Each day I will give you a free Olympic themed block to piece. The instructions will be downloadable for 24 hours. Check in each day to get all the patterns at no charge. If you miss a pattern you may purchase it in my store.
Most of the designs will be for paper peicing. One of the borders does have a fair amount of applique -- but the shapes are super simple. You certainly could omit that border if applique is not for you. There a also a few blocks with a little bit of applique as well.The quilt is designed to finish 55-1/2" x 55-1/2". But it would be very easy to modify if you wish to delete a few of the blocks and the applique.
I debated on providing yardage information -- but this quilt can be done with scraps. Or you can purchase fabric as you go.
To whet your appetite, I am offering the piecing instructions for the Olympic Rings block this week. This is the center medallion of the quilt -- or could just be a stand alone project This block finished at 14" x 14". For this block, I am providing instructions on using folded corners on each of the units.
Click on the image to download the instructions.
Block 2 will be released for opening ceremonies on Friday.
"A white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red...is symbolic; it represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time."
Here is the layout with Block #1 added.
Featured Product: Octagon Table Toppers - Electric Quilt University Class
Andover has a new fabric collection entitled Scandia. I definitely need to locate this fabric at one of the local quilt shops. This week I played with these fabrics in one of my Octagon Table toppers.
If you would like to learn how to draft these versatile quilts, you can sign up for my class Octagon Table Toppers at Electric Quilt University. The next session starts on August 5th.
This is a 2-week course complete with illustrated, printable lessons and videos covering every step. The videos are posted throughout the lessons so you can read first, then watch the video, or vice versa. You can stream them right away, or download each video to your computer to watch later.
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