Designer and quilter Sandy Klop presents 14 quilts with a vintage flair. Decorate your home for the holidays or make gifts for family and friends using her upbeat, playful, and color-rich designs.
- Get a fresh take on folk-art, whimsical, and traditional designs
- Try a fanciful quilt like "Dancing Ladies," a romantic quilt such as "Be Mine," or a fun quilt like "Puppy Parade" or "Whirligigs"
- Features both piecing and applique techniques
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From McCall’s Quilting magazine
American Jane’s Quilts for All Seasons … and Some for No Reason, the full title of Sandy Klop’s new Martingale & Company book, gives just a tiny hint of all the whimsy and fun inside. The 14 fully-patterned quilts are divided by season, and include beautiful pieced and appliquéd designs, all with Sandy’s unique, folk-art flair.
From QuiltMania magazine
Our friend Sandy has designed 14 very successful projects; the cover quilt is particularly gorgeous. Cheerful and fresh colours for traditional quilts updated in the most charming way.
From Connie Krochmal, bellaonline.com
This title by Sandy Klop puts the fun back in quilting. This has 14 lighthearted, enjoyable projects with a vintage flair that will have special appeal to gardeners. The techniques include appliqué and piecing. Most of these quilt projects are suitable for beginners. For each season, this offers exquisite quilts. Start the spring season with the gorgeous appliquéd and pieced daisy quilt. For summer this has a lovely whimsical checkered quilt with cherries and chickens. The designs for fall feature apples and fall foliage. Two of the autumn quilts are in traditional autumn colors. This has a gorgeous appliquéd folk art Christmas quilt decorated with holly leaves and berries, pineapples, and a Christmas tree.
These wall quilts come in a range of sizes. For each quilt, this has a list of fabrics, a cutting chart, and color illustrated, easy to follow, step by step directions. There are full size templates and layouts as well as suggested quilting designs. The introduction covers all of the basic sewing and quilting techniques, including the binding and quilting. The author carefully explains strip piecing and appliqué.
From Barbara Rhoades, "Jackie of All Trades," amazon.com
This book contains fourteen quilt patterns with a retro look. It begins with a five page basics overview, just in case you need to refresh yourself on a particular item. Then it jumps right into the patterns. Each pattern gives a skill level and the finished block and quilt size. A materials and cutting list is next with tips on seam allowances and strip length. A full color photo of the quilt with a paragraph about it is next, followed by detailed directions on creating the blocks. Lots of graphics help to understand the written words. Borders and finishing suggestions are the last of the written pattern.
Tips are given through out the book and are found in colored boxes with wavy tops. Any templates that are needed to complete a quilt are given at full size. This is very nice as you don’t have to run out to the copy shop to get enlargements. Eight of the fourteen quilts are done in piece work only; the other six have appliqués on them. The last page has a photo of the author and a four paragraph bio. If you like retro quilts, this will give you 14 reasons to make one. And you have the option of doing either pieced quilts or appliquéd ones!
Sandy Klop was trained as an art teacher and began quilting in 1979 while she was living in Iran and then Saudi Arabia, teaching at an American school.
Back in California in 1984, Sandy continued to expand her interest in quilting. In 2002 she began creating her own patterns under the name American Jane Patterns and soon became a designer for Moda Fabrics.
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