular day.
I made about 10 baby quilts for her while we waited to bring her home... None was ever good enough.. 


We did eventually, have a baby shower for her.. I think I cried happy tears, all day long.
No one gave us any quilts. hahaha! They knew I had that covered!

And my.. time does fly... 
The agony of WAITING to adopt, and the five minutes ( as it seems)  that have passed til now, (teenager!)  have been the greatest years of my life.



So now, I make baby quilts for everyone else! Including one for this book:




I am one of the contributors in the new book "Modern Baby" for Martingale!
Want to win a Ecopy?

Leave a comment to WIN,
Have you made a baby quilt? 
For your own kids or for someone else?
I'll pick a winner May 10th, 9am

Be sure to visit the other blogger peeps included in the book hop...



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, Wed              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, Fri                    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/



GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

152 comments:

  1. Your story makes my heart smile. What a beautiful picture you.

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  2. My very first quilt was a baby quilt for my daughter. Since then I have made several baby quilts for friends. I love baby quilts because they are fast to put together.

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  3. Love hearing about how you became a mom. I have made many baby quilts for friends and family. I do not have kids of my own but my nephews are spoiled with the quilts I make them :)

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  4. Great story, thanks ofr sharing!

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  5. I loved reading your story. Beatrice is a lucky girl! I have made a few baby quilts for friends and a couple of twin size quilts for my 6 year old. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing your story :-) I made a baby quilt just recently for a friend - she really thought it was special :-)

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  7. So great to know a bit more of your story. Lovely photos, too. The first quilt I finished was for my friend's baby daughter and since then I made a few more for friends and family.

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  8. That's such a sweet story! I love making baby quilts, it's such a quick project & always well received. Congrats on your baby quilt in this book, it's lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. I haven't made any yet, but my first grandchild is due later this year, so I will be making some!

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  10. I haven't made any yet, but my first grandchild is due later this year, so I will be making some!

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  11. I love making baby quilts, even more than I love making wedding quilts. What a joyful occasion to commemorate. One of the first quilts I ever made was an appliqued baby quilt with a teddy bear, sleeping in a red gingham lace trimmed bed; it was tied with red yarn. Made it for my daughter 30 years ago - she still has it. These days I made quilts for HER babies. And everyone else's babies, lol!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your story with us. How beautiful. :)

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  13. Such a beautiful happy story...and yes the years go far too fast! The first quilt I made was for my eldest...and I really had no idea what I was doing, but it was the best feeling to make something myself rather than buy it. Surprising it is still together, though a little rough around the edges!

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  14. I like your Story, it's so full of love.

    I sewed many baby quilts .... for my own granddaughter, the granddaughter of my ex-husband and grandchildren of my second dh. It's so much fun, all the children around us!

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  15. I've made a couple of baby quilts. Loved every second of making them. I know they will be spat on and weed on and slept on and under and swaddled in and that makes my heart so happy!

    I love your quilt in the book. I would so totally make that - it's gorgeous!

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  16. I have made baby quilts for my kids, my nieces,nephews, friends, fellow officer's wives when DH was in the Navy. Baby quilts were really the way I started quilting!
    Mary Ann

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  17. Happy story.
    I have also 11 years old girl and it is hard to talk with her sometimes. I made about 5 quilts for her so far.

    I made two baby quilts for my children and two for my cousin children. Now I make large quilts for my children because they grow up so they need large quilts.

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  18. What a beautiful post and I can imagine your agony of an extra 2 week wait. I am an adoptive mum and our son turns 5 on Tuesday - time really does fly. My first quilt was for him and I've made a few since!

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  19. Baby quilts are my favorite quilts to make and I always seem to be needing to make one! Love your contribution to the book!

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  20. I have a three year old God daughter who is the love of my life and she has had a quilt a year so far and I'm sure it won't stop there. I've made quilts for everyone in my family so far, now working on the teenage years quilts for nieces and nephews and the 'I'm leaving home' quilts for the others.
    I love the bright blues and your quilting on your contribution - just gorgeous.

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  21. I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a copy of this book. I know exactly who I'd make my first quilt for. The pics I've seen of the patterns in here are soooo adorable.

    tgallop at mts dot net

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  22. What a delightful story. I know the extra waiting must have been stressful. I love your quilt in this book. Yes I would like to win a copy.
    I have made several baby quilts for others, but having no children, never for my own. The closest I have come is making one for my niece's baby.

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  23. Your lovely B was certainly worth the wait. The book looks like a lot of fun.

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  24. Yes I have made quilts for my kids when they were little but I have a taste for modern now and need to starting those baby quilts! Thanks so much.

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  25. What a lovely story!
    I'm making a baby quilt for my niece who is expecting her first baby!

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  26. Thank you for sharing your adoption story. The wait always seem to last forever, just like the love the little ones being into a home. My husband and I are adoptive parents and we too had a 2 week wait, ours because of heavy snows in the mid-west. Our son is now 36 and that wait was worth it. My first quilt was a baby quilt for an extended family member who was also adopting--it was a gift FOR both of us. That baby quilt jump started me into my world of quilt making, I've been quilting almost daily ever since--what fun.

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  27. goodness - baby quilts - I have made more baby quilts than I can count - I have 25 nieces and nephews and almost all of them got a quilt at one time or another - I'm afraid I called it quits for the next generation - I couldn't keep up - the hazards of coming from an extra large family.
    Your photos of baby Beatrice are so cute - she has grown into a beautiful girl - you are lucky aren't you to be her mom

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  28. This looks like such fun! Lots of new ideas.
    I did make a baby quilt for my niece's daughter.
    A twin sized postage stamp quilt - over 6,000 pieces!
    I made twin sized so they could put it on the floor with the baby and so the baby could grow up with it and transition to her big girl bed when the time came.

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  29. It seems all i do lately is make baby quilts. This book would be great inspiration!

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  30. I can't imagine the agony of that wait! I haven't made too many baby quilts yet. I hadn't started quilting when my girls were small and I've been in the wrong time of life for it. The baby stage is coming closer, though :)

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  31. What a great story regarding the adoption!

    I have made MANY baby quilts and continue to do so. For grandchildren, for Basics, for charity (Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital).

    Looks like a great book giveaway!

    deb
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  32. I have so far made one baby quilt, for my baby niece. It was mostly hand pieced, then was the first thing I quilted when I bought my machine, and it's my own design, which I love.

    I plan to start making Project Linus baby quilts soon though! We received one for our youngest son when he was in NICU after his birth, and I committed then to Pay it forward one day!

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  33. What a sweet wonderful story! I am so excited that our extended family is expecting its first baby in 13.5 years!!!! I will certainly be making a quilt for this newest addition.

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  34. I have made many baby quilts, but unfortunately I was not quilting when my two girls were born. Now, I keep making quilts for my grandchildren and their children. Baby quilts are fun quilts - small and easy to handle and to try different techniques. Your quilt is beautiful - love the color!! Thanks for the chance.

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  35. Our kid's teenage babysitter is now grown up, married, and just had her first baby. So today I'm finishing the binding on baby Avery's quilt so we can visit her in the hospital. :-)

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  36. Oh what a sweet post today, made me get all misty-eyed! Reminded me of a day at the Mpls. airport, over 35 years ago - when my niece arrived from Korea. It was like witnessing a birth - it WAS a birth, the birth of their daughter to them. So special.
    I think every quilter makes baby quilts. I just made one this year - my daughter's good friend found out she was expecting, and when I found out that some people were not being encouraging toward her about it (long story), I couldn't make one fast enough for her.
    Thanks for your beautiful story.

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  37. It does go by so fast! I have a 15 year old and a 12 year old. I make baby quilts all the time. I made at least 3 for each of my own kids, not counting receiving blankets etc. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

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  38. My first quilt was a baby quilt in anticipation of my first grandchild. Since then I have made quite a few baby quilts. I enjoyed reading your story. Babies are a precious blessing. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  39. What a sweet post. My baby boy is 34 yrs old today!! I've made many baby quilts over the years, but much more traditional than these LOL. In fact, I've got another one to make for my new grandson Jack due in July - love.

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  40. I didn't know where you you were going with your story as I was reading. I can relate somewhat. We were told we couldn't have another baby due to my health problems......Well, guess what, We did and he's about to be 32 years old ! The first baby quilt I ever made was for him and now 30 or 40 baby quilts later he's going through the same thing. But, God is gracious, He will provide !

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    1. I forgot to tell you how beautiful your Beatrice is !

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  41. What a wonderful story. And yes time does fly by. My son is graduating from college tomorrow and it seems like yesterday I was moving him into the dorm for the first time. I love making baby quilts. I make them for babies that aren't even conceived yet and I also have made some to donate to hospitals. I think they are the most fun to make. The colors and prints etc.
    Shawn

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  42. Beautiful story! Great quilt. Time does fly by. Enjoy every minute. I love making baby quilts...so much potential and joy!

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  43. Thank you for sharing the story:) What an agonizing wait!
    The first quilt I made was a baby quilt and there have been a few more since!

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  44. I love making baby quilts! I have made many for friends and relatives!

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  45. I have an obsession to make baby quilts...maybe because they are fun and quick to make.

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  46. I wasn't quilting when we adopted my son from Korea, but started when he was grown. At the time he arrived
    I was into ceramics so he has a few pieces left (those that didn't get broke by flying objects). Now I have made
    quite a few bed sized quilts for the great man he has become. I know the feeling well on the day he arrived, it
    becomes more apparent each day.

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  47. Love, love, love that sweet family picture and the story that goes with it. Congrats on the teenager and best wishes! Hope those years slow down a bit, too soon she'll be out and on her own.

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  48. Making many baby quilts because many of my friends are becoming grandmother!

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  50. Your story struck a chord as friends have just received word that they will be able to adopt an 18 month old baby here at home after over a decade waiting to adopt a wee one from Ethopia. Needless to say they are over the moon at the chance to welcome a new love into their home.
    Hope to win this lovely book!
    sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

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  51. I have made many baby quilts in the past few years for friends and family. I just finished one for our first great grandchild due in July.

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  52. One of the attorneys in our law firm shared his adoption journey with all of us. He and his wife traveled to China a year ago and brought their beautiful baby (roughly the same age as your's) back to Tennessee. They are deliriously happy - just like the 3 of you are. Thank you for sharing this story with us!!

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  53. I have made baby quilts for all my grandchildren. I can see the change from the very first one to the last one in 2012. The first ones were very basic and the latest ones a little more intricate. But they have all been so much fun. It makes the waiting a little easier. I found myself praying for the little one as I was piecing and quilting and that alone is a big plus.

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  54. I am working on a baby quilt right now for one of my PhD students from India. She has "dubbed" me as her American mom. I am so excited to finish it and give it to her. The shower is next weekend, so I have to get it done quickly!!

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  55. Such a lovely story! I haven't made a baby quilt yet.

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  56. I can't count the number of baby quilts I've made--for babies known and unknown to me. I always enjoy because the size is so manageable and the recipients so appreciative.
    Phyllis

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  57. Beautiful story and darling quilt! I LOVE making baby quilts...pretty much all I do! (when it comes to quilts) They are fun to make and something I can actually quilt myself!

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  58. You're quilt is so beautiful! I think I like it as much as the one on the cover! I started quilting for my two boys, but now I am making quilts for all of my family.

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  59. When I was pregnant with my daughterI bought fabric which sat forever in a closet. When she was 15 I got it out and started to cut it up to give her a quilt to take to college. I had never sewn ANYTHING. I put together a quilt with framed squares all by hand and when I took it into City Quilter to look for a backing I remember the women looking at it and saying with awe "That must have been a LOT of work!" I didn't know any better. It was ready for her 16th birthday. We named it "Most Beautiful Quilt in the World", of course, and Most Beautiful has been with her ever since, age 23 now. She has several quilts now, as does my son and many babies and Katie's friends and I am now working on one for another of her friends. Here's to sewing machines, rotary cutters and mats and all the quilters I learned from. I still hand quilt but maybe will branch out to machine soon. But holding my daughter gave me more joy than anything in my life. Your girl is gorgeous and I am sure your Most Beautiful! Congratulations on all the love to come.

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  60. I love making baby quilts for gifts. I have four in my lineup of projects right now :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. What a lovely post, thanks for sharing. The first quilt I made was for my oldest daughter. Baby quilts in my opinion are the most fun to make.

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  62. I have made baby quilts for gifts and of course for my grand daughter!
    Love your quilt!!!

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  63. Your teenager looks so happy, healthy, and pretty. I have no children so all the baby quilts I've made are gifts. I have 5 grandnieces and lots of cousins with lots of kids, so have lots of opportunities. If win this book, then will actually have patterns for lovely modern baby quilts versus something I make up on the fly. Thanks for the chance.

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  64. Wonderful story - your daughter is beautiful! I am about to start my first baby quilt, which will also be my first ever quilt! I hope to make many more!

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  65. We are expecting our first grandchild and he is due this month, so i am working on a quilt and curtains and I am sure I will be making a lot more in the years to come.

    Debbie

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  66. Such a lovely and sweet story about how you got your daughter.
    I've made baby quilts for my family and friends, quite a lot actually, seems everyone has been having lots of babies lately. Hoping to make more when my son and dil have a few babies too!
    Thanks so much for sharing about your daughter and for the giveaway!

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  67. Thank you for sharing your story. A nice way to start my day.
    Working on a baby quilt for a grand-nephew and then will start one for grandbaby #2. I try to add moveable parts to them for the baby to play with. So fun.
    Thanks for this opportunity. Wendy

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  68. I look at my soon to be 11 and 12 year olds, who are now the same size as me, and wonder where has the time gone,and what ha happened to my premmie babies. What an adventure so far we have had.

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  69. LOVE the story of B...my kids are 18 and 21 and I often wonder 'HOW did they get so BIG?' Still making quilts for them but PLENTY of baby quilts to try and use up all the fabric I bought when they were babies!!! Thank GOODNESS for the next generation!

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  70. Oh my, how sweet! Yes, I've made dozens and dozens of baby quilts and love to receive a thank you from the new parents with their darling baby playing on the quilt I made for them :0).

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy to the new book :0) Congrats on your efforts to make the book special.

    And my dear Victoria, enjoy these teen years, they go so fast and soon
    she'll be off to college.

    Happy Sewing

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  71. Very neat story! And yes, I have made lots of baby quilts, for me (in the past) and for all my many sisters & brothers when they have babies. Then there's the few friends and cousins that I make them for! Baby quilts are great fun to make.

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  72. Beautiful story! I have not made a baby quilt yet. I am hoping the Modern Baby Guilt book will inspire me to make one.

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  73. I've only made one quilt in my life, a basic quilt uses ties to put it together. I'd love to try another!

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  74. I've only made one quilt in my life, a basic quilt uses ties to put it together. I'd love to try another!

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  75. baby quilts are such fun to make - I've made about 6 so far for friends.

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  76. Baby quilts are my favorite to make especially after becoming a Yia Yia. Their size is easy to work with, bright colors and fun designs. Thanks for a chance to win the Modern Baby book!
    ~Andee

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  77. I notice on this baby quilt the white spots on the, I guess embroidered? stars, where you haven't embroidered? I love that missing piece element, like on your QuiltCon winner quilt. The eye is drawn toward the blank space. A trend in your thinking, maybe.
    And your daughter is so lovely.

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  78. I just made a baby quilt for my new nephew. Enjoy your new teenager. Aren't little girls so much fun?

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  79. What a sweet baby quilt you made for the book. I made my first grandson a quilt and I need to make another quilt as we have a new grandson now. I also love to make baby quilts for our neonatal unit.

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  80. I make them for others one :) my babies are 20 and 16 now! 5 minutes goes so quick!

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  81. I just finished a baby quilt for one of my oldest friends the other week. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I have made 13 baby quilts, probably more of a crib size for 13 grandchildren, all of which I hand quilted. Hope it will be a memory of my love for them when they are older.

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  83. I have made many, many baby quilts, they are my favorite thing to make. I didn't start quilting until my son was up in elementary school so I've made quilts for him, but not baby quilts. But pretty much everybody I know (and plenty of people I don't know) with a baby or grandbaby has been given a baby quilt. You're right about the time passing so fast -- my son is 23 and on his own now and it just doesn't seem possible.

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  84. I am currently working on my first baby quilt. My SIL is due mid June.

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  85. My story too. My heart is so soft for adoption as both my children are adopted. They continue to be the joy of my life...all grown up, I would not have it any other way....hugs to you.

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  86. I have no children, so all the baby quilts I have made have been for others. Many years later, I can still feel your anxiousness during those two weeks of waiting. I'm so happy your story has such a happy ending.

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  87. Your adoption story is so special. Thank you for sharing it. And, your Beatrice is growing into a beautiful young lady.
    I like to make Rag Baby Blankets. They go together fast, and they get softer and softer each time they get washed. I also make a quick patch quilt - 8 different fabrics - 7 rows, and placed on the diagonal. Also goes together quickly, and I can quilt it myself, just sew diagonal both ways through the squares.

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  88. I have made lots of baby quilts, for my kids (who are both now in college) and for nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. I loved your story and the quilts in this book!

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  89. Beautiful story and post.

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  91. I have made several baby quilts for friends and nephews. I did not get into quilting until after my children were grown but they have several quilts of their own too!

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  92. I have designed and made 3 crib quilts with appliqued elephants on them. The elephants are in pieces so that the elephants can be standing on their heads, kneeling, or standing with their trunks up in the air or down to the ground. Really fun and lots of handwork! I love watching your creativity.

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  93. BEAUTIFUL STORY. Thank you for sharing it with us

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  94. I have made several baby quilts, but never a baby quilt for my children. I did not realize that until this very moment. That makes me very sad!

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  95. That blog post is absolutely the sweetest! I have made sew many baby quilts over the years...for my own grandbabies...and babies of my kids friends. I have also made a few photo quilts for kids whose Daddy's were deployed to Iraq. I love hearing from parents how loved my quilts are to those who receive them. A teenage nephew still has his, but it's now in shreds and he still won't give it up. :)

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  96. I'm planning to make a baby quilt for my little girl soon! Thanks for the giveaway!
    quick dot hannah at gmail dot com

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  97. you are so lucky to have this beautiful child in your life!, i am sure i don't need to tell you that. Just as much as she is lucky to have you as parents..... adoption is such a blessing. My friends unable to have a child very recently adopted, which was so great. i have made a quilt for my daughter and many other babies.

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  98. What a lovely happy baby story. :) I love your quilt for Modern Baby - it's happy, too. I have made baby quilts. In actuality, they are the ones I've finished!! They were all for my grandbabies and only in the last few years because I'm a late bloomer when it comes to quilting.

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  99. I love making baby quilts. I have several in the works for my bun in the oven and a couple for friends that just had babies.

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  100. I too have adopted daughter, now 29. I made her big quilt for she was 4 when all the paper work was finished. Never had a baby, but do make lots of baby quilts.

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  101. Sweetest story about Beatrice coming to live with you! The first six quilts I made were baby quilts. Now I make baby quilts for our local nursing station to give out to new babies. It seems like a while since I've had a new baby of my acquaintance to make a quilt for.

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  102. What a great story about Beatrice! :) I haven't made any baby quilts yet... My kids are past being babies and I have no one close to make one for in the near future. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  103. i've made oodles of baby blankies knit, crocheted and quilted for three generations of babies and a whole slew of other babies. i prefer making quilted blankies now and would love to win this book of fresh, unique patterns. thanx for the chance to win a copy.

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  104. I love making quilts for new babies. I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them. Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. What a sweet story. I've made baby quilts for all our nieces & nephews and lots of friends.

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  106. LOL, my babies are 26 and 30 years old, and yes, I'm making them quilts. Any actual baby quilts I've made have been gifted.

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  107. I haven't been able to have children, so the baby quilts I make are for the children of my friends, who are generous in sharing their kids with me.

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  108. I have made several traditional baby quilts and would love to branch out into the modern realm.

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  109. I have only made one baby quilt. I should be making some up in advance so when the time comes I won't feel rushed. Thanks for the chance.

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  110. I made baby quilts for all my children back in 1987 and 1991, including 2 for my twins in 1991. Now I'm waiting for the opportunity to make quilts for grandchildren one of these years! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. I'm in the process of making one for my first grandchild. I plan on making more. They are such a great size to try things out and not get in over my head. Love Beatrice's story.

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  112. i've made a few. made cute embroidery quilts for my two grandchildren, keeps a new granny busy till the big event! i always enjoy hearing the Beatrice story!!

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  113. What a wonderful heart warming story! Thanks for sharing it. I made baby quilts for 3 grandchildren and on my way to make a quilt for the fourth.

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  114. I have made tons of baby quilts. They are so much fun to make and especially fun to give. Thanks for sharing the beautiful story about your daughter.

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  115. I just finished three quilts for my youngest grandchildren last month. I gave Reed, our newest, his quilt the day he came home from the hospital. Now, all ten of my grandchildren have quilts made by me. I've already started on the second round--my oldest granddaughter, age 20, got hers for graduation. Your pictures with Beatrice are so sweet! Yes, the years DO go by too quickly!

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  116. I was eyeballing this book in the bookstore the other day. I really like it. It has some fun patterns in it. I enjoy making baby quilts. They get done more quickly! Beatrice is gorgeous!

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  117. I am embarrassed to say that I have started a few kids quilts for my daughter to only have them partially completed. She is in her 20's now and she has guilted me to complete them. I am glad to say I am making progress.
    Marcy

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  118. I am embarrassed to say that I have started a few kids quilts for my daughter to only have them partially completed. She is in her 20's now and she has guilted me to complete them. I am glad to say I am making progress.
    Marcy

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  119. Lovely story Victoria! Your daughter is beautiful, and I know from my nieces how quickly time passes ... just watch Boo will be 16 in 2 days!

    I'm making baby quilts right now for twins born to friends of ours on February 11 - which also happened to be the first Family Day holiday in BC! It was very appropriate because mom and dad wanted so badly to be a family! Baby boy one is done, and baby girl one is half done - I should be working on it right now!

    Love all your designs - including this baby quilt!

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  120. I wasn't a quilter when my children (now 24 and 27) were babies. I have a few baby quilts and am currently planning one for my husband's godchild. She is due in September.

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  121. I love your story. I have many friends who are pregnant so the book would be perfect! Thanks!

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  122. Life is so precious sometimes and really makes up for the "not so precious" times. Thanks for sharing so much of your story with all of us Victoria. Happy Birthday to your daughter. And your talent and inspiration is intriguing. Thank you for just being you!

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  123. I've made baby quilts for my children, my granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. It's nice to see my quilts being loved. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  124. I have about 4 quilts to make, maybe 5( twins). I love the new ideas in the book. I also, loved your story. My BBF daughter will be going to China to pick up her little girl next month. We are so excited to me her.

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  125. I am a rather new quilter, but baby quilts are my favorite to make. 3 years ago I made one for my "baby" to take to college. thanks for a great giveaway.

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  126. Your adoption story of Beatrice is beautiful, thank you for sharing. Having a baby is what inspired me to start quilting. I think every baby should have quilt. Thanks for the chance on winning on winning this book.

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  127. This was such a sweet story. Thank you for sharing.

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  128. Beautiful post! It does pass by like five minutes, where does the time go? and it doesn't slow down either. I didn't start quilting until after I had kids but I have made a few baby quilts. Now I'm a grandma and I'd love to have this great book.

    Thank you and Martingale for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. what a darling baby B was and what a lovely young lady she has blossomed into!
    I have mad a couple of baby quilts,my fave being 'Fishy Star' for friend's little girl!

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  130. Congratulations on your beautiful family. The path to motherhood is so full of twists and turns for so many, me included. Baby quilts are always my favorite to make, and I'd love to win a copy of the book. Thanks!

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  131. What a great story about you adopting, she is beautiful girl. I'd love to win the book so I can make some more quilts for friends who are awaiting their first babies.

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  132. Oh, such a lovely story. Beautiful daughter! And a stunning quilt design, too!

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  133. I've made plenty of baby quilts. I am behind though. The last baby is now 4.

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  134. I've been following the "hop" for Modern Baby and each day I am thrilled to see the next project within this fabulous book! So many options and many of the patterns could be used for baby or adults! So much fun. I thank you for the opportunity and would be so delighted to win my own copy! Thank you.
    khauglan (at) (yahoo) dot (com)

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  135. I havent made any baby quilt before:)

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  136. Beatrice is so beautiful...you have a lovely family.
    I didn't made baby quilts for my boys when they were young as i only started making when they were about ten years old. I did make a couple for friends' grand children.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  137. Time flies, doesn't it! Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  138. My first quilt was for my grandson.

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  139. What a beautiful daughter you have! Yes, I have made baby quilts for others as gifts.

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  140. Sweet story! I've made a few baby quilts. My son had some made by others, as I wasn't quilting then. I have to make one soon for my coming soon great neice!

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  141. I have made a few baby quilts an am always looking for new patterns for them, I need to make 2 VERY soon. Life passes all to quickly. The beautiful babies that kept us up all night turn into the most amazing young people. I enjoyed reading about your beautiful family

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  142. I've made at least a dozen baby quilts for my daughters and then for friends who's children have grown and are having babies. I love making them, I can be as creative as I want and know that they will be loved and used a lot.

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  143. Your baby story is soooo sweet. My first love in quilting are baby quilts. I would love a chance to win your book:)

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  144. The first quilt I made was for our first daughter, who is now 32 years old. Lots of baby quilts made over the intervening years, especially for babies of soldiers since we spent so many years in the military. Your story is wonderful!

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  145. What a great baby story! My first three quilts were coordinating ones for three of my cousins expecting around the same time!

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  146. My first two baby quilts were for our two children. I have our daughter's safely packed away for future use & our son's was missing for quite a long time until we were talking about it. He was 25 yrs old & he asked me if I could fix it like it was new again. He had taken it with him when he moved away from home. Just so happens that I still had some of the fabric I used so yes I could make it new again & now it is also safely packed away for future use.
    I love to sew baby quilts & I donate lots to various charities or I give them to Grammas to be so they have a special quilt when their grandbabies come to visit.
    Thank you for sharing your story about your beautful daughter!

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  147. I've made baby quilts for friends and family. I enjoy making them since I think of the baby and the parents as I make the quilts and they usually have a bright and happy theme.
    The quilts in the book are perfect for babies and older children and , yes, adults. Great designs!

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  148. What a lovely quilt and a lovely story!

    I have perhaps too much fun making baby quilts--need to get some sent in to your drive!

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  149. I made a baby quilt for my sweet cousin's first baby and am in the middle of making a twin size for my 7 yr old baby girl! (I am new to quilting, but LOVE modern quilts and am SO happy to have found your blog!!)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  150. How wonderful that Beatrice found you and your family, as well as you finding her. What a smile you both have.

    Congratulations on this new book. Really looks cute.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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