Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Carolina Chain

Socks and Quilts

I’m not one for patterned socks, but found these at the grocery store. I think I’ll wear them when I go the quilt retreat later this month.

Speaking of the quilt retreat — I’m  taking Bonnie Hunter’s Carolina Chain class. I’ve been busy cutting 2″ strips. I’m doing mine in “brights” and “neutrals”.  Lots of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, purples, oranges, bright on black, etc.  In fact similar to the colors in the last pair of socks. When I started gathering/cutting fabric my goal was to create 1 dark chain and one light chain from each fabric — that’s over 300 different fabrics – half “bright” and half “neutral”.

The “brights” were easy to come by. In fact I didn’t use everything I pulled.  The “neutrals” on the other hand surprised me. I never would have guessed that I could come up with 150+ neutrals from my stash. I was digging into my shirts, vintage, and music fabric to get there, but I did.  I even opened the holiday box looking for “neutrals”. No Christmas, but there is one Halloween fabric in the mix. I’m ready for class now.

This particular bag is big enough I was able to slip my book and 6 1/2″ ruler in a well.

Now back to cleaning the sewing room.