Have you noticed the colorful bibs all the athletes are wearing at the Winter Olympics? Look a little closer - doesn't that look like a quilt design? I just keep obsessing about all those diamonds with pinwheels and triangle shapes! I want to make this quilt now. Think Kaffe prints especially for the reds. Yummy!
(Australia) also noticed the same thing and did a little research. The designs are apparently intended to show Russian arts and crafts.
|Check out the blue diamonds in the forefront!|
By secretlondon123 (Flickr: Ice Arena) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)],
via Wikimedia Commons
Well, I got a little more curious and did a bit more googling. Next thing I found out is that the U.S. Snowboarding Team's official jacket is basically a patchwork created by Burton Snowboards
. It is inspired by handcrafted patchwork quilts and the American flag. It seems that snowboarders really love it, too! Who knew quilting and snowboarding would ever mix?!
Here's a picture of gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg wearing the jacket and below is Shaun White with both the jacket and the bib!
|By Parke Brewer (VOA) (US Kotsenburg 'Stoked' on Winning First Sochi Gold)|
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
|From Burton Snowboards.|
|Shaun White wearing the bib and the jacket underneath!|
It might also be worth looking into Norway's Curling Team's uniform. Those pants look really interesting, too!
Have you seen any other quilty uniforms while watching the Olympics?