Saturday, February 8, 2014
Olympic-Inspired Quilt Top Finished!
With the Winter Olympics starting up this week in Sochi Russia, I was motivated to dig out the Olympic quilt that I made 2 years ago during the Summer Olympics (and never finished).
I always try to figure out why certain quilts get tossed in the UFO pile, and for this one, I think it was just too small. I have no more wall space for any more minis, but decided that a throw quilt for the couch would be perfect for the Winter Olympics. Luckily I still had some of the original solids that I started out with, and combined them with some solid white to make a bunch of half square triangles. When I still wanted it a bit bigger, I got out some solid black to extend it, and I'm calling it done at about 54" x 72".
The back is already finished, and batting purchased.
With the 7-8 inches of snow we got over the last 2 days, I should have plenty of time to finish it.
I still have a tutorial for the center of this quilt on this blog. Click the link above, or the tutorial link if you would like to see it!!
I also have to say that I just LOVE the patchwork quilt motif that is being used in this games. It's my all time favorite!!