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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...

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
Friday Exclusive

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...