I am a total Olympic enthusiast. I love to watch the competition, hear the back stories, and learn about the culture of the host country.
Here is a review of Quilts that I have made to commemorate recent Olympics:
I started this quilt during the opening ceremonies of the games in Turin, Italy. The eagles are holding the Olympic rings.
Beijing Summer 2012 - the star is made in the colors of the rings, which represent the 5 continents. They use these colors because they are the common colors in ALL country flags.
Vancouver, Canada Winter 2010 got a pass -
London Summer 2012 games - Liberated crowns and stars.
I have too many irons in the fire to do one for these games.
Can you believe the Sochi uniforms are patchwork? They are literally designed to represent the patchwork quilt to reflect the different regions of Russia!
The US sweaters look to me like an americana quilt pattern in the Red Wagon style.
The medals look to me like English Paper Piecing diamonds -
Lastly who doesn't love these guys from Norway (No Way)? I am especially attracted to them having recently finished a chevron quilt top, which I plan to pin and start quilting this week.
Grab some sewing and enjoy the games!
GO WORLD :)