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Happy Sochi Yum Yum

May 28th, 2011

Last winter I was stalking Russian athletes on my whirlwind Mo’lympic trip to Vancouver, BC during the Winter Olympics. I fell crazy madly in love with their swirly-que Russian team attire.   Crazy.  Mad.  Love!  The Norwegian’s got me excited in a quilty way too, but nothing like Team Russia’s attire from BOSCO Sports.

I suspected with Russia being the host country for the next Winter Olympics in 2014 - that the red and white swirly-que motif was just Sochi’s flirtatious design fore-play.  Oh Sochi, you tease!  I really should put a parental warning rating on this blog post for what the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee recently released…
Prepare yourself.
Towel up.

IMAGE SOURCE: Roustem Adagamov (where you can see more of his beautiful photos)

If you’re a quilter, probably right around now you’re OMG’ing.

IMAGE SOURCE: Roustem Adagamov

I wonder if Sochi rhymes with Mochi?

IMAGE SOURCE: Roustem Adagamov

Happy Mochi Sochi Yum Yum!

IMAGE SOURCE: Roustem Adagamov

Dear Today Show/Bob Costas - just in case you need a woman-on-the-street for quilt reporting… my passport is current, I travel light, I do a kick ass Jan Brady impersonation and I love cabbage & beets.

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39 Responses

  1. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    WOW - just WOW!!! Boy is that Sochi pattern right up your alley,or what!?!? The right colors, the right kind of patchwork - just beautiful!

    I hope you enjoy your new career as Sports Announcer/Color Commentator!!!

  2. The fabulous Jen Carlton Bailly allegedly said:

    Wow! Pretty rad.

  3. The fabulous Julie Stewart allegedly said:

    Oh, Monica, my little heart is pitter pattering!!

    p.s. I couldn’t get my hands on a phat quarter bundle of Happy Mochi Yum Yum but as soooon as the yardage appears, I will be making the ziggity quilt! TY!

  4. The fabulous wishes, true and kind allegedly said:

    I would definitely follow Happy Zombie coverage of the Olympics!

  5. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    I’d like to know who the brainchild/woman/man/designer is behind the imaging. Incredible!! I saw a pic posted earlier in the week and gasped - it is so beautiful. And hey, I didn’t know you were here for the Olympics last year. I hope you LOVED it as much as we did. Best city atmosphere EVER.

    Hope you get the job. Happy Sochi yum yum indeedy! (Yup, I just said indeedy).

  6. The fabulous Chanda allegedly said:

    I am totally OMGing!! I can’t wait to watch Olympic coverage now! And, I would totally watch you on Olympic coverage, just so you know. Do we need to start a Facebook campaign to get you there?!? I am going to be looking into your links for sure. LOVE it!

  7. The fabulous Kristen@SoHappy allegedly said:

    OMG…OMG… How did you read my mind!! I actually said it twice outloud AND then read your caption! I’d vote for yah. :)

  8. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    You are toooooo funny, girl!! OMG, doesn’t even cover it!!! Love it!!

  9. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    OMG… have you been working undercover???


    Hope Bob Costas gives you a ring :D


  10. The fabulous julie allegedly said:

    Actually my first comment was holy sh*t!! Wow Wow Wow!!!

  11. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    WOW that is just so beautiful and amazing…what a way to welcome the world than a quilt theme!

  12. The fabulous terri allegedly said:


  13. The fabulous Cindy Rutledge allegedly said:

    Oh my!!!! I’m going to watch in 2012 just so I can see the quilty goodness. I want to make them all! I vote that you make a diamond Mochi quilt :-) and call it Mochi for Sochi.

  14. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    OMGGGGGGGGGG……lol!!!!!!! Your fabric is fab!!!!!

  15. The fabulous Anne - Tesla's Mom allegedly said:

    wow beautiful! Great job Russia on your design. now the key would be to start mimicky the design to sell quilts during the oylmpics. Does anyone own ?

  16. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    So wonderful, liebe Monica!!
    That would be nice to see you in Sochi, hehehe…..
    Go for it!!! ;o)
    Have a wonderful Sunday and ganz liebe Grüße

  17. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    Wow! That is really gorgeous! It makes the London design direction look even more goofy now!

  18. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Pure awesomness!

  19. The fabulous shannon f allegedly said:


  20. The fabulous janine b allegedly said:

    is that for real?

  21. The fabulous QBee - Mary Ann allegedly said:

    If Costas invites you, may I be your assistant, please??? I’ll be a cheerful helper in any way you need. Promise!!

  22. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I think my heart just skipped a beat. WOW!
    Do you have your own facebook page yet? Monica/Happy Zombie NBC Olympic Corresondent.

  23. The fabulous Lynette Anderson allegedly said:

    Go getem girl….t

  24. The fabulous Emma Thomsen allegedly said:

    Blimey O’Riley! What fabulous colours, so Yum Yum. But I prefer your free spirit style, so fluid and yet gentle! Give me Happy Mochi Yum Yum any day Darling! X

  25. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    WOW — I saw that somewhere but didn’t really realize the full implications. When Bob calls you to duty, I feel confident you’ll need your SW’s at your side! ;-D

  26. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    My passport is current TOO so if you need someone to carry your bags………I’m up for the challenge!!!

  27. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    OMG! Yum yum indeed!!!

  28. The fabulous Kristyne allegedly said:

    I love the Olympics. I was a volunteer for the 1988 Winter Olympics - the “office” attire looked like someone threw up spaghetti made on the set of Miami Vice. Hilarious. Clearly no one on that design team had a quilting background!! Haha

  29. The fabulous leslie allegedly said:

    I cannot believe what i am seeing! you are too funny as well! i did need to towel up for that!

  30. The fabulous Theresa allegedly said:

    Oh! My! Gosh! I want to go too!

  31. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    I totally said OMG in my head when I saw the picture!! haha.. I LOVE it. Russia has outdone themselves!! And I LOVE Bob Costas - you have to become his quilt reporter!!
    Yay for the Winter Olympics!!

  32. The fabulous chris allegedly said:

    WAOW. love.

    and…i NEED those v-neck t-shirts. if you find a source, pls let us know!

    thanks for sharing the photos/link!

  33. The fabulous hunnybunny allegedly said:

    That is some serious overwhelming, OMG stuff. On another note who doesn’t love cabbage and beets? : )

  34. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    I’m so far behind on my reading. I can’t believe how beautiful! Mochi/Sochi/Sis Boom! Has JP seen these?! Their website though–yuck. What’s up with the weird mascot house and funky scrolling?! Good find–how exciting!

  35. The fabulous Heide allegedly said:


  36. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Need a traveling companion?

  37. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I see lots of Sochi quilts being made! Seriously, that’s just awesome. I hope Bob Costas takes you up on your offer. I’m oretty sure that any broadcast you were involved in would be far more entertaining that what we normally get. :)

  38. The fabulous Suzette Mariel allegedly said:

    I completely agree! I love this swirl pattern so much I googled it to see what else I can find! I’m thinking it might be my new wallpaper on my phone!!! Thanks for sharing!

  39. The fabulous Татьяна allegedly said:

    Sochi is a beautiful city. For the Olympics it will be even better. Your blog is very nice and informative. I’m now your follower. With love from Russia.

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