Retro Air Ship Propeller

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

I hadn’t worked on the Retro air ships for awhile so got that out yesterday – I made one block and have another one cut out.  Here is the one I made yesterday.

retro air ship block

And here are the colors for the one I cut out.


All together – one block is smaller than the others so most likely won’t be used – it was the first and pattern had to be adjusted a little bit so that when squared it isn’t too small.  The blue/green block at top right is the one I am talking about. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Fort Worth Fabric Studio , Busy Hands Quilts.

air ship blocks

The Final Frontier – I did a little quilting on it on Wednesday night and had the side border to do last night then rolled it down for the final border.

the final frontier

Does anyone know why Paducah Kentucky is having both a spring (as usual) and a fall AQS Quilt show in 2017?    I’m not planning on going since I have just been to a show – but I am curious as to why 2?  It seems kind of strange to me unless there is a reason!

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12 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Nov 11, 2016

    I really like the secondary design when you put the Air Ships together. Your so close to finishing the Final Frontier. That has to be a great feeling. Have a good day! Blessings, Gretchen
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    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      I got a lot of that final border done last night – more tonight and maybe the next and I can say it is finished

  • Marianne Nov 11, 2016

    Love the fabric you’re using for the propellers. The quilt will have a very modern look.

    I picked my machine up from its cleaning yesterday and am looking forward to spending some time with it today. It’s been about three weeks and I was having “withdrawal!”

    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      At first I was just going to use white for the back ground as I wanted an old fashioned looking quilt – but I found it too boring! I think the light gray prints and whites mixed together satisfies me – I will need to find more like prints for backgrounds, they won’t all be the same – glad you got your machine back!!

  • Deb Nov 11, 2016

    More airships and they look so great together! 🙂
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    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      I really want to keep that blue/green in the mix but it is about 3/4 inch smaller than the rest – not possible right now – unless I added more white around the edges in the same pattern design – don’t think that will work – maybe I still have some of the fabric and make another one

  • Mari Nov 11, 2016

    I love your propellers! The blue and green one looks great, too. Maybe it will go on the back?

    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      that is a thought!

  • Kathi Riemer Nov 11, 2016

    I love the airships pattern. I’ve never seen it before. Did you design it?
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    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      no the air ship design was published in 1933 by the Kansas City Star newspaper – in recent times it has been known as the Steam Punk pattern – but it is exactly the same – my pattern was given to me by another quilter and then I found a CD with all of the patterns that were published in the 1930’s to 1960’s in that newspaper for under $10 I believe it was – all are public domain now

  • Vicki W Nov 11, 2016

    Oh gosh, I love the propellers!

    • Karen Nov 11, 2016

      thanks Vicki – this one Melanie wants – she will need to wait a little while though although I have found these go very quickly by machine so I have a feeling I will start to crank out more soon – good use of the scraps on the shelf!

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