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Simple Abundance for Moda + New Patterns!

** This giveaway is now closed! Thanks πŸ™‚ **

Simple Abundance is the long-awaited second fabric line by Bonnie Olaveson (Cotton Way) and Camille Roskelley (Thimble Blossoms). If their debut, Cotton Blossoms, struck a chord with you last year, so will Simple Abundance!! I might be wrong, but I think one of those girls might have an infatuation with aqua & red…and it’s perfect paired with autumn browns and oranges. The variety of prints are awesome, from the big, fluffy camellia blossoms to the ditsy medallions, stripes and paisleys.

To celebrate their second line, we’re giving away a set of each of their new patterns! Comment with what YOU feel like you have in “simple abundance”, and we’ll randomly pick one winner!

Hello again! Things are busy as ever over here at Thimble Blossoms. In a good way, of course. I’ve got four new patterns all ready to go, and Simple Abundance is hitting the shelves as we… write. πŸ˜‰

So I’m so excited to show you what’s new! A la Mode is the first of the four new patterns, and just might be my favorite of the bunch. Made from a Simple Abundance Layer Cake, it is so much fun to put together!

Second up is Double Dip, as in one Simple Abundance Layer Cake that yields two quick and easy lap quilts. I still haven’t decided which one is my favorite, can I say both?

Definitely the sweetest photo of the four, the third new pattern is Little Bitty. (That sweet little man on the cover is my handsome little nephew. Isn’t he just the cutest little thing?!) This pattern includes instructions to make four different bibs, featuring pearls, ties, monograms and cupcakes. I’m thinking that a number 1 (or 2 or 3 or…) on that little cupcake would just about be the cutest thing for a birthday bib… hmm…

Sorry, what was I saying? Oh yeah, last but not least, the perfect way to use your favorite Layer Cake: Red Velvet. I absolutely loved making this quilt and just can’t get enough of the gorgeous new Moda line Rouenerries by French General. This quilt was inspired by a red velvet cake we devoured a couple months ago that I just couldn’t stop thinking about. (Neither could Jocelyn, it turns out!) YUM.

[Jocelyn’s note: I did wind up having a red velvet birthday cake that very week.]

That about sums it up for me! And to tell you about her new patterns, here’s my mom…

It is always so fun after the long hours of thinking and planning, cutting and stitching to see the project on the pattern cover all nice and neat, quilted and bound. I have been designing these pillowcases in my head now for several months and am so excited about Patchwork Pillowcases. They are so much fun, fast and easy. Wouldn’t they be great for Christmas or birthday gifts? I may even stitch up a couple for my newly redecorated guest room.

Now Limeade – Who doesn’t love the new Authentic line from Moda? I couldn’t wait to make something out of it.

I was in the mood to make something a little less traditional and a little more funky, simple and fast. When I started cutting and sewing it truly was that. The rick-rack edge adds that extra touch on the edge of each dot. Wouldn’t this be fun in a pastel colorway, snowmen or holiday, even brights for a kids room. The possibilities are endless.

And last, but not least Slice of Charm. This pattern is made with two charm packs, Simple Abundance of course, and has soft edge applique around each circle. Don’t be intimidated by the edges! This is the fastest, easiest way to do a Dresden plate project ever, so if you haven’t attempted one yet, you will certainly want to give it a try.

The timing works out well, because along with all these new patterns comes this newest line, Simple Abundance. To me it’s a charming mix of simple, vintage and modern, sure to inspire creative living. It is full of florals, stripes, paisleys and tonals, in rich aquas, lush reds, chocolate brown and the sweetest pink.

We have had so much fun sewing with Simple Abundance fabric, and we hope you love it as much as we do!

Bonnie & Camille
Bonnie’s blog
Camille’s blog


  1. this fabric is absolutely gorgeous.
    cotton blossoms is my all time fav fabric line and i honestly think that simple abundance is giving it a run for it's money.

    my simple abundance= my fam.

  2. I can't wait to get my hot little hands on Simple Abundance–gorgeous! And, where I live, I have wonderful weather in simple abundance! Thanks!

  3. Everytime I see this line of fabric I love it more and more. I need to get my hands on Slice of Charm from Bonnie, it is too cute!

    My simple abundance is the love of my family. There is nothing like the unconditional love of your babies and that's all they ask for in return…well that and legos, Nintendo DS, lipstick…

  4. gorgeous collection & darling patterns – many thanks for offering the giveaway. the everflowing love of my family and friends is evidence of my simple abundance. i'm am so very very blessed. thanks again, FQS! xoxo

  5. I finished some table runners in Simple Abundance and I loved working with it! The colors are just gorgeous. Right now I have a simple abundance of energy to put towards my sewing to-do list. I'd love these new patterns to keep my fires burning.

  6. I love Bonnie and Camille – they're just such talented women!

    My simple abundance would be the love of my partner, Alex and the creative spark I always feel deep down.

  7. I love the new line and the patterns look wonderful too. I actually went out and picked up some yardage this week to get a small pattern done this weekend. Wouldn't mind an abundance of it though.

    In my life, love from my family is found in simple abundance!

  8. I have an abundance ideas to make a few tablerunners & throws for Christmas gifts this year. I would love to win a set of patterns to give me inspriation!

  9. I have an simple abundance of love from my husband and children and grandchildren. They are my greatest treasure and joy. Grandchildren are the rewards you get for surviving raising your own kids. Motherhood is not for sissies!

  10. What I have in simple abundance is a wealth of friends that I have made here on the internet as part of the world-wide quilting community. They've stretched the scope of my quilting, enriched me immeasurably, and made my life simply more abundant!

  11. I have so much abundance in my life but I think I would have to say my simple abundance has been the unfailing support and love of my husband since health problems knocked on my door and I became limited in my ability to participate in the things we had planned (for over 30 years) on doing after retirement. Including my loss of the ability to hand stitch intricate patterns. He yanked my sewing maching out of 12 years of storage and said, I'm certain you can sew on this and quilting came into my life. Yup…I have Simple Abundance all around me.

  12. My Simple Abundance is the love I have for my children and husband. My more complex abundance is all of my quilting ideas and finding the time! I love the mix of colours and patterns in this line. I think many beautiful quilts will show up soon – in Abundance!:) Thanks for the chance.

  13. Right now? the laundry pile is simply abundant!
    hmmmm…not what you were looking for?
    Seriously I have an abundance of love from good friends and family in my life.
    Fort that I count myself truly blessed.

  14. Love the fabrics! My simple abudnance is my love for & from my family, especially my sweet baby boy. I also have an abundant craving for chocolate today – can't seem to get enough of it.

  15. Gorgeous fabrics, I love the new Simple Abundance collection. I cannot wait to have some time this winter to create a quilt using the Double Dip pattern – LOVE IT!

  16. Hmmm…at the moment I have viruses in simple abundance & I do happily show them where I work & live ~ in consequence there also is an abundance of tissues around me.
    Seriously, I'm blessed with many things in abundance ~ love, appreciation, patience of my family and friends…creativity of all those great minds out there who share so generously…I could go on and on…
    The new fabrics are gorgeous! I'm lucky and already got a charm pack ~ in "real life" they are even more beautiful than you can guess in the pictures!

  17. I really love the new Simple Abundance fabric because it has such a lived in look to it. So comfy and cozy, but totally timeless. You could live with those fabrics…Right now, I am simply abundant in craziness: too many sports games, Scout meetings, and house renovation projects. I wish I could be simply abundant in sewing time πŸ™‚

  18. Such great fabric. My life's simple abundance: fun things to do and make with my wonderful family. We're going to have a great fall with a local art festival, pumpkin patch, a special October 1st birthday (the baby's first birthday, I mean), and more!

  19. My simple abundance = my 2 cavalier king charles spaniels – sweet, sweet boys!

    Love the simple abundance fabrics and quilt patterns!

  20. I love Bonnie and Camille, such inspiring ladies! My simple abundance: my husband and his support for my new found love of quilting and our endless trips to the fabric store!

  21. What beautiful fabric! What I have in simple abundance are the everyday pleasures and joy that come from spending time with my two children and husband.
    millkara [at]

  22. Me…I have everything in simple abundance! Why I was chosen to be an american and to have such a wonderful husband and children I'll never know, but I'm so glad I was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. My simple abundance would be the love Jesus shows me everyday, by letting me be with my family and letting me do the hobby that i sew love— QUILTING!!!— this collection of fabric is amazing can't wait to get my hands on some!!!

  24. I love all the new patterns and the fabric is just yummy! My simple abundance would be the love for my family. We were blessed this year with a baby girl and being a mommy is the best thing in the world! πŸ™‚

  25. I have already bought a few of Camille's patterns and a pile of SImple Abundance… the tonal red is my all time favorite fabric.

  26. Love this fabric:)

    I'm beginning to realize that what I truly have in simple abundance is the opportunity to make memories with my children. Any moment can become a memorable moment, and it's teaching me to live more in the moment with them and less in the moment at the computer and housework!

  27. I am chomping at the bit to get the new Simple Abundance fabrics and would love to win the patterns. My Simple Abundance = my three doggies who love me unconditionally.

  28. I have affection from my family in simple abundance. I've enjoyed making some projects from this line & hope to do more!

  29. Love the new line and patterns!

    My simple abundance is my "boys" – my husband, my 2.5 year old, and my one on the way in Nov!

  30. Lovely!!! What else can you say about Simply Abundance!?!

    My Simple Abundance is my dear family, and my coffee pot… time to turn it on! πŸ™‚

  31. so fun! I love cammile's use of color. I have lots of laundry in abundance πŸ™‚ I prefer it clean and folded, and usually end up with some sitting around that way too.

  32. I'm embarrassed to say, only because it truly is so simple… but my family! It's been a rough time for us but we have an abundance of family around to buoy us up πŸ™‚ I can handle most anything with the simple support and abundant love from my family. *B

  33. Simple abundance in my house these days… kittens snuggling in my lap (three of them!) and fresh berries from our backyard. Thanks for reminding me to stop and feel grateful…

  34. I love this line. Sherri Howard was such a sweetie to share her Simple Abundance Layer Cake with me and a pattern from Cotton Way. I quickly made it up and sent the finished quilt on to a PIF blogger. My DH says it was his favorite and why did I give that one away? It was simple…I felt it came into my hands out of friendship (somebody I'd never met)and I'd made an abundance of friends through blogging. I figured someday I would have a chance to make another one for our home. I think having family is Simple Abundance but also my blog friends too. If I win….I plan to share….everybody needs a bit of this one!

  35. I love the limeade and slice of charm quilt patterns! I guess the simple abundance I have right now is the love of my husband, family and friends!

  36. What a fabulous line of fabric, adorable! At the moment we have a 'Simple Abundance of Drought Breaking Rain', simply wonderful!

  37. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway. Every single fabric in this line is gorgeous!
    Here we we have simple abundance of beautiful rain!! πŸ™‚

  38. I have EXTRA POUNDS in abundance!! πŸ™‚ But really, when I really look at my life and surroundings, I have an abundance of health and blessings. Not much to complain about here if I'm being honest with myself.

  39. Love that Fabric, well done Camille on another fab design!… Simple Abundance for me is…"Life…Love and Creativity"…..
    Hugs and Blessings
    Dawn x

  40. Such pretty fabric and patterns πŸ™‚ My simple abundance would have to be my daughters (ages 1.5 and 3 and another due any day) and their kisses and snuggles!

  41. Oh, the Simple Abundance line is amazing as we knew it would be! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would have to say that my simple abundance right now is toys. They are everywhere I look and I love it because that means that I have 2 healthy kids who play hard and that makes life so good!

  42. Anyone would feel blessed to win this giveaway. This is a nice one, to make a person reflective. Economic times are tough. It seems we see people struggling all the time. But it is the small things in life that get you through. The simple abundance in my house would be those sweet kisses from my little one. Love can get you through anything. What a cute project.

  43. I really love this new fabric! I've already bought some, couldn't help myself. I love the colors, they are great. I think I have to agree with Camille aqua and red are a great combo.

  44. I love these fabrics! My home is abundant in love πŸ™‚ Love from my fiancee, my pooch, my kitties, and my friends and family.

  45. I can't wait to see this fabric in person…I think I will love it even more! Thanks for the giveaway. All the moments with my husband and kids, filled with smiles, are my simple abundance.

  46. Beautiful fabrics and the new patterns are beautiful! They sure did a great job with this line! I don't know about you but there is always a simple abundance of trials at my house! Thankfully they are ofset with the simply abundant blessings of my family, near and far! I am a lucky girl!

  47. Yes, I'd definitely say an abundance of love ~ family and friends. But…also lots of projects in the works that aren't done yet!

  48. I have an abundance of colour in my spring garden at the moment. It is very inspirational. Another beautiful fabric collection from Camille and Bonnie.

  49. Oh I have a great abundance in my life. But my most favored and loved is my husband and kids. They are the BEST! I just love cotton blossom and simple abundance really looks like I'm gonna love it to. Thanks!!

  50. What I have an abundance of is…quilt projects! Oh, and it is so hard to be on a fabric diet. I really need to accomplish what I have lined up before starting anything new. But if, say, something came for me, like, that I won in a giveaway, well, I could not turn that down!

  51. My new baby boy is my simple abundance and the fact that he is healthy and strong. Could I be anymore blessed with a loving husband and son?

  52. Beautiful! I'd love to get my hands on this! And, the patterns they talk about seem great, too.

    As a mom of a 2 year old and 10 month old, I do not have a simple abundance of time or sleep, but I do have an abundance of sticky, slobbery kisses and playtime with dollies and blocks. Love it!

  53. I love this new fabric line! My simple abundance is the sewing machine. It is such a small thing but can bring about so much joy and creativity! I lived without one for 30 years and hope the rest of my life I get to have a sewing machine close by! And of course, fabric and pretty patterns to go with that machine. πŸ™‚

  54. My simple abundance is the daily delight I enjoy teaching my gorgeous class of 6 – 7 yearolds at school – their love of learning and simple joy in all that we do is just so rewarding!

  55. I am absolutely in love with this new fabric, the colours are so gorgeous! Although I think the Red Velvet pattern is my favourite.

    What we have here today in (almost excessive) Simple Abundance is the rain! Although it's great for the garden to finally get a good soaking πŸ™‚

  56. I love Simple Abundance. And that Slice of Charm pattern is calling my name.

    I have a simple abundance of favorite crafty/creative blogs. Jolly Jabber, Simplify, and Cotton Way are three of them!

  57. I love Simple Abundance,esp Sky Retro Dot.
    Simple abundance for me (except my family)is the time to think what to create next with new fabric line.

  58. Love the new fabrics and patterns. My simple abundance is the time I spend with my niece and nephews. I also have an abundance of fabric … just can't resist it!

  59. I love Bonnie and Camille's second range just as much as I did with Cotton Blossoms. My simple abundance is having a loving family to share my life with and of course lots of fabric to quilt with.

  60. Beautiful, beautiful fabric and great patterns! Sometimes I think I have stress in abundance, but I am lucky to also have joy πŸ™‚ And that makes all the difference!

  61. My blessings are the loving acceptance of my friends and family that accept me with all of my faults and weaknesses. Another thing that I have in abundance is the desire to use the wonderful new fabric lines I see in a quilt or project. The Simple Abundance fabrics are so homey and very inspiring.

  62. My Simple Abundance should be here any moment– just waiting for Mr. Postman! We have "hamburger night" every Saturday as a family tradition. What could be more simple than hamburgers but abundant with family?

  63. Simple Abundance is lovely, oh the projects that I could dream of with all of the lovelies. My abundance is in the wonderful hugs of my four beautiful grandchildren.

  64. My simple abundance is my joy at seeing a smile from my youngest, and the gratitude I feel that he is in better health now after a very long period of medical issues.

    Love the new patterns and fabrics, and thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Lovely fabrics…My simple abundance is the love I have from and for my family…My son recently left for college, so I feel his absence strongly, but along with that, feel that strong bond of love that nothing will ever break…Katie

  66. My abundance is my faith in God's love and the love I receive from my dear family. Simple Abundance fabrics . . . they are just LOVELY!

  67. My "simple abundance" is Life in gerneral. Because along with that come fiends and family. And long with that come love and trails and tribulations which all make us each who we are. Love yourself!

  68. My simple abundance is the unconditional love from my husband and son and all the time I get to spend with them. They make my life the best.

  69. Simple Abundance is just beautiful and the patterns are simple swoon-worthy. Mu simple abundance would be joy. I can find some every single day- with my family, my friends, my home, wherever I am.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  70. My simple abundance is the health and happiness of my friends and family. I have been given many reasons lately to count my blessings, and I make sure to do so–often!

  71. this is my favorite line so far. it has all the colors I love! It also has aqua which is my ne favorite and I never thought of putting them with the reds and greens before. thankyou!!!

  72. I love the patterns and fabrics by Camille and Bonnie! So amazing! thanks for this giveaway! I would love to make my next quilt with Simple Abundance. My simple abundance is for sure my family. They just provide me with a reason to be a much better self.

  73. I have love for my family and friends in simple abundance. Thank you for this wonderful give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

  74. My love of quilts, books, magazines, fabrics,quilting, the connection to all that have quilted through the past and present, the cherished memories of those that quilted that I miss is my simple abundance to share.

  75. I love this line and have been waiting for it! I have used up all my Cotton Blossoms so this is perfect timing!

    Beth from So. Ca.

  76. My not so simple abundance is my 'want' button that seems to be stuck. I want it ALL.I love it ALL.
    hahaha I NEED it all. I love this new faabric line.

    Seriously, i think my simple abundance is the choices we have. In life AND in fabric =)

    God Bless America.

  77. The new fabrics are very nice. As far as my simple abundance (family for one, of course!), I am really enjoying the unseasonable beautiful weather we are having this fall–the season of abundance–since our summer was pretty much non-existant! Karen in Breezy Point

  78. I love, love, love this new fabric! The patterns are awesome, too! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

    My simple abundance is my children! Their smiles and hugs and love keep me going no matter what!

  79. The first thought that come to my mind is how abundantly blessed I am with my 7 children, their spouses, and my 12 grandchildren (with 2 more on the way). I am gratified by the good they do in their lives and how they raise their own children. Next, is an abundance of good health.

  80. When I think of Simple Abundance I think about all of things that surround me like friends, family, my health, kind words, etc that don't cost a thing and that you don't need to have a lot of money to obtain. When you take time to look around you will see that there is an abundance of the simple things in life…and after all they are the things that matter the most!

  81. I really like the new line. My simple abundance is being priviledged to live in a country where I am free to do whatever I want – worship, pursue my education, a career and most of all my family. I am thankful!

  82. My dog is my simple abundance. She's unconditional love for the whole family and helps keeps me grounded in the moment. She's also helped me find new enjoyment in everyday things through her joys in them.

  83. Thank you for such a generous giveaway. My simple abundance is family and having a damn good time sewing!! Happy days to you all.

  84. Nice giveaway! I love their new fabric line. I have a simple abundance of laundry, meals to make and children (5 of them!) But it's all a good thing πŸ™‚

  85. I am fortunate to have support from family and friends in simple abundance. The fabric is wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing.