Sock It To Me

I'd like to tell you the inspiration behind one of my newest quilt patterns. This quilt just came back to me after being on loan to a store for a few weeks. This was a pattern I introduced at Fall Quilt Market in Houston.

I love the Chroma line from Alison Glass. I wanted to use a design where I didn't have to cut it up too much. My Sock It To Me pattern worked really well for this.

The quilt was featured prominently in my Quilt Market booth a few weeks ago.

This pattern was inspired by, of all things, some socks. I have a thing for socks. I'm a big Milwaukee Brewers fan. I'm specifically a fan of the way that the outfielder Keon Broxton wears his pants at his knees, exposing his socks. Keon wears all kinds of cool socks! You guys, I even have a Pinterest board that filled with pictures of Keon's socks. That's normal, right?

Let's scroll this this fancy slideshow and take a deeper look at some of Keon's awesome socks!

My favorite socks are the ones with the old school logo. Take a minute to look at that logo. It was the best sports logo ever invented! It's obviously a baseball mitt. But if you look closer, you can see that the three fingers form an M for Milwaukee, and the palm and thumb form the B for Brewers. GENIUS, RIGHT?! And then they changed it. They changed the best logo ever invented in the history of sports. What the heck were they thinking? It was like 20 years ago, but I'm still salty about it. Fortunately, they still sell items with the old logo, or else there would be a revolt.

So that's the somewhat unusual inspiration behind this quilt. I like that I can sometimes commingle these two very unrelated interests of mine. Only 70 days until Pitchers and Catchers Report!

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