Friday, October 4, 2013

Twist to the 60s blog hop

Welcome to the Twist to the 60s blog hop. I wanted to thank you Madam Samm for organizing this hop and Mary for being our cheerleader.
I am Hema(a.k.a Malini). I was born and brought-up in India. And I didn't exists in the 60s, but that doesn't mean I wasn't exposed 60s fashion and social media. Here are some fun facts:
  1. My parents got married in the late 60s
  2. I found these pics of famous Bollywood actress to show the fashion back in India.
The sexy Saira Banu

The classic Sharmila Tagore
The beautiful and adorable Sadhana
Yes, most of movies were still in black and white in the 60s. These leading ladies were very popular during the 60s in Indian films. Can you see the hair and makeup? An Indian version of the sixties.

We also had the twist dance in India in  60s with a touch of Indian dance ;). Check this out:

Wow, I didn't think I knew a lot about the 60s, but I actually do. At least through our Indian cinema.

Now for my project I used Robert Kaufman's batiks in blue.
The pattern I used is Peggy Martin's paper pieced Pin Wheel block. For the background I used Robert Kaufman's Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in black.
For my inspiration, I did a little research on the 60s fashion here. It had lot of stripes and color blocks, so the pattern I choose perfectly worked for the theme. I had to add the twist with the pin wheels.

Pin wheel twist
For the quilting I used double pebble twist on the borders and straight line quilting around the pin wheel. For backing I used a batik fat quarter I had bought a while ago.




Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will check out the other quilters participating in the Twist to the 60s blog hop.

October 4

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42 comments:

  1. Your quiltie is really pretty. Great job!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! And thanks for showing us the India version of the 60's. That decade was so influential, that it didn't matter if you were born then or not.... it still lives on. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Malini,Your quilt is sew unique and pretty and has a feeling of movement, great quilting !

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  4. First your quilt is downright inspiring and your 60's version is felt in my heart....how lucky we are to have you in our circle...PEACE !

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  5. nice looking back isn't it...love your quilt

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  6. Thank you for sharing a little Indian culture from the 60s. You took a nice twist with the pinwheels. Love your fabric selection.

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  7. I love your little quilt. It is really pretty. Thankyou for sharing.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  8. Pretty! I love your fabric choices!

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  9. Your quilt is so beautiful and I love the design and fabrics! Thanks for the 60's pics...very interesting.

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  10. What a pretty quilt! And thank you for sharing a little about the pop culture in India in the 60's!

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  11. Your mini quilt is beautiful! And I loved that dance video! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  12. That is gorgeous! I just love those fabrics. (Course my favorite color is blue). I remember the black and white movies. I was little but I remember.

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  13. Fabulous - I love your mini quilt!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt and yes....I remember black and white TV!

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  15. Loved the look and feel of India! Luv the perfect points always created in paper piece-ing....

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  16. Very pretty quilt. I love the paper piecing method for making those perfect points. I remember the black and white tv too.

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  17. Beautiful quilt. Love the blue circles in the middle. I think I have some yellow just like that which I adore. Thanks for the video. It was fun.

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  18. Your quilt looks beautiful! Gotta love Bollywood! Those actresses look stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Oh what fun that looks like it was to make! Wonderful Bollywood photos!

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  20. So much to love about this quilt!!! That Essex background is perfect and of course your quilting is divine;-)

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  21. what a fun video, thanks for sharing. your quilt is very pretty. I love the pinwheel and your FMQ

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  22. Lovely, the video is really fun, thank you for showing it.

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  23. Great job! I love your "twist". Thank you so much for being part of this groovy hop!

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  24. Lovely twisty piece, Malini. Lovely actresses too. It did not matter what country you were from---it was a decade that touched a lot of people in many different ways.

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  25. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Great pattern with batiks--yes those pinwheels are twisting.

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  27. How fun to see the Twist, Indian Style. I love Bollywood movies :)
    Great project!

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  29. I really like your Twisting Pinwheel Quilt. The colors and the pattern are awesome. The quilting is very nice, too. Thank you for sharing. (Loved the video. I don't think I have seen the twist done quite that way before.

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  30. Your pinwheel twist quilt is beautiful.

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  31. Love the quilt....and very much loved the video! I was amazed at the "roundness" of the actors/singers. Women actually had figures then....not the skinny things you see on television now! blessings, marlene

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  32. I like your twisting pinwheel quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  33. I enjoyed the video you shared though it seemed pretty different from our "Twisting the night away" that I did in high school. Very cool quilt and the pinwheels definitely put a twist on things. Very hip.

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  34. I love the pinwheel quilt. Very pretty.

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  35. Very pretty quilt. I love the way you used the batik colors.

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  36. Love your pinwheel and the story.
    Thank you. :-)

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  37. Your quilt is sew lovely. Thanks for sharing

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