Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Odd Socks- A New Pattern

You know that feeling of panic when it suddenly hits you just how much you have to achieve in a very short period of time? When you realise that you've been saying "yes" to way too many things and the silly season is almost upon us.

That's what happened to me the other day! The minute that I had done it, I realised that I really shouldn't have signed up for the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram, that there were way too many other things that I should be doing instead.


After the initial panic, I did what I always do, I sat down and wrote myself a list. Somehow the 'to do' list seemed a lot more manageable in that form. I started to pick things off the list one at a time. Unfortunately some things were waiting on fabric arriving so although urgent they couldn't be started on. Other things although important did not have a deadline and the work on the In Flight patterns is on going.

I decided to get the swap quilt made and out of the way.

I went searching for inspiration for my partner and once again panic set in. Her style was very different to mine. There was not a single reference to paper piecing in any of the material that she gave as inspiration and she described her style as "simple and pretty"- not words that I would ever use to describe my work! I turned to Deb for help and between the two of us we came up with a plan.

I have gone a bit left of centre with this mini quilt, I am pretty sure that my partner won't guess that it's for her. It's a bit cuter than I would normally do and creating the rainbow of colours definitely showed me where the gaps are in my stash. I hope that she likes it and understands why I chose to make this particular quilt for her.

I have called the quilt "Odd Socks".

As these socks have been proving very popular on instagram, I decided to release the pattern nice and quickly. I have sewn enough of these to be confident that the pattern works. Each sock measures 4" x 6". The pattern contains templates for both a left and a right sock. Three potential mini quilt layouts are provided, but feel free to use the pattern as you wish.

You can now find the Odd Socks Pattern in my Craftsy Store.

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11 comments :

  1. Fantastic pattern, perfect for my boys!

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  2. Hahaha, how fun! It's damn cute. I've just started a pre-baby/post-baby list of all things that still need to be done/bought etc. Just to visualise things and prevent anything from "falling under the table" as us Germans like to phrase it. Lists can provide such a boost!

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  3. Your pairs of socks mini really brought a smile to my face.

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  4. It's awesome, it's distracted me and I'm now thinking about all the projects I could use it on! Congratulations

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  5. Love it Juliet - it's fantastic and I love what you guys have come up with - very clever and unique! I feel you re the list. I've scrapped off lots of stuff and only have the big ones on there now but still a bit twitchy... We'll get there right!?

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  6. What a cute quilt and pattern...always lots of socks hanging around. This was so creative and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is awesome Juliet. If I was your partner, I would love it. There is no end to your talents.

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  8. That is one cool quilt! I knit my boys socks but that might be fun too.

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  9. Holy smoke..............that is awesome! We all have those odd socks!

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  10. Your socks are WONderful!! Very cool. You are such a fun designer. Also, I just caught up on your last few blog posts. Your dancing pillow is terrific too. Way to go!

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