Simplify with Camille Roskelly (Stash Books) Paperback – 15 Oct 2010
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Celebrating fabric arts for a handmade lifestyle, Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, released this book of eight quilt projects and 4 pillow patterns. The author, Camille Roskelley is a young pattern designer, who has designed three fabric lines for Moda with her mom, Bonnie Olaveson. Simplify is designed to build quiltmaking skills with easy-to-make and fun projects that feature pre-cut strips or fat quarters. The text is friendly and fun to read, the projects are cheerful and bright, and the book is sprinkled with Camille's practical Keeping it Simple tips. --Professional Quilter Online, 11/11/10
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"Simplify" is suitable for beginners. You will be walked through the tools and techniques from square one. Camille Roskelley designs fabrics for Moda and pre-cut collections such as charm packs and layer cakes can be used in several of the projects.
Projects: 9 quilts in baby and lap sizes, 4 pillows; the Coming Home pattern is suitable as table topper and baby quilt.
- Most projects are built from basic quilt blocks of a traditional look, but Camille uses fresh-looking fabrics to create cheerful quilts and pillows.
- There are many opportunities to practice cutting correctly, sewing good seams, piecing well, making circles, and sewing appliqué. The quilts are bound in a traditional way, with a rough edge, or a scalloped edge even.
- If you're an intermediate or advanced quilter, the projects will come together quickly and nicely.
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES:
- "Simplify" is of a particular style and if you know what the Bonnie & Camille fabric lines look like, there you have it. The projects aren't restricted to that look, though, so you can make all of them your own.
- The layout is nice and the pages look easy to "deal with" at first glance, but for some the cutesy style might be too much. If you focus on the hardcore bits only, the book creates a solid foundation.
- The book is geared toward the beginner and it succeeds in teaching you what to do, if you want to make a quilt. For this reason I can't find anything to give negative feedback on.
I combine "Simplify" with Elizabeth Hartman's "The Practical Guide to Patchwork" and have a winner welcome into the world of quilting.
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Bought as a gift for patchwork friend. I have seen quite a lot of contents completed by expert patchworkers.Published 24 months ago by Fussy mcCall
Great book for anyone who is short on time but loves to create something in what little time they have for crafting.Published on 25 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer