I am so excited to get to share with you another one of those "secret finises". I actually finished this quilt back in September of 2014, so it is so fun to finally get to share it. So . . .here is Argyle Socks!!
Argyle Socks is featured in the Summer 2015 edition of Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts. And it really does go together super easy using strip piecing and some quick bordered blocks.
And I bet you can guess what inspired the design. Yup, my husband's Argyle Socks. I love the wonderful motion this design creates and the mixture of the white and brown background playing off the bright colors from Denyse Schmidt's Hadley line, really makes it pop!!!
When it came time for quilting, I decided to do some swirls in the colored squares. I think I can safely say, swirls are my go-to filler design ;)
Then in the background squares, I did some back and forth lines in opposite directions to really make it pop and then some ribbon candy in the borders. I really had so much fun quilting this one up.
Argyle Socks finises at 56 1/2" x 68" making it the perfect size to cuddle up in with a good book. And now that it is back, I think I need to find a new book ;)
And that is Argyle Socks :) If you make your own using the magazine pattern, I would love to see it!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org or add it to my flickr group here ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
You make the most amazing designs, and you have a GREAT eye for color! Love this!ReplyDelete
I just picked up the magazine for THIS quilt. And then I saw it was by you and was so excited! This is going to be my next selfish sewing project. After I get a few other WIPs done first...ReplyDelete
Great design and wonderful use of fabrics. Loving this one. Would be good for some of those larger print fabrics I have a hard time using.ReplyDelete
Oh! Argyle Socks is so striking - I love it Melissa! And Congratulations on another great published design!ReplyDelete
This is so cute and I can't wait to make my own version!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. This looks like a fun quilt to make. I'll have to add it to my list and keep my eye out for the magazine!ReplyDelete
beauty!!!!!!! Nice layout and design :-)ReplyDelete
I absolutely love argyle socks - and they can be so difficult to find for girls! I can see making this in colors of one of my favorite pairs - cream, pink, and brown! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wow!! Thats beautiful! You churn out so many beautiful quilts!ReplyDelete
I love it so much! The colors, the argyle pattern, just awesome!!ReplyDelete
Congrats! on another great design!!ReplyDelete
What perfect timing! I've been playing with my Hadley bundle for the last two days. Opened your blog tonight and there was my answer! Downloaded it immediately!! Thanks!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt!!! I've got to go and find that magazine now!!! Fantastic design Melissa!! Hugs, HReplyDelete
Love the quilt and the binding sets it off just right!ReplyDelete
I stopped by your blog today. Love the quilt.ReplyDelete
I love the colors - making me think of fall and it's only July!ReplyDelete
Oh that is such a cute idea. Love it.ReplyDelete
Wow, an eye candy, absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
I just love this design! The more I look at it the more I love it! Now to get my hands on that magazine(fingers crossed!)ReplyDelete