Thursday, January 28, 2016

Black and White Appliances - Quilted, Bound, and On the Wall



These are the sort of appliances you don't see much any more except in old black and white movies and television shows...and stitching them in black meant that I didn't have to choose realistic colors and still somehow make all of the blocks look good together. Building on that idea, I had a piece of fabric in my stash that's white on white with little dots. The dots made me think of static, which fits with the whole "black and white television" idea.  So that was my background fabric. I think the black is what was left over from the nail polish quilt, fabric which was originally purchased for something else entirely.

My family owned an appliance store when I was growing up and I love the look of old television sets -- although the one depicted here is way before my time.

I've got a washing machine that's similar to this one out in the barn. The friend who sold it to us says it worked the last time she used it. It's my backup plan for the next time the "real" one gives out.

We had a telephone similar to this one (ours had buttons, otherwise the shape and style were the same.) I had to give up on it when it stopped ringing, but while it worked it was my favorite phone ever. You could actually hear it from across the house! That's why I replaced our cordless phone with the old one. My last cell phone had a ring tone that sounded just like it, which was wonderful unless I was watching old movies or Perry Mason reruns.

And I just think canister vacuums look neat.


The quilting does a pretty good job of hiding my cutting mistake.

No pattern for this one -- I bought the embroidery patterns at Grandma's Attic last spring. There were others available, but these were the four I couldn't live without and thought would make the cutest quilt. The blocks are 9" finished and I made the pinwheels with my Easy Angle ruler and 2" strips of fabric.

I'm linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday, Crazy Mom Quilts

5 comments:

Laura said...

My mom had that vacuum cleaner when I was little!

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Believe it or not I got my arm caught in a wringer washer like that when I was kid! That's right I'm older than dirt! All of these appliances bring back childhood memories for sure but I'll take modern convenience any day.

Marla aka YaYa said...

Your quilt brings back memories. I remember dial phones and all the rest. Love your layout and color scheme.

Valerie Reynolds said...

What a fun keepsake...I mean you are right, kids these days don't even know what a dial phone is! :) )

Marcy said...

What a sweet quilt.

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