Thursday, August 02, 2012

Olympic Training

Are you enjoying watching the Olympics as much as I am?  I'm enjoying the events and the scenes of London, especially as they remind me of the lovely trip I had to the UK last summer.  It's too late to make some of the fun British themed projects to celebrate...

like this quilt, by Sarah Brazier (quilt pattern available on Etsy)

or this multi-flagged quilt by Amy at Diary of a Quilter...

Or this shabby chic union jack wall hanging, from Moda.

But wait! There's good news!  There are a whole TWO YEARS until the winter Olympics, which start on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  We have plenty of time to get a Russian Olympics project done!

Amazingly, quilts are being incorporated into the official look of the Sochi Olympics.  These banners went up in Sochi when that city was selected as the 2014 Winter Olympics host:

According to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, the concept of the "look of the Games" was designed to revolve around “the principle of the ‘patchwork quilt’ — a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma.”

If I get started now, I may be ready by February, 2014.


  1. Those banners look very like Kaffe Fassetts Cool Diamonds and Hot Diamonds quilts.

  2. I thought the same thing ...that Kaffe was on the design committee!

  3. How did I miss this? it'll be fun to see how (If!) the patchwork theme develops.

  4. Those quilts are very attractive and very colorful. So full of life! Love the designs, and also UK is the best place to visit.

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