I always have such huge expectations for weekends. My dream and what I am capable of doing are completely out of line. But I am somewhat happy with my weekend progress this time.
Don't you hate when your sewing room is a mess? This is actually clean, above. Shelbie and Laurie helped me fold and clean up in my sewing room. I love love it when it is organized. That can change so fast when I'm in the middle of a project. I do have a pile on my cutting table with fabric for my London 2012 quilt. I'm in the middle of cutting out fabric. And those piles next to my cutting table are stacks I am using or in a UFO que.
I made my Big Ben block. It looks a little crooked but it will be ok when I trim and attach the block. I had several versions of Ben but this is the final product. I appliqued the clock face with my machine.
I cut out 9 flags and started with a blue block 6" x 9" and after adding the strips it ended up 7" x 10".
I used the tutorial from Selvage Blog asterisk block here. I made these little Union Jack blocks previously here. And I cut the flag strips slightly oversized depending on the fabric.
I fussy cut the stripe so it would be somewhat like the Union Jack stripe. My favorite block is the one in the foreground.
I added all shades of blue for the flags. I enjoyed making these so much, I may make more. I'm really passionate about this London quilt. And now that my sewing room is clean, I don't want to leave it. I was up past midnight sewing last night.