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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fresh and a Giveaway

Hi everyone! If you're joining me from Sew Mama Sew's giveaway week, then welcome!! Just a bit about me; my name is Logan and I'm a mom to 4 amazing kids and wife to a great guy who supports my quilting addiction. My mom and I own a longarm quilting company called Chocolate Dipped Quilts and this blog is where we show off some of our work. This year, I have been trying to sew my way through Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro while following Jana's quilt-along. 
I wanted to finally share these blocks from the very last quilt in the book, Fresh. They are huge, measuring 24" x 24". The pattern calls for 16 blocks, making this a ginormous quilt. I obviously haven't gotten quite that far yet. I definitely spend more time quilting for others than I do piecing for myself. The fabric is called Bake Sale by Lori Holt. I have all cut out and it has been sitting on my sewing room floor in piles. I should probably get piecing before those piles end up all over my house!
I have sewn up at least one block from each of the patterns in this book and it's my goal in 2014 to finish them all up, including quilting and binding them. Follow me along to see the final projects! Or feel free to browse back a bit to see some of the work I have done. 
My book has been read through a million times. I wish you could see better how tattered this book is compared to the new one I just bought. Since I have LOVED this book and all the patterns in it so much, I wanted to give away a copy to one of you!! 
Just leave a comment about any quilty thing that you're currently loving for a chance to win Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro! Follow me on Bloglovin' (or another reader) for an extra entry and then leave a comment saying you've done so. Giveaway ends on December 13th at midnight and I will announce the winner the next day. 
Make sure to leave an email address if you are an anonymous blogger. 

This giveaway is now closed.

277 comments:

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Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'm currently loving my new rotary blade I just put in the cutter! Slices like butter!

Fran said...

I'm loving my new little bundle of my favourite Happy Go Lucky prints. I love all of Bonnie & Camille's fabric lines but this range was their best yet. I'm planning to make Camille's Swoon quilt pattern with them. Thanks for the great giveaway, I'd love to win a copy of this book.

Fran said...

I'm a follower of your blog, via Bloglovin, thanks.

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

I love stripey binding on quilts at the moment... my current obsession!!

Wild Irish said...

Just love the colours in the blocks it will make a beautiful if ginormous quilt alright

Wild Irish said...

Following on Bloglovin too

Katrin said...

I finally made a test block of Swoon and love it. Now I might tackle the big Swoon quilt for our bed. Thanks!

Katrin said...

I follow you with bloglovin'. Thanks!

Sowing Stitches said...

My current crush: is using very modern bright fabrics in old traditional quilt blocks.

jmj said...

I love this book I now have it out from the Library and keep renewing it!!!!!!

Lauren Deel said...

Hi Logan! Just yesterday I finished the baby churn dash quilt from this book. It turned out beautifully! My copy of this book is well-loved, too; but I have a friend who could use a copy :) Thanks!

Lauren Deel said...

I follow via bloglovin'.

Laura Fedewa said...

I want to make Swoon! I haven't got to yet and it is on my to do list!

Lori said...

I loving the retro thing.

Lori said...

I'm a new follower on blogger

happygoluckyquilter said...

I'm loving having a little bit more time to quilt. My little girl has started settling well at night so I get a bit of time to sew in the evenings.
I'd love a copy of this book.

emma.house@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Adele said...

I am currently loving an empty WIP closet-starting the new year with a clean slate!

Kay said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I am loving working with fun Christmas fabrics to make some surprise stockings.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I follow with Bloglovin.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Paula said...

I love all Bonnie & Camille's lines and I'm starting to piece a quilt using their Happy Go Lucky collection. Would love to have this book as I already own and love her first book, Simplicity.
Thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks so much for the chance - would love this book!! And right now I'm loving all the holiday sewing - something so magical about sewing with Christmas in mind! Of course it'll be even more magical if I finish all my gifts in time!

Alison said...

I'm loving Bungalow by Joel Dewberry!

Whit said...

I'm loving my new sewing machine!!! Just upgraded!!

Kelly Williams said...

I have a new sewing machine and I am just loving it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kelly Williams said...

I follow you via bloglovin.

pennydog said...

I love machine needle turn applique on top of blocks!

Patricia Lines said...

I love my new sewing/embroidery machine.

JoyceLM said...

I used to sew bindings on by hand, but my sister introduced me to doing them on by machine & I love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Barbara Ensor said...

Loving Botanicals.

Barbara Ensor said...

I follow on Bloglovin.

Mokki stevenson said...

I love art quilts, adding some hand painted fabric or using appliqué to add some imagery.

Sara Birch said...

I'm loving my new stash of Bonnie & Camille's Scrumptious line. It's so pretty that I don't want to cut it up!

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Heidi said...

Those oversize blocks are really pretty, I look forward to seeing that one get quilted! I have been into some EPP lately, as well as a couple UFOs I thought I could finish quickly. haha

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I'm loving Lori Holt's Quilty Fun book. You should definitely check it out if you haven't yet.

happierthanabird at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

followed on boglovin
fiveninesix@gmail.com

Deborah said...

i am so loving the vast variety of fabric available. i'm new to sewing and quilting but am ay more excited as I go through these blogs keep up the good work!
fiveninesix@gmail.com

EmileeHope said...

I don't know if I love them, because don't have them...but they are on my Christmas wish list...and that is wonder clips! I love pretty much all of CR's quilts so would love a copy of the book!

Kim M said...

I'm loving the patterns for the quilt-along and the BOM that I signed up for for 2014.

Carla Keahey said...

Fun! I'm loving designing pillows with extra quilt blocks. And I'm searching for a BOM for 2014 to love!

Carla Keahey said...

I started following you on BL.

lesleyjean said...

I'm loving the SMS Giveaway Day/Week and being able to find new awesome quilting blogs!

joske whiteside said...

i love my pinking shears!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I am loving trying to keep up with all the blogs on this giveaway - new and old!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a BL follower

Barbara O. said...

I've recently put a new blade in my rotary cutter and I'm loving how smoothly it cuts. Besides, I'm loving the exchange in the online quilting community and I'm loving (and hoarding) quilt books. Thanks for the chance!

Barbara O. said...

I'm a new follower on Bloglovin. Thanks for the extra chance!

Monica said...

I'm currently loving the True Colors lines I've seen. They're great!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I am currently loving the Singer Featherweight that my wonderful mother-in-law just gave me. She had no idea that the little black sewing machine she used occasionally was so coveted by quilters.
anglanouette at gmail dot com

Mending My Own said...

I'm loving adding to our home decor with stuff I have made. my current project is a quilted tree skirt, and i can't wait to get it under the tree. Thanks for the giveaway, found you on sew mama sew.

Jacklynn said...

I am loving Noodlehead's Super Tote pattern - have one in a Springy floral - need to make a fun one for Winter. Thanks for the generous give away - this book is on my wish list!

Jacklynn said...

I follow you via Bloglovin'.

Marti M said...

I am working a Christmas tree skirt. I need to get it done fast.

Nicole said...

I'm loving paper piecing patterns! I'm just learning to use them & they're so fun!

Darlington Gal said...

Fresh is adorable. I'd love to give it a shot. Thanks for the giveaway! kmcassie@gmail.com

Darlington Gal said...

I follow on blog loving. kmcassie@gmail.com

Karen4Q said...

I'm loving the new guild I joined in September

Bethany Martini said...

I am loving Pat Bravo's new collections, Rapture!

Bethany Martini said...

I am a new follower through Bloglovin!

CraftyHourMom said...

I'm fascinated by free motion quilting! I have a basic machine and a free motion foot and am learning stippling, slowly... Thanks for the chance!

CraftyHourMom said...

I follow on bloglovin' too!

Ally said...

There are no babies in my life but I'm currently loving baby quilts. They're very doable (:

Katie.Herzog said...

I keep finding pieces of fabric I have stashed away like a squirrel!! It makes me smile each time I find a couple. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie.Herzog said...

I am a bloglovin follower!

Katie.Herzog said...

I am a bloglovin follower!

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

I'm enjoying everything about quilting. I've sewn since I was young but a couple months ago made my first quilt. Fun. Fun.

Jusmom1 said...

I am currently loving Gracie Girl. The book looks Fabulous. Would love to pair the two!

Kathy said...

I love everything about quilting... right now, the low-volume Burgoyne Surrounded quiltalong from APQ.

Jessica said...

I am a newbie at quilting. I just recently found out about precuts, like charm packs and the like. I am in love. I have trouble coming up with fabrics that go with one another and the bundles make it super easy!

Jessica said...

Following via Bloglovin.

Jo said...

I am really enjoying the bobbin winder I just got.

Jo said...

I follow on bloglovin

Nupur said...

I'm loving the gift block (found a tutorial online)- great for holiday gifts and quilts!

Gill said...

I'm loving my churn dash quilt!

Gill said...

I'm a new bloglovin follower!

Lisa Marie said...

I made a quilted winter table runner from Winter's Lane fabrics and I am thrilled with how it turned out. It will be a fun gift to give.

Sarah said...

I just saw the Ipanema line from birch fabrics and I love it!

Sarah said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Sarah Chance said...

I'm brand new to quilting...and I just know i'd love that book!! :)

atabanana29 said...

I love Mug rugs right now!

atabanana29 said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Jenny said...

I'm loving all the wonderful handmade Christmas ideas I've seen over the past few weeks. I wish I could make hundreds of them! I know this book is good -- I have a friend who has been making wonderful items from it -- thank you!

bee said...

i'm loving the clover binding clips - so much faster to bind my quilts with these.

Shauna said...

I am loving my clover binding clips, no more pin pricks!!!! Yeah!!!....thanks for the chance

Shauna said...

i follow you with bloglovin

Kirsten said...

I love doing puzzles, and quilting is kind of an extension of that...only you get to pick the picture and the colours.

Rocksteadyemme said...

I don't quilt as much as i would like to, that's for sure. this book would be a great way to start!
emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeanene said...

Hi, just started following you not to long ago, and love your quilts. Also glad to know that you quilt for others. Good to keep in mind.
I'd love the new book that you highly recommend. :)

principeta said...

Lovely giveaway,so generous of you.Thank you for the chance to win it.I don't quilt but my fav is hexagons.

Shanna said...

I love organizing my fabrics after I have freshly washed, ironed and trimmed them up!

Shanna said...

I follow via bloglovin!

Anya said...

I'm loving all the fun ideas on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

LisaAnn said...

Right now I am loving the little projects that I have going. I'm so excited for the new year because I have a list of quilts that I want to make to try some new techniques! Maybe Santa will help with the materials needed for 2014 quilting!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'm enjoying dreaming up all the projects I would like to make once the Christmas sewing that has to be done is finished! Your blocks look fabulous!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'm a new follower on bloglovin

Jen Beatty said...

I'm loving simple straight lined quilting. Thanks for the opportunity!

Emma's Daughter said...

I'm taking Camille's class on Crafty and love her fresh easy style. I'd love this book! Thanks for the chance. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Lynn said...

i;m loving a little QAYG potholder obsession! fun gifts and everyone needs to replace they're old grimy ones w/a fresh stylish one!

Linda V said...

I love retro fabrics and quilts. I am currently working on my second queen size one, that I am giving to a friend who is dealing with chemo. Love ALL quilts though!!

Lee said...

I love a polkadot binding! thanks!

Lee said...

I follow w/ bloglovn'

Dezarae Aldridge-Earl said...

I love modern Log Cabin quilting and the ability to use up scraps. (dezarae_jamie@hotmail.com)

Abbigail said...

I'm a new blog lovin follower!

Abbigail said...

I'm working on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt right now. It's the first mystery that I had done.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I just got in my stash of Handmaidens Sew She Sews fabric...and there is a quilt along starting in January. I will have time to drool over the fabric BEFORE I have to cut it up. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

kbzelazny said...

This book looks amazing! I'm doing some crocheting for gifts this year. Thank you!

Tanya said...

I just bought some beautiful Riley Blake flannel today, it is super soft!

Emily C said...

I love these awesome snips my friend got me for Christmas!

Zura said...

I recently tried machine binding my quilts and love how much faster I could finish a quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous book :)

Zura said...

I am following via Bloglovin :)

andri. said...

I always love petting my fabric stash!:)

Addibrae said...

I love bright and colourful fabric right now.

Addibrae said...

I followed you on bloglovin

susan said...

I am so loving the new Bloc Loc rulers!

Cat G. said...

I just love the Bonnie & Camille lines. I am always drawn to them. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Karen Caves said...

I adore scraps....can't get enough! Spetzie@att.net

Karen Caves said...

Following you on Bloglovin! Spetzie@att.net

Karen Caves said...

Following you on Bloglovin! Spetzie@att.net

Laura B said...

Just learned how to make cathedral window quilts and am loving them.

Chirpy said...

I have 8 of 9 Swoon blocks made and have 2 more of Camille's patterns. One is cut out and waiting, the other needs fabric and maybe a change in patterns from this book. Thank you for a chance. I just love her and her mom!

Chirpy said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

Nikita said...

I want to make a swoon quilt and a wonky log cabin quilt.

Nikita said...

I follow via bloglovin

Debbie said...

I love all kinds of quilt patterns. I love to look at them and dream about the day I can retire and start sewing some of them.

Debbie said...

I started following you on bloglovin

Lynn said...

I love all things Bonnie & Camille!

ELNM said...

I really love the QAYG Weekender bags I'm seeing in blogs. I don't know if I'll every have the skills to do it, but it's a good goal. Thanks for the lovely book giveaway!
emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

I playing around with some charms.

Amanda said...

I've just learned how to make my own bias tape. Very satisfying!! :)

Michele T said...

I am loving the whimsical wallhangings that I am making as gifts for family and friends this Christmas!!

Michele T said...

I am following you via Bloglovin'

Kathy Davis said...

I am currently loving the doll bedding I am making for my granddaughter's new doll bed. Pillow, mattress and the cutest little rag quit to match. She will love it Christmas morning. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I am loving seeing a few quilts that have been in-process for too long about to be finished! What a wonderful feeling!

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on bloglovin'.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Mom C said...

I bought a long arm this summer.How I am enjoying that. I made the pieced star from Camille's book (borrowed) and I'd love to have one for my own. Thanks.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Ahh Camille is awesome I would love to make stuff from that book!

Crystal Hendrix said...


I am following via blog lovin

Southern Gal said...

I love Camille's blog and have taken her Craftsy class. I have a bundle of Scrumptious fat quarters that I'm itching to use to make a quilt soon. Thanks for the chance!

DeborahGun said...

I am loving my brand new cutting mat. Thanks for a great giveaway.

DeborahGun said...

I follow on Bloglovin!

nicolesender said...

I'm loving my new left handed rotary cutter!

nicolesender said...

New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

Judith said...

I have a new (to me) cutting table, which means that I don't have to clear my fabric, cutting mat, rulers, etc. off the dining table so that we can eat. What a joy! Thanks for the chance to win.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Trying to do the year end finishes!

karen christensen said...

Love the idea of the large quilt designs. Might have to make one so could use the book for some ideas.

Susan said...

Loving the mini Swoon quilt

Susan said...

and am following on Bloglovin

audrey said...

I am loving trying to make quilts out of my scrap bin--too much fun! Great giveaway prize.:)

Melody said...

I like reading Quilty. There's alot of good info for a newbie.

Melody said...

Bloglovin follower.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I love her style. I have been crushing on the swoon quilts forever

Karrie S said...

I love the quilts people make using that book! ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

I follow on BL-karrie smith

Pink Scissors Design said...

This giveaway blog hop. I'm loving visiting all the quilty blogs.

Deborah
Pink Scissors Design on Etsy
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Awesome! This book is on my wish list. Even though I have a few gifts I still need to finish before Christmas, I'm excited to start my new classes and BOM in January. One of the classes is the Dear Jane quilt.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

New follower via FB, Pinterst and BlogLovin.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Carolyn said...

I've asked Santa for this book for Christmas and this may be it! I've just taken Camille's class on Craftsy and just love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Carolyn said...

I follow in Bloglovin.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a Bloglovin follower - happy Thursday!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am currently loving my new winter jacket and red and grey cashmere scarf from my sister :)

jean said...

My new seam ripper, hand turned wood by a local artisan. He knows the best hardware to use too. <3

Valerie said...

I'm loving all of the Christmas cookies floating around my office!

Fabraholic said...

I'm a Omnigrid 98 junkie :-)

Andrea Nelson said...

I am enjoying my very first quilt that I finished using Scrumptious! I even stippled it for the first time!

Andrea Nelson said...

Following you on Bloglovin'

Melissa Corry said...

I am loving the rainbow of fabrics (true colors) that I am currently working with. It just makes me smile ;)

Melissa Corry said...

I am following you on facebook :)

Deb said...

LOVE Camille and her book has been on my wish list for awhile now!!! Your blocks are just wonderful!~ I know you must be having fun with them all!

Sangeetha said...

I love looking at the fabrics anytime :)

Deb said...

oops, I'm currently working on a table runner for the neighbors.

Reb Thack said...

I bought my first ever new machine (as opposed to used) in October and am completely smitten. A BabyLock Jane... It is such an amazing beast of a machine. It has completely changed the way I sew!

Vivian said...

I am trying to finish up my BOM from 2013, before I start the 2014 ones. Love her patterns.

Reb Thack said...

I follow via bloglovin

Katie said...

I follow via Bloglovin

Katie said...

I am making a chevron pattern, scrappy edge quilt for my bed!

kelly thompson said...

I am actually hoping to make a cool quilt for my new baby coming soon!
kellythompson747@yahoo.com

kelly thompson said...

following on bloglovin
kellythom747

Sam said...

Briar rose fabric.

smithcindyk said...

I am lovin' your blog feel and design. I will soon be a new follower. I love stripes or polka dots on the binding.

Barbara Bradford said...

I am a new follower on Bloglovin

Barbara Bradford said...

Simply Retro looks like a really nice book. How fun it must be to work through an entire book. My brain wanders too much and so I am always moving on before things get finished.

Julie said...

I love seeing how blocks come together, and then putting all the blocks together to make a whole top.

Julie said...

I'm a new follower on Bloglovin

Allison said...

Great book choice, I'd love to see what patterns it has! I know I'm excited to have finally stashed some Bonnie and Camille fabric, I know what a shame I waited so long! Thank you for the giveaway, and an early Merry Christmas!

Catskill Quilter said...

I just started making table runners, and they are addictive! I have even gotten some UFO's finished as table runners!

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow you with blog lovin.' Happy holidays!

Margaret said...

I am working on a swoon quilt. I love her patterns.

Margaret said...

I follow by bloglovin

hamudale said...

I'm planning on making my husband a comics quilt!
:)
Thank you for the giveaway.

Christina Watson said...

I'm currently loving the idea of making my husband a Dr. Who quilt!

Wendy said...

I'm loving paper piecing!

Carmen N said...

I currently love anything from Riley Blake

sew.darn.quilt said...

Currently I'm enjoying this wonderfully quilt oriented giveaway and trying to decide how to set up my sewing space!
Thank you for the chance :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm following via Bloglovin'

leighdavenport.net said...

I'm loving that we move in Jan and the new house has a workshop next to the downstairs family room which is going to me MINE MINE ALL MINE! for my arty crafty stuff!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Bonnie and Camilles fabric lines. I would love to have this book to make something really pretty. Thanks!

Christine M said...

I am loving it that I have now finished all my Christmas gift sewing. Thanks for the chance to win Camille's lovely book.

knittingmad said...

Working on a jelly roll for a new baby boy gift. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to win!
knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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