Queenly

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More blocks from my London 2012 quilt follow.  I've been working on these crowns for a couple months now.  I wanted to embellish them but in a more grown up way than my "Dreaming Princess" quilt.  
I used the same pattern for the first 2 crowns.  I don't know if you can make out the little round fabric crystal like appliques on this crown above.
This crown shows the dots from beneath ever so slightly but I decided not to block them with an under cloth simply because it adds a little depth to the crown.  This is the most whimsical of all 4 crowns, I think.
I looked for fabric that would look like a filigree to represent a mature looking crown.  It looked a little plain so I added this bit of same color rick rack to the bottom. 
This one is my favorite.  Shelbie told me it is not a crown but a coronet.  I thought about how to make this last design for a couple months.  After making my London Eye, I realized I could use the same idea of a bias strip of dots to create the effect I was looking for.  They have been fun to make.

-nanette
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23 comments

Aunt Spicy said...

stop it! those are just amazing! So much creativity!

Deborah said...

Oh my! Are you having a little too much fun? That last one is charming. Can't wait to see this finished!
Deborah

syocom said...

Those blocks are so adorable and so much fun. can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Brandie said...

This quilt is going to be stunning! It's amazing!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely! You are just so talented...you blow me away with your talent! :)

I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It will be a true work of art. :)

Blessings always

PamKittyMorning said...

That coronet is fabulous! Love all the detail!

Annette said...

Oh those are so fun!! And beautiful. I am so looking forward to seeing your quilt all together.

Lynn said...

It's so much fun seeing these blocks being created. I can't wait to see the quilt pieced together. I really love the coronet!

Cotton Blossom said...

Oh, I would love to wear the coronet, it's lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette, those blocks are fabulous!!!

Muddling Through said...

They are ALL just great! You, my friend, are wonderfully talented.

•stephanie• said...

love them all, but your favorite is my favorite, too.

Nedra said...

Very good Nanette! After all you are the "fussy cut Queen"

Nanci said...

Nanette, you are a queen! Love this oh so sweet crown! The queen would too.

Lori Holt said...

I love all these too!....I'm really crushing over the last one Nanette...the design and fabric choices are perfectly sweet!

Sherri said...

Oh, I love them all...but the last one...swoon...it's amazing!

amy smart said...

You are amazing. I have a feeling this quilt is going to be my favorite quilt on the planet.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Darling! Can NOT wait to see things all together!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh dear, this says Adriënne (one of my sisters) all over. LOVE them.

Pots and Pins said...

When you are done with this quilt you need to send a picture of it to the Queen herself! I'm sure she'll make you a Duchess or something! It's going to be fabulous - can't wait to see the finished quilt!

pratima said...

Hi Nanette, your London quilt is coming along wonderfully. The details you put in each block are so special. Love the fussy cut dots in the queen's crown :)

PatSloan said...

oh my did you hear me SQUEAL over the crowns/coronets???

Mary Anne Drury said...

Tiaras !!!!! This is SO me DAHLINK !!!!!! LOVE tiaras !!!! (I know you're calling them crowns, etc, but to us Homecoming Queen drop outs, they'll always be the tiara that got away !!!! :)