London 2012 Great Granny Block

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Lori is having a Great-Granny Block Along this month.  I've been looking forward to Lori's block party but find myself overwhelmed and totally incapable of making a completely new project right now. 
However, considering Queen Elizabeth II is a great grandmother, I thought I could squeeze one great-granny block into my London 2012 quilt.  After all, the theme fits Queen great-granny.
Using teapot/cup, crown, and London street fabric, I managed one very nice great-granny block.  It was quite fun and yes, these are addicting.  However, I will have to stop at just one.  For now.

This weekend I'm going to lay out more blocks and start assembling London 2012.  At some point I have to call it enough.

-nanette 
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Kelli said...

Can't wait to see London 2012. :o) And I'm in love with your Great Granny block!! So cute.. all of the fabrics are great. :) xo

Sherri said...

I can't wait to see the London quilt...you might just have it assembled before the Olympics start next weekend!

Deborah said...

Oh! I love this. I love London, too! So this is like a 2 for 1 for me!

Darlene said...

Can't wait to see your London quilt.

Take a deep breath.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute Nanette!!!

trish said...

Your gg block is super cute.
I cant wait to see your quilt.
The detail and charm is off the charts.
Hugs. Trish

Muddling Through said...

I LIKE it! I've been resisting those granny square blocks after seeing them all over, but they sure are cute. Can't wait to see your completed London 2012 quilt.

Nedra said...

It's wonderful! And didn't you find the Great Grannie block easy to do and addictive? I'm on #15 and am having so much fun!

Lori Holt said...

Yay!!!...you made a great granny block!
And you are so clever to fit it into your London quilt:)
It's so cute and perfectly you...just like I knew it would be.
ooxxlori

Vicki said...

So cute. I love the queen's lavender ensemble too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

brilliant!

Carrie P. said...

Yay! one block done. It looks great made from your sweet fabrics.

Cynthia said...

You put so much personality and character into your quilts! The Queen E. will be a great granny when Will and Kate produce a little one. lol

Cynthia said...

You put so much personality and character into your quilts! The Queen E. will be a great granny when Will and Kate produce a little one. lol

Gmama Jane said...

Freda, I have to admit I haven't visited your blog in some time so I enjoyed spending some time this morning perusing the many projects you are involved in. I had forgotten how much I love your blog. I must see if I can get you to come thru on my email feed so I won't forget. I do love the London quilt and the many different crowns...so unique. I was captivated by your post about Slovakia and your daughter going there to see your ancestors hometown. I'm fascinated by geneology although I don't take the time to pursue it. Your daughter is gorgeous BTW!!! I would love to go to Scotland and Ireland to see our family cemetary...I've been told an entire cemetary with my husband's family name is there. My maiden name is *Shrewsbury* which is a town in England and the Earl of Shrewsbury. Anyhoo, I wanted to take the time to leave a comment and let you know how much I enjoy your quilting endeavors and your blog. I'll be back for the mini-quilt blog hop and maybe I'll win one of those books!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

pratima said...

Beautiful block, Nanette! The prints and colors are perfect!

Sinta Renee said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea... to have a tribute/theme for your GGA!

•stephanie• said...

best idea ever!
i'm sure the queen would be so proud.
each of the fabrics in your great granny block is just perfect.
i'm on pins and needles waiting to see your london quilt finished.
{no pressure!}

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your great granny block is perfect Nanette!

Broad Paul said...

PS For those of you asking if this is going to be a pattern, the answer is no. I've used ideas from other sources and this is such a timely project that I'm not going to make a pattern. Thanks for asking! rent in london