odd sock - An affectionate term for a person who behaves in a strange and puzzling way.
I wanted to send a thank you gift to a special friend who forever keeps me in stitches. She always cracks me up with her witty comments and funny photos. Another friend - Juliet over at The Tartan Kiwi - had recently released a new pattern called "Odd Socks" which I was dying to try out, so the idea was formed, I would make a mini quilt for my friend who is an "odd sock".
Keeping to the mismatched theme, I wanted to make the socks purely out of pieces from my fabric scrap baskets. I sorted through my scraps looking for coordinating fabrics to use for the heal & toe area and the bodies of the socks. This is what I came up with:
The background fabrics and sashing also came from pieces from my fabric scrap baskets. The binding was the only fabric cut from an unused fat quarter.
|Close up of the echo quilting|
I echo quilted around the socks using a Perle 8 thread colour coordinated to the colour of each sock. I then used a cream thread to stitch a fancy design into the sashing. This was such a fun project to sew.
Yes my friend laughed when she received it - she got the joke :0)
And on the subject of odd socks - here is one of my favourite cartoons: