2017 in review, 2018 Goals, Quilt Challenge

More End of the Year Thoughts – Future Challenges

There are a few hours left in 2017 and I couldn't help but think of some of the challenges facing me in 2018. Not necessarily difficult challenges,  perhaps time-consuming, but all will be opportunities for growth. Earlier today I shared generic goals for 2018 both in my quilting and in my personal life. I've been… Continue reading More End of the Year Thoughts – Future Challenges

Screen shot Snowman singing Silver and Gold
31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Christmas Project, Chrsitmas, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Quilting, Scrap Quilt Creations, Table Topper, The Quilt Rambler's Blog

Silver and Gold – an Island Batik Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas TV shows growing up was Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. A quick google search told me it debuted in 1964 - I dare say I've watched it all my childhood and all of our boys' younger years. As much as I like the story I do believe I'm drawn more… Continue reading Silver and Gold – an Island Batik Christmas

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

Vintage baby quilt with modern remake by Karen Overton
Baby Quilts, challenges, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations

Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

Oh Baby Part 2 Wow! July just completely flew by, didn't it!  Here's my continuation of the Oh Baby  Island Batik Ambassador Project... In case you missed the previous ramble concerning choosing the fabrics and piecing the project you can catch up by clicking on this link. Finishing Touches "In our last episode" my little… Continue reading Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

Collection of quilts made by Karen Overton, Island Batik Ambassador
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My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

I have had a blast, an absolute BLAST, being a new Island Batik Ambassador. I  can't believe the year is half way over. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I review the quilt challenges so far this year! QUILT CHALLENGE ROUNDUP You may remember that as an Island Batik Ambassador I received… Continue reading My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

Modern Quilting in the wild
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Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge – Part 2 – Quilting The Quilt

...to continue.... Quilting A Modern Quilt As a review, I'm an Island Batik Ambassador and our May challenge was to make a Modern Batik Quilt (here's Part 1 in case you missed it). I have totally enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone with this challenge....and the challenge continued....as it was soon time to quilt… Continue reading Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge – Part 2 – Quilting The Quilt

colorful Island Batik fabrics will make a beautiful modern quilt
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Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge Part 1

Modern Quilt In The Making May's Island Batik challenge is to make a modern quilt. Well....that's a challenge! I've never made a modern quilt before.  I've been thinking about it since given the full year's agenda back in February. Hum... I've found that inspiration comes when you least expect it. For example, I love to… Continue reading Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge Part 1

Close up of quilted reverse appliqué lettering saying "He is Risen"
Applique, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Quilting

Easter Appliqué With Island Batik Fabrics

The April challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is "Adventurous Appliqué'" and since Easter is in April this year I wanted to make an Easter Appliqué reflecting the meaning behind the holiday. I found the perfect Island Batik fabrics in my stash to represent the idea in my head.... First off I need to apologize… Continue reading Easter Appliqué With Island Batik Fabrics

trimming a paper pieced block with the add-a-quarter rule
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March Mini Madness – Foundation Piecing

Who knew that being an Island Batik Ambassador would be this much fun! This month the event is March Mini Madness and our instructions simply stated “foundation  or English paper piecing 24” x 24” or smaller." Time to get my creative juices flowing using the always inspiring beautiful Island Batik fabrics. Foundation Piecing or English Paper… Continue reading March Mini Madness – Foundation Piecing

Two palm trees at waters edge of Galveston Bay in Bacliff TX on a warm sunny February day
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What’s Up in The Quilt Rambler Studio – Weekly Review

Sometimes a rambler just has to ramble....and what better way than a weekly review of what's been happening professionally and personally...put your feet up with me and relax a bit as I share this week's happenings in and around the studio. Current Worldview: I don't do winters well and have been more than thankful that… Continue reading What’s Up in The Quilt Rambler Studio – Weekly Review