Child’s Play Quilts Blog Hop

Welcome to the official launch and the kickoff of the online book tour for my brand new book, Child’s Play Quilts!

It has been quite a journey from rough sketches to finished book.  40 quilts, 20 patterns, 2 years, 1 new baby, and countless hours later, I finally have a hard copy in my hands. I will fully admit to shedding tears of joy. It has been a surreal experience up until this point. I love the finished result and I know you will too! Every little bit, from the fabric choices to the designs, the batting to the quilting and binding, every element has been carefully curated with children in mind. I wanted my quilts to be fun, friendly, and colorful!

Rainbow Brights. Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

There are 20 patterns, split between pieced and applique. I have also included a large section of sorting and organizing your scraps and stash, making it quick and easy to pull fabrics and to create a balanced collection of print and color. The color section is direct and gives my formula for successful fabric pulls. A huge thank you to Anne Sullivan of @play-crafts who took some wonderful photos to illustrate that chapter.

Pinwheel. Photo Courtesy of C&T Publishing

The next two weeks are going to be filled with fun and photos of quilts from the book, made by a wonderful group of people whom I have come to know over the years I have been quilting. Each individual volunteered to feature a quilt, and many have made their own versions. Each has been amazing and I can’t wait for you all to see them.

Starry Nights. Photo Courtesy of C&T Publishing

I am also giving away two signed copies of my book, one here on the blog and one on Instagram. Make sure to follow along each day to enter!

Here is the schedule of participants. They are a truly talented group of people, so you won’t want to miss out. Click a name to visit their website or Instagram feed on their day, and be sure to come back and leave me a comment. You can leave one comment each day, and each is an entry to win a book. Of course, if you simply cannot wait to win a book, I also have signed copied available in my Etsy shop, which you can find by clicking here.

Brett Lewis @naturalbornquilter                  April 9th

Cheryl Brickey @MeadowMistDesigns         April 9th

Karen Foster@CapitolaQuilter                       April 10th

Cathy Mackay @cathysmithmackay             April 10th

Fiona Kelly @tangledblossom                       April 11th

Jackie White @jackiesartquilts                      April 11th

Jean Jones @sew_catstudio                           April 12th

Reece Montgomery @reecemontgomery     April 12th

Carl Hentsch @3dogdesignco                       April 13th

Brooke Sellmann @sillymamaquilts             April 13th

Kaitlyn Howell @knotandthread                  April 14th

Amy Gunson @badskirt                             April 14th

Kelly Bowser @kelbysews                              April 15th

Karis Hess @themodernsewist                     April 15th

Sara Lawson @sewsweetness                        April 16th

Leslie Meltzer @lelliebunny                          April 16th

Pamela Morgan @sweetlittlestitches            April 16th

Amy Garro @13spools                                    April 17th

Stephanie Perrins @stitchandbobbin          April 17th

Chelsea @Pinkdoorfabrics                            April 18th

Michelle Wilke @ml_wilkie                          April 18th

Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany                     April 19th

Rachael Riechmann @sewilearned               April 19th

Pamela Lincoln @mamaspark59                  April 20th

Kate Maryon @katydidklm                           April 20th

 

Thank you all so much for your support over the years. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you, more than words could possibly ever express. This has been an incredible journey to make it here.

With all my love and gratitude,

Happy Stitching!

111 thoughts on “Child’s Play Quilts Blog Hop

  1. Reece’s quilt came out great–did I read right that she is a “newbie” quilter? I’m following her now, so I’ll see more of what she comes up with. 🙂 But this also says good things about your book; every pattern has elicited great results.

  2. All of the patterns in your book seem to be easy to intermediate quilts so most people could achieve making each quilt over time. The Fox Hunt quilt is adorable. I like that you allowed for easy squares and shapes to create unique designs/images.

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  4. Loved Brooke’s scrappy raindrops. I will look back later today to see what Carl was up to with his version as his post is not there yet.

  5. I just saw Silly Mama Quilts lovely Baby Shower quilt— LOVE IT! All the HR Kinder didn’t hurt, but this is by far my favorite pattern from your book I’ve seen so far. I love that the designs are good for kids, but not limited to “kid only” 🙂

  6. It was a delight to see Karis’s baby shower quilt with all those Tula prints. So bright and vibrant. Kelly’s twinkle block was so soothing to the eyes. Love to see all these beautiful quilts.

  7. I just saw Kelly’s post on IG. Loved her Twinkle, Twinkle block. Love to win a copy of your book. grinnie1961@ gmail. com

  8. Must say I loved Leslie’s version of Swish with the dark background and Pamela’s IG post of Big Wheels. Will check back for Sara’s version. Love seeing all the creativity.

  9. Was wonderful to see Wendy @ Stitch and Bobbin’s version of Beaded in the lovely greens and pinks. I’ll check back for Amy Garro’s post.

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  11. Beaded today reminded me of when my dream bedroom was green and pink, styled after a photo shoot I saw in a very modern interior design book my mother brought home back in the early 1970’s. Funny how things go around and around.

  12. MUST get my hands on this book because I love making baby quilts of all sorts. Congrats on getting it published – what a struggle!

  13. Thank you for the giveaway. I went to Amy Garro’s Site and read about both you and the book. So glad I found this. It looks like a great book.

  14. Such a neat book! I got hear through Silly Mama Quilts. Every time I click I find more I have to add to my “to do” list. Congrats!

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