Happy Almost Spring! Three wonderful things happened today. I wore flip flops to walk my puppy, I saw a bunch of blooming yellow crocus' near my front door and I saw a robin hopping across the lawn. All sure signs that spring is coming - finally!
To celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympics, I endeavored to finish the quilt I started in 2008 commemorating the Summer games in Beijing. I always wanted to try a lone star. It was a bit challenging as the bias always wants to fight you, but I'm relatively happy with it.
I really like commemorate quilts of all sorts, and the Olympic theme doesn't seem very popular, so this is the second one I've done. The first one was my "Obama for President" quilt, which featured the Olympic Rings in the eagle's beak. I started stitching it during the opening ceremonies of those games.
This time, I marked the quilting designs during the Vancouver games. I'm going to quilt a feathered cable design on the borders, and a feathered wreath in the plain block and half block spaces.
Two of the corners turn nicely, and the other two are going to end where they are - just like on the good old antique quilts that we love.
Here are the rings, and in case you didn't know, there are 5 to represent the 5 continents, and the colors represent at least 1 color in each of the participating country's flags. Cool, huh? I appliqued these intertwined, putzy, but I'm glad I did.
I hope you can see the marking. It was a dark day and it was tricky getting a good photo with the white.
Last and least, look at this "big" puppy with her stick. She's been a "good girl" in the house for 5 days. Hooray!