Camille Roskelley is an amazing person. Initially, I was attracted to her fresh quilt designs—who wouldn’t be?— with classy color choices. I love that her designs consistently manage to have a playful, yet classic feel to them. Be sure to check out her individual patterns that are not included in this book here.
But when she and I first started discussing the possibility of a book, it soon became apparent that she is also a savvy businesswoman. Her soft-spoken, friendly personality is a fabulous complement to her no-nonsense drive to create projects and products that are true to her design vision, and that make sense for her non-negotiable life/work balance. 100% genuine.
Included in this post are some sample project pages from the book. You can click them to enlarge.
If anyone reading this wants to see an example of how to create a business from the ground up, spend some time on her blog, Simplify. And don’t be fooled by her Audrey Hepburn knockout good looks, or her two (soon to be three) beautiful boys, or her dedicated sweet husband (who even cleans the house *sigh*). I assure you that Camille is one of the cleverest ladies in the industry.
In Simplify with Camille Roskelley, her first book, she focuses on using a selection of popular pre-cut fabrics to create eight original quilts. Camille designed an additional four pillow projects that coordinate with one of the quilts in the book. See I told you she is clever!
Because Camille works with her mom to create two fabric lines a year with Moda, she can attest to the success Moda has had with it’s creative pre-cut fabric selection. They include Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Turnovers, Milk Bars and Layer Cakes. Her book shows you how versatile these bakery goodies can be.
But the appeal of Camille isn’t just with her designs—it’s also her lifestyle. That’s why we wanted to make sure that we included lots of her fabulous photography in her book. It’s a sneak peek into her inspirational surroundings, her studio set-up and the family that supports her every step of the way.
This makes her book not only filled with delicious patterns that you can’t wait to make, but also just plain beautiful to look through! It’s packed with helpful tips for beginners and experienced sewists alike and includes insights that have helped her simplify her own life…and how you can, too.
Simplify with Camille Roskelley will be available in September 2010.