September 1, 2014

Animal Parade

Filed Under Books, Prizes 

This month, with many thanks to Martingale, we have Cheri Leffler’s Animal Parade.

The subtitle of this charmer is “Adorable Appliqué Quilt Patterns for Babies.” I’d say, anyone young at heart would also qualify!

Cheri begins by presenting instructions for her favorite method of needle-turn appliqué using an overlay for placement. For those who prefer machine work, she also gives a quick overview of fusible appliqué. A little lexicon of embroidery stitches rounds out the method section.

Feeling Sheepy by Cheri Leffler, quilted by Vonnie Maglinte

In this book you’ll find quilts featuring cheerful frogs, floating duckies, happy monkeys, wise owls, rollicking foxes, playful penguins, swimming sea creatures, tree-hugging koala bears, long-necked giraffes, and fluffy lambs! A whole menagerie of cuteness! Each quilt design features the animals set against a sweet and simple pieced background.

Kits 'n Caboodle by Cheri Leffler, quilted by Vonnie Maglinte

You can see the koalas peeking out at the foxes.

The appliqué patterns are printed full size and… bonus… the book includes a pullout section for the designs that are too large to fit on a page. Excellent!

A Penguin Playdate by Cheri Leffler, quilted by Vonnie Maglinte

If you’d like a chance to win this delightful book of youthful quilts, please leave a comment here on this post by 7:00 p.m. California time on Friday, September 5.

Open to U.S. mailing addresses only, and please resist the temptation to click “reply” to your email feed. To enter the drawing, come to the blog on the internet and leave your comment at the bottom of the post.

Good luck everyone!
See you then,
By Kay Mackenzie


35 Responses to “Animal Parade”

  1. Joan on September 1st, 2014 5:33 am

    Love the book!

  2. DebrafromMD on September 1st, 2014 5:34 am

    This book is darling! I love the penguin quilt.

  3. Betsy on September 1st, 2014 6:12 am

    Kay , my 1 st grandson is due any day now and making one of these quilts for him would be awesome

  4. Suzanne Golden on September 1st, 2014 9:24 am

    Love the fun loving animals on the quilts.

  5. Caryn on September 1st, 2014 9:44 am

    I love the adorable animals. The foxes are cute.

  6. Janet P. on September 1st, 2014 10:03 am

    What a great book! I’d love a quilt from those animals.

  7. Holly Younger on September 1st, 2014 10:13 am

    This looks like a fabulous book. Not just for babies!

  8. Brennie on September 1st, 2014 10:13 am

    Who couldn’t love those sleepy sheepies? These quilts make me wish I had a few grandkidlettes!

  9. Patricia Faye on September 1st, 2014 10:24 am

    Love the animals. Would make an adorable baby quilt for my new granddaughter due to appear on 10/04! Cheri is also an awesome needle turn instructor!

  10. Kathy O in GA on September 1st, 2014 10:33 am

    Adorable animals! I’d love to win this book to make baby quilts for the next generation yet to come…hopefully soon! Thank you for the chance to win it.

  11. Kathy L on September 1st, 2014 11:50 am

    Wonderful patterns. Beautiful applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Betty Woodlee on September 1st, 2014 11:50 am

    I love the giraffes! Would love to have this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Beth Strand on September 1st, 2014 12:02 pm

    Adorable! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Char L on September 1st, 2014 12:25 pm

    What an adorable book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Cathy Weatherford on September 1st, 2014 12:42 pm

    what a fun book. I love it. Yes, thanks for a chance to win

  16. Helen Tidics on September 1st, 2014 1:20 pm

    Love the designs ,,,,,Hope I will be the one to get it in the mail soon:)

  17. Jane Knoll-Tenney on September 1st, 2014 1:32 pm

    Oh my, Oh my…what a fun, adorable book of baby quilts! I have 1 grand daughter just ready to turn 2. Then I have 3 great-great-grand nephew and nieces being born in the next 3 months, October, November, December. My mother made quilts for us 9 children and 15 grand children. My sister then took over and made quilts for our 28 great nephew and nieces. My mother and sister have passed away so now it is my turn to quilt for our 6 great-great nephew and nieces and future babies. I would so love to win this beautiful book and am just starting my very first applique baby quilt.

  18. Rhonda Casey on September 1st, 2014 1:55 pm

    What a wonderful book. I’d love to use this book to make preemie quilts for a local hospital. Thank you for the chance to win.

  19. Lorie B. on September 1st, 2014 2:12 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful book! Would love to have this book to make charity quilts!

  20. Nancy Hanson on September 1st, 2014 2:49 pm

    That is so adorable. It is all about the animals. I would
    Absolutely love to win it. – Nancy Hanson

  21. Sandi on September 1st, 2014 5:54 pm

    The quilts are adorable! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  22. KatieQ on September 1st, 2014 6:59 pm

    They all look cute, but I absolutely love the penguin quilt.

  23. Karen Miller on September 1st, 2014 8:32 pm

    An adorable set of animals… I especially love the fox a d sheep… Thanks for the review and awesome giveaway Kay.

  24. Janet Beyea on September 1st, 2014 8:34 pm

    These quilts are so cute! I would love to make them just for me as well as for all the babies in my life.

  25. Annie on September 1st, 2014 8:59 pm

    The penguin quilt is so cute!

  26. JOELLEN on September 1st, 2014 10:49 pm

    I would love to win the book! I think all the patterns shown are lovely

  27. Chris on September 1st, 2014 11:09 pm

    I love the animals. Would like to win this book for sure.

  28. Deb L on September 2nd, 2014 5:44 am

    This is so cute! I want!

  29. VickiT on September 2nd, 2014 9:35 am

    That’s a super cute book. It’s full of so many adorable ideas/quilts. With three grandchildren it would be a great book to have. Thank you.

  30. Robin on September 2nd, 2014 2:23 pm

    Oh my, I love all those adorable animals. Such great timing too …. my other daughter just informed us she is pregnant again!

  31. LeAnne L on September 2nd, 2014 4:28 pm

    Those foxes are just too cute. Would love this book.

  32. Lori Neumeyer on September 2nd, 2014 8:28 pm

    Sooooo clever! Hope I win!

  33. Lee on September 3rd, 2014 4:17 am

    Such sweet quilts! Thank you for the change to win such a lovely book – I would have to start with the penguin and snowperson one!

  34. Stephanie Doda on September 3rd, 2014 6:59 am

    What a wonderful set of baby quilts. I would love to make the fox quilt for my grandson who will be born in November. Thanks for sharing the photos from this lovely book.

  35. Linda Kruzynski on September 3rd, 2014 1:55 pm

    I LOVE the penquins. I will have 2 new babies in the family. Both babies are due in Jan. All the quilts are adorable.