Thursday, September 26, 2013

Twisting with the 60's

Are you ready???
 
The 60's were a bit before my time,
but one symbol stood out
from that decade.   I
decided to use it with a twist

a heart, instead of the traditional peace sign.
All in of course, Batiks.  I used my Tokyo charms for the
reds, yellows, and oranges. 
It is 120 -  2 inch squares, all in 18 inches.
I had more than a few reservations
while working on this. 
But, I love how it turned out.
Surprising, I had this backing 
 in my stash...

 

I quilted it all with some new
variegated Aurifil thread I picked up. 
I used grey #4670 (my new favorite thread), and yellow #4658.  
 It went so well with
the color variations in the Batiks.

  
I hope you enjoyed your little stop here.
Be sure to join in on all the fun
and check out the rest
of the Twisting 60's
Hoppers!  ;)


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55 comments:

  1. Love your heart peace sign pillow, awesome colors! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Nice! Love the Heart Peace sign, & the backing is fabulous.

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  3. Good Morning Amy, yes you are feeling it..and we feel it..what a great twist on a symbol that should be taken seriously today...way to go girl for someone who wasn't even here in the 60's...xx

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  4. What an interesting project...very original

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  5. It is unique and wonderful....thanks for sharing your project

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  6. Amy, you are sew incredibly inspiring as usual ! The design and colors are beautiful !

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  7. Amy I love your variation! blessings, marlene

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  8. Wonderful job, Amy! Love the peace variation and your choice of fabrics. Congrats on being chosen today!

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  9. What a clever heart/peace sign! Congrats on being chosen as one of the tops today.

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  10. Very cool! I love to see how different everyone's creations are!! :)

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  11. Oh, Amy, I love it. I really like the way you did a twist on the peace sign. The backing is perfect. Congrats on your top 2 pick today. Well deserved!

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  12. Looks great, Amy! I love that you already had the perfect backing in yiur stash... so fun!

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  13. Beautiful design. I would never of thought of making a peace sign heart. thank you for sharing

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  14. What a fun pillow Amy and how neat that you had that backing fabric in your stash!!

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  15. Your pillow is so fun and awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Very clever. Love the peace sign as a heart. Great work!

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  17. Very nice, and it so nice to use up pieces that we have on hand.

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  18. What a great "twist" on the peace sign! Great job!

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  19. Way cool, Amy but still with a modern vibe to it as well. Of course we borrow from the past time and time again in fashions and in home dec. You did a wonderful job on this!

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  20. Sew creative. What a wonderful, modern interpretation of the Peace symbol. Lovely.

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  21. Sew creative. What a wonderful, modern interpretation of the Peace symbol. Lovely.

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  22. I love your twist on the traditional peace sign and your backing fabric was a lucky find in your stash. Great pillow!

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  23. Your pillow is so outta sight! I love the fabrics you chose and making it in a heart is so, so beautiful. You are one groovy and talented chick!

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  24. Peace man I can dig that cool pillow! The backing batik fabric is outta sight too!

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  25. That is one groovy pillow! I love that you made the peace sign into a heart! What a great idea. The backing is fantastic! Did you die it yourself, as was the thing to do in the sixties? A beautiful thing! Thank you for the post.

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  26. Cute pillow! Very 60's. I love the back as much as the front. Great job!

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  27. So sweet! I love how you made the pieces sign into a heart. Great!

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  28. So cute--2 inch squares and all. Amazing fabric.

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  29. I love the pillow, Amy. Very pretty and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. You did a groovy job of creating this pillow, Wow! Congratulations on being in top 2 today.

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  31. this is a totally cool pillow cover. the peace sign was big then and so was hearts. you did a two in one. I love it.

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  32. Great pillow! Love the idea of the peace sign. I love the variegated Aurifil. It's wonderful to sew with!

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  33. Interesting pillow. Bob Dylan never wore it that way. LOL

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  34. Hi Amy,
    you did a wonderful job, I love this pillow!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Bente

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  35. Right on with this tribute to the 60's. Thank you for hopping and persevering all those tiny little pieces of batiks. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  36. So cute and clever! ... goes great with the peace sign batik on the back!

    Susie

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  37. Well done, I love that fabric with the peace signs!!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  38. What a really cute Peace heart....Thanks for sharing with us.

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  39. Love your pillow. Pretty darn groovy.

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  40. Wow I love it Amy - all those little pieces! Wowzer - Too cute.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  41. LOVE your pillow and the backing fabric is beautiful too!

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  42. I adore the twist on the peace sign with the heart. It is absolutely adorable and all those squares in just 18 inches. Your quilting is beautiful. I had already noticed it before you so kindly shared your thread choices. Your backing is amazing AND it was in your stash. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

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  43. Amy. just now getting around to leaving comments on yesterday's post! Love your pillow. See that it won a special spot at Madame Samm's page! And to think you never lived thru those wild and crazy 60s. Love your pillow and your interpretation of the ever present Peace symbol that was EVERYWHERE (I think I just repeated myself)! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. I love your pillow, a peace sign in a heart shape, very original! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Love your peace sign, great originality!! :)

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  46. Groovey pillow and I like your take on the peace sign. "Peace."

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  47. Wonderful job Amy. Isn't it fun when you find a backing in the stash that you didn't know you had and it is so perfect? Great job!

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  48. That's a cool pillow! How awesome to find the peace sign batik for the back. Great job!

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