I almost can't believe my summer London 2012 quilt top is completed. I have enjoyed this project immensely but I'm ready to move on now that the Queen is back in her throne, Olympics are over and summer vacations are a nice memory.
I am really pleased with it. At one point I became discouraged with fitting all the blocks together with the filler fabrics and having it all come together and look like a cohesive project. It sat on my sewing table for several weeks without much progress. But then I rethought measurements and pushed forward.
I like my banner border. The binding will be like the string holding the bunting inline. It is a busy quilt but I think there is enough white to give the eye some rest.
I placed my town/row homes on the top and bottom corners to anchor the quilt. I've even decided those 4 roses together really suit better to be torches. So now they are officially representing a bit of the Olympic torch cluster.
Each little piece of the quilt has taken quite a bit of thought and planning. And each piece means something to me. Several of the blocks were taken from ideas of other patterns or from parts of patterns I have obtained from others and some are ideas I just imagined. I think my favorite block is Queen Elizabeth's silhouette that my good friend Pam Kitty Morning let me use after I saw her make a pillow with it on her blog.
The next step is quilting. I'd like to get it done (of course) as fast as possible. I'm going to make some calls today to see what I can come up with. I can't imagine my pleasure with it when it is quilted and bound. I will really enjoy this as a memory quilt and the quilting focus of my 2012.
I would like to move onto several UFOs but my daughter Tracey and her husband Eliot are moving into a new home and of course they need a new quilt. So that will be my next quilt. Ideas began to form for that project as I stitched the last few seams of London 2012.