Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Little Retro for the Retro

My husband is my biggest quilting fan especially if he thinks that the quilt that I just made is for his beloved Airstream Trailer. Because the trailer is so retro looking, I decided it was time to make a special quilt for him. He loves it and I do too. This was such a fun quilt to make and I have loved this fabric since it came out.I just used a Moda Layer Cake , "Hello Betty" Retro by Moda and cut each piece into a 5" square, 2- 2 /1/2 by 5" rectangles and 2- 2 1/2" by 9" rectangles. It used all but a little bit of each cake layer. Then I cut some crisp white muslin in the same dimensions. Sewed it together and voila! A fun and frugal pattern!!!
Here is his baby.......of course it is probably covered in snow still. We can't keep it in our driveway because of homeowner rules so it stays at a storage place.
I had this on the bed which DH loved also. I tell you he loves them all, probably because they are in his "baby" and has nothing to do with the quilts at all. LOL

I finished another coin quilt, just have to sew the binding on. I am working on the stack of tops and am down to 4 to quilt.

I hope those in the MD, VA and PA area that got so hard hit with snow are doing okay. My husband works out of DC and went up today to see his dad in Arlington (where he stays when he is working there) and they were not able to find milk anywhere. They found half and half for their coffee so they were happy!
Take care,
Cathy

19 comments:

  1. oh my this is beautiful...i have a layer cake of hello betty that i have been looking for something to do with,. how big is this?

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  2. Cathy, that is a great quilt. The one already in the Airstream is pretty too. I love Airstreams. The retro quilt is perfect for it.
    We are supposed to get 12-18 more inches tonight into tomorrow. Hope everyone stays safe and warm.

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  3. Oh that's SO gorgeous!!! I was just getting into sewing when that fabric line came out and I am kicking myself for not picking up more precuts of it!

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  4. lovely quilts! Love that trailer too!

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  5. Oh....I love his quilt tooo...

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  6. Ya know, that is an awesome quilt. Not that I am surprised. Love your work, Cathy! Gotta get me some of them layer cakes...

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  7. Love the quilt, I now know what to do with my layer cake. Thanks Cathy!!

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  8. That quilt is wonderful and oh just love the looks of your trailer!!! How fun!!

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  9. What a great quilt. And seems to be very easy to do. I am in SE PA and will sort through my stash tonight...maybe I will start one tomorrow. We are right in the 'bullseye' of this big storm. Thanks for sharing your photos and directions!

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  10. Wow what a great quilt! And I love your very cool Airstream!

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  11. Love the Hello Betty! Perfect quilt! :)

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  12. Perfect use of a layer cake - I love your quilt - it's darling. And, the Airtream is very cool.

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  13. What a darling quilt for the cutie pie Airstream!

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  14. Cool -- love it. Perfect for the Airstream.

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  15. It's very loving to make a quilt that the guy just loves...I love it too.
    Coins are one of my favorites as they are so quick to make, yet awesome when completed.
    My uncle had an air stream, but when the kids added up to six, he sold it...

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  16. Very cute quilt Cathy! Always good to keep the man happy.

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  17. I love the retro quilt! Thanks for listing out what you did.

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  18. we have a vintage trailer to that we are fixing up in a cowboy theme and I am collecting 30s and 40's fabrics to build a quilt around some cowgirl hankies......ours isnt an airstream though....do you go to the vintage rallies?

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  19. Its gorgeous! What size did it end up? :)

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