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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.