Awhile back I had asked if anyone knew where I could get the Steampunk pattern – it is out there just not a lot of places – BUT what I found out is that it is actually a very old pattern given a new name!!! Kathleen from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm and I got to “talking” (email version) and she had a free source for me that was not under copyright!! Always so nice when that happens.
Kathleen and I realized we both wanted to make this quilt and decided to make it at the same time and blog about it together. Our quilts well be the Air Ship Propeller pattern from the Kansas City Star Newspaper patterns of the 1930’s. We are referring to it as the Retro Air Ship Propeller. It is always so nice to find out that a pattern you like that is now over $15 and templates over $25 is actually free if you can find it and no copyright. This is the pattern – you add your seam allowance and figure out how to make it which if you have made quilts really isn’t so very hard to do. Here is one free link to one that was in a quilters newsletter magazine, it is not the one I am using but close like it
I’m going to be making my quilt by hand and from scraps – I haven’t done one by hand for awhile that wasn’t applique or the EPP – this will be done with the running stitch and freezer paper templates adding the seam allowance – you must add that in. We are both going to try to make two blocks a month as we both of course have other quilt projects in the works. My quilt blocks will be the size of this original pattern – I believe it is 9 or 10 inches finished – will find out when I finish the first block. I think the last quilt that I made by hand like this was the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and the hexagon quilt Diamonds are Forever. Follow along if you wish. Here is my first block cut out and ready to stitch! Kathleen has some links for the old pattern and she will be sharing those on her blog I believe and I well try to get them on here as well if anyone is interested.
Baby Hopscotch now has a little more than 2 sides of the binding done and thanks for all the input on bindings from yesterdays post. It is interesting to see why some do and some do not do the binding completely one way or the other.
A little more on The Final Frontier.
I am linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Amanda Jean is back with Crazy Mom Quilt’s after taking a couple weeks blogging break – she is refreshed and ready to go.
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