Monday, December 27, 2010

Design Wall 27 December 2010

This is the last design wall post of the year.
On my table are 4 of 25 of 64 log cabins
These were started in September 2010 and I really hope to complete this
top before the end of March 2011.
We will have to see if I can do that!

Thanks to Judy at for hosting this challange
I really hope to keep up next year
Happy sewing Susan

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trying to keep up with design wall mondays

Design wall Mondays make me realize that I need to "KEEP UP"!!

I have not blogged for ages and I have done so much since the last posting
I have blocks on the wall for a quilt for my Dad for Christmas Do you think I will get it done in time?

I have 24 of these blocks. They will have embroidered "Golfing" designs as well.

Moms quilt top is done. It needs to be put on the frame and quilted.

Well it's back to the machine for me.

Tomorrow I am off the the quilt stores

I am looking for novelty prints with golfing characters

Until next time

Happy sewing


Friday, September 10, 2010

catching up

So much has happened since I last posted.
The two quilts are done and waiting to have the binding sewn down.
I have been very busy painting the house at the coast.
I am off to a quilting retreat for the weekend for a much deserved break.
I hope to have lots of pictures on my next post.
Happy sewing

Monday, June 7, 2010

7 June Design Wall

I have progressed quite far on the 2 quilts.
They both need another 3 borders each.
They will then be a better size.
I am using a pattern which ends up as a lap quilt.
The beds I have purchased are three quarter.

Here is one of the blocks.
Made up into a top looks like this:

Until next week,

Happy sewing


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Design Wall Monday 31 May

On my wall I have lots of squares, triangles and rectangles.

I am making 2, yes! 2 quilts for

2, yes! 2 beds in my new house at the beach

and wanted something in greens and blues.

Until next time

Happy sewing


Monday, May 17, 2010

Design wall 17 May

I am busy with a Row by Row courtesy of FatCat
This is the 5th row of liittle gnomes
I am so enjoying this applique challange.
Happy sewing

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wow I am amazed how many comments I received on my last blog entry.
I did not know that so many people read my blog.
Looks like I will have to do more blogging!!
Happy sewing and quilting

Monday, May 3, 2010

Design Wall 3 May

The next post was supposed to be about my "50th" Birthday but this is more fun.
Here are the blocks for my next quilt.
I hope to make 2 for beds in my "new"home
Until next time
Happy sewing and quilting.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Round Robin with borders

Here is the block with its borders attached. It does change the look of it.
I hope the person who started the block likes it.
I have started a new quilt. It has 2 large applique blocks
which I hope will be large enough for a single bed cover.
I will be adding photos of my progress along the way.
Big day tomorrow.
Will let you what what it is!!
Happy sewing

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Round Robin

On the second Staurday in March, I joined a new group of quilters out of town (about half an hour).

They had already started a round robin block.

I was able to catch up and below is the block I received to add more rows to.

Next blog will have a update, hopefully.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pictures and update

Here are some pictures of the quilts and tops I am currently working on.
I had a busy day today, no sewing just a visit to the attorneys and the bank.
I will be starting on a new top tonight.
I will have some pictures tomorrow
Happy sewing

Monday, March 22, 2010

Again Time Flies!!

Almost 2 months since my last blog. Shame on me!
Life has been hectically busy and I have been sewing my little(!)but off.
2 Quilts for CANSA, a quilt for a new baby, a Row by Row Christmas Quilt Courtesy of Sindy.
Three tops quilted for a customer and one on the frame for me.
Also much has happened on my living life as apposed to my quilting life.
New House purchased on the coast.
This one has lots of work to do but I am looking forward to that and who knows what that life will bring.
I hope as much happiness as my quilting.
I also did something yesterday which I always said was silly and impossible:
Can you believe that?
I have been sewing for more years than I can remember (Will be 50 soon) and now this happens.
Could have been a lot worse I suppose.
The needle broke and I had a piece stuck in the tip of my finger with the thread still attached. Well I yanked it out, let it bleed a bit ,
covered the throbbing finger with a plaster and carried on sewing.
Until next time
(Which I hope is not in 2 months!)
Happy sewing,

Sunday, January 10, 2010

STASH REPORT 10 Jan 2010

Total for the year: Used 7.6
Used for the following:
Orange and Green Easy 4 Patch
Blue and White Easy 4 Patch for Charity quilt
Pink applique hearts
Blue and white applique hearts
See how others are doing with their stash busting at Judy's blog .
Until nest week,
Happy stash busting, Susan

Monday, January 4, 2010

Design wall 4 Jan 2010

This is the start of a trial quilt top.
I have found that there are many seams to match
and will use another design for a charity quilt.

My daughter cut her long hair last your and donated it for wigs.
She has been approached to be a mascot for CANSA Shave-a-thon 2010.
What a difference a hair cut makes.

I also have on my wall 30 blocks for a Charity quilt
using Cure for Cancer fabrics.

Enjoy your sewing

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy new year and Stash Report

This is my first stash report ever :) and at this stage it is empty.
I have not bought any fabric this week and I am busy making up a top aa a sample
for a charity quilt.
The fabric usage will go into next weeks report.
Judy at Patchwork Times runs this challange.
See what others are doing!
I hope everyone started the new year off doing something they enjoy.
What you do one the 1st day is what you will do every day.
I was sewing!!
Happy sewing