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simply retro challenge, quilt 8 update and finish …

Sunday morning, I got up and thought, ‘Today would be a good day to make a (mini ) quilt!’ … and indeed, it was! The man was out doing a (short) long run of 15 kms, and not a creature was stirring, as the boy was sleeping in. Incidentally, the man came home wearing a […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 8 …

And suddenly it’s October! And it’s time to choose our next quilt in of our very informal Simply Retro challenge, where we choose a quilt at the beginning of the month and use it as inspiration to create our own quilts. We are using the very gorgeous book, ‘Simply Retro’, by Camille Roskelley, to inspire […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 7, update 1 and finish …

I’m not going to lie … this quilt just don’t like me!!! Right from the start, it has been out to get me. I guess the first mistake I made was when I realized that the quilt was now available as a mini, and I thought what a great idea! I raced over to thimble […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 7 …

Well, look at that … it’s September! And it’s time to choose our next quilt in of our very informal Simply Retro challenge, where we choose a quilt at the beginning of the month and use it as inspiration to create our own quilts. We are using the very gorgeous book, ‘Simply Retro’, by Camille […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 6 – update 1 and finish …

This month I chose to make a mini quilt rather than a full-sized quilt. I think I am quite liking mini quilts, as I have made a few lately. Month six (August) in our #simplyretrochallenge was Fresh, from Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley. If you chose to make the full-sized quilt, you would have ended […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 6 …

And somehow it is August, month 6 of our very informal Simply Retro challenge, where we choose a quilt at the beginning of the month and use it as inspiration to create our own quilts. We are using the very gorgeous book, ‘Simply Retro’, by Camille Roskelley, to inspire us. If you ‘do’ Instagram, you […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 5 – update 1 and finish …

For month 5, July 2014, I chose the quilt named Framed, from Camille Roskelley’s book Simply Retro. I decided to make my quilt a little smaller than the quilt in the book, and finished, my quilt measures about 130 cm or 50 inches square. It’s a nice lap-sized quilt, or it will be when it’s […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 5 …

So here we are in July, month 5 of our very informal Simply Retro challenge, where we choose a quilt at the beginning of the month and use it as inspiration to create our own quilts. We are using the very gorgeous book, ‘Simply Retro’, by Camille Roskelley, to inspire us. If you ‘do’ Instagram, […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4, update 2 …

So here we are halfway through June, and my Swell quilt top is finished! I didn’t find this an easy quilt to make … I think it was psychological though, just the thought of putting together 80 blocks overwhelmed me a little. But I did as I usually do, I broke the process up into […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4, update 1 …

It’s been very quiet from my little corner re our #simplyretrochallenge is concerned … Somehow real life has intruded a little on my sewing time, and my quilting life has had to take a back seat. We’ve had the man away for a week on a business trip, the boy in the throes of uni […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 4 …

So it’s June, folks, and we all know what that means … time to start our next ‘Simply Retro’ quilt, in our #simplyretrochallenge!!! To date, we have worked our way through Sweet Life (chosen by @ksharonk), Playground (chosen by @hillscass), and Vintage (chosen by @gnomeangel). And for the month of June, the quilt selected by […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 3, update 2 …

Time for a second and final update on Quilt 3, Vintage, in our little informal challenge, #simplyretrochallenge. I think I left the quilt journey last week with 12 piles of  pressed pieces that would go into making up the 12 blocks. Over the weekend, I found myself back on the aubergine lounge, watching a movie with […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 3, update 1 …

Well folks, look at that … it’s May!!! And that means its time to make another quilt from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley! Angie from Gnomeangel has selected Vintage as the featured quilt for the month of May. [from Simply Retro, by Camille Roskelley] Basically, our challenge works this way … a quilt is chosen […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 2 …

Now that April is officially here, I am excited to share with you my version of quilt 2 of our Simply Retro challenge. [this quilt may or may not have been begun just before April arrived …] For this month, Cassie has chosen Playground, and I’ve used the Mormor collection of fabrics in my quilt, […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 1, update 2 …

So here we go, quilting (and non-quilting) folks … quilt top one of the Simply Retro challenge, done and dusted!!! It came together very quickly, I must say. After working on scrappy quilts and hexagon quilts for a couple of years now, it was really fun to piece such ‘big’ blocks together. I would say […]

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simply retro challenge, quilt 1, update 1 …

Over the weekend, I unpacked my ‘sewing studio’ … ok, it’s just a spare bedroom that I’ve have decided is my creative space, but don’t you think it sounds much more glamorous to call it my ‘sewing studio’? When it is looking pretty, I will post some photos, but for now, I’ll share that it […]

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happy mail …

Oh my goodness … happy mail! This arrived in my mailbox today, a Mormor fat quarter bundle, from Westwood Acres. I’m not sure what I’m doing with them, but it will probably be one of the Simple Retro challenge quilts. Wonder what Cassie will choose as our next design? My pile of (uncut) fabrics is […]

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think i’ve started something …

Actually, it’s all Cassie’s fault!!! We are doing a ‘Simply Retro‘ by Camille Roskelley challenge … I talked about wanting to make all the quilts in this beautiful book in a previous blog post, and Cassie thought it would be fun to join in the challenge. And so it will be … and you can […]

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