Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The "Peace" block...


I started stitching on this block for my "Contentment" anniversary quilt project while watching the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics.  It seemed appropriate...I love all the International cooperation and participation.  I wish the only battles in the world were the ones between athletic teams with no violence.

The block measures 10-inches finished.  Steve and I are pretty peaceful and wish there was less violence in the world.  I have two more 10-inch blocks to do, then I have to start putting it together.  

This makes me panic because I have not figured out what to put around the center block.  I need to have a 2-inch border of some kind.  I cannot decide...pieced, appliqued...ugh!  I will draw out some possibilities and try and nail down a decision.

Are you watching the Olympics?  I am enjoying all of it.  The most surprising event for me has been the women's rugby...that is such a strange sport with the big ball!  Weird!

I was so moved by the opening ceremonies...it is always so interesting to see what the host nation puts together.  That projection system was amazing!  And I loved the moving sculpture behind the lighted cauldron. 

I wish all nations would act as if the rest of the world was really watching all the time...including us!

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)

9 comments:

  1. I am watching some of the Olympics but not all - I really enjoy the swimming and the gymnastics but I do not watch much of the other things. I love that block you are doing and you applique is always so nice and neat - you really inspire others to work harder! (I agree too much violence in the world and it worries me at times so I run to the sewing room to loose myself in the peace and quite)

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  2. What a pretty applique block representing "peace". I never would have thought of doing it that way.

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  3. Watching equestrian jumping right now. The eq cross country yesterday was exciting. Got hooked on women's team handball -- talk about an eclectic sport!

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  4. We have been watching the Olympics, but just the prime time stuff. It's enjoyable and perfect for hand work like your beautiful applique. I love how this is designed. Perfect for the Olympic games.

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  5. Oh what a wonderful block! This is going to be a sensational quilt. And yes, the Olympics have kept me from getting my 8 hours each night!

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  6. Loving this block - what about adding some butterflies, unless I am reading your comment wrong about the empty space?
    I love the swimming and gymnastics but my favourite is the track and field events. I don't watch the boxing, weight lifting type games. Rugby is a big thing here in UK, after football/soccer and has 13 players each side, not like the 7 in the Olympics. My city has 2 professional teams, both in the premier league, and a football team that just re-entered back into premiership :) USA has 26 medals at this moment of writing and we have 6. I don't think we will do as well as we did in London 2012. I was lucky enough to go to the Paralympics that year with free entry and travel tickets my daughter won for 4 people - what an enjoyable day out for us all.

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  7. Nice block - is this your pattern?
    Peace rests within our own soul but not everyone has that inner peace - especially the world. I believe World peace is unattainable as God allows free will to mankind.
    Have a great day. Enjoy the Olympics and am glad the USA is doing so well.

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  8. Teresa, Your Peace block is lovely! Do you plan to add the pattern for this block to your online shop? I would love to buy the pattern and make a block of my own, and I imagine others would be interested as well. Happy Stitching, Jay

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