My first project of the New Year is an easy Irish Chain pattern with solid and nine patch blocks from a free pattern I found on All People Quilt, called “Rhapsody in Blue” by Marinda Stewart. (You may have to be logged into their site to view it)
The photo of this block was taken on the seat of a big fabric upholstered chair that we inherited with our new house. An original of the 1950’s era that was as if it had been preserved in a time capsule along with a “Pepto Bismol” color pink chair and sofa. As cool as it sounds, the unilateral decision was to part with all the furniture in the room. This summer we called a local thrift store charity who came with a truck to collect our donation. The tealish chair was not taken because the foam stuffing had become to hard and therefore not sellable. Hence it still resides with us.
What became of the rest of the set we donated? Well, we called again with more things for the charity to collect and the volunteer told us that they have a connection with a set designer scout in NYC who is always looking for good condition “period pieces,” who they then called and sold both pieces to be used….on a major television show! He didn’t know which one but we thought that was so cool all the same.
I don’t watch much TV so I can’t think of what show it would end up in, can you? Maybe a retro sitcom?
We have painting all the 1970’s era dark brown paneling, starting on the main level with contemporary HDTV colors like “Sweet Sand” and “Fresh Cream,” (slowly but surely) working our way down to this den. We are envisioning this room in a soft green perhaps “Sea Mist” or “Iced Pistachio.” However do they continue to come up with these names!?! 😉
The past few weeks I have had to shift my blogging energy elsewhere but want to say that I‘ve been following along with all of you in spirit, if not words.