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WIP Wednesday – Olympic Edition

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I love watching the Olympics. I’m using NBC’s Live Extra app on my iPad so I can watch everything live. I don’t care about the sports they show on TV. I want to see obscure stuff that you can only see at Olympic time. Of course, I want to watch the equestrian events (See that phrasing? “Equestrian events” is proper use of the word equestrian as an adjective. It drives me batty that every time the Olympics comes around they label all the equine events as Equestrian. It isn’t a term horse people use for themselves as a noun. Ok, rant over).

I’m using the Olympics to add to my sewing time. I pulled out a long term UFO. I made this quilt years ago intending to donate it to Quilts of Valor but it ended up being too small. I loved it and I didn’t want to add borders and it annoyed me so I put it away. Yesterday I bought some border fabric and added them. This is the Women’s 10 m Platform Synchronized Diving quilt top.

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Watching the Olympics has given me some more opportunities to hand sew also. May I present the Women’s 45 kg Weightlifting bird hexagon flower and the Cross Country phase of the Three-Day Event polka dot flower.

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I did feel slightly odd while watching weightlifting to get tips on form for my workouts while hand sewing a flower. Two sides of my personality were colliding.

8 Comments

  • Cathy Tomm

    Great quilt on the way to a finish. Love the little flowers too. I popped over from Lily`s Quilts. I am also the owner of many animals, a dog and small herd of horses.

  • Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}

    LOL! Yes, there has been much Olympic sewing lately… kinda like 9 months after really cold days there’s lots of babies… Ahem. Unfortunately here in Japan we only get the free-to-air channels, which show a whole lot of judo and swimming with snippets of table tennis, gymnastics and any other sports where Japanese people are competing. And only ever their performances, not the whole event. Unless I want to stay up until 3am. No. Sigh!

  • Ida

    hahaha……cracking up over your hexagon names….very creative! I love that blue and violet dotted fabric….reminds me of a DNA chain……..and, of course I still love the blue with stars fabric

  • Mareenchen

    Hehe, love those flowers and their “names”. Re: obscure stuff – did you see the crazy fencing match between Britta Heidemann and Shin A Lam, or rather the aftermath? I caught it live on German telly by accident. What a situation!

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