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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dapper - Simply Retro

 We are still continuing our Simply Retro quilt along that is being hosted by Jana. This quilt is called Dapper. Camille Roskelley has it made up two different ways in her book, one with just two different fabrics and one with a bunch of different fabrics. My mom, Laurie, and I both decided to do the more colorful look. 
This is Laurie's quilt. She decided to make it quite a bit larger than it called for in the book. The book shows 12 blocks. Laurie did 20 blocks. It now measures 52 1/2 x 55 1/2. She's planning on backing it in minky. Won't that be a fun cuddle quilt?!
 This little fish fabric is so dang cute! It was the first fabric she found and decided to coordinate all the other fabrics around it. She ended up with 4 blocks in this fabric and just two blocks in each of the other fabrics. 
After seeing how much I liked her bigger quilt, I decided to make mine bigger too. So now it's not finished. I still have the extra 8 blocks to make. And of course put it all together. 
 I'm making mine out of Maritime Modern fabric from Riley Blake. I'm loving the red, teal and navy together. 
 I'm still loving this quilt along even though it's going pretty quick. Hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get a little more caught up. 
There is a flickr group going on right now if you want to see some of the other projects in the book. They are all pretty great! 
I'm linking up with: Sew Many WaysCrazy Mom QuiltsJana Machado


Lauren Deel said...

I LOVE these! They're both great! I recently did a quilt using the gray/citron colorway of Maritime Modern - what a fun line :)

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Super cute blocks - glad I found your blog!

Debbie said...

I had so much fun looking at all of your beautiful quilt tops and blocks from Simply Retro! Looking forward to seeing what you make next!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I just love what you have done with Camille's design!

ANudge said...

Great quilt and pattern - looked easy and quick to put together. Thanks for sharing.