Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
She was not our monarch but we had deep respect for her years of service and leadership. We also liked her sense of humor when it surfaced and maybe many of you have favorite anecdotes about her.
My particular favorite was when Vladimir Putin was about to meet with Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, the Home Secretary's dog barked loudly.
The Queen quipped: 'Dogs have interesting instincts, don’t they?"
The comment may have been a breach of royal protocol but one that I will always love.
Today I thought the only way to celebrate in a quilt-like way was to share some "Queen's Crown" patterns. There are a lot of them and I am only sharing a few:
Queen's Crown featured in the Des Moines Tribune, 1933:
Queen's Crown, Nancy Page, 1932.
By the way, Nancy Cabot referred to this same pattern as Queen Charlotte's Crown:
I also like one offered by Nancy Cabot that I can't find in the newspapers right now. But you can view this link to look at it and there is even a link for directions.
We would not leave the Queen's oldest son out of this post! Here are some King's Crowns for your perusal:
Detroit Free Press, 1932: