May 6, 2012

Rule Britannia...

It's never difficult to find British-themed fabric or memorabilia, but because it's Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee this summer, vendors are pulling out all the stops! Mum is in England all this month with Dad Burt and she's promised to find a few more goodies to bring home for her British daughter, too! I'm so excited to see what she might find.

Something corgi related would probably be easy to find, as the corgi is the Queen's favorite breed. Or perhaps she'll find sweets in Jubilee-themed tins? I've asked her not to spend too much time looking, and not to spend too much money on me either. After all, it is their vacation and they should savor every minute doing things they enjoy. Even so, I'm looking forward to some little surprise.

I found this Benartex fabric on Etsy from spiceberrycottage and didn't hesitate to purchase a little of four different fabrics. I have three yards total and these will be the foundation of an upcoming project.
I've had my eye on Michelle's "Victory Garden" pattern at Busy Bee Quilt Designs for some time, so I purchased it the same day I bought the Benartex fabrics. I know this will be on my list after I finish my current WIPs.  I'll probably choose more traditional red, white and navy fabrics rather than the fabrics on the cover of Michelle's pattern, but I do love her finished quilts, too.
Created by Troy at Junk Exchange
This is another British item I've been coveting for a long, long time. My blog friend, Troy at Junk Exchange blog makes these. Troy always amazes me with his ability to create beautiful and useful things. If you haven't visited his and Rod's blog, here's the link.

So, there you have it. More ideas. More projects in my future. British inspiration. I hope you have something wonderful planned for your week, whether it's in your creative space or spent with loved ones. It's all good!

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moosecraft said...

Wow! I've never seen the British flags stitched with so many colors... I think I'm really liking the neutral version!

Createology said...

Your new fabrics are quite fun. The neutrals flag pillow is quite charming. I am thinking with the Olympics in London this year there will be some really fun and interesting things for your mum to find and shop for you. Wonderful week to you dear...

laurajane said...

Hope your mum and dad Bert are having a good time.I also hope the weather cheers up a bit for them.We have had lots of rain the last few weeks.xx

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the British theme!! I bet you'll have all kinds of goodies!! Can't wait to see your quilt all finished!!

Michelle May said...

Well how cool is that! Oh how I wish I was traveling with mum and Bert. So fun!

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