It’s always fun to brainstorm with other staff members here at Quiltmaker. The ideas begin to flow and grow and pretty soon we have a whole long list. There are always more ideas than there is time and manpower but it’s a good problem to have.
You may remember that we featured a new Patch Pal quilt in every issue of 2011 and 2012.
Several of the Patch Pals quilts
When we started to plan issues for 2013, we thought something fresh was in order. And that’s how Carolyn Beam’s idea for Big Block Baby Quilts was born.
In each issue this year, we’ll take a block, or several blocks, or maybe even units from within a block, and we’ll “super-size” them to make a Big Block Baby Quilt. The result is an easy, attractive quilt that would be a perfect baby gift for someone you love.
And enlarged it to make this baby quilt we called Go Baby!
The quilt was made by Carolyn Beam, our Creative Editor. She used Peak Hour fabrics by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don’t Look Now! for Riley Blake Designs. Batting is from The Warm Company. Thread by Superior Threads.
Carolyn plans to donate each of the baby quilts she makes this year to a firehouse where her son is a firefighter or to another charitable organization. It’s nice to think these quilts will wrap a child in need somewhere.
The March/April issue of Quiltmaker is just starting to arrive in mailboxes and will be on newsstands Feb. 5. Here’s sneak peek of Zoo Parade, the issue’s Big Block Baby Quilt.
Many of us have occasion to make baby quilts during the year. When you do, I hope you’ll turn to Quiltmaker’s Big Block Baby Quilts as your first resource. There will be one in every issue!