15 February 2014 ~ 5 Comments

Memories of Sochi Quilt Design

Isn’t it amazing that the Russian Olympics are utilizing Patchwork so heavily in their banners and uniforms? I just love seeing our craft get this worldwide publicity!

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Maybe it’s the jury duty with lots of downtime… (Class note:  Class will be meeting this Tuesday the 18th and Wednesday the 19th during a break in my Jury Duty Service…. ) but I have been sketching this motif in my jury notebook and trying to come up with a design that will honor and keep alive our memories of Sochi. Then I started to wonder about what the motifs represent. Then I found this link:
http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UwBgMZm9LCR
It explains that the patchwork represent the many regions of Russia. Very interesting!
So at last I came up with a design I like… It’s simple once you know the trick!

Memories of Sochi Design

Classmembers could pull out some of our old swaps and others should scour your stash and grab up some Fat Quarters. This design is about 64″ X 78″.  If you wish to make a larger quilt, it would be simple to add more panels or make the panels longer.  I’ll be posting a pattern soon. (I’m working on it!). Check back in the next few days!

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5 Responses to “Memories of Sochi Quilt Design”

  1. Cheri Goertz 19 February 2014 at 5:52 am Permalink

    Thank you for producing the quilt pattern for the Sochi Olympic quilt pattern. While watching the Olympics I became more and more enthralled in the quilt design and the colors. I can hardly wait to go through my stash and see what I can come up with to create my Sochi quilt. I appreciate you making the quilt pattern available. Awesome!!!!!!!

  2. nancy in IN 17 February 2014 at 3:11 pm Permalink

    Love the quilt. Interesting idea.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

  3. Annmarie 17 February 2014 at 5:11 am Permalink

    Very cool design – can’t wait!!! Makes me wish I lived in California just to come to your classes!

  4. Julie 16 February 2014 at 8:58 pm Permalink

    Love your design and really enjoyed reading the info in the link.

  5. Fran 16 February 2014 at 6:38 pm Permalink

    I think the Olympic quilt you are designing is great.


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