Simply Retro

Simply Retro : Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks

4.22 (156 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.22 (156 ratings by Goodreads)

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In this book, classic-block quilting gets a modern makeover with jumbo sizes, fresh prints and colours, and bold styles. Best-selling author Camille Roskelley puts a brand new spin on traditional block quilting in her wonderful new book, Simply Retro. By exploring modern print combinations and employing innovative techniques like supersizing blocks, Camille offers a fresh interpretation of classics blocks in 12 achievable projects. Simple enough for beginners, all of the projects are easy to piece using pre-cuts, yardage and scrap fabrics. And, as always, Camille's foolproof instructions and expert knowledge will guide and inspire you every step of the way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 8.13mm | 415g
  • Stash Books
  • Concord, CA, United States
  • English
  • full-colour illustrations throughout
  • 1607056844
  • 9781607056843
  • 45,963

Table of contents

Introduction A Word about Fabric Projects Swell Retro Sidebar: Easy HSTs Baby Love Small Block Quilt * Large Block Quilt Vintage Sidebar: Making it Fit Dapper Main Dapper Quilt * Dapper Variation Sidebar: Easy Flying Geese Playground Dwell Adorn Sweet Life Framed Fresh Sidebar: Wrap-up Quiltmaking Basics Tools & Cutting * Piecing * Borders * Batting & Backing * Quilting * Binding About the Author
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Jan 14

Although I have cobbled together several patchwork blankets, the world of classic quilting is new to me, and mighty intimidating it can seem. Upon opening this book, I could only gape in awe at the beautiful block quilts featured in Camille Roskelly's repertoire, hoping that perhaps I might one day master half-square triangles and Flying Geese too. Roskelly's particular skill is to bridge the gap between traditional techniques and modern designs, and she achieves this with flair in Simply Retro. Colour combinations I wouldn't have thought of for quilts - red, grey and white in a vintage design, for example - bring a freshness to clasic blocks, designs - such as houses - and large bold prints make for inspiring viewing. Although I am not sure there is much that is terribly simple about making quilts, the instructions did become clear to even a novice like me, once I actually started to work through each step, and there is a comprehensive section on finishing off, so maybe my quilt dreams will come true! * Mumtopia * July 13

In Camille's words, this book starts with the idea of taking traditional blocks, updating them, upscaling them and giving them a twist. You'll love the way Camille has simplified the piecing to maximize chain piecing and minimize Y-seams. * Australian Quilter's Companion *
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About Camille Roskelley

Camille Roskelley is a best-selling quilting author. She also runs her own pattern company, Thimble Blossoms.
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4.22 out of 5 stars
- 156 ratings
5 44% (69)
4 37% (58)
3 15% (23)
2 4% (6)
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