Thursday, November 5, 2015


I was asked to make a shop sample of Camille's pattern Summerville using Bonnie and Camille's latest line Vintage Picnic.  

It gave me a week of happy sewing in my sewing room.

I started with the stars,

then I made the houses,

added these 9 patches,

the house border, 

and the final border.  And just like that I was done.  The pattern cover says this is a "Sweet & Simple" pattern, I could not agree more.  Plus it was fun, and made me happy the whole time I worked on it.  I think it was a combination of the wonderful fabric and easy piecing.  The bird fabric was my favorite.    I wasn't sure Bonnie and Camille could design a family of fabric I liked better than Happy Go Lucky, but they did.

I think this pattern would also look great if you used holiday themed fabric, like Halloween or Christmas, or even went totally scrappy.   Which is a good thing, Vintage Picnic won't be hitting stores until February, 2016.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 162
The pattern is Summerville by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms, (available here)
The fabric is Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It finished at 70" x 70" ( my favorite size and shape)
And has approximately 876 pieces.


  1. It's beautiful, you've done a wonderful job! You made it look so doable and sound so easy. Almost like you whiped it up in your free time ;-> lovely, lovely, thanks for giving us a peek! �� Toni Anne

  2. Beautiful! I adore making houses. Must be my grandfather's genes kicking in!

  3. Love it Thelma! So cute and I totally agree the potential for a seasonal quilt. I have a thing about Halloween quilts myself!


  4. Wow that is a lot of work.very nice

  5. Wow that is a lot of work.very nice

  6. This came out Adorable !!!! You make it sound SO fun and easy to make :-D

    I agree it would look great as a Halloween or Christmas quilt .

  7. Once again Thelma..WOW!!! I love this!

  8. Beautiful!! I love your idea about this in Halloween fabric! Kind of an unexpected twist, yet it would make so much sense.

  9. I love your clever idea of a Halloween version! I already have several Fall quilts but I am adding this to the long, long list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Beautiful, Thelma. I'd love to see it in Christmas fabrics.

  11. You are a quilting machine my friend. This is beautiful! XOXO


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