I plum forgot to mention the Olympics in my last post detailing how I would be spending my February. Every 4 years, I get interested in sports <grin> and watch the Olympics. Maybe it is because it is something interesting to watch? Maybe because so many other people are watching and it is a good conversation starter? Or maybe because it drums up a lot of patriotic fervor? I think it is all three, but especially the last.
By now you probably have seen and/or heard about how Sochi is using patchwork graphics for the Olympics.
But these bright graphics aren't the only example of patchwork that I've spotted. The other one is more up my alley.
article about how they were developed. They actually bought a vintage quilt and had a master quilter deconstruct it in order to create a prototype for the uniform. They also used a vintage flag. I really love the "faded glory" look of this uniform. I may use this color scheme in my own quilt.
Here is a photo of the actual vintage quilt.
While I'm watching, I am appliqueing on my Sarah's
Are you watching? What is your favorite sports? I really like it all but I if I choose I would have to say the ski jumping. It is neat that they are letting women compete for the first time this games. I also really like women's hockey. The men's hockey is all dominated by NHL players and I feel like that is "cheating." I like seeing the amateur players more. When we lived in Alaska, my daughter played girls' hockey in high school. They just began a varsity program for girls and she became the first female from her high school to earn a varsity letter! Applique and hockey go well together. I did nearly an entire quilt while she was at practice and during games.
Have a great day!