Friday, July 5, 2013

Dwell... a quilt from Simply Retro

I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday and my "quilt-holder" being home to snap some photos of my Dwell quilt. The pattern is from the new book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. I've had a simple house quilt on my to-do list for a while and I started cutting the day the book arrived!


It was one of those quilts where you make one block and then you just want to make another in different fabrics. I love those! Never get bored!




I found this wonderful house print fabric at one of our local shops - Janie lou. The colors were perfect and I bought enough to do a vertical strip along with a coordinating green on each side.


 When I got it home I realized that if I ran it vertically my houses would be laying on their sides. We do have tornados here - but I certainly didn't want to create that kind of vibe! I ended up doing some creative piecing and surprisingly ended with a big "H" for house :)


In the white background I quilted flowers since I have flowers behind my own house. After several complicated scenarios on how to quilt the houses themselves, I remembered what Camille had written in my autographed copy of the book...


So I decided to "Keep it Simple!" and did straight lines 1" apart on the blocks. Easy!


And finally it got a gray striped binding. This piece from Little Red Riding Hood is simply a wonderful binding piece. A good one to stock up on!



18 comments:

  1. Oh, those houses are SO cute!! I love how you quilted it too - keeping it simple. :)

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  2. This quilt is gorgeous! I love the fabrics you chose - especially the cute house fabric on the back!

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  3. fab, fab, fab!!! Another MUST make!

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  4. I just love this so much! I clicked on over to your blog from flicker and am now a follower. Can't wait to see more of your great quilts!

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  5. Sweet! I would most definitely live in that neighborhood. ;)

    Have a terrific weekend!

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  6. Beautiful! This quilt is on my list. I love Camille's patterns and instructions, she really has a way of keeping it simple. You picked some awesome colors, love it!

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  7. I love it! It looks like a really fun quilt to make. :)

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  8. This is beautiful, Cindy! So pretty!

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  9. Absolutely perfect house quilt Cindy - love everything about it!

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  10. Cindy - I always love your work, particularly your color choices. It's just beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  11. I just got this book in the mail yesterday. Yours is stunning as always. And since I am off to Janie Lou today, I must check out those houses. So cute!

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  12. Oh, how pretty! I just discovered your blog (in a social media reverse--I already follow you on IG!) and have spent a lovely day going back and reading through the last year. I can't wait to read more--your quilting is pure eye candy!

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  13. I love this SIMPLE house quilt!

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  14. Wow! So beautiful! I love all your color choices. Great work!

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  15. Oh, how cute and summery! It's so YOU!

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  16. I recently bought her book too! I was sewing one of her projects today :). You have got a talent for choosing colors :). Just saying!

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  17. Does this quilt use pre-cut fabrics?

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