Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm a Happy Camper

Finally the Happy Camper quilt is finished!
Uh, I think I started this one back in October.
This one is not for me again.
Another one for American Quilting - the shop where I work.
Now I need to finish cutting kits.
Then I'm going to get caught up on some of my own projects!
The back. A little random.
But those truly look like Happy Campers, don't they?
Don't you just love American Jane?
I think this is the 7th American Jane quilt I've made.
So, yes. I'm a little obsessed.
I hope she makes more vintage kids stuff again!
But until then, I've got a bit of a stash of her stuff to keep me going for a while.
Kits will hopefully be available from American Quilting next week.
(If I can get my rear in gear and finish the pattern. Rarr.)

Speaking of American Quilting, did you know they are hosting a retreat in the middle of February? There are details here. If you can't come to the whole retreat, there is space to sign-up for the individual classes. There are some seriously talented teachers this year! I'm going to take wonderful Nanette's Kettles class! I wish you could all come with me.

And, I'm going to learn how to make these purses.
Awesome.

32 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes, I love America Jane!! Beautiful quilt! So wish I lived closer so that I could attend the retreat.

trish said...

Such a sweet quilt.
Oh and those purses - too cute!
:o) Trish

amylouwho said...

cute quilt! After you learn how to make those purses, will you teach me?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt...love the little purses too..I'd love to learn how to make those...but I wouldn't have a clue where to start! :o)

Katy said...

well, I have an American Jane quilt that is still sat waiting for me to finish piecing it...since mid last year? Yikes. Love happy campers, I haven't managed to cut into mine yet. Too precious ;)

Wish I could come to the retreat. Sounds like a heap of fun!!!

Leslie said...

those little purses are beautiful. and your happy camper quilt is so pretty. i love it. you are so lucky to work in a quilt shop

Diane said...

oh the little clutch purses look like something wonderful to learn to make!Happy Camper quilt is really sweet-I love how you pieced the backing too.

Wendy said...

Oh, what an awesome quilt. It's just beautiful.

Laurie Anne said...

Oh Amy! I just love this quilt! and those little purses are divine! you must show us how! xox

Nedra said...

The pictures of the retreat are killing me! How I wish I could come! I would want to take both of those classes too, and I would add in Lori's applique cake.

Nedra said...

Oh, by the way, you need to delete the comment above mine. Looks like you've been spam attacked.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I also love American Jane! I think that my favorite line was WEE-Play. Great job with the quilt!

BTW-Lcky you to get to take Nanette's class! I love her!

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Love the quilt! Have fun making those cute purses!

live a colorful life said...

That quilt is so cute. Yes, I have a stash of American Jane fabric (and a few patterns) myself. The vintage colors are just perfect. And quilt retreats are the best!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Oh my gravy!!! That quilt is great!
I'd love to get my hands on some of that fabric..... hmmmm.... it would be good for... curtains for the camp trailer, a picnic quilt, a fun bag, cute skirts for the girls.......
I guess I better keep my eyes open for it.
Wonderful job as usual, Amy!

felicity.quilts said...

Great quilt! I'm so glad I am not alone in having projects that hang around for a "while!"

I'm green with envy here that you're taking a class with Nanette. Wish I could come to the retreat!

felicity.quilts said...

Great quilt! I'm so glad I am not alone in having projects that hang around for a "while!"

I'm green with envy here that you're taking a class with Nanette. Wish I could come to the retreat!

Allison said...

Wow I'm glad I'm not the only American Jane obsessed quilter here in blog land. :) I can't get enough of it and I love your quilt! -Allison

Blue Is Bleu said...

Beautiful job Amy! I made a family friend's granddaughter a quilt from Happy Campers and her parents loved it.

Heckety said...

Those vintage style purses are lovely. And your quilt is very pretty, love the fabric.

Patty said...

Lucky you getting to make those purses. You quilt came out very cute too. :^)

6p00e54f8cec778834 said...

OMGOSH!!! I'm on overload! You have so many quilts that just SPEAK to me! I just need more time...money...and time! I don't know how I found your blog but I'm sure glad I did - it's great - thanks for all the inspiration! xo, Nan

Sarah Jane said...

That camper quilt reminds me of the one I made for Lane for his mission, you know, the fishing one. I wonder if he still has that... probably not but that was the first and technically, only, quilt I ever made so I hope it's not destroyed.

Sherri said...

Love your quilt! I e-mailed Amy...and hopefully will be able to come next year...if I find out the dates early enough I think I can arrange it...meanwhile, I'm hoping there's a leftover kit for Lori's project...I e-mailed about that too!

Rae Ann said...

Hey Amy...can't wait for the retreat. I am getting so excited!
I love your darling camper quilt. The purses are so fabulous...I sure do want to learn to make them.

Diane said...

The quilt is darling! I was at a loss as to what to do with those pannels.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have a layer cake and a yard from that line. I NEED TO USE IT! Sweet quilt Amy. Thanks for the plug. I hope people sign up. I need to go over and sign up for the purse class and get some fabric tomorrow. I keep saying that but it is real now.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Looks fab! I love it!

Terresa said...

Tell us more about learning to make those fabulous little purses. maybe a step by step tutorial (plz???).

~The Bargain Babe said...

Apparently I am about a year late in commenting here but this deserves a comment. I LOVE THIS QUILT! And it is one that you should of course take camping with you, use for sitting out by bonfires and hayrides, etc. :-)

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Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

That quilt is so cute. Yes, I have a stash of American Jane fabric (and a few patterns) myself. The vintage colors are just perfect. And quilt retreats are the best! beauty career l massage wage