Is in the 7th House,
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then Peace will guide the planets
And LOVE will steer the Stars.......
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius,
Age of Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions,golden living
dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelations
And the mind's true
Let the sun shine,let the sun shine in
the sun shine in
Let the sun shine, let the sun shine in
the sun shine in.
Let the sun shine , let the sun shine in
the sun shine in!
Hey yall! Well I hope you like the 5th Dimensions and doing a little star gazing. Since I was born in 1960 I don't remember alot about that time period except two main things. My sister singing "Aquarius" as loud as she could while she swept the floor and watched American Bandstand on Saturday mornings. And July 20,1969 when my brother and I sat in the living room floor eyes glued to the console television with the aluminum foil on the rabbit ear antennae watching in awe as NASA put the first man on the moon. I still remember the tears in my daddy's eyes as he watched Neil Armstong take that first step and his words from 240,000 miles away : "That's one small step for man, One giant leap for mankind". Those memories will always be embedded in my mind!
When Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt announced the Twist to the 60's with Batiks all I heard was Batiks. I have had a charm pack or two laying around with no idea what to do with them.
I figured this would make me use them up! And boy I am glad I joined in this hop. There has been so many spectacular projects and so much inspiration, it was easy to get excited.
I knew I wanted to use black and had planned on making a stained glass quilt. I have always wanted to make one, but couldn't make it work with just charm packs and 1 or 2 fat quarters.
Then I thought about Wonky Stars. Another project I have always wanted to do.
So a Star was born..(hehe)
Of course I didn't have enough black, so I ordered some and it finally got here. I never knew there were so many Shades of Pale I mean black.
Now I have a dilema! How do I want to quilt it? I think maybe quilt the stars in the ditch and then free moton quilt some spiral galaxies with silver thread in the open black areas. Not that I have ever free motion quilted a spiral galaxy before but "nothing ventured, nothing gained".
Also, I am not sure about the binding. Do I want to use a black binding or a multicolored one or a blue batik one? Blue is all I have left except for a small amount of red and yellow.
And yall, I just love my "Earth", I can't believe I actually had that fabric in my stash.
And I lost my moon! I had one charm of the perfect gray cream batik with small and large circles that looked like craters and I made a small Moon to go with the Earth. But I guess it got swallowed up in a Black Hole because I can't find it anywhere!
Yall I hope you have enjoyed singing and star gazing along with me! If you get a chance, let me know how you would quilt my stargazer quilt and what you think I outta do about the binding. And now for putting up with my rendition of Aquarius, I have a couple of giveaways that I would like to share.. Two 5 pc fat quarter bundles of "Blazin Bandana" !
|Blazing Bandana in brights or|
These fabrics are just too cute. Please leave a comment below and let me know which colorway you prefer. Please make sure you are NOT a no reply blogger. After the last blog hop I counted 18 No Reply commenters. That is 18 people that missed out on a chance to win. And I love to share :) Followers new or old get a second chance, just leave a second comment. And this giveaway is open to anyone , anywhere!
Also Thank yall so much for all the love on my Gracie Girl quilt. It was so much fun to sew. And I will be back soon with information on the Lucy Boston English Paper Piecing Blocks. I hope to have a couple of examples finished soon.
Thank yall so much for hanging out with me today. Be sure to check out all the other groovy chicks sharing their batik projects Now, I would love to give a very warm welcome to two of my newest friends and followers:
Granny Lynn and BillieMick! Welcome to the farm ladies! I hope that you will find this a groovy place to hang out!
Peace out yall!
EDIT: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE GIVEAWAY> Good luck yall.