Friday, November 8, 2013

Playing with Socks

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!


  1. love how you take inspiration and run with it!

  2. Ohhh great inspiration! That would be a great project to link up at le-challenge this month on 15th November!

  3. Geesh you are so creative Adrianne! Very sophisticated construction.



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