Saturday, October 4, 2008

All You Need is Love

My oldest brother, Jim, was a teen in the 60's when the Fab Four swept the nation. No surprise that he passed on his love for the Beatles to me. I'm sure it was funny to hear a 3 year old try to sing "Strawberry Fields" at the daycare center, but I knew all the words by heart. About the time I bought my first Beatles poster, they go and break up. How dare they do that! So, I've always thought, "If I just hadn't bought that poster...." . Anyway, fast forward to 1985. I am having trouble getting the then infant Legal Adult to sleep. I start singing Beatles tunes to him, however off key I may be, and he goes to sleep. In 1989, the portable CD player came out, and came down in price (still $200!) and I buy the Beatles Cd's.
The Legal Adult hears this music, day in and day out and loves it. He has always been after me to make a "Beatles Quilt". The only one I had ever seen was made by sisters, Pat Holly and Sue Nickels and won Best of Show in the AQS show in 1998.How happy I was to learn that Cranston had come along with Beatles fabric from the cartoon! That way, I didn't have to try to come up with Beatle images and loads of applique, which I completely reek at. Well, I guess I could've done the whole fusible thing, like I did for the Boy Scout quilt. But that wouldn't hold up to the Legal Adults wear and tear. He plans on using this quilt. His Aunt made him a quilt as a child and he's still using it!
This spirally, groovy, funky, 60ish fabric is from
Funtastic Fabrics, and I thought it was perfect!

So, the Beatles fabric is PREORDERED from my favorite online shop, Over the Rainbow. I got it for $6.99 instead of $8.75 that allot of other online shops were charging.
Now, to figure out how to put it all together so he can have it before Christmas! Ironically, I found this picture on my computer....you can tell that John was his favorite Beatle, can't you?

8 comments:

Deborah said...

WHO had a Beatle haircut in 1967? WHOSE favorite Beatle song of all time is "Penny Lane"?
WHO ruined her record player trying to play the Sgt. Pepper album backwards to hear all the secret messages? WHO went to see Paul McCartney on her 40th birthday? WHO still has her Magical Mystery Tour album??? WHO is going to buy enough of that fabric for a quilt for herownself? You guessed it!

Tell me what you figure out to make with the FAB fabric!

Deb Geyer said...

What a cool post! I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt too!

Leanne said...

Neat. I gotta find some time to do some quilting....

Katie said...

Ohhhhhhh! I LOVE Yellow Submarine. What cool fabric. I think I have to have some! LOL

jettstream said...

I saw that quilt at the AQS Museum in Paducah, and it blew me away. I kept returning to it because every time I looked at it, I saw something else. I'll be watching for the "(R)evolution" of yours.

Carin said...

that is so cool that they are coming out with Beatles fabric! I am sure you will come up with a great quilt can't wait to see it.

Bella said...

I can't wait to see your quilt and I NEED this fabric...off to order!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?