Saturday, May 5, 2012

Yester Year WIP

Quilt Monster in my ClosetIt Happened in 1968 

  • North Vietnam and Viet Cong troops launch the Tet offensive
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Earthquake in Sicily
  • Redwood National Park is created in California to protect the Giant Redwoods
  • Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy marry
  • The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is dedicated
  • Boeing 747 made its maiden flight.
  • NASA launches Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission
  •  Allen K Breed invents an air bag that deploys and inflates automatically on violent impact using nitrogen gas.
  • Apollo 8 orbits the Moon, becoming the first manned space mission to achieve the feat.
  • Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant.
  • US Explodes experimental hydrogen Bomb.
  • The Emergency 911 Telephone service is started in the USA which provides a single number for reporting emergencies and is manned 24 hrs per day 365 days per year
  • ATM First Philadelphia Bank installs the first automated teller machine in the U.S. 
  • The first Big Mac goes on sale in McDonalds costing 49 cents
  • The Beatles create Apple Records and record "Hey Jude" as the first single on the label
  • The CBS television news magazine program "60 Minutes" shown for the first time
  • Cleveland Fabric Shop changes its name to Fabri-Centers of America, Inc. and changes shop names to JoAnn Fabrics
  • Beverly starts her Gingham Rick-Rack Log Cabin Quilt

All the strips are cut for me- its almost like getting a jelly roll

Fast forward to 2012 as
           Bobbie attempts to complete Bevy's Gingham Rick-Rack Quilt!
I actually haven't started stitching anything yet, but plan to do some this weekend! I really love the gingham fabric with the faux rick-rack and will probably add some real rick rack to the finished quilt/quilts! Thank you Christine for the challenge!

Have a Great Weekend!
                               TTFN! Bobbie (who is still trying to make a cute signature line)
PS. the date may not be exact- I think Bevy said she started this when she was 16 or so.
Also I was trying to find the cost of fabric in the 60's but didnt come acrross anything, so if anyone has a link please let me know. All my info came from:


Christine L said...

WOW 1968!!! That is a serious Yester Year project! I am PROUD OF YOU!!!!! They say Jelly Rolls are new, but I don't think so...You just proved they aren't..hehe. Have fun with this project and I look forward to seeing the progress! Hugs - Thank you for linking up!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You've taken on quite a challenge but you will end up with a wonderful quilt. I don't know what the cost of fabric was in 1968 but it I know it was a whole lot cheaper than it is today.

Cindy said...

My mom has spme fabric from the 70's. It still has tags on it from the mill where she bought it. I don't think it was more than a dollar a yard.

Yeah for you for picking up the project again.

KrisD said...

Wow! I think this one is older than I am! It looks great!