Review Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 blocks - March 1, 2012
Beautiful modern quilts are yours for the making with Simplify with Camille Roskelley. The book showcases 8 simple projects using pre-cuts and fat quarters and includes creative tips from Camille for simplifying your life.
Review By: Seema Saraf, SSJcraftshop - March 23, 2012
I love this book. It is a great book for beginners and advanced quilters who can tweak patterns to their taste. Using fat quarters , precut jelly beautiful quilts. I loved all the 8 quilts she features with excellent tips, tricks and photography. This is a great buy for all quilters.
Review Niki's Book Review Blog - October 4, 2010
"This book hasn't come out yet, and I got to review it! I was so excited to review this one.
As many of you know, I am a quilter of over 10 years.
Can I just say that I'm sorry there wasn't a book like this out when I was learning to quilt!
This is the perfect beginner quilter book. Here are some bullet points I want to highlight in this wonderful quilt book:
*Great bright colorful pictures on every page
*Crystal clear instructions on how to bind your quilt for that perfect finish
*8 wonderfully easy looking quilt patterns and 4 pillow cushion patterns to match
*Patterns for scallop edging ~ A technique I've always wanted to try but just never have.
*Camille put together a tips page with some of her best tricks of the quilting trade.
*Easy cutting instructions
*Lastly, and my favorite part of this book....((((((DRUMROLL PLEASE)))))))
THE USE OF PRE-CUTS! YOU KNOW, MODA PRECUTS! LOVELY LOVELY EASY EASY FABRICS ALL READY FOR YOU TO USE. Camille shows how to use all those fancy turnovers, jelly rolls, honey buns, etc in this book! Great! I've purchased these goodies in the past but once I got them home wondered "what am I going to do with these now?" Well NOW I have a book to show me how to use those Moda Pre-Cuts!"
Review Small Town Living - November 2, 2010
"...I highly recommend that if you have an interest in quilting that you add this wonderful book to your library..."
Review Whipup.net - November 12, 2010
"Camille Roskelley is one of lucky people who gets to play with fabric while staying at home and get paid for it! A fabric designer, quilt maker and now author, Camille is a talented and busy designer and mother of 2 boys. The quilts in her first book showcase some of her tips for simplifying your life with easy and fun quilts in a variety of sizes – mostly small – baby or table topper quilts (and cushions) there are a couple of slightly more challenging quilts – but mostly the quilts in this book are for the busy crafter who doesn’t have time for a lot of fuss and likes to squeeze in a quick quilt in amongst an otherwise hectic schedule.
I also like that Camille didn’t only stick to using her fabrics in her designs – instead she has branched out and used some collections by her fellow Moda fabric designers – and the quilts in this book use pre-cut fabrics – gotta love those! Also there are a rather large percentage of the quilts in this book catering to a more masculine palette – with 2 boys I guess thats natural!
Totally cute book – aimed at the busy or beginner quilter – with a range of simple geometric and traditional block designs – but with a bit of a modern slant."
Review By: Morna McEver, Professional Quilter Online - November 11, 2010
"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."
Review Australian Homespun Magazine - February 1, 2011
Camille Roskelley, the designer behind Thimble Blossoms label, has created nine quilts and four cushions that are about simple design, simple projects, simple fabric selection. As the mother of two young boys, she's dedicated it to "every other mom out there who wants to make something that just stays done." The projects are all based on traditional patchwork with something fresh added to the mix to lift them out of the ordinary: a bow, an unusual boarder treatment, a spot of applique and so on. Camille loves working with pre-cuts (jelly rolls, charm squares) so if you do too, you'll take particular delight in these projects...