Today I get to show you my Fabulous Freebie! Long gone now, Quilt Soup used to be one of my favorite blog sites to visit. Barbara Jones, owner of this website, made the greatest projects. They were so creative and always fun. Barbara now designs fabric for Henry Glass & Co., Inc. I feel so lucky to have found her FREE patterns on the Henry Glass website.
For my project, I have chosen a quilt she designed called TV B.C. (Before Cable) and uses fabric from her Clean Living line.
You can find the pattern here:
This is an oh-so-cute quilt made up of 5 retro TV's. As a a product of the 50-60's era, I remember televisions (sans remote) with "rabbit ears" sitting on top. As the youngest in the family, I was the designated channel changer.
To make this quilt, I found a couple of yards of the Henry Glass fabric used in the original pattern. I used this for the background and picked out vintage-looking colors from my stash to make the TV sets and the side panels. (Does anyone else remember Olive and Harvest Gold? These were popular colors in the 70's.)
This is an easy quilt to make using patchwork and applique. The TV set is pieced and goes together quickly.
Once the screen part of the TV is made, the antenna, channel knobs, and legs are appliqued to the blocks using fusible web. To keep it simple, I used the raw-edge method to sew my fused pieces in placed.
I think this would make an adorable Memory Quilt by substituting the screen fabric with favorite family photos that have been transferred onto fabric. Wouldn't that be cute to send with our kids when they go off to college?
I had so much fun making this quilt. If you choose to make this adorable retro quilt, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Now go see what other Fabulous Freebies these talented bloggers have found for you.
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Seams to be Sew