Try it on Tuesday: Simply Retro

Are you a Camille Roskelley fan??  I am betting you are and you don’t even know it.  Camille is the force behind her blog Simplify.  She’s also 1/2 of Moda’s design team Bonnie and Camille.  In fact, right now, I am working with their soon to be released fabric line, Scrumptious.  She is also an amazing pattern designer and author.  We’re you part of the big Swoon quilt making?  If you don’t know about that, check out the great images courtesy of google.

When I saw that she had a new book out, I immediately asked C&T Publishing for a review copy.  The book is Simply Retro.

The book features quick quilts in a modern motif.  Many of the quilts feature over-sized blocks.  Here’s a great example of an over-sized block quilt.  Cute, right??  That sure would make a REALLY fast baby quilt.  With a fun novelty print on the back a kiddo would be sure to love it.

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley for Stash Books

This next quilt is “Sweet Life”.  You can’t tell from the photo but the blocks are 18″ x 18″!  That makes a quilt go together in a hurry.

This quilt is “Adorn”.  It would be great to make to use up some scraps.  Again with a fun kid friendly backing it would make a wonderful baby quilt.

Next up…”Dwell”.  If you’re a fan of house blocks, this is another sure to please.


This is my favorite of the book and it’s called “Framed”.  I can see it as a wonderful way to use up lots of scraps.  Cute…right??

If I was looking for fast donation quilts, lots of these would be perfect.  Using over-sized blocks really makes for easy and fun quilts.  Sadly, I don’t have a copy to give away.  My review copy came as an ebook.  If you looking for the book, Amazon has it here…Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks and C&T Publishing has it here.

65 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: Simply Retro

  1. Teri

    Love this book. I just checked it out at the library and now I must have it. I really prefer paper books for quilting. I really need to get over it!

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  2. Jane @ Handiworking

    I love everything Camille does … have her Simplify ebook, Swoon pattern and enjoy her blog. Looks like her new book will be just as wonderful! Making a house block quilt “Dwell” is on my list and “Framed” is very different and fun.

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  3. Brenda

    I would love to add a copy of this to my library for children’s charity quilts. We are an active group and have given away close to 2000 quilt so far.

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  4. Lisa B

    I looked this book up on Amazon! Hopefully I’ll win it rather than buy it! :) Thanks all for the give away!

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  5. Linda Scott

    Love the new fresh ideas! Just what I need quick and easy. Have not been able to add anything new in a while. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Debbie B

    Oh, what a great giveaway! I love Camille’s work and follow her blog. I would love to win a copy of her new book. It looks like it’s full of fun projects. Thanks!

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  7. Anne D.

    I’d love to try these in some more traditional fabrics (my style), although I love the look of the bright, modern fabrics, too.

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  8. KMA

    Love the quilts you pictured, especially the last one. Can’t wait for things to slow down so I can get stitching again. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. Maureen

    Thanks for introducing me to Camille. I really like these “oversized” quilts. Would love to get this book and try a few- especially “framed”.

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  10. Kathi

    I also follow camille’s blog and love it! I havent made any of her patterns yet, so i really need this book to get me started! Keeping fingers crossed…..

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  11. Becky Gilliam

    Love making the large blocks, makes up our nursing home quilts really fast. My guild is trying to get ahead on a few more quilts before Christmas rush hits lol.

    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    Becky in upstate SC
    bmgilliam@bellsouth.net

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  12. Susan Lock

    Thank you for your review. I really like the look of these quilts simple yet very striking. I make several quilts for charity and I would love a copy of this book.

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  13. Janet Schultz

    Wow how nice of them! I had gone on Amazon and put this book on my wishlist. Hopefully I will get my wish ;c) Thanks again!

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  14. Nell

    Needin’ some FAST baby quilts. . . .thought I was prepared/ready, but the onslaught of shower invitations continues. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Eileen

    Camille uses a very different palette than I do, so it would be great fun to win this book and shake up my quilting life. Thanks to you and C & T for the giveaway.

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  16. Rhonda Desgranges

    What a wonderful book! Looks like a lot of fun patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Robbin

    How exciting! I have her other book and have made a couplel of the quilts. I have several of her patterns too. Swoon is on my bucket list. I’ve also taken her Craftsy class. Thanks for the opportunity to get the new book.

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  18. ColleenM

    Jo, I’d love to win Camille’s new book, I have a couple of her patterns and a lot of her fabric in my stash:) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Melody

    Oh gosh, what a wonderful book – I’m becoming a convert to the modern quilt styles because of Camille’s fabrics and patterns!

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  20. Melody

    Oh gosh, what a wonderful book – I’m becoming a convert to the modern quilt styles because of Camille’s fabrics and patterns!

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  21. Robin T

    I love the new and updated variations based on traditional blocks. I absolutely love the large Churndash. One of my favorite blocks.

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  22. Dawn B

    What an awesome book! Just love the patterns that you featured, makes me want to make several of them. Recently got hooked on “house” blocks and love her version. Thanks!

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