Postage Stamp and Quilt Patterns

Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Retro Air Ship Propeller’s

The first  cluster of flowers on the second border of the Postage Stamp Quilt is now done and the second cluster is pinned in place and ready to work on – can I stick with this until I finish the whole border? If I do I would barely be working on anything else other than quilting in the evening – we will see.  Linking up to Lorna’s Let’s Bee Social today and to Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers and Kelley’s My Quilt Infatuation.


If you remember the new quilt I started to make The Retro Air Ship Propeller – I had mentioned came from the Kansas City Star Newspaper from the 1930’s era and beyond.  I think I told you all that I had done a search and found a site on Amazon where I could order a CD with all the patterns?  Well it came yesterday –  1,000 quilt patterns from the Kansas City Star Newspaper from 1928-1960’s – found on Amazon for $6.97 plus S&H.  If you can figure out how to make a block by looking at it, making templates and adding your seam allowance it is very worth the low, low price.  If you have to have someone tell you how to make your block this might not be for you.  Once you print out a page with your block you could enlarge it with your printer and have it at a size you like.  I am not affiliated with this product in any way – some of the product reviews made me wonder as they were not good, but then others that must have been from quilters who knew what they were doing said it was terrific. I figured at right under seven dollars I had nothing to loose.  I do believe they have a limited quantity of these CD’s but I could be wrong.  I was right – it is a great CD – it is not a book – just the CD so you must have a computer with CD drive to read and a printer to print out.  (this experience is very much like the Dear Jane book where all you got was drawings of the blocks and triangles and you figured it out from there)


A sampling of what is on this CD:


Here is my Air Ship block!!


The last section of the CD has some stencil patterns.

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I think these fabrics will be used in the 2nd Retro Air Ship Propeller block – you can’t tell from this photo but the cream color is a different shade than what I used in the first block and it has a small print in it.


The Final Frontier from Monday nights quilting session.



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10 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Sep 7, 2016

    The CD sounds like a great investment. You will get a lot of use from it. Your wool border is looking good. Working constantly on the same project though does get boring. Blessings, Gretchen
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  • Kathy ... aka Nana Sep 7, 2016

    That CD was quite a bargain! I like the colors you’ve chosen for your second block.
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  • Deb Sep 7, 2016

    You could make a nice sampler down the line from some of those patterns! 🙂 That chocolate fabric almost looks like leather in the picture….going to be a pretty one.
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  • Susan Sep 7, 2016

    The flower clusters on Postage Stamp are coming along. And yes, you will finish it. Just take it a bit at a time, and don’t give up. Maybe I should say, don’t get distracted by the by your new investment, the 1000 blocks CD! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  • Marly Sep 7, 2016

    Interesting CD and quite a bargain! You have your puzzle book for the long winter evenings right there!

  • Sandra B Sep 7, 2016

    Love seeing your appliqué garden !! I am enjoying the journey of watching it grow!
    Great price on that CD of quilt patterns! I am sure that some of them will make their way into some of your future projects!

  • Angie in SoCal Sep 7, 2016

    What a steal! I’ve always admired those series of blocks. Thanks for the heads up.
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  • Brooxie Sep 9, 2016

    Karen, thank you for describing the 1,000 Quilt Patterns CD so well. It truly inspired me. I ordered the last copy in stock on Amazon and look forward to receiving it soon! 😉

  • Patricia Sep 16, 2016

    Your garden block is so pretty! Love it! The circle quilt is fabulous! Your hand quilting is so neat and pretty! Thank you for sharing!

    • Karen Sep 17, 2016

      thanks Patricia

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