Sunday, February 28, 2016

Family Tree Quilt and Another Finish

I finally freed the picture of my finished birthday gift from my daughter's camera.

I'm glad it's done and that my mother-in-law likes it.

I have named the blue quilt "Nothing But Time" because everything came from my stash.  This is one of Charlotte Hawkes' (of Scrapitude Quilts) mystery quilts, Scrap in a Box, from last year.  I grabbed a lot of blues to see if they would work together.  I'm very happy on the results of the piecing and colors.  I used the quilt to try out and practice some quilting fill patterns.  

 What I learned is that 18 is too many different fill patterns for me.  There area a few patterns I like and will use again.  There are a few that are my go-to fill patterns that I will continue to use.  But, I liked the more open floral pattern that I used on the half-triangle edge blocks better.  I like less dense quilting - it makes a softer quilt.

I'm taking a little break from my applique work that I typically do in the evening to knit a pair of socks. I am also continuing the hand quilting on my Iris quilt. I'm never at a loss for things to do.


  1. Mair, your family tree quilt is a treasure! Very unique and special :) I've taken a break from quilting, too. Finally getting the hang of knitting socks, though just doing basic plain ones so far. Would love to hear your techniques for knitting socks - toe up or cuff down and why. DPNs, circs, etc.

  2. Thank you, Linda. I'm pretty pleased with the quilt.
    I have only knit cuff down and only on DPNs. That's just what I learned and I've stuck with it. Also, I had DPNs that were my mother's (although I don't think she ever knit socks), so I didn't have to buy new needles. Once I got the hang of how to handle them, I did OK.