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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...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Modern Batik Challenge

So better late than never. I was able to get this far on this project before my machine decided to bite the proverbial dust. 

So I at least this project got this far and my machine will be up and running soon
Rise n' Shine is the fabric I chose for this piece that is my second modern piece I have ever done. 

Diamonds Gone Wrong

I hope all all of you like the simplicity of this project. I took a 10 inch block, and a two and one half inch strip and wanted to make a diamond shape. As you can see this blonde chick went and did something WRONG!!!!

Now onto June's Challenge dealing with curves...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring Clean Your Studio

When I read on Facebook about a Spring Cleaning Studio Bog Hop I was more than thrilled to participate. I can't thank Cheryl Sleboda enough for the proverbial kick the in cyber pants for doing this task that honestly I have put off for far too long.  Here are some before pics that look like my studio looks like. You would think a tornado went through the room. Honestly speaking I have been quite busy working on projects for Island Batik, and hosting a retreat all while working three jobs. 

So here are the before pictures of what looks like a tornado came through and destroyed this poor sewing studio. Wait til you see the after pics. And to think it only took a few days that turned in to a few weeks

Life couldn't be better now that things are more organized. Here are the after photos:

Couldn't resist to show pics of my mom grammy, and my sister. Plus my sons baby hat.

Reorganized some of my fabric stash. More pics to come of all my fabric.

Now that you have seen what I have done take that hop over to the other peeps involved in this blog hop:

May 1st: Teri Lucas:
May 2nd: Tammy Silvers:
May 3rd: Emily Breclaw:
May 4th: Amalia Moursiewicz
May 5th: John Kubiniec:
May 6th: Debby Brown:
May 7th: Melissa Marie Collins:
May 10th: Sam Hunter:
May 11th: Dale Ashera-Davis:
May 12th: Sara Mika:
May 14th: Carma Halterman
May 17th: Sally Johnson:
May 19th: Shruti Dandekar:
May 20th: Jane Davila
May 21st: Ebony Love:
May 22nd: Cheryl

I cannot thank Cheryl enough for giving me and all of us the push to organize and clean my studio. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Mini Madness

This month's challenge is to create a project 24" x 24". We were told to create a project that is paper pieced. Whether English Paper Pieced or Foundation Paper Pieced as long it was paper pieced.  

So I decided on foundation Paper Pieced project and chose to use the fabric line Sweet Nectar 

See the quilt down here with the light background next to the daisy, that's mine with the purple flowers...

I used the Westalee Template Sampler Set by Westalee Designs.

And used Superiors Fantastico Multi-colored  Thread that goes with this fabric line

Just take a Lookie at whose turning 30 Today

As a Endorsed Designer with Sulky Thread I can't help but spread this news around. So I am super thrilled to share that

Sulky's 30!!! Woot Woot!!! 

Just 6 more hours to go!! So pop on over to 
Sulky Thread and see all 
the deals they have!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Galentine's Day

Better late than never! Happy Belated Valentines Day to all my fellow Ambassadors. I will be honest I am not one who follow the traditional hearts flowers and candy. So I thought I would share what I did for my project. 

With this lovely fabric that was in my box I used something from each of these beautiful pieces...

I made these cute tossed nine patch mug rugs. 

And what is even better I used this super luscious Fantastico  thread from Superior Thread... I hope all of you like what I have done. Stay tuned for my kennel blankets which will soon be posted. Until then stay warm safe and Happy!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Island Batik Ambassador Box Reveal

Welcome to the 2017 Island Batik Fabric Ambassador Box Reveal

As all of us have seen the weather here in the Northeast has been quite frightful with all the snow and high winds. So I was happy see yesterday, Saturday February 11, 2017 around 6:30 my box of yumminess arrived from Island Batik Fabrics all the way in sunny California.

When I opened the box I almost fell off the chair as there was so much fabric... I only can share these fabrics so far as we are instructed to only share certain items at certain times of the year. So here is what I am able to show you all.

Here are pics of the luscious fabrics for all you to drool over.

I hope you all enjoy, and stay tunes for the next post for my Valentines Day share!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Beginnings

Life Brings you many obstacle's. I was do to have my blog up yesterday. As many of you know I am a nurse in my real life and I have been caring for a private duty patient for a very long time. So I was playing with the idea of making an applique' quilt. So I took the Merry and Bright line that I was asked to create a quilt and I went forward with it. I am not a super fast person when it comes to making quilts. However I I found that as I was making this quilt I would do a few different things. I wanted to use higher loft batting and tight quilting on my domestic machine as I am teaching domestic machine quilting at my local quilt shop. So with that said let me tell you a few thing about me and this quilt.

My patient who we will call Maxine for her protection. Maxine was a wonderful woman who came from a very influential family. Her husband a very accomplished doctor of chemistry, a daughter who has her doctorate in education and teaches Spanish and Portuguese at a prominent university here on the east coast, a son with his masters in finance and is quite successful in his field of work, all of whom have treated all of us who cared for Maxine with a tremendous sense of respect and have been incredibly generous. I showed Maxine this quilt last week and she asked me if these flowers came from her back yard. I told her no I am sorry but it's winter and there is snow on the ground. She told me that she loved this and wanted to know if I would continue to bring this with me so she could have the chance to hold it as I think it brought her a sense of peace.

Sunday which was the 29th Maxine scum to her illness and passed away. It was very quick and very peaceful. I decided to name this quilt "- - - - - Flower Garden aka Maxine's Flower Garden as she loved this quilt so much.

So here is what I had the pleasure to play with:

Merry and Bright is a great collection filled with a great many bright fabrics. I love how the colors pop on a white background.

All I can say is that when life gets in the way it detours you to reflect and think of how things need to go. I truly believe that this quilt is named appropriately as she loved the all the colors and pattern. My AccuQuilt Go Cuter, the electric version of the line of cutters was used to cut the flowers the leaves and the swag around the flowers. So I hope you all enjoyed this quilt and the story behind it. When life is meant to provide you flowers some of you just get a quilt with those on it.

I would like to say thank you to Katie and Elizabeth from Island Batik Fabric for everything they do to make our group so special.

All I have to do is put beautiful purple binding on then I am done. I must say that I try not to disappoint people and I hope you all forgive me for taking so much time in finishing this project.