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. --QuiltMania, the Quilt magazine, Issue No. 70, France<br /><br />This title by Sandy Klop puts the fun back in quilting. This has 14 light-hearted, enjoyable projects with a vintage flair that will have special appeal to gardeners. The techniques include appliquÃ© and piecing. Most of these quilt projects are suitable for beginners.
For each season, this book offers exquisite quilts. Start the spring season with the gorgeous appliquÃ©d and pieced daisy quilt.
For summer there is 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 appliquÃ©d 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 appliquÃ©. --Connie Krochmal, bellaonline.comAmerican 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 McCall's Quilting magazine
About the Author
Sandy Klop was trained as an art teacher and began quilting in 1979 while she was living in Iran and then Saudi Araia, teaching at an American school. One of her first quilts was a baby quilt, made for her third child who was born in Saudi Arabia.
Back in California in 1984, Sandy continued to expand her interest in quilting and improve her skills. She worked at a local quilt store and began teaching classes. In 2000, she published a series of three quilt books. In 2002, she started creating her own pattern and marketing them under the name American Jane Patterns. The following year she was invited to become a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics.
She has had quilts displayed at Houston Quilt Market and at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. She has 130 quilt patterns on display on her website.