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One Monthly Goal – February 2018

Setting just one monthly goal reminds me of "how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!" Well, I don't think elephants are on my must-try list of weird foods- besides this is a quilting blog (good thing, everyone knows I'm not the gourmet cook in the kitchen!) but the concept of breaking… Continue reading One Monthly Goal – February 2018

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That Was Then, This Is Now

Happy New Year 2018! What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was celebrating a brand new studio redo. That Was Then In all honesty, the room really never stayed like this - it's a working studio after all and I tend to make "creative messes."  It was certainly colorful! This is… Continue reading That Was Then, This Is Now

Photo Credit Eric Overton
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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

(Photo Credit, Eric Overton, Dickinson Texas after Hurricane Harvey) How do I say thanks to the many people who have influenced my life this past year? With tears in my eyes, actually.  This wasn't exactly the post I had planned for today but in going through photos of 2017  I knew this had to be my… Continue reading It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

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Best of 2017 Linky Party!

I'm joining in Meadow Mist Designs Best of 2017 Linky Party - which simply means I'm highlighting what I think are my best 5 blogs of 2017 here on The Quilt Rambler blog and linking up with other bloggers to help you discover new blogs to enjoy. If this is how you found me, welcome!… Continue reading Best of 2017 Linky Party!

The Word of the Year - Jesus
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What is Your Word of the Year?

Yesterday the DJ on the radio asked listeners to use one word to describe their 2017. My busy brain got to thinking and I thought of several one-word descriptions ... of course I did! You don't expect a rambler to be limited to one word, do you? I asked the question of my husband who… Continue reading What is Your Word of the Year?

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Best Laid Plans

Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law.  No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project.   Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Red Aurifil thread matches the fabric perfectly for hand sewing a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt
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Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note:  if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Shortcut Binding Tool Review
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Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review

Day 2 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge Today's blog is brought to you in black and white because it is also a blog containing secret sewing!   Secret Sewing I have been working secretly for the past few weeks, in between customer quilts, to meet a fast-approaching deadline (12/15) with Island Batik for… Continue reading Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review

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31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

Yep, call me crazy, but I just accepted Cheryl Sleboa's challenge to write on my blog for each of the  31 days OF DECEMBER! Once a day! In the busiest month of the year! What was I thinking!  Grin - this is going to be good! Background: I met Cheryl at Fall Quilt Market 2016… Continue reading 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

Using a 20+ year old pattern The Quilt Rambler has made a fresh modern table runner. using the quilt as you go method
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Quilt As You Go Table Runner

The August challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a "Quilt As You Go" project. I have to admit as a longarm quilter this didn't thrill me. But a challenge is a challenge. I was pleasantly surprised that the end results were very satisfying. Perseverance paid off! Remembering a time BLA (before longarm),… Continue reading Quilt As You Go Table Runner