March Madness. How I love you.
I begin paying attention to college basketball when March Madness nears. Mark and I each fill out our brackets--even though we do it in a nonconventional way. We only fill out the current round. If we fill out the brackets all the way through to the championship game, it is easy to be blown out of the water in the very first round. And then it's no fun anymore. It is more fun (for the two of us) to reset at the beginning of each round and then keep track of our total correct choices. The winner earns a whopping $1--our standard bet.
The other day we were watching the Big 10 tournament game and I noticed the logo at center court. Fabulous! It made my color-loving heart beat a little faster.
Apparently, it has been around awhile, maybe prior to 2011, but I've never noticed it before. I found someone via google who thinks he figured it out: starting at the 12 o'clock position and moving clockwise, the colors correspond to: Ohio State, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois.
And if you are wondering, yes the Big 10 has 12 schools. Go figure...
For two years, I was in a March Madness challenge using Painter's Palette fabric. We were able to choose a total of eight fabrics for our bundle and give it a name. People voted for their favorite palettes and participants advanced to the next round just like the basketball version. It was really fun.
2017: Peach Blossom Festival. I have yet to make a quilt out of these beautiful fabrics but I do have a plan.