Thursday, September 29, 2011

Socks

Hey ya'll.  We just got back a few days ago from a little family vacation to D.C. and New York.  It was great, but I'm glad to be home :)  Apparently I'm getting old because I think I need to see a chiropractor after all that walking.  I think my hip is out of joint!  So today I'm just taking it easy, doing some laundry and hoping to get in some quilting time.

I'll post about our trip later, but while I'm gathering pictures off of the three cameras and 1 phone that we used while we were there, I thought I'd share my status on an old WIP that I got to working on last night. 


It's a BOM project that my LQG did last year (yeah, I'm just a year behind).  I only have Decembers blocks left to do though and I was just tickled at how cute they are.  They're "stockings"!


I got them all prepped and ready to hand applique last night.
Aren't they fun?  There will be four on my quilt - one for each member of our family.

So.  I had a vision.  Wouldn't it be fun to make a whole quilt of just socks?!?  It could be a great stash buster and think of how scrappy it could be!  It would be so cute!  I'm thinking I would like to make one in lots of creamy neutrals as the backgrounds with some muted greys and blues and reds for the socks (hmmm...that might be the perfect project for Sweetwater's Hometown line.  Love that line!)   It could even go in a laundry room!  OR, it would even be cute to make 25 socks/stockings in Christmas colors for a Christmas quilt! 


It just never ends does it?  My list could go on and on.

So what do ya think? 
Would you care to join me on a mismatched sock quilt along? 

~ Amber

10 comments:

L Johnson said...

Darling idea Amber;)

Angie said...

Oh yes yes and yes!!! That whole quilt is adorable but those 'socks' are just too precious! I want to make some 'socks' too. :)

notes of sincerity said...

That would be a really cute quilt!! :0)

Janessa said...

Your quilt is darling! I love your fabric choices. Do you want to come over and finish mine next? :)

Brenda said...

I have been wanting to learn needle turn applique, so I think this would be easy applique to start with. Great idea!

Jen said...

I love that idea. Nan from Pots and Pins did a Lost Sock quilt here: http://www.potsandpins.com/blog/2011/06/lost-socks-quilt.html and I've been wanting to make one since then! So cute!

Jen said...

LOL that you want to make a quilt for your laundry room. :)

Connie said...

Amber, love the Christmas socks! I'm looking forward to getting mine done!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute quilt. And a fun idea for a Christmas quilt too -- socks are perfect!

Nanette Merrill said...

Mismatch is great. Love love your finish.