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My name is Sally Johnson and I adore quilting... I have lived on Cape Cod since 1974 and I am married and have two sons...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Island Batik Ambassador Box Reveal





Welcome to the 2017 Island Batik Fabric Ambassador Box Reveal

As all of us have seen the weather here in the Northeast has been quite frightful with all the snow and high winds. So I was happy see yesterday, Saturday February 11, 2017 around 6:30 my box of yumminess arrived from Island Batik Fabrics all the way in sunny California.

When I opened the box I almost fell off the chair as there was so much fabric... I only can share these fabrics so far as we are instructed to only share certain items at certain times of the year. So here is what I am able to show you all.


Here are pics of the luscious fabrics for all you to drool over.





I hope you all enjoy, and stay tunes for the next post for my Valentines Day share!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Beginnings

Life Brings you many obstacle's. I was do to have my blog up yesterday. As many of you know I am a nurse in my real life and I have been caring for a private duty patient for a very long time. So I was playing with the idea of making an applique' quilt. So I took the Merry and Bright line that I was asked to create a quilt and I went forward with it. I am not a super fast person when it comes to making quilts. However I I found that as I was making this quilt I would do a few different things. I wanted to use higher loft batting and tight quilting on my domestic machine as I am teaching domestic machine quilting at my local quilt shop. So with that said let me tell you a few thing about me and this quilt.

My patient who we will call Maxine for her protection. Maxine was a wonderful woman who came from a very influential family. Her husband a very accomplished doctor of chemistry, a daughter who has her doctorate in education and teaches Spanish and Portuguese at a prominent university here on the east coast, a son with his masters in finance and is quite successful in his field of work, all of whom have treated all of us who cared for Maxine with a tremendous sense of respect and have been incredibly generous. I showed Maxine this quilt last week and she asked me if these flowers came from her back yard. I told her no I am sorry but it's winter and there is snow on the ground. She told me that she loved this and wanted to know if I would continue to bring this with me so she could have the chance to hold it as I think it brought her a sense of peace.

Sunday which was the 29th Maxine scum to her illness and passed away. It was very quick and very peaceful. I decided to name this quilt "- - - - - Flower Garden aka Maxine's Flower Garden as she loved this quilt so much.

So here is what I had the pleasure to play with:


Merry and Bright is a great collection filled with a great many bright fabrics. I love how the colors pop on a white background.








All I can say is that when life gets in the way it detours you to reflect and think of how things need to go. I truly believe that this quilt is named appropriately as she loved the all the colors and pattern. My AccuQuilt Go Cuter, the electric version of the line of cutters was used to cut the flowers the leaves and the swag around the flowers. So I hope you all enjoyed this quilt and the story behind it. When life is meant to provide you flowers some of you just get a quilt with those on it.

I would like to say thank you to Katie and Elizabeth from Island Batik Fabric for everything they do to make our group so special.






All I have to do is put beautiful purple binding on then I am done. I must say that I try not to disappoint people and I hope you all forgive me for taking so much time in finishing this project.



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tis' the Season for Giving

Good Evening Ambassadors and Happy New Years Eve!!!

Welcome to Tis The Season for Giving


This months project is based on giving to a charity. I have many I am involved in however I have one particular charity I would like to chat about this month.

This month I am donating my project which is a quilt and I am sad to say it is going on the frame Tuesday and will be done Tuesday, because I have been working mad crazy hours. The charity I am giving to is home based. I help out from time to time at the oncology department at my local hospital that helped me out when I was going through breast cancer... 

So here it goes. I had a pile of 10" x 10" squares from the "Dotalicious" Fabric... I love this fabric. they are colors that I love working with and I enjoyed working with it...


See how yummy this all looks... I decided to make a crap ton of Half Inch Triangles...


So I cam up with this. However I needed some background fabric to tie in so I used and yes I admit I used some of my French Roasted. And yes I will say I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup those are my toes at the bottom of the quilt... So this quilt that is going on my bosses long arm on Tuesday so I can play with her Handi Quilter Avante' so I can make the quilting out of this world. And then add the binding while it is on the frame so then I can bring right to the oncology department the next day... 
So with that said I want to wish all of you who read my blog a Happy and Healthy 2017... Be safe and I hope to see those do connect with soon. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter Wonderland on Cape Cod


So here we are once again, another project from me and fellow ambassadors from Island Batik. 
This months theme is Winter Wonderland and there is no more reason that I can come up with as to why you shouldn't visit all of my fellow ambassadors blogs. This month I was challenged as I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do. So I took what I had and I started sewing and sewing and sewing. 
Then I took a what I sewed and and cut and cut then sewed until I came up with what I call a a Twisted Diamond table topper. 










So now that I put my top together I went a we bit wild with swirls and feathers. 






I do hope you enjoy what you see and stay tuned as the pattern for this will be available in January for sale on my website at Sally's Quilting Corner

Here is a list of other sites to visit to check out what my fellow ambassadors have been up to:















Monday, November 7, 2016

A Surprise at the Connections Quilt Festival







On Saturday, November 12, 2016 I will be at the Holiday Inn Nashua, NH.doing a book signing for my first book Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Machine.
Come by the show and check out the quilts, the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Exhibit, and of course we cannot forget the vendors. So for more of what is going on go to The Connections Quilt Festival and see what all is going on...


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Learning Quilting on a Domestic Machine


Are you afraid of quilting on a domestic machine. Take those fears and toss them out the window. This book will show you how to draw a quilt design guide you into the world of doodling and teaches you about muscle memory.  Pages show you how to start the drawing and how not to worry about traveling over lines. It will show you different styles of quilting, and the basics of types of thread. Learn some tips and tricks to make the best out of your project.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop



Hi there Quilters I am happy to announce this project with Island Batik Fabric is part of a blog hop I was invited to do from a fellow ambassador friend of mine. I chose fabrics from the first box of goodies we received earlier this year and decided I would do a table runner from my fellow ambassadors book by Suzy Webster. All I can say is that I was so thrilled to be able to get my hands on a copy of this beauty. 




So as I perused this book, I saw exactly what I wanted to do. I chose Block number twelve and her table runner called:  Jeweled. Visit Suzy's website at  Adventurous Applique and Quilting

I decided to use French Roasted Fabric for my background and a variety of fabrics from box # 1 for 
the colors and applique...

  


 

 Suzy has made the directions for this quilt so super easy to follow and the main part was very easy...

So with that said here is the first part of the runner and the image below shows the center added...


  Here is the beginning of the applique' I did when I finally took time to sew with my friends today.

And this is the top all appliqued.








Here is a complete list of quilters that are taking part in the Folk Art Quilted Traditions blog hop. Be sure and visit Suzy (the author) and Jennifer today and see what they are sharing!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016:

Bea Lee- http://www.beaquilter.com
Sally Johnson- https://sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com
Adele Mogavero-http://adelemogavero.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jessica Cadwell - http://www.desertbloomquilting.com/blog
Anna Branch - http://arkangelcreations.blogspot.com
Vicki in MN - http://knitbug2.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pamela Boatright - http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/
Teri Lucas -http://generationqmagazine.com/
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14,2016

Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

Joan Kawano - http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/

Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/

Saturday, October 15, 2016 the end of our trip around the blogs and the give-away!!!


FOLK ART QUILTED TRADITIONS

How would you love to win a copy of this beautiful book and Four Island Batik Fat Quarters


Folk Art Quilted Traditions Giveaway


Folk Art Quilted Traditions is available on Amazon.