Wednesday, 21 March 2012

London trip

Yesterday DH was going to London on business, and since his hotel room was sure to have a double bed, I decided to book myself a train ticket and go with him!  Since his evening would be free, we hoped to take in a show.  The weather was beautiful, fine and sunny, and made it perfect for me to wander and soak up the sights of the capital.  I made sure I called at the Half Price Ticket Booth in Leicester Square and bought us some bargain theatre tickets.  I only took this one photo of the London Eye while I was walking down to the South Bank.  You can see what beautiful weather it was.
DH had finished his business by 6 o'clock, so we had a bite to eat and then went to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, where the smash comedy 'One Man, Two Guvnors' was playing.  We were lucky to get tickets, as the auditorium was full to capacity.  If you haven't seen this play yet, I can thoroughly recommend it, as it was hilarious, despite being based on the play 'Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni, written in 1746.

This morning, DH went off to keep the economy turning, and I went to an exhibition by London Quilters.  If you're in London, this is running until 31st March and is well worth a visit.  The quilts ranged from the ultra modern to the very traditional, the complex to the simple, but all were lovely.  I have taken photos of my personal favourites.
This one, by Linda Seward, was my all-time favourite.  It's baskets, but with a twist.  All the bright colours and striped sashing are delctable.

This one is a great idea for using a jelly roll, and special fun for a child's quilt.
I love multicoloured scrap quilts, and this one is a stunner!

Can you pick out the block?  It goes from the turquoise circle fabric at top left, to the purple with white flower at bottom right.  This gives me food for thought for possible Linus quilts.

This quilt had been made from Dad's shirts, as a memorium quilt.  It's lovely, and had been carefully handquilted.

Normally dolly quilts aren't my thing, but this one had the name of a female member of the family under each doll.  The bottom right doll was little Sofia, and all the others were mum, ganrandmas and aunties.  What a super idea!

This quilt is courthouse steps - what a great choice to use lime green!
A little reproduction quilt, which I think is Dear Jane.
The star fabrics are selvedges.  (Maybe I should use some of my collection of selvedges in this way!)
Alicia Merrit is a member of this group, and here are three of her quilts.  The one on the left is a road map, and they are all stunning and beautifully made.
Tin men - looking good!

Rippling water and tree shadows in this art quilt.
And to end, a very London image!  Thank you London quilters for a lovely exhibition.  See you in two years time!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time...all your favourite activities rolled up in one day!

loulee said...

Great quilts, thank you for sharing.

Clare said...

Some great quilts. Love the London Underground one.