Monday, June 6, 2011

New Day New Blog

This blog will be discontinued

please to to    The Quilting Studio blog

See you all there
Love Susan

Monday, April 25, 2011

Design wall "The Official One"

At last the official design wall is being used!
The blocks on it are samples to hang in the Studio
The Studio will be opening Mid May and I am so excited.
Sample Blocks The First on the Design Wall

Watch this space!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

What has been happening?

Life has taken a sharp turn.
For the better.
Here is what has been going on:

This is the workshop before........

This is "the Studio" almost,nearly ready

I am very excited about the opening of "The Quilting Studio"
I will be able to give classes and workshops as well as sell fabrics and quilting related items

Monday, February 28, 2011

Design wall 28 February

My design wall today is the diningroom chair.
I have started a new quilt.
It is a single wedding ring block
which was demo'd at our last guild meeting
I think this will make a wonderful quilt
I have also finished the log cabin top but for one last border
Thanks to Judy at for the challenge. 
Happy quilting and sewing

Monday, February 21, 2011

Design wall 21 February 2011

This time my design wall is the floor!
All the blocks are done for the log cabin
They have been labled so that I sew them together in the right order.
Log cabin blocks set out

I have also completed my "sister quilt"
This I will be taking to our guild meeting tomorrow for
show and tell.

I have also been very busy with customers quilts and have
quilted 4 tops this month with another waiting on the frame

Until next time
Happy quilting

Thursday, January 27, 2011

First sock!

Here is my first sock.
I think it looks super and
 I hope the next one works just as quickly
 and the sizing matches!!
First sock completed
I have also finished the top of my "sisters" quilt
 so this needs to be loaded on the frame for quilting.

Until next time
Happy knitting and quilting

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

That time of the year

I did not manage much sewing or knitting yesterday as I have Doctors visits for my annual check up
Today is the followup and then this afternoon I am off to my first guild meeting of the year.
It will be good to met up with my fellow sewers and get fired up for the year to come.

My Sisters top has 5 rows done when I discovered that I was short of one block.I hope to finish the top by the weekend and then work a bit more on the log cabins.

I have done the heel on the sock and I am busy with the gusset. It is such fun!
Until next time,
Happy sewing and Knitting

Monday, January 24, 2011

Design wall Monday 24 January 2011

Every year my guild, St Matthews, has a display of quilts in the church garden which we call
Sisters at St Matthews, similar to the Sisters display in the States.
This year we were challanged to make a quilt specifically for this display.
I have done all the applique blocks and I am in the process of joining them for the top.
I hope to have this completed soon!


Filler blocks

Go to Judy's site and see what others are up to

Happy sewing and quilting

The Bug Has Bitten

This last week I spent with my DD in Stellenbosch getting her settled into Varsity.
Unable to sew I took the plunge and bought sock yarn and needles.
I have not knitted socks before and found the concept of 4/5 needles a bit scary but
after 2 failed attempts have progressed as far as the heel on sock number 1.
I am really enjoying the process and hope this will be a happy knitting time
Thanks to Judy for all the encouragement!
Progress on sock no 1 up to heel

yarn for sock no 2
I hope my DDs will like the socks
Happy knitting