Monday, May 28, 2012

Yellow Submarine


I loved this Challenge. It was like a walk down memory lane revisiting my teen years. Yellow Submarine was composed by Paul McCartney in 1966, the year before I graduated from high school. I remember well the "hippy era" with all the peace symbols, love beads, flowers and butterflies. It was a time when "All You Need is Love." I chose the background fabric because it seemed rather psychadelic. I couldn't believe I found the border fabric in my stash, which has peace symbols as the center of the flowers. I printed out the Beatles' picture with the Yellow Submarine from the Internet onto fabric. I downloaded the free Yellow Submarine font and printed out the words OK, Love and Yes, as well as phrases from the song onto fabric: "So we sailed up to the sun, Till we found a sea of green And we lived beneath the waves.We all live in a yellow submarine." The Yellow Submarine represented the escapists of the 1960's. The song was made into a movie in 1999, so I used the "Blue Meanies", the Flying Hand, and the green apple from the movie. I added heart-shaped beads to represent the Love Generation. I printed out Paul McCartney's signature on "The Hard Day" album cover onto fabric and added that in the upper corner. It was fun creating this collage. Thank you for a great challenge.

4 comments:

Jan said...

Perfect fabrics and colors for the Beetles era. Great design and collage. Love it!

Louise said...

You really put a lot of thought into this quilt while having fun taking a trip down memory lane. It has so much symbolism in it and is a very fun piece. Job well done!

fastfriday said...

every part of this piece says Beatles. Love th colors and images. Good Job.

Pat Havey

Pam Harris said...

The background is ideal for your piece. Great interpretation of the challenge. Looks like you had a grand time playing with color and graphics. Fun piece.