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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, July 31, 2012

Swoon Quilt Done

I finally finished this quilt... YeeHa!!! Fortunately I have a great recipient of this beauty... My husband has a friend who is a state trooper and when he saw this quilt top, he said his wife would love something like this... So now that I have just the label to make I am pretty psyched that it has a new home to go to... the quilting on this is very heavy and has lots of feathering on it... I hope you all like. Please share your thoughts I love to hear for all of you...


Here is the back side of the quilt that shows the quilting...


Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Redneck Quilter

Again it is time for another posting of the Redneck Quilter. As we last me I was sharing with you how supportive my husband was with the fact that I wanted to quilt while on our mini vacations, when we go camping... I posted also about how I had a great weekend away to camp and work on my latest project. While I was there I had many people in the campground stop at my site to see what I was doing. As you can suspect how many people do you know that bring a sewing machine camping with them. I think my husband regrets saying yes to the question: "Will the generator work with the sewing machine in the camper?" I think he created a monster as well... So camping and sewing are now just routine for me. My first experience doing this was the last weekend of May

We usually go camping to a local state park. Partly because we love camping, my husband enjoys fishing, and it is Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season here on Cape Cod, MA. Life at the campground is very different. First, we camp with a large group of friends. All of which are somewhat younger that me. I must admit my husband is younger than I am as well by eight years. However, with that said, I get along quite well with all of these people. We all share our everyday goings on, drink, and life in the lap of luxury in our campers decked out with generators. Does this even sound like camping? The only thing remotely close to what we do as a camping tradition is that we make campfires and we make sores at the fire. Most of what the women in this group do is ready those trash magazines and talk about who did what when and where. Therefore, this past weekend I thought I would be very redneckish. I brought my laptop and my sewing machine and I decided to write a few thoughts down and do some sewing… I am currently working on blocks for a charity quilt for my guild and for another organization I am involved with. I ended up sewing ten blocks. Since one of the quilts is being designed by other members in my guild and one of the quilts is being designed for me to donate,  I'm not to sure how many, so I think I will sew until I run out of material.   Sounds good enough for government work to me…

So with this post I ask you to help me out, and to give me ideas of what you think. I have gotten positive results from all of you in the past, so lets keep it going... Share your thoughts...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Weekend to Remember

This past weekend I went camping with my husband. I had the best time ever... We went out the first night for dinner at the Lobster Pot in Wareham. Had the best scallops ever... Then the next day we both did various things.


How wonderful can it be to be able to sew while on vacation... As you can see here I am at my camp site having a wonderful time while my hubs fishes... I am working on my latest pattern and started sewing the block... I am "The Redneck Quilter

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Red Neck Quilter




Did you ever want to know what being redneck really is? Well I am about to share with you what some of the quirky things rednecks here in the north do… First, I am a nurse by trade, married with two teenage sons. One adopted and one biological. I have only quilted for about two years however, I have been sewing since I was about ten or eleven years old. I had always wanted to learn to quilt as a child but the opportunity never happened until I left my corporate healthcare job just over two years ago. Then I went and bought a quilt kit from Joanne Fabric’s I was with a friend of mine. It’s all her fault. She created a monster... Just the thought of cutting fabric and the sound of the sewing machine makes me feel so relaxed. Almost as if, it is a form of therapy. To think sewing is therapy and no medicine required. YEAH!!!   As soon as I started, I thought to myself, OMG! I just love how this is turning out… In addition, the more I did the more I wanted to continue and learn. I turned to another friend of mine and asked her advice of how I really should start. I think now she thinks she too created a monster… I cannot get enough… I soon joined a quilt guild she is involved with and now I am the Program Coordinator. Go figure… I often turn to one of my very best friends, yup, husband for loads of advice. He always shares his comments like many husbands would but in this case he was answering in a very supportive kind of way. He always has the same answer for me when I go to him for any advice sure if you want to... Very predictable... So with this said I forged ahead into the world of quilting...

I will be sharing with all of you on a weekly basis the things a "Redneck Quilter may do. I will also be showing some photo's. I also invite you to make comments so I can see what all of you think and share with everyone else. Feel free to share ideas and follow blog...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I won the Liebster Award

Do you know what a Liebster Award is? I sure didn't until I woke up this morning.

 My friend at SpoolHardy Girl gave this to me and boy am I shocked. to receive this today... Mary is a great gal and a very talented quilter. Check out her blog at http://spoolhardygirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/im-liebster.html?showComment=1340980764157#c4062380587536280277 and read all about the Liebster Blog Award...

Liebster means Dearest in German and the award is a 'share the love arrangement' that is given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. There is a list of things that recipients are required to do upon receiving the award.
  • Thank the person who presented you with the award on your blog. 
  • Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog
  • Present the Liebster Award to 5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  • Let them know you've chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.




Now for the next few that I have chosen to receive this award...

First first person I would like to introduce for this award is Tiffany from Another Pie in the Sky.
She is super talented, kind hearted and a very busy mom of   girl with another bundle of joy on the way... Go and visit her blog at: http://blog.anotherpieinthesky.com and congratulate her.

The next participant to receive this award is Kitty Pearl from Road Home Quilting. Her whitty syle and lively creativity inspires so many go visit her blog at

Our next winner is the Nerdy Sewist Kristina Tabor has a fantastic blog loaded with information about a variety of things dealing with our wonderful craft. Visit her blog at
http://nerdysewist.wordpress.com and congratulate her and the others on their accommplishments.