Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vintage Alphabet Quilt

 Finished this quilt for the local quilt shop where I work. 
I always volunteer to make the quilts from Sandy Klop's American Jane collections for the shop. :)  This one is from the Punctuation collection. I think I've lost count of how many American Jane quilts I've made. You can see some of those other quilts herehere, here, here, and here. Yep, I'm a groupie.
This one was inspired by Sandy Klop's own quilt design. We changed it slightly to use the fabric that we still had available so that we could make kits for the shop.  For some reason we had a lot of the black prints left so we incorporated those. I love how they look - kind of a classic black-board feeling.
 The back.
Speaking of Sandy Klop, I am going to a quilting retreat in March where she will be teaching a class. When I found out she was going to be there, I may have squealed like a 14-year-old girl who found out she was going to meet Justin Bieber. And I'm not really a squeally-type of girl.

POST EDIT: (Sorry, should have added this originally.) These kits will be available at American Quilting in Orem, UT by Tuesday, January 18.  For details you can contact the shop at 801-802-7841.

35 comments:

John'aLee said...

Adorable quilt. And she is just the sweetest! I'm sure you will have a ball at your retreat!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! When I have kids someday i definitely want to make this for them.

Michele said...

It turned out so cute. I can see why you volunteer to work with those adorable fabrics. Love the tickets!

Aunt Spicy said...

So jealous about your quilt retreat! By any chance, is this a kit?

The Tulip Patch said...

I am a groupie too...she is BY FAR my fave. I was lucky enough to pick up 47 fat quarters at the quilt festival in Houston this year and I was in heaven...only one of the booths had a ton of stuff and she even had the really hard to find prints like pez for 2.25/fq. I've done a Wee Play, Happy Campers, and then of course sprinkled it in everywhere I can. I can't wait to get enough time to dig into my FQS and make more! So little time! I did see her Two by Two quilt as the festival and I had my pic taken in front of it b/c I am a dork like that!.

Belinda said...

Oh My!! That makes me want to make one...It's awesome!

Dianna said...

Oh my! I would totally love to buy this kit!! Are they available and if so, what is the name of the quilt shop?

AMKreations said...

That quilt is beautiful and I love how it turned out!

margie c said...

Wow! I love this quilt! I would keep it for myself!

Staci said...

How, oh how are you going to survive until March???
Seriously wonderful quilt, BTW!

Biz said...

Another beautiful quilt!

Kelly said...

That's a lovely quilt!

ktquilts said...

Yay!!! Great quilt, and oooohhs & assaying overa quilt retreat!!!!

Steph said...

That ticket fabric is fabulous!

Molly Hammond said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.! we're suckers for vintage fabric! this is beautiful.

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Connie204 said...

What a great quilt. Connie204

Sharrieboberry said...

I have this kit with different borders. I usually don't care for black but your border is really pretty!

Amy said...

This quilt is adorable! I really love the black, it makes all the blocks just pop!
xoxo,
Amy

Lara said...

Gorgeous! I bought this quilt kit from Sandy's website last week and am patiently waiting for it to arrive. It comes in the sweetest little tin. I am going to make this as a wall hanging for my little Gus' room. I love your version. Super jealous about the retreat!

Paula said...

Love it.

Pemberley Court said...

That is waaay cute!!! i love it!! What a talent you have! :)

Mommyof4 said...

So cute! Love the vintage school look.

angela said...

Very cute quilt - and that's super exciting about your retreat!!

Nancy H. said...

I love this quilt! Each time I visit your blog I think the quilt you have featured that day is my favorite and then I see the quilt you feature the next day, and I am in love all over again!

Sarah Craig said...

How cute, Amy! And I think I have some similar fabrics around here - Now I'm going to have to dig them up!!

Andy said...

I love how well the black frames everything - just like you said - like a classic blackboard!

Kim said...

This is just adorable! I went right out and bought myself the panel and some fabric to try and make one. I like the black borders too, I think you picked the perfect print!

Kim said...

I forgot to ask...would you mind saying how wide the border frames are around the alphabet blocks? Thanks!

Betty Lou said...

This quilt will make some lucky child very happy, it is darling. Will check the kits out.

Caty said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I just love seeing the things you come up with! Thank you so much for sharing all your creations!! :-)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I got one repeat of this from Michael Levine's in LA last summer, and I got home to realize that they had cut it wrong!! So instead of having one panel gping A->B->C->D->E->F, I have one panel that goes B->C->A->E->F->D! Ugh.
I knew I had to cut it up, but I was thinking of making bean bags...but I like this idea much more. :o) It looks really great!

Bonnie said...

This quilt is SO cute, and I just love the black boarder.

amy smart said...

So glad you liked the quilt! @Kim - I'd be happy to share the pattern measurements. Shoot me an email and I'd be happy to share. That goes for anyone else too!

Teje said...

Hello! Your quilt with the letters is The Most Wondrful! I love quilts with letters - but this is something else with those old figures!!!
All your quilts are s beautiful!
Thank you for inspiration!
Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

Micki said...

It's adorable! Your quilt shop is lucky to have you :)