I had an idea awhile back that I'd like to share. I've always like socks with prints and patterns, and had a collection of socks going back to my teenage years! Most were unwearable, but I couldn't bring myself to part with them. There were memories tied up in every pair. It occurred to me one day that I could cut the feet off and make a quilt out of the tops. Instant quilting squares! It was a lot of fun designing the quilt. I did a reflective type pattern, since I had the pairs. For the thinner, lacier socks I put a lining behind, in complimentary colors. It turned out just great, and my sock collection no longer needs justification. When I look at it, I remember places and faces I encountered and the ever changing life I've lived while walking in those socks.
I'm strickly a hand sewer (too accident prone for a sewing machine), and only an average one at best, but this is a very easy quilt to make. Thought I'd pass the idea along to anyone who might have a sock collection, likes to sew, and could really use the drawer space.