Wednesday, October 24, 2012

80's Revival

One of the small projects I set aside was Elizabeth's traveling quilt. She sent most of the fabric I needed to work on it and it was easy to go out and buy some black and white so I didn't have to break into any boxes.  Elizabeth established an 80's theme for her quilt and for me the 80's is all about music, so I made a cassette tape (remember those?) and some musical notes set in her neon fabrics.
The cassette was a challenge to figure out, but one of the black/white fabrics she sent was perfect for the little roller thingys that hold the tape inside and then I fussy cut some dots to be the tape rolls that show through the little window.  I had to google cassette tape to remember what they looked like.  I think it's kinda fun.  I thought about making a boom box, but the scale didn't seem to fit with the rest of the quilt.
There were some little scraps of her neon fabrics, so I played with those and added a little something to Penny's awesome markers.
Market is only days away.  Can I say excited?!!

19 comments:

Laura said...

I love it!!!

Dan R said...

the cassette is genius!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You added amazing design to the traveling quilt. Have a great time at Market.

em's scrapbag said...

Love it. Especially the space invader note. Very 80's

Valerie said...

Fun, Jacquie! Cassettes perfectly capture the 80's! Have fun at market :)

MariQuilts said...

Very cool!!!

Lisa said...

Oh! The 80's WAS all about music - and this cassette just brings back all the good memories. Love it!

Arita said...

very cool!

SusieDW said...

You are inspired! Great idea and you EXECUTED! That is everything! Don't you just wish a quilt could come with sound effects... Atari PONG game bubble sounds - *cluck*cluck*cluck*.... This one is FUN!

Jeannette said...

How fun! It was totally my time too, well that gives away my age :-) Market sounds divine, have fun!

pennydog said...

You totally nailed the 80s look!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh my gawd! Jacquie, this is like, totally awesome! Love the way you used the fabric to make the casset tape, too cool.

Gwen said...

I absolutely love both! Any chance we will see pictures of the finished product?

Live a Colorful Life said...

How totally amazing this is!! Funny about the cassette tapes--for my medical transcription, one of my doctors still uses the dictaphone that requires microcassettes. Which are getting VERY hard to find. I finally located some at Radio Shack and stocked up because who knows if I'll ever be able to get them again!

You made a fabulous addition to this quilt! Have tons of fun at Market!

Poppyprint said...

I love your addition. The cassette tape and musical notes are really inspired!

megan said...

This is great! I found you through pinterest. I am particularly interested in the ironing board you put on top of your shelving unit in your craft room. I'd like to know what you used to make it. Can you email me, please? I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks!
Megan
cameramegan@gmail.com

cinzia said...

love the little strip above the markers!

sew katie did said...

still can't believe I said no to joining this bee! looks rad. xo

**nicke... said...

love! so awesome!