My last few quilts have been very colorful and very precise in construction. It might make sense that the next project is improvised using quiet, comforting colors. The inspiration came from a pair of socks. That's right, a pair of socks.
I bought these socks and I just love them. Instead of classic navy and cream stripes, there is a skinny stripe of shimmery gold at the top and also a quirky triangle of grey at the heel. I can't explain why, but it makes me smile every time I see them.
Wanting to savor the smile, I bought fabric in similar colors and cut a bunch of random strips. Then I started sewing them into strips sets, keeping mind the ratio of color in the socks. In other words, lots of navy and cream stripes and just a touch of grey and gold.
And then because I couldn't leave it alone, I started cutting out triangles and more strips. Who knows where this will end up, but it is so much fun to sit down and play with fabric. Inspiration is everywhere!