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Posts in category Simply Retro Sew Along

The Sweet Life in PB&J

The Sweet Life in PB&J

  *Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I finished the top for this quilt nearly 2 years ago when I was sewing along from the Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley (awesome book by the way). And then it sat waiting for me to quilt it. At 92″ x […]

A Scrappy Swell Quilt

A Scrappy Swell Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I’ve been busy finishing up some quilts lately. I don’t know why I waited so long to get this low volume scrappy quilt bound and quilted because I really love it. The Swell pattern is from Camille Roskelley’s latest book: Simply Retro…and it […]

Modern “Playground” Pillo...

Modern “Playground” Pillow

I made this pillow as part of the Simply Retro Sew-Along, but also because I was inspired by this pillow which I made for my sister a few weeks ago. I loved the idea of fresh, modern fabrics in yellow and gray while using a retro style block. The pattern, Playground, may be found on […]

Dapper Table Runner

Dapper Table Runner

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view I am continuing to sew along with the Simply Retro group sponsored by Jana (visit the Flickr group to see all the great projects from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley). Here is my version of the Dapper pattern which I decided to do for a table […]

A Vintage Pillow from Simply Retro

A Vintage Pillow from Simply Retro

I’m still quilting along with the Simply Retro Sew-A-Long sponsored by Jana Machado (visit the dedicated Flickr group to see projects from the book Simply Retro). I decided to make a smaller version of the Vintage pattern on page 36 using leftover scraps from Bonnie & Camille’s collection of Vintage Modern fabrics – you might […]

A Churn Dash Summer Quilt

A Churn Dash Summer Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Whenever I think about churn dash quilt blocks, my mind goes to ice cream…and then, naturally, to summertime. So when the I looked at the Baby Love pattern by Camille Roskelley (found in her new book Simply Retro on page 29), I knew […]

Beachy Retro Table Topper

Beachy Retro Table Topper

*Photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger view. Sun and sand; white fluffy clouds in a blue sky; turquoise seas; sand dollars and red crabs….it all takes me back to my roots in New England where I spent many a summer soaking up the sun and breathing in the salt […]

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