Are you Watching?

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I'm certainly watching all the Olympic events I can manage to see.  Did you see the opening ceremonies?  Fantastic!  Truly unbelievable.  I can't even imagine what went into making that spectacular event.  I watched it twice.  And I never watch anything twice, or nearly not.  
I am so glad to be making my London 2012 quilt.  I'm putting rows together but still not quite done making blocks.  This is one of my groups of blocks together, above.  There will be lots of different fabrics sashing and framing my blocks.  I'm starting at the center to build the quilt and working out.
This is my take on the Olympic Rings.  I know they are not actual rings but I wanted to make the spirit of the Olympic Rings into something "quilty".  And what is more quilty than hexagons?  (well, mine are faux hexagons)  My husband kind of rolls his eyes at this quilt since he really doesn't "get" the Olympics or my admiration for the queen.  However, he even watched the opening ceremonies and didn't complain once.  In fact, he was rather gob smacked like the rest of us.  Wasn't it fabulous?

-nanette 
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Carrie P. said...

I think the hexies are a great idea for the rings.

Nedra said...

I think you need to add a block with a helicopter and a pink figure flying out the side :)

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I'm loving that row you showed! Fantastic!!

Sandra said...

You're right, the Olympics (and The Queen) are awesome!! I'm an ex-pat, now living in Canda, but I'm watching the Olympics on the tv and my lap top at the same time (multi-tasking!!:) Ha; housework? maybe after the olympics are over... the dust bunnies can wait!

circle r motel said...

Don't you just love the expression "gob smacked"! We had some Brits stay at our motel earlier this week who said all the "locals" were getting out of town. You are so creative...

AnnieO said...

I didn't get to see all of the opening ceremonies but did think it was amazing! Love your Olympic rings and the experience of making your London Quilt during the London Olympics. Enjoy!

pratima said...

The motifs you picked to symbolize Olympics and England are shining, Nanette! Your fabrics and shades of red and blue are gorgeous! It is coming along great :)

Sherri said...

I love your version of the Olympic rings! I'm totally smitten with the Olympics, too...I have been since the Olympics where Olga Korbut won it all in gymnastics...I remember watching all of Nadia's events too...and I could go on and on. I find it so interesting that so many of us quilters are smitten with the Olympics...wonder why?!

Muddling Through said...

Looking really good, Nanette! As usual. You do good work.

Thimbleanna said...

I "get" it Nanette and I think it's fabulous! Great take on the Olympic rings!!!!

lej619 said...

If you really want the rings to look more like a "ring"try appliqueing a circle (use the same fabric as the background--the rose fabric) to the color protion of the "ring". leave about 1/4 of an inch of the color fabric showing.
(your rings look small that why I thought a 1/4 inch would work. that way the ring might pop out more.
You have inspired me to want to try my hand at doing something like this.!
Thanks!

Janet said...

I love what you're doing and the rings are such a great idea plus they get a bit funny about the logo getting used. The ceremony was incredible.

Gillie said...

Love, it! Glad you enjoyed Friday, said at the time to the WT, what is the world going to make of it? So far, you all seem to have approved! Think I might watch again too! The jumping is nerve wracking right now, not a gold but maybe a silver for GB?

Pots and Pins said...

I love your Olympic Rings! Clever gal you! And I really hope you're making a pattern of your British quilt - it's going to be fabulous and we'll all want one for ourselves! xo, Nan