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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...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My New Business Card



A new look for a new beginning. I now have completed my website with all the bells and whistles for what I offer.  I want to share with you all I am available for your guilds to lecture and do workshops. Come visit my website at Sallys Quilting Corner to see what I have to offer to your group.  So I also had new business cards created as part of the journey of new beginnings. So leave me a comment here and let me know what you think of this new look... I am here to be your creative coach with the art of quilting...

 
Check out what I have to offer and if there is something you want to learn contact me I am sure I can show you and your group how to do whatever it is you want to learn... Techniques, theme building, color coaching or lectures on organizing your space, I can guide you in the right direction to make your project go more smoothly...


Friday, June 20, 2014

Who Doesn't Love Mini's

Good Afternoon my quilty peeps! I am happy to share with all of you that I have entered a new phase in my quilting career... I have been following may pages and groups on Facebook and one of them is the MQX Page... One of my favorite people to follow is a gentleman by the name of Scott Murkin. A permanent judge for MQX (Machine Quilters Expo). He is one of the nicest people I have met. The first quilt I entered into the show was called Crossflower Boxes. A quilt I designed and wrote the pattern for. I have seen Scott create some beautiful blocks over the past few months and most recently he has been posting quilting blocks using the FPP method. For those who don't know FPP means Foundation Paper Piecing. Piecing using a foundation (in this case, paper) for stabilization and accuracy. Foundation piecing is also done with muslin or stabilizer foundation.

There are many videos on how to master FPP, so check out YouTube...

Here is a photo of the original Crossflower Boxes which is 43" x43":

 
 Tomorrow the FPP begins and I can only imagine how hard those tiny little yellow and white & green and white HST's will be to sew... We must remember that the needle size and stitch size is key here...
 
I have decided to take this quilt and created it as a mini and shrinking it to a 17" x 17" a challenge yes. However if Scott Murkin can do this I guess I can sure give it the ole' college try... I did alter it a wee bit, however it basically the same...  I have some photo's of Scott's marvelous creation to share with you... He is uber talented and I hope I can come close to the perfection that he has accomplished..

How freaking crazy is this! Holy crapoid!!!!
 
Tiny isn't the word I would use for this!
 
Tiny winy is exactly what this is!!!
 
 And check out this magnificent work of art... I can only hope I can make my quilt as good as this... Fingers crossed my friends. I will need a miracle to pull this off..
 And if that isn't enough, here is another project he is working on. The only thing I can say is "INTERVENTION"!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This is the back of the block. Look how little the stitches are...  I sure hope you enjoyed this post and the original quilt pattern is available for sale all you have to do is comment here and let me know if you are interested in wanting my Crossflower Boxes...

Friday, June 6, 2014

My Trip to Bar Harbor

How could I go away to Bar Harbor and not share photos. I decided a few months back that my husband and I both needed desperately to get away... The work load for both of us has gotten total ridiculous. So with that said I sought some help and then the trip to Bar Harbor was booked. I gave my husband a trip away to the Acadia Birding Festival and this was a trip that wasn't going to be successful unless we found fabric/quilt shops.. So last week we took off for Maine... Such a beautiful state.. So here is where you will see the photos... Hope you all like. And I must confess I did act a bit crazy while I was there... So let us begin the journey I had in Maine with my husband who took all the photos and didn't pose for one of them even when asked...

Our Hotel very nice pretty and just very relaxing...
 

 Outside the balcony of our room, I named this deer Fred! He was kinda shy but stood still long enough for me to take his picture.
 

 I just couldn't resist taking a photo of this Moose down the road from our hotel.

 So what's a trip to Maine if you as a quilter didn't go to a few quilt shops.. I just totally couldn't resist. The ladies in this quilt shop were such a hoot.. They were helpful and made me laugh...

 And this quilt shop the ladies were right on top of their A game when it came to finding what I needed...
 
 
Here are some photos of the Azalea Garden we visited. Some of  the most beautiful flower bushes I have seen.



 The boat pier outside our room where you could take boat tours of the harbor.
 


 
Downtown Bar Harbor:
 


 
 


 Who the hell put that moose on top of that building? The Moose lights up at night time... Very kool indeed!!!
 
 
 I think I had better get off the cannon before they set it off, just joking...
 
 
Love the little shops that they have here. They are quaint and the people are also quaint...


 
Kookiest thing ever and they really do let you ride this dragon OMG!!! Funnest part of the day...

 Who would of thunk it a Rexall Pharmacy and it was closed however I peaked in the window and yep it was set up in the same way they did way back in the day... Of course this was way before my time. Wink Wink!!

 And last but not least what a fitting way to support those Gold Star Families by putting a sign up on the highway, wish they did that here in Massachusetts...