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Quilt Festival Fall 2009

I’m a little bit tardy getting to the party, but loved the Quilt Festival last spring, so I had to show-up this year too.
Just call me fashionably late.

I’m pulling my quilt from the archives. I made this a couple of years ago.
It has become one of my all-time favorite quilts. I smile every time I see it.

I have posted pictures of it on flickr and on this blog about a year ago, but I think that maybe only my Mom was reading it back then, so I thought I would post again. I am a bit of an American Jane (by designer Sandy Klop) junkie. All of these fabrics are from Sandy’s collections, most of them from the Peas and Carrots line.

I love the retro, feedsack/farmhouse feel of all the prints and I love the bright colors.

I originally made this quilt for the store where I work and the main reason I chose the turquoise sashing was because we had two bolts of it and I was just trying to use it up. I had planned to make one for myself with yellow sashing. But once the quilts were put together there was no comparison. The turquoise made all the other colors pop and I was in love. So I kept this one instead.

Chalk this quilt up to a happy, unexpected outcome. This experience made me wonder how many other times I’ve gone with the more conservative or same-old-plan where if I had tried the color or fabric that seemed too outlandish, I would have had a more exciting result. So moral of the story: don’t be afraid to try something new!


Thanks for stopping by! If you haven’t visited the Quilt Festival at Park City Girl, go.
You are in for a visual feast! There are links to hundreds of other beautiful quilts.

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39 Comments

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    Annette
    October 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This quilt is just absolutely darling!

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    Allie
    October 12, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Your quilt is so fun! I love all the fun colors together, and I really love the binding.

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    Rashida Khanbhai
    October 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Yes, I agree it is a sweet little quilt.

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    Barbie
    October 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your story about the blue sashing…I'm always a bit timid about trying something a little out there too, but your quilt turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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    SandyQuilts
    October 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Adorable quilt.

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    Anne
    October 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    That is a sweet quilt! Love the blocks with the children and animals.

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    Zonnah
    October 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    It is beautiful!

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    DeeRoo
    October 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Had to show off that view of yours again!;) By the way, which way are you facing when you see that view? I&#39;m am jealous!!<br /><br />When you started telling your story about this quilt and the Am Jane fabric I all of a sudden saw back to when I was in 1st grade in Germany and we had those Dick and Jane readers…I loved those books…warm fuzzy memory…had to go make myself some hot cocoa

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    Ariane
    October 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I love it. It&#39;s beautiful and playful. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Trisha
    October 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Fun quilt! I think it would be so fun to make samples for a store. Especially if you get to keep them when they are done being displayed!

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    Sunshine
    October 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Amy, I really like the various blocks in between the American Jane blocks – they&#39;re so interesting, all slightly different! Great idea :)<br /><br />Cheers,<br />Christine

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    Melissa
    October 12, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this.. the stripey binding and the &quot;portrait&quot; squares… sooo cool! I love the retro/vintage stuff too! So many great ideas in one quilt!<br />Melissa

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    Di~
    October 12, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Oh what a great quilt, I love everything about it, the cute theme, awesome binding fabric, etc. Good job!

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    Deborah
    October 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Great colors and I love the way you&#39;ve combined 16 patch, fence rail, and vintage-looking fabric to make a totally unique piece.

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    Heather
    October 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Such a happy quilt!

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    thedoodlegirl
    October 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    oh my WOW!!! You are one talented lady!

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    angela
    October 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    That&#39;s one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing it again.

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    Carol
    October 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Very interesting quilt and good piece of advice.

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    searchfamilies
    October 13, 2009 at 2:57 am

    This really beautiful i love it <br />Hugs Janice

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    geni (nl)
    October 13, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Love your wonderful quilt!<br />Great you choose for this sashing.<br />Thank you for sharing.<br /><br />geni <br />@ <a href="http://lapis-lazuli-q.blogspot.com/2009/10/african-equator-on-bloggers-quilt.html&quot; rel="nofollow">Loose Ends</a>

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    Chris
    October 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I LOVE this quilt, everything about it is just adorable!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration…yet again! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I have an 8 year old &quot;cowboy&quot; who would LOVE it too!)

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    anna
    October 13, 2009 at 5:36 am

    As always I LOVE your designs and quilts. I have to ask – do you have a kit avail? and/or the pattern for this quilt – LOVE IT. LOVE LOVE it.

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    Anonymous
    October 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I made this quilt as well. It was the last quilt I made with my Mom before she died. I remember seeing it at the shop and LOVING it because of the blue sashing and secondly I loved the pictures. <br /><br />Julianna

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    Aimee
    October 13, 2009 at 10:43 am

    OH, I just love this quilt! It is so happy and cheerful– just like a child! Love, Love it!!

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    Sherri
    October 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love this quilt…can&#39;t imagine it with any other border fabric either…this is just perfect!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    October 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    This is one wonderful quilt! Yes, the turquoise is perfect for a border. Thank you for sharing.

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    myimaginaryblog
    October 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    It looks like I have lots of company in absolutely loving this quilt. You have such a good eye for color and design

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    Cara
    October 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Such a HAPPY quilt! American Jane is so fun.

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    why not sew?
    October 14, 2009 at 5:48 am

    I love your quilt! This is a great fabric line!

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    Beth
    October 14, 2009 at 7:56 am

    What a lovely quilt. But I&#39;ll have to admit that my favorite part is the backing. Love it. The whole thing though it just fun!!

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    duckyhouse
    October 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I&#39;m such a big fan of American Jane fabrics and can never seem to get enough. I totally missed the peas and carrots line and the fabric is gorgeous. I love your quilt, it is stunning!!

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    Kaye Prince
    October 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    This quilt is so cute! I think you did an absolutely fabulous job!

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    Letterpress
    October 14, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    This is a great quilt, with a great story. I, too, love those retro-looking prints and have quite a few in the stash (confession!).<br /><br />What&#39;s also intriguing about your quilt is the use of simple blocks, that is the rail fence variation and the nine-patch variation to bring in that retro feeling without hitting the viewer over the head. It tastefully says, &quot;This quilt is from

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    Amy - Park City Girl
    October 18, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    This is a new one for me! I love that turq in there – nice pop ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you had a chance to join in the fun!

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    Leslie
    October 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    this is so sweet i love the fabircs

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    Terresa
    October 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    this quilt is a masterpiece. Mmmm.

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    Ylime
    November 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Hi,<br /><br />I just wanted to say how great your quilt is and let you know I&#39;ve posted it as one of my favorites from the Park City Girl Quilt Festival. http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/park-city-girl-quilt-roundup-pt-2/<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Emily<br />The Handmade Experiment<br />http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com

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    Sharon
    November 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    What a darling happy quilt. Love the colors and everything about it. It made me smile too! Sharon

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    Kristine
    July 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Just beautiful!

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