This blog hop is dynomite!
I love all retro things from the sixties and I've had so much fun browsing through the other entries to see what they had made. I can tell you their quilts are looking freakin' wicked!
But let's talk about my groovy quilt. I felt so happy making it!It reminds me of long hot summers, hotpants, long hair, hanging out in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, doing Tienertour, peace signs everywhere and of course the Make Love not War posters we all had.
Our school agenda's were full of those big, inflated characters we drew on everything! Well, I did. ;)
It's something that screams 'sixties' to me! Add that I really dig batiks and you'll understand that a plan was soon made!
This is how I started last week. I just drew the text on a big 'peace' of paper and started cutting my batiks.
Then I appliquéd the words and added some hearts. Looking funky already!
No time for handstitching, this was a hurry-up project!
When finished I decided I should add more color. There obiously was something missing.
So I added another powerful batik an cut some points in it.
I thought of framing this one, but ai! No way I'm going to cut of those points! Too bad, but now it doesn't matter how big it gets... I could take it to the Max and add some splashes. :D
After that I doubled the quilt and I could finaly start quilting!
With this totally awesome gem as a result. I'm keeping it on my dinertable for a while.
I love the bright colors in these dark Fall days. Now let's boogie!
Don't forget to take a look at the other participants of today's hop!