Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Little Box of Baby Quilts by Jenny Wilding Cardon

Instead of a hard cover book, this is a wonderful group of baby quilt pattern booklets in a decorative and very sturdy little box that end-closes with a magnet.  I love it!

There are 20 patterns for quilts that are not only appropriate for babies, but also for older children. There is a Checkerboard Game Quilt that is suggested as a gift for an older child expecting a new brother or sister.   There are both pieced and appliquéd quilts patterns, and all appear to be easy to advanced-beginner skill levels.  There is a truck pattern that is completely pieced, an appliquéd piggie pattern, and an easy log cabin. There is a Baby Essentials Pocket Quilt that would be a nice wall quilt that has pockets to hold all those baby items that need to be at reach.

There is a folder for basic quilt instructions that explains the running stitch, satin stitch appliqué stitch and the whipstitch.  It also explains and diagrams thread basting and pin basting.  Also included are hand and machine quilt basics and, of course, binding the quilt. 

I always like something a little different so I really enjoy these patterns in the box.  This is part of a series of “Little Box” titles.  This Martingale Publishing series includes: Crocheted Bags, Crocheted Hats and Scarves, Crocheted Ponchos and Wraps, Knitted Throws, Quilter’s Desserts, Scarves, Scarves II, and Sweaters, and, of course, The Little Box of Baby Quilts.


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