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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...

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Friend of Mine on my Blog

I got a wonderful surprise today in my email... A nice lady in New Hampshire, from Keepsake Quilting got me set up with a new button on my blog. On the top left is the "Keepsake Quilting Blog Button". Click on this button for the endless possibilities of specials and sale they have...

I would like to take this time to thank Keepsake Quilting for being on my blog and I do hope you all go and visit their site... They have some of the neatest Quilt Kits, BOM, fabric, special deals, and notions...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Swoon Quilt Block

Well Quilter's this is my attempt at the Swoon Quilt Block... I can honsetly say it was a true challenge... Not to think that I have 8 more of these to go in order to complete the quilt... Ughhh! So let me know what you think... I do hope you like it...
As I read all the lovely comments about thi block I made I just have to publish  what was asked... Each finished block for this quilt is 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" It is quite large, but the boldness is what has drawn me in... I just love the design...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"My Guest Quilter"

Hello and Happy New Year quilters:


I am beginning a series that I call "My Guest Quilter". For the next year I will be having a guest quilter posted here on my blog. I am hoping to do this every two or three months.


I am so please to announce that after some time and with trying to arrange schedules I have the wonderful pleasure to have someone on my blog who I have followed for a very long time. This lady is incredibly talented and has some of the best ideas going when it comes to free motion quilting.




Leah has not quilted for very long yet her work shows as if she has been quilting forever!


I would love to know where she finds her inspiration so I did some research and found a statement that best fits the answer I was looking for: Actually I found this on her site:


"Inspiration really is everywhere! I keep my eyes open all the time - at restaurants, hotels, parks, even in my own house. It's easy to miss textures you've lived around your whole life, then suddenly the lines connect and it becomes a potential filler design."
"Now with over 365 designs created, the project itself is a source of inspiration. One design can easily lead to three more. Subtle changes in texture and shape, in the way the design is stitched can create an entirely new design."

"When it comes to designing quilts, inspiration comes from my life. I'm currently working through a series of goddess quilts and each one is designed to help me work through a specific issue. Most of these quilts come into my mind fully formed, all I have to do is figure out the easiest way to make them reality!"  I think that says n in a nut shell...
Here are a gallery of some of Leah's designs I hope you like them:
"Echo Feathers"
"Complex Feather"
"Crocus Tail"
"Eyeballs"

Daisey Flow
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Sunflower
Leah has some of the koolest designs available. I want to take this time to thank Leah Days for the opportunity to hop on over to my blog and be my guest quilter. She has some of the best youtube videos available... Don't forget to check her out...

Stay tuned for who will be my next guest quilter.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Just One Star

I made these blocks for my quilt guid so that we can make a charity quilt for the "Wounded Warrior Project". The fabric I used is from Pat Sloan's Collection called "Liberty" I hope you like it.


The next block I made is a Nine Patch pattern from the same fabric. I made a total of four
 Nine Patch Blocks and two of the Just One Star Blocks... I think I need more if this fabric so I can make an entire quilt...What do you think?