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31 May 2013

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley {Giveaway}

This past couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to review the new book Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley.

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley


I’ve been such a big fan of Camille’s fabric lines for Moda Fabrics and I honestly think that Bliss is still my favourite all time favourite fabric range. I am hoarding a charm pack of Bliss and about 10 half yards - for that special project. I’ll know it when I see it, but for now I’m content in the knowledge that it’s sitting on my shelf awaiting it’s destiny.

Not only is Camille Roskelley known for her beautiful fabrics. Her quilt patterns are stunning and well written. I personally have a few which I purchased from her online store. The Swoon quilt pattern was an internet sensation, with every second person in the online quilting community joining in and making their own Swoon quilt.

Simply Retro is an absolutely beautiful book. It is filled with fun quilts which can be made with pre-cuts (ie charm packs, layer cakes etc).

From the introduction of Simply Retro:

The blocks for the quilts in this book are a delightful mix of classic blocks, updated blocks, and blocks that combine traditional elements to create a fresh, yet retro look. For example, I absolutely love to make baby quilts using just one traditional quilt block, but using it nice and big! It makes the traditional block feel new and fresh and is a great way to showcase the newest fabrics.

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You can see this at work in the Baby Love quilts that are based on the Churn
Dash block. In one version is a traditional 12˝ block that is repeated, but in the
other version is a jumbo size block that feels much more modern.


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This week, I was inspired to create my very own Baby Love Quilt with the 9 smaller Churn Dash blocks.

Baby Love Quilt 3

A friend had a baby recently, so I will be busily quilting and finishing this quilt for a visit on Sunday afternoon.

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley utilizes modern print fabric combinations and innovative techniques. It puts a new spin on traditional block quilting and is a fresh interpretation of classic blocks in 12 fun and achievable projects – projects which are perfect for quilters of all skill levels.

I’ve already picked out my next quilt project from Simply Retro. It’s a quilt called Dapper Canon (image below).

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It is made with 6 Fat Quarters and some coordinating solid yardage and looks like a lot of fun to make. The hardest part would be choosing the fabrics.

Giveaway

With thanks to CT Publishing, I have a copy of Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley to giveaway to a lucky Samelia’s Mum reader.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me:

If you were attending a “Retro” party, what is one “must-have” item?

For example: it could be an item of clothing, a dish or food, or a dance move. You can enter once per day, but the “retro” item must be different each time.

*** Please note that the prize is an e-book ***

The winner will be announced over on the Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page, so be sure to “Like” the page and keep an eye out for the winner announcement.


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1. This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.

2. Giveaway will close at 5:00pm on 9 June 2013 AEST.
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. The prize will be sent by the promoter. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner/s. 
5. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email.

65 comments:

  1. Retro item - Bush Biscuits!!!
    Not sure if these were available elsewhere in Australia but they were a recess requirement in SA during the 80's!!

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  2. oh definitely would be a fondue party at my place!

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  3. Would have to be the bright handkerchief top my mother made for me. I loved that top! Very bright pink and orange!!!!

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  4. Dear lady,
    what a beautiful book.
    Only the cover of the book has already seen good taste ...
    I would love to get it, even if they will not win it.
    What I think is a must-retro??
    Must retro for me is the small kindnesses that ancient people and educated and has had in dealing with staff in their day to day ...
    Must retro is to be polite, gentle. Having ways.

    a big hug from Maria Filomena,
    of Portugal
    PS - excuse me - I am writing through google translator.

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  5. Oh, I remember the handkerchief top! I made one too. It would have to go with my first pair of bell bottoms, white and grey with suspenders. I loved those pants!

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  6. I would not step foot into a retro party without my great grandmother's diamond brooch, and my mother in law's teal glass martini set. Actually, I rarely step foot anywhere without them!

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  7. A fantastic vintage dress with a twirly skirt and a cute little ruffled Half Apron in co-ordinating fabrics

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  8. A record player with a pile of 45's. :)

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  9. A disco ball. Every party needs one of those, right?

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  10. Retro party mmmmm the flared pants from Saturday night fever

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  11. Hi!
    I would bring a dress or suit made with polyester fabric, white, the jacket with the big padded shoulders and the fitted skirt! Coloured pantyhose to match my high heeled shoes!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  12. Rice salad. Oh yes, I remember the Fondue pot - bits of meat cooked in a broth and then dipped into different sauces - lots of fun.

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  13. Definitely flares for a retro party :-)

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  14. Which era is retro? I think it was when I was a young child...You know, I miss the punch bowl at parties, it may or may not be spiked LOL with all the little cups hanging around the edge!

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  15. I think I would certainly have to wear a string of pearls!

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  16. Ok, it would have to be the punch made from lime sherbet, pineapple juice and ginger ale. I remember it from the 60's and 70's and it still tastes good!

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  17. I would love some chocolate!! Maybe flowing out of a fountain :-)

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  18. I think I'd have to bring some vintage pyrex, I can't get enough of that stuff!

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  19. I would put on some V-jeans!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. HI! I'D BRING A CASSEROLE IN MY VINTAGE PYREX TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  21. Thanks for the chance, I think I would go with bell bottom pants....they were the rage in my day.

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  22. A retro party - what fun! I would take a Tupperware dip tray (with its own carrier), French Onion dip with carrots and celery!!! That'd be a blast from the past! Thanks for your giveaway!

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  23. Oh I would have to show up with my dome record player and all of my Elvis records. Now does that ever bring back some sweet memories.HAHAHA

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  24. I would have to wear my pearls!

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  25. Bring back my Afro, that was a carefree style. And the Beatles. Thanks.

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  26. The Macarena dance! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  27. We still have a Fondue pot and long forks so I would bring it to a Retro party:)

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  28. I'd love to bring one of my mum's maxi dresses from the 70's to a retro party - perhaps even wear it!

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  29. I'd wear my DBs...dessert boots. And seeing as it is a party I'd replace the laces with fluro coloured ribbons just like I did in the 60s...just don't ask me why, there is no answer :)

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  30. Can I say 2..pot of coffee & my house slippers :)

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  31. There would have to be some Tupperware with crazy dips, that awful patchwork skirt or an apron. I still have a goofy hat somewhere and white gloves.

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  32. I can't remember what it is called but the mashed potato rapped in Devon yum!!

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  33. A flared pants jumpsuit. And some Abba music!

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  34. I wasn't even a baby when things 'retro' were kitsch, but I absolutely adore the calve-length maxi skirts that flare out and look fabulous when dancing rock'n'roll - something I used to LOVE to do a good 8-9 years ago!!

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  35. A cheese and pineapple hedgehog.

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  36. I remember my Hot Pants and Boots, Flower Power, Rock'nRoll and Petticoats.

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  37. Prawn cocktail and black forest gateau!

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  38. Definitely bright red lipstick. THanks for the giveaway :)

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  39. Aqua Net, mascara the one in the little red case with the little brush you used water to use! Let's not forget the White lipstick!

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  40. Retro.... Hmmm ... Maybe my mom's "cheddar baked macaroni" recipe (though I probably couldn't resist adding my favourite twist of carrots, peppers, and other extra veggies)

    I love the look of the second block you showcased - added to the project list!

    Sarah

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  41. For me atm it would be wearing a head scarf...with a twirly skit and ...cashmere cardigan set...

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  42. Perm my hair and fish out my platform clogs!!

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  43. Dippity Do and a rotary dial telephone. A small film projector for home movies. Popcorn made in a countertop popper with hot oil. Faux pearls.

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  44. "The Best of Abba" CD to get the party going...

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  45. WHAT FUN! THINKING I'LL PUT SOME "ROLLERS" IN MY HAIR FOR THE OCCASION AND MAYBE WEAR MY "POP BEAD NECKLACE"!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  46. A chocolate fondue party would be a great start!

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  47. Cat eye glasses! Thank you for the chance! :-)

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  48. The only thing I could think of was a leather fringe jacket. :-)

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  49. Flipped back bangs, held in place with copious amounts of hairspray and sealed with a curling iron. Can you believe we did that, every day? The smell must have been toxic!

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  50. a blue vintage 50's dress. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  51. HI! TODAY I THINK I'LL WEAR MY SWIRLY POODLE SKIRT AND MY OXFORDS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  52. The twist dancing!! Thank you for the chance to win the book!! Love thinking about this stuff

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  53. Hi! I think I'll put on my shiny Mary Jane's and a twirly turquoise-sequined skirt and maybe take some Chocolate Fondue to the party!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  54. Some Tab to drink (do they still make that?)

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  55. Attempting the limbo lol. Haha, would not be pretty. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  56. A "pot luck" dinner, where everyone brings a pot of something... my parents were always going to those back in the day (and mum always hated it!). LOL :-)

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  57. Hi! I'm going to wear my Poodle skirt and take along some Snickerdoodles for a snack!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  58. Bell bottom pants and a "cheese cloth" blouse - oh happy days

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  59. TODAY MY DH IS GOING TO THE PARTY TOO AND WILL BE WEARING HIS POLYESTER PLAID TOP COAT+I WILL MOST LIKELY WEAR MY LITTLE POLYESTER PINK PARTY SKIRT+WEDGIES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  60. Looks wonderful, have ordered a copy too. I would take with me one of those oranges with cubes of cheddar cheese & cocktail onions and pineapple on toothpicks. How did they ever go out of favour!

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  61. i would be wearing my channel tweed suit.xx

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