The designs in this book were created with a quest for softness and "Sunday Best" appeal. Many beginner patterns are included and most of them can be sewn from scraps or from precuts. Through history, quilters have lovingly created heirloom quilts from scraps on hand. With our current economic times, these scrappy designs will give you the opportunity to use those bits and pieces of fabric you already have. If you are new to quilting and short on scraps, some designs use popular jelly roll strips or charm squares for that scrappy look. Whatever fabrics you use to create these designs, you can be assured that the recipient of your labor will cherish these keepsakes for baby for years to come!
Julie Higgins started quilting in 2000 and won her first awards in 2003. She loves designing and sewing all kinds of quilts from traditional to art quilts, including portraits from fabric. Julie lives with her husband and daughter on the shores of Lake Lemon, located near Unionville, Indiana.