I chose to go global with the friendship theme instead of something more personal. The fact that I had no access to personal photographs or other mementos for this reveal significantly impacted this decision! I have found it additionally challenging to create the July and Sept reveals as we spend the summers in
Maine. I have some supplies here, but my STASH is in Georgia and
it’s a crap shoot as to what I should bring with me!!!! Well this time I only brought my Kaffee
Fasset stash since I had plans to work on a Kim McLean design using his
gorgeous fabric this summer. Well it proved quite
useful for my concept.
While thinking about symbols of friendship, the Olympic rings popped into mind. I contemplated one of the benefits of the Olympics and how they were intended to foster good will and friendly relations between nations and their athletes and citizens. Many of the participants develop relationships and make lifetime friends as a result. The Sochi Olympics then came to mind as I thought of the bright colored patchwork banners that were used as the official Look of the Winter Games. They had impressed me with their bright colors and quilt related design. Research into the development of the banners proved that one of the concepts chosen to be represented by them was friends; as well as family, motherland, comfort, beauty, warmth and creativity. Quilts provide and represent those too! Quilts used to be made and finished in bees with friends and often given to friends!!! Perfect!!! And how lucky that my Kaffe stash would be just what I needed to create my quilted interpretation of these banners.
Machine pieced and quilted with fused Olympic rings and tuille covered fabric stamps.