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.