Monday, September 30, 2013

Peace and Harmony

It's so exciting to post "Peace and Harmony."  This quilt was created for the "Let's Twist to the 60's with Batiks" blog hop. 


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 at least a million a lot of peace signs free motioned in a mixture of sizes on my Janome 6600.  This is the first time I used different thread on the front than the back.  The thread on front is variegated cotton and the back is white poly. 

A look at the back
Once I figured out the tension, it worked like a charm.  I never realized the difference having a pieced back would make.  The white fabric needed a little less tension than the peace sign fabric.  I had to change my tension in the middle of stitching some of the peace signs to keep the threads from showing.


Love, Peace, and Daisy Hill Forever Jayhawk in Lawrence Kansas


This quilt traveled with me to northeast Kansas (5 hours) and had it's picture taken with a Jayhawk in Lawrence, Kansas.  My son was the photographer and posed the quilt.  I'm not really a Kansas University Jayhawk fan (unless it's basketball season), but it was a perfect shot.  Thank you, Randy!


 

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:
October 1

 
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 
 


107 comments:

Jeanie said...

Oh my..... I just love your quilt! Those colors just burst off the screen. Love your other projects too, funny and sweet! Now don't be turning off that 60's music....it lives on forever!

Judy B said...

Your quilt is amazing! Love your Peas and Hominy pot holder, yes we did use them, lol! Thank you for sharing.

Thearica said...

That quilt is gorgeous! and your pot holder is too sweet!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt!!

Amy said...

All your little creations are fabulous! I absolutely loooovvveeee that quilt. It is so striking and the quilting is pretty cool too! Great work, Carla!

Maggie said...

Beautiful quilt. I love batik and would like to give it a go myself sometime xx

jan said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous! I love all the colors. And I absolutely adore the Peas and Hominy Pot holder. Cute cute cute.
xo jan@sewnadsowfarm

Maggie said...

Oh and I'm a follower! Xx

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is sew awesome and I love the potholder.
Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop.
Have a great day

Julie said...

I love your quilt... those bright colors are great !!!!!

Julie said...

I am a follower by email.

charlotte said...

Your quilt is awesome!!!!! I especially love the distance shot of it. So very cool. Wonderful job.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Awesome. It is so lovely. Thank you for sharing

JoyceLM said...

Great quilt - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

New follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Lisa Marie said...

Love the Peace and Harmony quilt -- very cool!

Frances Campbell said...

What a great project. Sew colorful. Loved the distance fence photo and the play on words potholder.

Frances Campbell said...

Just joined you on Bloglovin

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great giveaway...and wonderful project

Mdm Samm said...

your creations speak loudly and brightly and ohhhh so large and I loved it!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the quilt it is just so bright and has great movement. Also love the quilting.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the quilt. Very nice job and great pictures. Thanks for having a give away.

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love the "Peas and Hominy" too! That's hilarious!

Linda said...

I'm a follower!

InGa said...

Soooo Beautiful, and colorful like the 60's.
I loved it. Well done.

Leah said...

Your quilt is spectacular. I really like that photo where it is far away. Very cool quilt and photo shoot.

InGa said...

... and I'm a new follower.

Kathy L said...

Love your quilt. Colors are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

Great projects - I especially like the peace sign quilting!
Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Vicki B said...

Love your quilt. It is really cool.
tvbart@charter.net

Joyce Carter said...

Very beautiful quilt-bright and colorful. I love all your projects. The potholder is a funny play on words. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Beverly Kirk said...

Yippie for a quilt SHOW n TELL -- in this hop! Great work!

Rosa said...

Love your colorful quilt and the design is fantastic.The potholder are super cute!

Rosa said...

Love your colorful quilt and the design is fantastic.The potholder are super cute!

Linda J said...

Love the main quilt but you are cracking my up with Peas and Hominy potholder. Too cute!

I never thought about the two pieces needing the tension adjustments you discovered but it makes sense that it would. HMMMM

Linda J said...

I am a follower from a previous hop. THX for your giveaway opportunity.

I meant to comment about making your own batiks. You must use the glue for a resist dye instead of the usual wax and of course, the colors of your own choosing. Interesting!

JanesQuilting said...

WOW...you surly did a beautiful job, it looks great. Just like The Greatful Dead".

patchouli moon studio said...

Outta sight quilt! It's far out.

Rose Best said...

I really like the colours of your quilts, very nicely done

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt. It's great. Thanks so much for sharing

Carol said...

That quilt is just gorgeous...love it! The peace sign looks good on anything, including your really cool potholder. Your are so groovy!

withajoyfulheart said...

Love all your work and creativity. What a fun hop this has been. Also, I've just become a follower...thanks for sharing!

Nellie Duclos said...

Your quilt Is far-out, groovy. I applaud you for making your own batik fabric as it's rather messy with the wax and dyes. I collect and use batiks as I just finished a quilt with some and am off to collecting again to make another quilt! You can never have enough batik fabrics is my mantra! Thanks for sharing
Rosemary

barb said...

Love your quilt. I still listen to music from the 60's babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

Just Quilt It said...

What a gorgeous quilt--really beautiful and a great tribute to the 60's. Your potholder really made me laugh--great job on the hop!

Just Quilt It said...

I follow on bloglovin!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Color is your thing! I love the colors. It's a perfect fit with the KC Jayhawk! You sure you didn't plan it that way. That is one fabulous photo!

Mary Ann said...

Love the bright colors!

Mary Ann said...

I follow on feedly

Judy said...

your quilt is sooo bright, great, bringing sunshine and warmth, you did a wonderful job! congrats on beeing most creative! :-)

BizyStitches said...

I see your are from Dodge City, KS, we live in Russell, KS. My ex-husband lived in Dodge City for years he was the plant manager at the meat packing house. He just retired a couple years ago. I'm not a KU fan either but your picture is too cute. Thanks for a chance to win.

Gingini said...

Awesome quilt! Love the colors. :D

Vickie said...

Your quilt is very bright and happy....love it !

Marian said...

Oh my gosh, that quilt is just gorgeous, so bright and beautiful, I wish it were mine. :)

Rachel said...

Very fun "tie die" quilt. I love all the bright colors!

Debbie said...

Love that Peas and Hominy, Carla! Cute.

Debbie said...

I am a follower.

Lori said...

wow your quilt is fantastic. your other projects are wonderful also. love your pot holder. thanks for sharing.

tink's mom said...

YOur quilt is wonderful and your pot holder is beyond cute. The Peace Sign quilting is terrific, were you smokin the wacky weed while you did all million of them?
Maybe eating the funny brownies?????????

delaineelliott said...

Beautiful quilt! I can't wait for the pattern to come out! Will you do a pattern for the pot holder as well?

delaineelliott said...

I am a follower by e-mail.

shawn said...

Your quilt is great and so is the mug rug! Thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I am following you with BL, thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Julie in WA said...

Peas and Hominy!!! LOL
Your large quilt is amazing. Love the long distance shot!

Sarah said...

Lovely projects. I especially like the photo of the quilt with the "colorless" backround...makes the colors pop even more.

madebymeinred said...

What a great quilt. Yep, it's cool alright. The quilting is fabulous.

Kathleen said...

I just love your quilt....it is fabulous....

Vicki H said...

Wonderful quilt, love your peace sign quilting.

Vicki H said...

Yes, I am a follower and fellow Kansan, but a Shocker fan.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your quilt. So 60's!! Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I follow you by e-mail.

Linda Crosby said...

Love your projects. thanks for the chance to win.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the quilt but that potholder just makes me smile. :) blessings, marlene

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Great job and deserving of a top spot today.

Sallie said...

ROCK CHALK!! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Pauline said...

Gjorgeouw projects! Thanks for sharing!

LJ said...

I loved your 'twist' on the words of the potholder. How unique. Your quilt was beautifully rendered with all it's twisting and bright colors. Hand dyed fabric and batiks, too; marvelous!

PK Sews said...

LOL. I love peas and harmony! It's sure to be conversation starter in the kitchen - maybe more reminiscing about the VW and big hair era. Thanks so much for sharing!

PK Sews said...

I'm following your blog via Bloglovin. You have the most beautiful sewing room in the world!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty rainbow quilt, fits right in with the 60's.
24Tangent@gmail.com

barbara woods said...

thanks for the giveaway

barbara woods said...

thanks for the giveaway

barbara woods said...

i follow you by email

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I follow via Bloglovin!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

This quilt is fabulous! The colors, the twisting, the quilting... perfect! Great job!

Nancy said...

I like your quilt. What a nice design.

sandra said...

What a fantastic quilt I just loved the design and fabric.

Margaret said...

I love all those bright cheerful colors and your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I follow via bloglovin

Lisa said...

You did a beautiful job! Everything is awesome!

Lisa said...

I am a follower by email!

Janarama said...

Your quilt is stunning. Love the bright happy colors and the peace signs you did for the quilting.

Heleen Groot said...

Your quilt is incredibly beautiful! It screams colour at you. Amazing work! Loved the other projects too. Stay tuned to those 60s songs, if they make you do this! Thank you.

Robin said...

Bahahahaha, love that Peas and Hominy!! Too funny!

Emily C said...

Very nice. Love this theme. So many wonderful projects.

Mara said...

Your quilt is AMAZING, love the vibrancy and the way it just pops!

SIMPLESEW said...

Love your quilt. Colors are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

SIMPLESEW said...

follower

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a bright happy quilt. Love the quilting you did on it. I will have to file that away for a future quilt. Thanks for sharing such groovy projects!

JoanG said...

Love the bright swirls in this quilt! Thanks for the chance to win some batiks, my favorite kind of fabric.

dian said...

Love the 60's esp all the great music. You quilt is so retro-love it. dian

LynCC said...

What a fun hop!! I hadn't seen this one yet. I really love the photo of your quilt by the trees from a distance. Looks so cool! :D

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS! Love it. You did such a fantastic job :)

Grandma Helen said...

Great quilt! You did an amazing job planning the colors. Not so sure about the Jayhawk...I'm from Wildcat land. :-)

carla said...

Hi!!! Far out!!! Love it all!!!!