Sunday, 10 June 2012

Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

I know this post is a little late as it is nearly a week since the official Jubilee celebrations. Yesterday I was reading Barbara Brackman's blog and she had devoted a post to the Jubilee. She was talking about panels to make Jubilee quilts and I suddenly remembered the Cath Kidston bag I had been given for my birthday. This bag is double sided and made of quite lightweight calico so it could be easily unpicked and the panel used as the centre for a quilt.
On the subject of Corgis Barbara has designed a superb Jubilee panel that you can find in her special Jubilee post  here. If you are not a regular reader of her blog I can highly recommend it, it is one of the most interesting quilting blogs in my opinion. 

I also have a Jubilee pin given to me as a birthday gift from my eldest son. This is also from CK and was much admired when I wore it over the weekend.

For those of you in the UK you will know how disappointing the weather was over the Jubilee weekend - in fact our whole summer so far has been a wash out. But we did get the bunting out in the garden. Cilla is posing in her favourite garden chair and in case you are wondering - yes that is the insides of an old washing machine made into a wood burner.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Such fun! Pennants add so much to festivities and the quilt panel and pin are so lovely. The entire Jubilee has been so wonderful for me to watch ...even in the U.S.!

Lizzie P said...

Love the washer/burner - a brilliant idea!
Loved the Jubilee too. We put up bunting, but ours was inside the house. British weather - Awful! - apart from the concert night. But what a great atmosphere - 4 days of happiness and goodwill!
So nice to see the flag on display everywhere.