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Four Season Blog Hop – City Culture 2

I hope you have been keeping up with the Island Batik Ambassador Four Seasons Blog Hop this month. Personally, I have enjoyed the parade of new fabrics that are arriving in our local quilt shops this month as well as the creativity of the ambassadors! Technically this blog hop ends the 2017 Island Batik Ambassador program.… Continue reading Four Season Blog Hop – City Culture 2

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

Screen shot Snowman singing Silver and Gold
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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

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Would You Like to Be An Island Batik Ambassador?

Island Batik posted their application for the 2018 season of Island Batik Ambassadors just a few days ago and there are only a few days left to apply online. Part of the application process is to complete and mail an unquilted block, which I just finished up this morning.  This block represents my gratefulness for this… Continue reading Would You Like to Be An Island Batik Ambassador?

6 pointed star vintage baby quilt
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Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

Baby Quilt The July project for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a baby quilt or crib sized quilt using fabric from the ambassador box we received earlier this year. I actually had two designs in mind, and the month isn't over with yet, so who knows! I may be able to make two...… Continue reading Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

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!

Close up of hand guided quilting design element by Karen Overton
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Secret Quilting – A Secret No More

If you have been following The Quilt Rambler on social media the past few weeks you have seen little snippets or sneak peaks of a "secret quilting" project I have been working on ....and now...the big reveal! Why was it a secret you ask? Well, on occasion, as a longarm quilter I am asked to keep… Continue reading Secret Quilting – A Secret No More

Karen Overton holding her quilt Illuminated Journey outside near a breathtaking view of Arizona
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Illuminated Journey – Arizona!

Arizona, We have landed! I have been looking forward to this journey for months! This past week I had the honor of being a guest speaker at the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild in Prescott Valley, Arizona and able to teach a workshop with my original pattern Illuminated Journey. I have to say the hardest part… Continue reading Illuminated Journey – Arizona!

Close up of quilted reverse appliqué lettering saying "He is Risen"
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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

Quilted covers express creativity in the various designs used to cover a humble composition notebook
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How To Make a Quilted Composition Notebook Cover

As part of the Island Batik Ambassador program, I was challenged in March to make a mini quilt using paper piecing or foundation piecing. I got a little carried away and turned my paper pieced block into a quilted cover for a composition notebook and haven't looked back since! They are multiplying like rabbits over… Continue reading How To Make a Quilted Composition Notebook Cover