Island Batik Ambassador, modern quilting, Personal Quilts, Rambling On

Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

When was the last time you made a wish on a blow flower? Okay, officially it's called a dandelion but my grandmother who lived in the country called it a blow flower, so blow flower it is. Make a wish, blow, and watch in childlike wonder the aerodynamics of nature's way to spread seeds. Ah,… Continue reading Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

Summer Lovin X and O pillows
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Summer Lovin – X’s and O’s

By far, summer is my all time favorite season. It's a good thing since I live on the Texas Gulf Coast where we have several variations: "almost summer", "summer", "still summer", and then a short break before "summer again" which translates to the rapid succession of fall, winter, and spring in a race to get back… Continue reading Summer Lovin – X’s and O’s

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Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

A three-hour tour....a three-hour tour....we can all sing along to that famous theme song. It's been like a three-week tour as I sit here and wonder just where did May go? A week or two ago I posted about sewing outside and someone said: "just like Gilligan's Island!" So I just had to google to… Continue reading Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Ever notice how many cliches there are about rain? "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down"....according to a popular song back in my generation. "Saving for a rainy day" can sometimes result in all those rainy days coming during your vacation! Or what about "anyone who thinks sunshine brings happiness has never danced in… Continue reading Rainy Days and Mondays

2018 New Bloggers Blog Hop, Rambling On

2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

Quilt Blog Repeat - what a perfect description of my life! Welcome new readers, my name is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, and I am so pleased you are "hopping around" this year's annual New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop. This is week 4 and I'm eager to share with you a little of my ramblings!… Continue reading 2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

In The News, Rambling On

He or She? We’re having a grand baby!!!

Today was THE day. A day before Mother's Day when we gathered with family and friends to celebrate our newest Mother-to-be! Friends kept the secret for almost two weeks! He or She - what will "Baby O" be?  Ya' gotta love technology! Proud Pappa is also a skilled photographer including the expert pilot of a… Continue reading He or She? We’re having a grand baby!!!

The Quilt Rambler Displaced
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Around Town, Reconstruction Update, and Personal Thoughts

Thought I'd take a moment to catch my breath and "report in" a few details of this past week or two. So sit back, put your feet up, and settle in for a photo ramble before some transparent thoughts concerning my current worldview. It's been a wild four weeks! A month ago we were heading to Beaumont… Continue reading Around Town, Reconstruction Update, and Personal Thoughts

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Let’s Talk Quilts – On Pat Sloan’s Quilting Podcast!

If you know me or have met me at least once, you know that I love to talk about quilting! The other day, in fact, I was at the car dealership having my truck serviced and of course, I was wearing my logo t-shirt (grin) as a gentleman walked by leading another man into his… Continue reading Let’s Talk Quilts – On Pat Sloan’s Quilting Podcast!

Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Rambling On

Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

Island Batik has the yummiest fabrics! As an ambassador and a new designer I  not only enjoy the eye candy but actually get to play with the fabric and make sweet concoctions. This week’s blog hop features Nan Baker’s collection Northern Woods with  patterns centered around the theme of a mother bear gathering “sweet treats”… Continue reading Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip