More Progress...2012 London

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I was lucky enough to play "nanny" to my granddaughters for most of the weekend.  Sewing wasn't primary for me but I did get a few things done to show you in progress of making my London 2012 quilt.
I decided to fussy cut a little Buckingham Palace guard to put in the bus window as a driver.  He's so darling there.
I have several crowns I've appliqued for this project.  And here is a little teacup.  I'm not done with either block yet but it is a start.
I am finished with my London Eye block.  It sorta looks like a giant spider or something but it is supposed to be the London Eye.  I used a dresden plate template and just fussy cut using a very wide striped awning type fabric to get the lines in the eye.
I have this very elegant silhouette block courtesy Pam Kitty Morning.  She was kind enough to share her idea with me.  I used mono-filament thread and a very thin fusible.  It gave me the look I was going for even though that method isn't my very favorite.

I'm not finished making blocks yet.  When I'm all done I'll decide how to put them together.  That will be fun, too.

-nanette
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Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love the Bobby in the double decker bus! So cute. I just can't wait to see this quilt!

Blessings always :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love the little guy in the bus, but that London Eye Block is stunning.

Nanci said...

Iam so happy each time I come here to see your progress to the Olympics! Love the queen profile. just a question, the circles in the previous posts, were they machine appliqued or hand done. Love them so much.

Nedra said...

I am always amazed at your creative talent, especially with a house full of distractions. Nice job Nanette!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette -- they're looking amazing! Your London Eye is fabulous!

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Oh my goodness. Too cute! The little driver looks perfect in his bus. :o) And the portrait is just gorgeous! Your quilt is coming along so nicely.
Have a great week. hugs, Trish

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, you are a wonder! Those blocks are beautiful. I like the guard/bus driver a lot and I think you did a very good job on the London Eye.

Lori Holt said...

I LOVE it all Nanette...and you're making good progress even with two cutie pie distractions!

•stephanie• said...

i love the "cars" on the london eye block.
cutest row of polka dots ever!
great job.

Ariane said...

Your blocks are looking great!!

Sinta Renee said...

You are amazing! Your blocks are just so darn cute Nanette! I can't wait to see them all together. The only thing missing is the scone with lemon curd!

Sandi said...

This is going to be such a lovely quilt that I am sure the queen must see it!

amy smart said...

It just gets more and more awesome, Nanette. I love every new addition!

Karen H said...

This is wonderful. I can't wait to see it all put together!

Lisa said...

These are really beautiful and creative!

AnnieO said...

I just love all your inspired blocks! The London Eye looks just great, and the silhouette of the queen oh so regal in her checks :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

So cute! Love the double decker bus. :)
How creative!

Kimberly

PamKittyMorning said...

That London eye is killing me. I can't even imagine how you did it with even the ruler, that dot fabric.. well crazy genius my friend. xo

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
http://quiltworld2.blogspot.fi/
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Sherri said...

This London quilt is going to be so amazing. I'm trying to think of something small I can do during the Olympics to commemorate them!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Just listened to your radio post! Great job! Loved it!!

Joy said...

I just LOVE what you've done so far!!! I have a soft spot for anything London since my oldest daughter is living there at the moment. I'm going to really enjoy the progress on this quilt :o).
Hugs,
Joy ;o)

Cynthia said...

It is gorgeous!!! I am so looking forward to the completed project :)

Broad Paul said...

I was lucky enough to play "nanny" to my granddaughters for most of the weekend. Sewing wasn't primary for me but I did get a few things done to show you in progress of making my London 2012 quilt. moving to london