|Peace and Harmony Quilt|
Welcome to my stop on this magical mystery tour. There have been some trippin' projects in this hop and it has been my favorite hop to participate in, so far. Color is my THING!! Batiks are a favorite of mine and I was born in the 60s, so this hop just seemed to click with me. Madame Samm created this hop and Mary put the organization to it and I want to thank them.
|Peace Sign Free Motion Quilting|
I've always been a fan of the artwork on the Grateful Dead albums and used that as my inspiration for this quilt. It's kind of tie dye meets pixels in batiks. I think of it as color harmony in a twist. I will work up the pattern and share it later. It's 72" x 90" double bed size. Update: THE PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE AT CRAFTSY.
The quilting is
|A look at the back|
|Love, Peace, and Daisy Hill Forever Jayhawk in Lawrence Kansas|
Thats not all, of course. My twist on words... a batik project called "Peas and Hominy." You can never have enough Pot Holders, right? I'm pretty sure pot holders were used in the 60s.
|Peas and Hominy|
Another twist - not the dance - I tried my hand at dyeing my own batik fabric and made a little coin purse from a 1960's pattern. I adorned it with a button and a charm I found at Hobby Lobby.
I will try making a batik again, but with a little more planning on the designs for the fabric and colors. It was fun to give it a go, though. I'll keep you posted on all the trials and errors...
Here are the other far out blogs participating today:
Creatin in the Sticks That's me.
Please spread the love and visit them.
I'm so sad to see my days of listening to 60's music and watching 60's inspired movies come to an end. I loved researching for inspiration and working with the beautiful fabrics. In fact, I want you to have some 60's fun too. How about a giveaway...
Just leave a comment and you have a chance to win these fat quarters of batik fabric and your very own peace charms. If you are a follower you can leave me another comment saying you are. That will give you 2 chances. The winner will be announced by Monday October 7th. Anyone can win, just make sure I can e-mail you...
Wishing you Peace, Harmony, and Love,
Linking up with: Amada Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts
Leah at The Free Motion Quilting Project