That's what I called it for the longest time. So, I was really happy when I found out that the official title of the book was going to be Quilts,Baby! . I didn't have to work too hard to learn a completely different name.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was excited to have a couple designs in this book, but at that point I hadn't received my contributor's copy. Now that I have an actual copy of the book, have read (and reread) the text and oohed and aahed over the quilts, I am even more thrilled to have been included. Along with a spectrum of fun, and contemporary quilts, there's a an extensive techniques section that, I think, makes these projects very doable for sewers from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Also, there's a bunch of cute little extras that enhance the essential charm of the book.
Extras like this:
Rather than have a traditional picture of each of the designers, the author, Linda Kopp, had each contributor send a baby picture to be included along with their design. It's just a little thing, but I enjoyed flipping through the pages and looking at everyone's baby picture. It made for a sweet experience. I also loved the excerpts from questionairres the designers filled out. I'm familiar with the work of quite a few of these women through flickr and the blogosphere and it was fun to hear more about them.
I think it's a fresh look at baby quilts and I'm proud to be included. I'm also giving away a copy of the book. The nice folks at Lark Books (the publisher) are offering a free copy of the book to one of my blog readers. That's you! All you have to do is leave a comment and I'll put your name in the drawing for the book. I'll take comments through Sunday at 8:00pm CST and announce the winner as part of Mini Quilt Monday.
Good luck and have a terrific weekend!