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.
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.