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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, 2016

Tis' the Season for Giving

Good Evening Ambassadors and Happy New Years Eve!!!

Welcome to Tis The Season for Giving


This months project is based on giving to a charity. I have many I am involved in however I have one particular charity I would like to chat about this month.

This month I am donating my project which is a quilt and I am sad to say it is going on the frame Tuesday and will be done Tuesday, because I have been working mad crazy hours. The charity I am giving to is home based. I help out from time to time at the oncology department at my local hospital that helped me out when I was going through breast cancer... 

So here it goes. I had a pile of 10" x 10" squares from the "Dotalicious" Fabric... I love this fabric. they are colors that I love working with and I enjoyed working with it...


See how yummy this all looks... I decided to make a crap ton of Half Inch Triangles...


So I cam up with this. However I needed some background fabric to tie in so I used and yes I admit I used some of my French Roasted. And yes I will say I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup those are my toes at the bottom of the quilt... So this quilt that is going on my bosses long arm on Tuesday so I can play with her Handi Quilter Avante' so I can make the quilting out of this world. And then add the binding while it is on the frame so then I can bring right to the oncology department the next day... 
So with that said I want to wish all of you who read my blog a Happy and Healthy 2017... Be safe and I hope to see those do connect with soon. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter Wonderland on Cape Cod


So here we are once again, another project from me and fellow ambassadors from Island Batik. 
This months theme is Winter Wonderland and there is no more reason that I can come up with as to why you shouldn't visit all of my fellow ambassadors blogs. This month I was challenged as I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do. So I took what I had and I started sewing and sewing and sewing. 
Then I took a what I sewed and and cut and cut then sewed until I came up with what I call a a Twisted Diamond table topper. 










So now that I put my top together I went a we bit wild with swirls and feathers. 






I do hope you enjoy what you see and stay tuned as the pattern for this will be available in January for sale on my website at Sally's Quilting Corner

Here is a list of other sites to visit to check out what my fellow ambassadors have been up to:















Monday, November 7, 2016

A Surprise at the Connections Quilt Festival







On Saturday, November 12, 2016 I will be at the Holiday Inn Nashua, NH.doing a book signing for my first book Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Machine.
Come by the show and check out the quilts, the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Exhibit, and of course we cannot forget the vendors. So for more of what is going on go to The Connections Quilt Festival and see what all is going on...


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Learning Quilting on a Domestic Machine


Are you afraid of quilting on a domestic machine. Take those fears and toss them out the window. This book will show you how to draw a quilt design guide you into the world of doodling and teaches you about muscle memory.  Pages show you how to start the drawing and how not to worry about traveling over lines. It will show you different styles of quilting, and the basics of types of thread. Learn some tips and tricks to make the best out of your project.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop



Hi there Quilters I am happy to announce this project with Island Batik Fabric is part of a blog hop I was invited to do from a fellow ambassador friend of mine. I chose fabrics from the first box of goodies we received earlier this year and decided I would do a table runner from my fellow ambassadors book by Suzy Webster. All I can say is that I was so thrilled to be able to get my hands on a copy of this beauty. 




So as I perused this book, I saw exactly what I wanted to do. I chose Block number twelve and her table runner called:  Jeweled. Visit Suzy's website at  Adventurous Applique and Quilting

I decided to use French Roasted Fabric for my background and a variety of fabrics from box # 1 for 
the colors and applique...

  


 

 Suzy has made the directions for this quilt so super easy to follow and the main part was very easy...

So with that said here is the first part of the runner and the image below shows the center added...


  Here is the beginning of the applique' I did when I finally took time to sew with my friends today.

And this is the top all appliqued.








Here is a complete list of quilters that are taking part in the Folk Art Quilted Traditions blog hop. Be sure and visit Suzy (the author) and Jennifer today and see what they are sharing!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016:

Bea Lee- http://www.beaquilter.com
Sally Johnson- https://sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com
Adele Mogavero-http://adelemogavero.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jessica Cadwell - http://www.desertbloomquilting.com/blog
Anna Branch - http://arkangelcreations.blogspot.com
Vicki in MN - http://knitbug2.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pamela Boatright - http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/
Teri Lucas -http://generationqmagazine.com/
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/

Friday October 14,2016

Suzy Webster - http://websterquilt.blogspot.com/

Joan Kawano - http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com/

Lara Buccella - http://www.buzzinbumble.com/

Saturday, October 15, 2016 the end of our trip around the blogs and the give-away!!!


FOLK ART QUILTED TRADITIONS

How would you love to win a copy of this beautiful book and Four Island Batik Fat Quarters


Folk Art Quilted Traditions Giveaway


Folk Art Quilted Traditions is available on Amazon. 








Bountiful Table Runner


Good Morning Quilters I am happy to announce this month's project. As part of being an ambassador with Island Batik Fabric we are given some of the most luscious fabric from some of the best lines this company has. This month I chose fabrics from the first box of goodies we received earlier this year and decided I would do a table runner from my fellow ambassadors book by Suzy Webster. All I can say is that I was so thrilled to be able to get my hands on a copy of this beauty. 


So as I perused this book, I saw exactly what I wanted to do. I chose Block number twelve and her table runner called:  Jeweled. Visit Suzy's website at  Adventurous Applique and Quilting

I decided to use French Roasted Fabric for my background and a variety of fabrics from box # 1 for 
the colors and applique...

  


 

 Suzy has made the directions for this quilt so super easy to follow and the main part was very easy...

So with that said here is the first part of the runner and the image below shows the center added...


  Here is the beginning of the applique' I did when I finally took time to sew with my friends today.

And this is the top all appliqued and now all that has to be done is the quilting:


So what shall I do for quilting, I am stumped as I do not want to copy what Suzy Webster has done on her table runner... If you like what you see and have a suggestion of what to do for quilting, give me a comment, PLEASE!!! I am for the first time stumped beyond belief...










Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

Morning Quilters. Things are super crazy this fall here at Sally's Quilting Corner. I want ti say that I an excited to say that my friend and fellow quilty peep Rosemary Dickerson from The Knitting Quilter Who shared information about this On line Bloggers Quilt Festival. Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side is the one hosting this Blog Quilt Festival and I must say, the quilts I saw are amazing including Rosemary's.

I am entering a quilt I made and it has had international exposure. Stairway to the Galaxy made cover of Generation  magazine in the October/November 2015 issue of Generation Q Magazine, and has since been entered in many different shows.


Here I am holding my quilt with Doug Eagleson at 2015 Fall Quilt Market. This is made with Kona solids.


 Stay Happy and Keep Quilting!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fun Times Ahead!!!


Here I come Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild!!!!



I am super excited to share that I am getting prepped to give a lecture and teach a workshop the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild in Hudson New Hampshire...
I will be there on October 3, 2016... If you are interested in coming to listen to my trunk show and see all what I have done, them come aboard and join me and the guild for a day full of fun. I will be doing the trunk show first and then teach a workshop on my woven technique. 

Find out how easy it is to make either of these projects or if you want to take on a challenge the try to make both. 


I will be chatting with you all on how NOT! to be intimidated by weaving fabric. The possibilities of of taking fabric and weaving it. 
  



So come on by listen to my talk enter to win raffle prizes, raffle tickets are FREE!!!


Patterns, Fabric and Thread you will be surprised at what I have to share.  You never know what will appear.


I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing what I do.





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thrilled to Announce my Fellow Island Batik Ambassador's Accomplishment

     

Morning Quilters and sewers alike. I am pleased to announce that my friend and Island Batik Ambassador Suzy Webster has released her first book

Suzy Webster has been a quilter since age eight when she arranged some scrap triangles and told her mother, “You should sew it like this.”  She’s been designing quilts from a young age and enjoys being creative.  One of the things Suzy loves about quilting is that the possibilities are endless.
            Suzy lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota with her husband Andrew, two sons (both of whom have already made their first quilts), and two birds.  She teaches fifth grade and enjoys teaching quilting locally. 
She has been entering competitions since college and has many quilt show ribbons to her credit including Road to California, Machine Quilter’s Exposition, The American Quilter’s Society Shows, and International Quilt Festival.  Suzy has also become an Island Batik Ambassador for 2016.
            Suzy loves applique and machine quilting.  They are her favorite parts of quilting.  She even started a blog about applique and quilting to explore new ideas.  Visit Suzy and check out what she’s learned and what she’s working on at her blog:  websterquilt.blogspot.com.  She loves to see your finished quilts!

Her work is unbelievable. I am excited and cannot wait to receive my copy so I can make some of her projects...

As an Island Batik Ambassador she share with her fellow ambassadors her projects and is always available to chat when we have questions. We currently as ambassadors are doing a Seaside Summer Blog Hop and her work is something that is hard to compete with. This link will bring you to her award winning quilts so head over and check out Suzy's Award Winning Quilts . You won't regret it...

One of my favorite pieces Suzy did was her Floral Kaleidoscope Quilt. Click to see part one of the process as she made her Floral Kaleidoscope Quilt then there are the other 5 steps listed on the right side of her page to view how this quilt grew into a vision of beauty.




One of the items on my bucket list is to meet Suzy and see her work in person. She should be proud of herself, especially in this day in age knowing the up roar of what has happen in the quilt industry lately. So many things are so uncertain in this industry and Suzy didn't let that stop her... She is a power house with her talent...


Congratulations Suzy your fellow ambassadors at Island Batik are proud of you and your accomplishments...