Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sandy Klop/American Jane Trunk Show Part 2

I'm glad you enjoyed the first part. It's nice to bond with all you other Team Sandy members out there. I can't say I did anything to merit this opportunity - just sheer luck that the owner of the shop where I work happened to invite my favorite designer to her annual retreat!
Ready for Part 2? We now return to the Sandy Klop Trunk Show already in progress.
This quilt is called Folk Art Fancy and the pattern is available at the American Jane Shop as are the patterns for all the quilts in this post. This quilt was made from blocks from an exchange and Sandy's stash.
This beauty is a mix of prints from Building Blocks Basics and Peas and Carrots fabric collections. 
Here's a close up of some of the prints and details.
(Look at that cute Pez fabric.
Word from Sandy: Moda is going to reprint!)
This one blows my mind a little. It's HUGE. But I love it. And Peas and Carrots is probably one of my all-time favorite collections.  I made a Peas and Carrots quilt myself, but it's nothing compared to this baby.
 Four on the Floor from the Look and Learn collection.
 I'm sad I only have this blurry picture of one of my all time favorites of Sandy's quilts, Merry Go Round.
Here's a close up.
 Pretzel Party 
 Black Diamond made with Recess fabric collection.
 Triple Crown made with Sandy's Recess collection.
 Wagon Wheels made from Sandy's Happy Camper collection.
I also love the View Master quilt made from the panel from Happy Camper.
This applique quilt, Mothers and Daughters was also made with the Happy Camper fabrics.
This quilt is called Oh My Stars and is 94" square!
It was made with star blocks from a quilt exchange as well. 
Around the Block made with Sandy's Punctuation collection.
(Again, sorry, not the greatest photo.) 
 French Country made with Le Petit Poulet collection
 Crosswise made with more Petit Poulet
Party in the Hen House
This is a Block of the Month quilt called Playtime.
Another Block of the Month Quilt called Alphabet Quilt.
Whew! I feel like I've sprinted to the finish. That is definitely most of the quilts Sandy brought but not all. I'm glad you liked them too. I just love the colors especially - the bright, primary colors feel so classic.
I have one of Sandy's books American Jane's Quilts For All Seasons: And Some for No Reason.  I love it, if only for the cover quilt alone, but it is full of goodness. And I was kicking myself for not bringing it with me to have her sign it.
So I purchased the Merry-Go-Round pattern (which I've been meaning to do for a while now) 
and she graciously signed the cover. I think I'll frame it. :)
This really was a dream come true. I am trying to think how many quilts I've made with Sandy's fabrics - at least a dozen, if not more. Every time one of her collections hits the shop where I work, I always ask to make the sample for the store. (And my boss kindly obliges.)

Many thanks again for coming Sandy!  I think every person there thoroughly enjoyed her. She was so much fun.  And hopefully she doesn't think I'm some crazy stalker. (Which, okay maybe I am, but I don't want her to think that.)


The Tulip Patch said...

Now my desire to make Merry Go Round is in high gear. Her quilts are amazing. I feel very self satisfied that I have had/do have most of those prints in those quilts and could try to recreate a lot of that loveliness. Thank you so much for sharing!

Ellen said...

How amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. As a beginner, I marvel at the confidence with color and at the clever combination of blocks. Very cool! (Geez, that was alot of words that start with c!)

mascanlon said...

Amazing quilts! The colors, styling and the incredible piecing. Awesome! I have used her fabrics in lots of quilts and have a pile of her patterns too, time to get them out I think. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda said...

This is so inspiring! It makes me want to dig through my scrap box! This lady uses my kind of color pallet. I love all her quilts!

Megan said...

I'm so glad you took the time to take so many great photos and blog about them! Admittedly, I'm a little bit pea green with envy that you got the firsthand view of her quilts, but these posts are making for some serious eye candy.

J said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos and comments with us...I love Sandy Klop fabrics and hadn't realized how many great patterns she has. I will definitely go to any program she offers near me! Glad her pez fabric is making a's one of my favorites.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

How cool is that! I love Sandy and her designs! :)

Riel Nason said...

Thanks so much for sharing all the photos! Gorgeous quilts done with gorgeous fabrics. How fabulous to see it all in person!

carolyn said...

I Love Sandy's work---so cheerful. Thanks for the morning's eye candy!

Meg said...

So cool, and thank you so much for sharing! An extra thanks for sharing the Pez news! Did she give any hint as to when? :D

Shelley said...

Without a doubt Amy, THE BEST BLOG show and tell I've ever seen!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol T said...

I love all of her quilts. It is amazing how she puts a quilt together with her fabric lines that make the line shine.

Staci said...

How wonderful! I so enjoyed your virtual trunk show! She is such a great designer. I think Recess is my all time favorite. I have a box of carefully hoarded scraps still that I can't bear to actually use. I do pull them out frequently and admire them, though!

Thanks so much, you lucky ducky!

wendysquilting said...

What a great Quilt show and so inspiring and maybe dangerous at the same time :)

Anna said...

wow! looks like fun. her line was one of the first ones I bought when I realized there were cool new quilting fabrics!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I LOVE her fabrics and designs. I made a quilt for my Dad using her fabrics, and he loves it, because it is cheerful.

Jenny said...

whoa. gorgeous overload! i love sandy's work...both patterns and fabric. and on cloud nine thinking pez might be available again!

Christine said...

These quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love, love them! I really want to create a queen size quilt so badly but I am so afraid..I have only made a doll quilt and it turned out all right considering I didn't know what I was doing,LOL.

But would love to make one of this caliber!

SkippityDoDahQuilts said...

In the very last picture you show a quilt made from the Punctuation line, with the letter panels. I just made this quilt for a friend's baby, and Oh My Goodness I LOVE it! I will be posting it on my blog tomorrow, so stop on by and take a look!

Happy quilting!

Evelene S said...

Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Miss Nancy said...

More wonderful and fantastic quilts. Love them all.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Drool ... lol

lifeinredshoes said...

So much talent under one little blond roof:)

Nedra said...

What great pictures! Thank you so much for sharing with those of us who couldn't attend.

Lara said...

Serious quilt retreat envy. I love that Merry Go Round Pattern too :) I've been making a mini version with a jelly roll of Look and Learn and Wee Play but only did 2 strips instead of 3... Might have to do a makeover with Punctuation. Love Sandy Klop a bunch. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pics!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh wow Amy! :o) Those quilts are stunning!! And you are such a lucky girl to have your picture taken with Sandy and even a little hand written note on your pattern. :o) I would frame it too. :o)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing these photos, I LOVE Sandy, she's awesome with a capital A. I have the Black Diamond pattern all ready to go, just have to start it, this post made want to break it out today :)

Sinta Renee said...

Hi Amy
I am trying to decide what pattern to make when Sandy comes to my quilt guild this summer. I have made Triple Crown and Merry Go Round... please tell me what ones are on your must do list (suggestions)!