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!!


  1. Cool! Are you going to enter it in the Moda contest?

  2. Very cool - glad you got it out to finish now!

  3. good to see you finished this piece, have not seen the patchwork motif you mention but will keep my eye open for it

  4. Good way to finish a UFO.... and it will become the family Olympic Quilt... and I love the Motif too.... very Kaffe! I would buy one of the banners!!! Although I have the diamond ruler that is used to make that quilt... It is a Jan Krentz pattern. Maybe that should be my next project????? Ha.