onsdag, oktober 02, 2013

60's bloghop, MY day... :-)

When this blog hop was announced by mdm Samm I joined right away.
The batik I had purchased long time ago, without any plan for the end use. ( as often is the case, or??)  So I thought, no problem at all.....
Then I started to think.
60's ...........
What did my 60's look like?
Well, it was Elvis, Tommy Steel, Bob Dylan, Beatles,  sailing boats and Jazz. JAZZ !! That's it.
In my hometown Molde, a couple of young men  from Storyville Jazz Club  started to think BIG! They would like to arrange a Jazz festival, an International Jazz Fesitval!!  In little Molde, a small village on the coast of Norway, in the middle of close to nowhere..!
 We did not have an airport, and  no railroad.  The closest airport was in Alesund, and that was on the other side of the fjord, with a ferry,  and some extra miles to drive, and the roads was not a highway.
But sometimes miracles happens....
In 1961 they got a festival for the first time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldejazz

Take a look. The artist gallery is just amazing.
Remember Dexter GordonJimmy Witherspoon, Keith Jarrett, Ben Webster and so and so on??
The list is endless. From the later years we had Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and
Carla Bley,  just to point out some artists.

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The Street Parade ( this picture is from 2010) is one of the big events for everyone. Marching in the main street, and a lot of the artists participating, walk along, and play.

They also attracted a lot of pop artists as Bob Dylan, Sting, Van Morríson, Leonard Cohen and Eric Clapton.
And remember, this is still a small village with ca. 25000 inhabitants on the  west cost of Norway.


Think then a young girl like me, ( born in 1949) walking into town, and listening to a concert with Dexter Gordon??!!
The BIG world had come to Molde!

So, I had a plan.
I  got some embroidery thread from Jane  ( se the side of my blog)  witch I should use for a challenge on her blog.  This I used for the pictures on the front of my pillow ( that means I had to make some new ones for her challenge... but I had more thread left, so no problem... )

On the back side, the JAZZ and the music got all the attention...  :-)

So, Thank You  Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt   and Mary  from I Piece 2-Mary  for arranging this blog hop: It took me back to the 60's and a lot of hidden memories .  :-)


And the result looks like this:
The embroidery on black fabric. I made all the patterns to fit my small blocks.
I tried to get the sense of the time, with love,  flowers and  peace.
The pillow sewn with batik. I love the way it turned out. :-)















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                                                            Hill Valley Quilter
InGa (Me)
Enjoy the blog hop. :-)



50 kommentarer:

  1. What a lovely pillow. Nice stitchery. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Lovely pillow! Your stitching is amazing. I was into Classical music way back when, but Jazz, smooth or contemporary, is now my thing. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. A real 60's pillow! Nice stitcheries, and the batik suits so well, Nice quilting too!
    Here at Kongsberg some men startet to thinkbig as well, and next year we celebrate 50 years with jazzfestivals here. My memories are longhaired boys and a spesial smell of their cigarettes......

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  4. Very cool pillow, great embroidery work.

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  5. Fabulous cushion! I love the multi coloured thread you used!

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  6. Great stitching and a very cute pillow.

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  7. I love your pillow! I don't know if I like the front or back the best! Far out man!

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  8. I simply adore your 60's pillow...oh yes the answer is in the wind...superb

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  9. Wonderful pillow, just filled with your memories! Love the VW on the back and the tribute to your jazzy story. Love it!

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  10. Oh Inga!!!! This pillow had be grinning from ear to ear....I love the back of it!!! Great job.

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  11. I love your pillow Inga, and what a neat story about your village. I had forgotten about that song, it was one of my all time favorites...

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  12. Beautiful! You captured the 60's feel so well!

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  13. I love your pillow Inga - and what a treasure of memories it is! blessings, marlene

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  14. A pillow filled with memories! You have done a wonderful job and the batik suits it so well! I'm a few years younger than you, but I do remember most of the names from that time and who does not remember 'blowing in the wind'?! :) Love the story behind the pillow.

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  15. What an adorable pillow. Your stitching is just beautiful.

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  16. I love that pillow. you did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Great job on your pillow. Thank you for being part of this groovy hop.

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  18. Aw, I love that. "The Answer is Blowing in the WInd" is such a beautiful line. Great idea to stitch it up. Your pillow is very nice. Great stitching.

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  19. Great job and it really captures the 60s so well.

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  20. What a fabulous pillow! The embroidery looks so beautiful with a black background. Thanks for sharing your memories and your creative process.

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  21. InGa-Your pillow is "far-out" I started college in SF in the early 60's but transferred to a more traditional college in Northern California where my college roommate had spent a year living with a family on their farm in Norway as an exchange student. Thanks for sharing.
    Rosemary

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  22. Your pillow is so groovy...love all the blocks on it! Thanks for the little look at Molde. I have some distant cousins (real distant, like from the 1800's) that lived there.

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  23. I love it. What a great memory piece! I remember seeing all the stitched patches on jeans, to cover holes! Hummm, now a days, the kids love the holes??? I have to say the back of your pillow is as "groovy" as the front! Fabulous job!

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  24. In Ga your pillow is outta sight! I dig that embroidery! The batik is far out. Peace!

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  25. and now the big world has come to your home via the Internet and blogging! isn't it wonderful? I so remember learning about Norway in my 7th grade Geography class and was so enchanted by the word fjord. I imagined seeing one and tried to inspect the small pictures of them in my geography book. Since that time, Norway and Sweden have been 2 countries that seem so exotic to me and to think I'm now at age 60 talking to someone who actually lives by a fjord is amazing to me. The world has certainly gotten smaller hasn't it? I love your pillow and that nice envelope fold on the back is nicely done.

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  26. wow your pillow is lovely. you did beautiful work. thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love the VW bus on the back. I have owned two VW buses. Ah the nostalgia. They did not heat up worth a darn though. It was cold in Minnesota with a bus.

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  28. Inga, I think your pillow is stunning! Love your stitching and the beautiful, colorful batik you used.

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  29. What a great way to pull all your memories together! The batik is perfect with the black and the embroidery. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

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  30. You combined everything that belongs to the 60s in your pillow. It looks awesome.
    KATRIN W.

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  31. Cute VW bus and what a fun project!

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  32. So pretty! And the quilting is awesome. I remember quite a few of those names from that time.And you reminded me of a song that I loved but had forgotten. Thank you for sharing today.

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  33. What a fun story behind your lovely project! You did a great job on it.

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  34. I enjoyed tripping down memory lane with your lovely hand work.

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  35. I love your pillow, it sums up the 60's perfectly.

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  36. Great pillow! Thanks for sharing your memories of the 60's!

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  37. Great, groovin' pillow. It's really cool to have embroidered those symbols for the front but I'll have to say I LOVE the back just as much with the VW bus, with it's special license plate, and the words you added, too. That's a super story about Molde and this is great reminder of that special time and place.

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  38. What a great idea! I love the embroidery!

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  39. Wonderful pillow!! Both front and back!! So creative!!!

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  40. I love your post and your pillow is so great. Thank you for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog.

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  41. I love love your pillow. The quilting looks terrific too. thank you for sharing with us.
    xo jan@sewansowfarm

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  42. Lovely pillow, and such cute tiny blocks. Lovely!!

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  43. I Inga.... the pillow shape makes a great layout for creativity.... we both did pillows. great job.....

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  44. Lovely pillow. I love how the colors sit against the black background.

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  45. Thank you for the tour! Love your pillow. :)

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  46. Wonderful stitching on your pillow creation. Groovy.

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  47. I love your pillow Inga, what a lovely job you've done with it. I also used to enjoy Tommy Steele, Elvis (still do), Bob Dylan, The Beatles ... ... Good times!
    Joy x

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