Draw another arc inside at the 4th graph line mark, it is at about 4/5". Save to Sketchbook.
Just draw a straight line at 4 ticks of your graph paper and save it to the sketchbook. (this is 4/5" of an inch. You don't have to worry about the dimensions of this, as long as it is relative to your other blocks it will line up. Save to Sketchbook.
This does leave little slivers of red and green, but you can color it in if you extend the background piece, or piece it, for real! Piece from the outside background corners towards the center.
Horizontal 6 blocks
Vertical 3 blocks
Left and Right: 4.75"
Background: 2 yards (note, need 41.5" minimum usable width of fabric (WOF)
Each color: 1/4 yard
Cut 1 - 9" WOF
- Cut 2 - 9" square blocks
- Cut 1 - 6 7/8" x remaining WOF then cross-cut to get 5 - 4" x 6 7/8" pieces (use in sashings)
- Cut 2 - 1" x remaining WOF; cross-cut to get 3 - 1" x 9" strips (use for sashing spacers between rings); 5 - 1"x 1" squares (use for cornerstones in the middle of the rings)
Turn fabric and from the Length of Fabric (LOF)
Turn back and cut from opposite end of remaining WOF
Cut 2 - 5.25" x WOF (save for border)
cut 6 - 8.5" x WOF then cross-cut to get 16 squares (use with templates for the arc and intertwined blocks) There are two spares here.
Cuts from Colors:
Cut 2 1/8" x 4" for each color (used in the sashings).
Use Templates to create 3 arcs from blue and red, 2 arcs from yellow, green and black; sashing rectangles and 1 intertwined arc from blue and red and 2 intertwined arcs from yellow, green and black.
Create the arc blocks, then create the intertwined blocks, create the sashings. Layout your quilt so that you see all parts are ready to go. I pressed towards the arcs on all background vs. arc seams. With good quality white background fabric, you should be able to press towards the inner part of the circle on each block.
Sew the vertical strip together including the first column of blocks and the sashing to the right. On the righthand end, sew the last sashing and the final column together, then sew the column together and the bottom block will already include the sashings. Then sew vertical columns together and then add side borders, and finally the top and bottom borders.
The outer arc and sashing blocks are fairly straight forward.
Please note: you are welcome to use these for your personal use only. Olympic trademarks may not be used for commercial purposes.
UPDATE: Here is my completed quilt. You can read more about it and my personal connection to the Olympics here.