|Tea With the Queen|
Then came Step 4, and Jan's advice to look for "the gift of Serendipity". It happened to be the weekend of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and I was thinking that those cups wanted to be tea cups, and how there seemed to be some crown-ish shapes in the center. I've been in a London state of mind, since a good friend has been living there for 18 months and I had the chance to visit in December. And with the Olympics on the horizon...
Anyway, what do you think I found in my embellishment box that day? A little charm with a picture of Big Ben on it! Serendipity for sure. Did you know they've renamed it's tower after the queen? It's "Elizabeth Tower" now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18592966 So my little quilt has a story!
Can I show you one more thing? I saw this on someone else's blog and this is the first time I've tried it. I cut two squares that I folded in half and stitched into the top corners on the back along with the binding. Now, a dowel will fit in there for hanging (mine hasn't been cut to length yet in the picture). I liked that. Easy peasy for a small piece.
Thanks to the hosts for their inspiration. And to everyone else here, too. I love seeing how your pieces have come together!