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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Another Review...Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley


Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks  First off, let me say that I am a huge fan of Bonnie and Camille's fabric lines as well as their beautiful patterns!  I also took Camille's Craftsy class, Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple, which I really should have reviewed already but will soon.

I've followed Camille's blog, Simplify, since I first entered the blogging world and shortly after, started following her mother, Bonnie.  They are truly a beautiful team and their fabric and patterns reflect everything I love. 

Now the review...No disappointment here! 

This book is Eye Candy!  The pictures are bright and bold and make you want to drop everything to start every quilt in it.  I have browsed through a hundred times and read through this book at least twice and I only received it on Saturday.  I just can't get enough of the pictures.

The patterns are fresh and bright and she gives you exactly what she claims, "fresh quilts from classic blocks".  One of her baby quilts is one large classic block (don't want to reveal too much here).  The scale of the block, along with the quilting, give a modern feel.  And I can only imagine how quickly that one block will go together.  (Perfect gift for daughter #1's friend's baby shower that she just told you about yesterday, and the shower is on Sunday - LOL - Thankfully, daughter #1 has not done that to me...yet)

55060AB - Happy Go Lucky - Fat Quarter BundleMy absolute "must. start. now. " quilt is "Dwell".  Simple little houses with a few surprises thrown in.  Her instructions are clear and to the point and doesn't require multiple re-reads to figure out what needs to be done.  She gives measurements at multiple points along the way, making it easy to individualize it.  I've got a bundle of happy-go-lucky that I can't wait to cut into and I'm going to throw in a little of this Moda Marmalade Fat Quarter Bundle (17 FQs, 4.25 yards total) and a little Bliss to make it larger.
This book gets a FIVE STAR rating!

Definitely a keeper for your quilting library.


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