I'm almost ashamed to admit I've started a new quilt with about 7 UFOs on my list already. I'm a finisher so it is against my nature to be juggling this many projects. And I'm close to finishing none of them. Oh well.
My new project is a London 2012 quilt. It hit me one day when looking at these items on Cath Kidston that the Diamond Jubilee for the queen is just around the corner. And that will be followed up by the 2012 London Olympics. I'm 1/4 British. How could I not make a quilt commemorating these 2 events???
One thing that makes planning a London quilt so easy is the great fabrics that have come out lately. This is from the Cool Britannia line by Benartex. I love all the London icons.
This is from that same line. Maps and graphics fabrics are very popular.
What quilt commemorating the jubilee would be complete without crown fabric?
London at night is very pretty. I have so many ideas swimming in my head from these fabrics.
I pulled these two glittery fabrics that might be used for crowns.
I first showed this fabric years ago and found out from smart fabric gals that this is a vintage fabric that was made to commemorate the crowing of Queen Elizabeth. I remembered I had this fabric tucked away when I decided to make a London quilt. I'm most excited about using this little piece of history in my project.
I've been making a few blocks. The rose is England's national flower. So I have to have roses in the quilt. Dave said he thought it looked like the Olympic torch and not a rose bud. But my kids all said they saw a rose. After thinking about it, I'm ok with either one since they both go with the London 2012 theme.
I still have to applique the wheels on the double decker bus, but this was really a fun block to make. I've always been fascinated with double bus idea.
There are lots of icons I can choose from for my quilt. I have a Big Ben block I'm working on right now. Of course I'll have teacups and teapots, too. It is going to be good, I hope. I will try to fit time in for other projects as I work on this new quilt. But a new project always gets me so excited and being creative makes me happy.