I suspect that my friend Amy, a quilter and librarian at North Regional Library here in Fayetteville, aranged the inviting display of quilt books that caught my eye during my latest library visit. Simply Retro: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks by Camille Roskelley was my choice. All the quilts pictured in her book are do-able and lovely, but I was most drawn to the large (one) block quilt, “Baby Love.” It’s a giant version of “Churn Dash,” an old favorite, and what fun to float it on a crisp, white background!
Camille’s sample is made with blue and green fabric for a little boy, but I had leftover splashy pink floral fabric from the back of Sarah’s quilt pictured below.
I modified the dimensions a bit to accomodate the width of fabrics I had on hand, and I added an outer border of the floral print to enlarge the quilt. Using white thread, I quilted an all-over Clamshell design. Lime green binding finishes the edges perfectly.
Click here to see more of Camille’s patterns and books. She and her mother design for Moda under the name “Bonnie and Camille.”
Have you checked out the quilt book section of your local library? Any good finds?
And speaking of libraries, North Regional Library, here in Fayetteville, is hosting “A Quilters’ Workshop” this Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Representatives from the Tarheel Quilters Guild present a day-long celebration of quilting and quilters. Demonstrations, displays and lectures cover topics of interest for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.
10:30 a.m. America’s Quilting History; Quilt Styles and Quilt Myths, Sana Moulder
11:45 a.m. Piece, Patch, Quilt; What You Need to Get Started, Irene Grimes
1 p.m. Basic Color and design Theory for Quilters, Flora McLain
2:15 p.m. A Quilter’s Journey; From Beginner to Business Owner, Aby Dolinger
If you live locally, please come! North Regional Branch is at the intersection of McArthur Rd. and Rosehill/Stacy Weaver. The address is 855 McArthur Road.