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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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)

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  5. 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!!!

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. Love the quilt! Have fun making those cute purses!

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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

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

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. 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.

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

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  29. 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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  31. 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

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