Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Pattern Day and Olympic Inspiration: 1000 pyramids

The 2014 Winter Games is in Sochi, Russia, and the theme is based on the patchwork quilt. For free Thousand Pyramids and diamond quilt patterns, please see our updated (2014) free pattern day!




7 comments:

  1. Diamonds...always a quilters's best friend!

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  2. This is an absolutely stunning post. I *love* that you "riffed" on the posters for the upcoming Olympics, and then shared examples of patterns people could make in that theme, including a free pattern. Absolutely genius!!!

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  3. I loved your focus on the 2014 Olympics highlighting how hand crafts were being incorporated in the graphics for the Russian Olympics. Having lived amongst Russians for 4 years, I found that the women are very industrious and can do so many things well. Quilting was certainly done using fabrics from cast away clothes. I lived there when there was not much choice in fabrics but imagine that much is now being created from all the choice around the world. Many peoples (minority)living in Russia and other former Soviet Republics use detailed embroidery for their everyday traditional outfits. Simply beautiful!

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  4. here's the first one from Russia (out of nothing, you see ;)) http://foto.mail.ru/mail/yakimovaas/60/1859.html# I think it's only the beginning, there'll have to be much more quilts - and more complicated too, although this one is complicated enough already and still does not completely recembles the original pattern.

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  5. Hi lerusisik! Thank you for visiting us from Russia. Your quilts are beautiful and we love seeing your designs. What fun! :-)

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  6. Thank you very much, but the quilt is not mine (I've quilte forgotten to say that). It's from a very good Russian quilter and a friend of mine Anna Yakimova and the whole linked album is hers.

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  7. Thanks for this post! I loved the Sochi Olympics design so much and wondered if it was based on a quilt design and why. It so much reminded me a Kaffe Fassett's style. Your post helped answer my questions

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