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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...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Red n' White Quilt

For Christmas I received an envelope from my Mother in-law... So when I opened it my son looked at me and said I know where you are going tomorrow... And so he was absolutely correct. I went to the fabric store and looked at the clearance section for Red n' White and White with Red fabric and scored big time. Especially when you get fabric for $1.50 per yrd, how the hell can you go wrong... I was like a kid in a candy store... So with that said I bought just over $150.00 dollars in fabric to make more of a stash for myself... Can you tell I like fabric.... Well after I got home, I cut strips out to go with these lovely embroidered squares and created this wall hanging. Then of course I quilted on the red stripes. Sorry if the photo of the quilting isn't clear I just can't seem to get it right. I hope you can see everything ok and that you like what I made...








Friday, December 30, 2011

Prayers for two Wonderful People

The two prayers that follow this post are in loving memory of two people that sacrificed many things in life... One of the fire fighters passed way while in the line of duty and the other a retired fire fighter  passed suddenly. May god watch over the two angels that come his way...

Angels in Boots

Just had to share this with everyone. A firefighter perished in apartment fire this morning in Worcester, MA. Bless his family and many prayers to them during this very solemn time.

When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.

And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife
 

A Fire Fighter's Prayer

Hello quilter's I am taking time out from this busy busy blog to honor a fallen hero from the Worcester Fire Dept. who passed away last week while attempting to safe another life. Please take this moment and read the Fire Fighters Payer...

When I am called to duty, God
Whenever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
... Whatever be its age
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and
Protect his property
And if according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oooh lala Cafe' Latte'

I made this wall hanging from material I found on Fort Worth Fabric Studio about a month ago... I just love this fabric. After the rest of my kitchen gets redesigned, I will hang this. It wall go with the decore' of my new kitchen... I do hope you like... Let me Know!!! :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Red & White Embroidery Quilt

I received these nine panels of beautiful embroidered girls in my Christmas stocking
so I chose to finally make a Red &White quilt...
I love the simplicity of this quilt top so now all I have to do is make another
boarder and create the backing. I hope you all like it...



Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Gift for a Wonderful Person

I must say after seven months of working on this quilt I am so happy with how it turned out. This Family Tree Quilt I made for someone so special in my life for Christmas. All I have to do is put the names on the light colored leaves. I thought I would share with all of you the quilt up to this point. I am adding photos to show you the quilting done on this. I love it and I hope she does too...


I hope all of you like what you see. this quilt was 7 months in the making...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Mug Rug

I made this mug rug along with two more for family for Christmas. So I thought I would share with all of you... I love this kind of thing as I love drinking from a favorite mug. Hope you all enjoy...



New Christmas Traditions

Hello fellow quilters and novas alike. I am sharing in this post some wonderful Christmas traditions. I was so thrilled when my Mother-in-Law invited me to join her and some of the other family to go to a Wreath Making Class... I have waited for this opportunity for a very long time and so this year I went, and had a blast... Here is a photo of what I made...

Friday, December 16, 2011

And the Winner is!!!

And the winner of my Peacock Lane Fabric by Violet Craft is Shannon from http://colorsquiltscrafts.blogspot.com Congratulations Shannon please Direct message me on twitter or email me with your address so I can send this fabric out to you...
I want to thank Michele from Quilting Gallery for having me join in on this wonderful blog hop. I had a blast and she is a wonderful person... Here is a sample of what she won.


Michele thank you for such a great Blog hop

Happy Holidays from Fat Quarter Shop


 

How wonderful is this. Kim over at Fat Quarter Shop shared this email with many of her followers for the shop wishing everyone Happy Holidays. I would love to take this opportunity to thank Kim and her staff Happy Holidays. They are a huge supporter of many peoples blog and their give-aways. Especialy for #talknt Talking Tuesday which is a online chat I am involved in on Tuesday nights. They are awesome to sponsor as much as they do... I hope all of them and all of my twitter friends have the Happiest and Healthiest of Holiday Seasons... And so now I would love to share on my blog what she sent.

Happy Holidays from the Fat Quarter Shop

Quilter's Blog Hop Party

Welcome a Blog Hop Party. I found out about this Blog Hop Party from my twitter friend Michele, twitter name MishkaOttawa. She is awesome and her blog is fantastic make sure you don't miss out on a chance to see Michele's site at http://quiltinggallery.com .  There are approx. 250 blogs in this hop and all of them I am sure will be fabulous. I am offering a great give-away. All you have to do is join my blog and leave a comment and you can enter a chance to win a yard of this wonderful fabric I got from "Fat Quarter Shop" It is from the Peacock Lane by Violet Craft here is a peak of what I have. Please see the banner on left side of this post to hop on over to Michele's blog and gain access to other wonderful blogs. This is your chance to see some great creations from quilters from all over the world. Winner will be chose by Mr. Random picker on December 16th by 8p.m. Good luck to all. Oh ya just to remind all of you you must be a follower and make a comment to be entered...


 Here is two items for Christmas I made to make the season as joyful as I can. Hope you enjoy.



Hope you like what you see here with all of my creations. Take a second and check out my slide show labeled "All of My Quilts" of everything I have made.  Don't forget to follow and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win a great prize..
I want to take this time to thank all of you for joining in on the fun of the holiday season. Wishing everyone a warm and safe holiday season.

Check out the other wonderful items Fat Quarter Shop has to offer from Ty Pennington's Collection.

 Opalescent Impressions Fat Quarter Bundle Ty Pennington for Free Spirit Fabrics
Misty Impressions Fat Quarter Bundle Ty Pennington for Free Spirit Fabrics
Sea Foam Impressions Fat Quarter Bundle Ty Pennington for Free Spirit Fabrics

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Christmas Apron

I made this apron for a friend of mine. Wasn't to sure how it would turn out. I kinda like it. Hope all of you do as well. Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winner of Blog Candy

Now that the Blog Tour of Quilts has come to an end, I would like to take this time to thank all of our participants who helped make this event so special.
Our participants were:





Sharon Pernes

Jamie Kalvestran

Sara Strange

Kristen

John Adams

Heather Jones

Guest Blogger: Ana Earl

Sandra Richardson
They were fantastic with all of there projects and what they did to help me out was just wonderful.

Now to announce the winner of my Blog Candy.


"Fat Quarter Shop" who has graciously agreed to sponsor this blog tour. (The winner’s choice of 3 yards of Peacock Lane by Violet Craft.) Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for helping out with this event... 

The winner is Tammie Jeffers, congratulations Tammie. Contact me via email at tikerbell44@gmail.com so we can set you up with Stephanie over at "Fat Quarter Shop"

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Blog Tour of Quilts












Welcome Quilters and Crafters




 I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to our first of many blog tours. For the next 24hrs. I will be hosting an online quilt show from many of my Twitter friends creations. I have seen many of these and I must say they are spectacular.
We are very luck to have the works of eight quilters in this tour.  I have an added bonus. I am happy to announce that I have a guest quilter aboard. Ana Erl whose twitter name is "fishinstitchin" is a quilter and crafter whose work is just beautiful.
Retired mother of  2 boys, grandmother of 2 and wife to a great husband! Having been a seamstress since my high school years I wanted to try my hand at piecing/quilting when we began our family.  My piecing/quilting began in 1973, making denim re-cycled jean lap quilts.
  My first quilt pattern, the RWB one, came from an issue of Farm Journal, the 'Shoo-Fly' block.  I hand pieced the blocks, sashings and borders, but left the finishing hand quilting to a professional.
~~Of special note for this quilt~~On the evening of May 4, 2007, Greensburg, KS was devestated by an EF5 tornado, leveling at least 95% of the city.  Having moved from Greensburg in 1987 I am fortunate to still have the first real quilt I ever put together.  I often reflect on the many families whose heirloom quilts were blown away or destroyed by this tornado.

 I finally felt confident to tackle a bigger quilt project.  " Christmas Star"
by Judy Dafoe Hopkins, from her book 'Down the Rotary Road"  was my first real challenging attempt at intricate  blocks.  I made the 12 blocks during  my youngest son's high school senior year  LOL. The completed blocks were stored in a box until 2009, finally feeling I had taken enough classes that gave me the confidence to  put it together!  It was custom quilted by my friend Sandra, the quilt measures 54 " x 67".

In 2010 I made one for the Halloween season, "Mummy Mambo" fabric collection by Diane Knott and designed by Cyndi Walker for Clothworks. It was my first attempt at machine applique, the shapes on the pumpkins.  The quilt was machine quilted by a friend and measures 57" x 57".
 We are quite lucky to have her with us. Now Here are some of her creations. They are spectacular...



The second trip on this tour is the pictures of my quilts. I am sharing two quilts with you and one of them I made last year and the other was done this yr.
I also would like to share some of my works of art. I made this next quilt last year around th holidays. I got the pattern from McCall's Quilting Magazine but they had it as a pattern for a violet pattern material. It screamed Christmas to me so this is my version... I have used a red and gold material for the boarder. It is 100% cotton, and some holiday prints. I got these fabrics from JoAnne's last year...

And this next quilt I made is of a baby quilt I made from a kit I bought. A friend of my son's just had a baby girl so I made this baby quilt for her. I love the classic Winnie the Pooh!

So I do hope you have liked what you have seen thus far, but I have one more suprise for you:

Become a follow this blog to enter a chance for a drawing to receive some blog candy. I have some wonderful fabric from "Fat Quarter Shop" who has graciously agreed to sponsor this blog tour.  (The winner’s choice of 3 yards of Peacock Lane by Violet Craft.) Here is sample a peak of this line of fabric. So if you want to enter a chance to win all you have to do is follow my blog.


 Stay aboard and hop to the next tour. Our next quilter is Sharon Pernes from Craizee' Corners. Click below to see her great works of art.

 














Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Only 24 hours til The Blog Tour of Quilts


I would like to remind all of my Internet friends out there that in 24hrs is our first of many Blog Tour of Quilts.

Our tour has 8 of the most talented quilters from all over the USA. Hop aboard and come see some wonderful works of art.
December 2, 2011 from 7a.m. thru December 3, 2011  7p.m....  
I am offering some wonderful Blog Candy too, sponsored by Our Fabulous Friends at "Fat Quarter Shop" To enter for a chance to win this raffle prize is follow my blog, your name is then place in my raffle bucket. Winner will be anounced Saturday, Decmber 3rd by 8am  so come aboard December 2nd and 3rd for an online quilt show...





Wednesday, November 23, 2011





Wishing all of my friends and Happy and Healthy Holiday Season...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Look at What I got from Fort Worth Fabrics

I came home from doing all kinds of errands to find a box leaning on the outside of my front door. When I went into the house and got a box cutter, and found what I had ordered from Fort Worth Fabrics. Jodie who has been a contact person I have communicated with has been wonderful. Not only did I get my fabric but I got a sleeve of Hot Cocoa and  Fort Worth Fabric pen... Jodie and her crew are awesome! I want to send a special thanks to them and to wish them and everyone else a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving... Check my photos below:
This fat quarter bundle which was last Friday's special is labeled "Freshly Ground" I think after looking at all the fabric I need to make a wall Hanging with this... Stay tuned for the finished product...

This fat quarter bundle is labeled "Think Pink" that Fort Worth Fabric Studio used to sponsor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I love all of these...




Bouncing Betty

Ok gang I just can't help it... I got again, like I do everyday another block og the day... Maybe I should share my blocks of the day... This is called Bouncing Betty. Quilt-Pro sends some of the best sttuff. I think I may have to share every few days and then make new quilt out of all the blocks tell me what you think. Here are the dementions.


Here is my version, let me know what you think... I used some Christmas Charm pack fabric. I honestly if I were going to make this block for a quilt I wouldn't make with as many prints. But for this block I thought I would just see how it would look...


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flying Nine Patch

Hi gang, I thought I would share with you the block design I will be using for my next project. I get daily an email for Block of the day from Quilt Pro Systems. They send me some great stuff. So let me know what you think of this block. I love to share what I get... So it now Monday the 21st of November and I thought I would take a wack at this block. Let me know what you think...


First you take 1- 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" wide strip
Cut 4 triangles from it.

Then take 1 piece of lighter fabric 3 7/8" x 7 3/4"  strip and cut 2 squares (3 x 7/8"  by 3" 7/8")then make 4 triangles from two square.

Then take two strips on dark and one light.
Cut both strips at 1 1/2" x 8"
 The darker material have 5 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 and the lighter has 4 squares, the same size. 
Sew these pieces together matching the diagram. Your block should be 6" x 6".





Friday, November 18, 2011

Look at what Fort Worth Fabric Studio has. I so want something like this... I think I am going right over to their site and order this. This fabric looks like it would make a womderful wall hanging in a kitchen... So with this said I think I will order, make a wall hanging and then post...
That's my plan and I am stickin' to it... Stay tuned for a new wall hanging gang!!!







Bundle Batch
FRESHLY GROUND
Friday Exclusive
11-18-2011


We are stirring up some fabulous concoctions! Come check this section every Friday for a Fort Worth Fabric Studio exclusive....the "Friday Bundle Batch!" Each batch will contain an assortment of fabrics, and occasionally trims, buttons, and other fun goodies! All are hand-selected to perfectly complement each other!

FRESHLY GROUND is today's Bundle Batch! Get your morning on track and grab some "coffee in a bundle"! Featuring the Daily Grind prints by J. Wecker Frisch, along with our hand-selected coordinates.

You'll receive: Quilting Treasures' Daily Grind Coffee Pots (2 Fat Quarters), Studio E's Restoration Weathered Check in Red, Windham's Teddy Bear Basics Brown with Cream Dots, Quilting Treasures' Daily Grind Coffee Pot Stripe, Lakehouse Dry Goods' Annie's Farm Stand Green Retro Lace, Michael Miller's Garden Pindot in Cherry, and Exclusively Quilters' Forest Secrets Featherpaints in Green.

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters. You'll receive 1 full yard of the Coffee Pots and 7 half-yard cuts of each of the other prints!

Ref # freshly_ground_bundle

Monday, November 14, 2011

What I did this Weekend

I took a huge turn away from sewing this weekend. I went away this weekend to visit a bunch of friends
to create Christmas Cards this weekend... We had so much fun. Good laughs and good food... Great crafting ideas. What more can you ask for... I made a shutter card that my friend Deena taught me how yo make.


I used some of the great items from the Stampin' Up! Mini... I hope you like this. The stamp set is called Christmas Lodge!!!

This is my friend Deanna's card she made, hers came out so beautiful... Such talent...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Geometric Potholder





Here is my version of two potholders I made with a friend of mine today.
The potholder measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" . I used left over fabric from my very first quilt, labeled Imperial Splendor, and the one on the right was made with Christmas fabric. Directions for these potholders will be available soon... I hope you like...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Good Morning Quilters,

I do hope you had a nice weekend. It was quite nice here on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The sun was shining and I got lots of stuff done. I am working on a Family Tree Quilt. I had decided to do applique. But I chose at first to do Raw Edge Applique and I didn't like it, so I consulted with a few of my quilting friends and they advised me to do a very small zigzag stitch. which made it looked embroidered. I think it is coming along quite nice, let me know what you think...



The first one is the raw edge and the second one is with the very small zigzag stitch. As you can see the zigzag is a bit better. I still have stitching to do but wanted to show you what I have done...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Blog Tour of Quilts

Good Morning Quilters, Some of my twitter fans and blog followers know we are having a Blog Tour of Quilts. This is an online quilt show. Do you have quilts that you would like to show off? Do you enjoy going to quilt shows?  Well then join me for a Holiday of Quilts Blog Tour. It is very easy to do, the only thing you need to do is post one of your favroite quilts, previously made or that you just made, write a description, and then write in a link to the next blog. So the people looking at the blog will just have to click and look. This will increase blog traffic, if you have a store it will assist in your sales or your services. I have been getting lots of help with my blog lately and I hope I can get all of you out there to participate in the fun.. We can do a contest on each others blogs and have give-aways. Email me privately or DM me on twitter to let me know what you think... I beleive that if you have a Thanksgiving or a Christmas themed quilt or wall hanging you should show it off... If you don't have a themed quilt  to show but want to join in on the fun of a blog tour, then post a quilt you are very proud of and share with other quilters your wonderful talent. I will be sending you information as an attachment with details of links and things to do for your posting.

This event is coming upon us and I would like to remind my fellow quilters to keep in mind the deadlines that creep upon us, and to make sure you have your projects ready to go.

Our tour will be Friday December 2nd at 7a.m. and will run through to Saturday, Dec. 3rd until 7a.m. Come join the fun and show off what beautiful work you all do...Deadline for entering will be Nov. 28th, 2011 at 6p.m. Post should be finalized and ready to go live by Dec. 1st. The extra time will help you organize and tweek any issues...
Send me an email so I can respond and forward an attchment of details. I think this would be a whole lot of fun...

New update: I now have Nine members of the quilting comunity to join us on our tour. Lets get out there and raise that number so we can have more to see...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Frightful Night

I finally finished my wall Hanging called a "Frightful Night"... Fat Quarter Shop has some fantastic fabric and boy is it fun. I think these novelty prints can be made into some great stuff... I do hope you enjoy..


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Miss Bailey May 15,1998 to October 28, 2011


A very
loving and compassionate friend. You will be very much missed... Rest well my love...

Fort Worth Fabric Studio ~ Friday Bundle Batch & New Arrivals

Greetings from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Good Friday Morning from Texas!

Today's BUNDLE BATCH is SWEET DREAMS ~ HOLIDAY STYLE ~ Fast & easy pillowcases for everyone! Check out this week's new arrivals, too!

ON THE HOMEFRONT....It's been a rather un-eventful week, which has been nice! We are still watching the World Series, one more game to go! We are cheering loudly for our Texas Rangers, if they win we will be over the moon!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


SWEET DREAMS ~ HOLIDAY STYLE, today's BUNDLE BATCH! Get your SWEET DREAMS HERE!
Sweet Dreams pillowcase kits! Choose from 4 Holiday Styles: Seasonal Help, Holiday Sass, Reindeer Bash, and Cup O Joe! Quick & easy projects!

DAISY DAZE by QUILTING TREASURES! DAISY DAZE HERE!
Fresh & fun floral group, love these colors!

New COMPLEMENTS by SOUTH SEA IMPORTS! COMPLEMENTS right HERE!
New colors & styles in SSI Complements!


PRE-ORDER STAR WARS by CAMELOT COTTONS! See STAR WARS HERE!
Coming March 2012 ~ Star Wars! We have the entire line on order & it is amazing! You can pre-order to reserve your yardage and we'll ship to you as soon as it arrives (no charge until we ship)!


SUPER DEAL 40% off BELIEVE BATIKS by Moda! BELIEVE HERE!
As a sponsor of Quilting Gallery's Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals, we will have a SUPER DEAL each Wednesday through November 30! Check out Celebrate Christmas at the Quilting Gallery for 3 new blocks each week, along with interviews of some amazing designers!


SWEET SALE ~ CAT IN THE HAT FLANNEL by ROBERT KAUFMAN! See SEUSS FLANNEL HERE!
A sweet sale on The Cat in the Hat Flannel! Yardage $7 per yard!