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
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
I'm having so much fun with this 31-day blog writing challenge, especially finding graphics to support what day it is on the countdown! This little construction guy is just the perfect fit as there are so many things "in the works" around The Quilt Rambler Studio! Projects in the Works Yesterday I completed another customer… Continue reading In The Works
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?
I should be packing. My plane leaves in a day for my Certified Instructor Training with Studio 180 Design and what am I doing? Not packing that's for sure! Easily Distracted Sometimes I lose focus. Especially where there's too much to do, instead of just shutting down I find myself wandering in areas that I… Continue reading Distractions – of the Fabric Sort
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?
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
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
Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day? Projects for both were made at this weekend's Sew In with the Island Quilters Guild of Galveston. What is Galentine's Day you say? According to google search Galentine's Day was "invented" by a fictional character on a program called Parks & Recreation to be celebrated each February 13th - it's all about enjoying… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2017 Island Style
The February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make one or more Kennel Quilts - which are used in animal shelters across the country. This project is coordinated by the volunteer organization TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM). Island Batik is also among the industry partners. When disasters strike,… Continue reading Kennel Quilts – An Island Batik Ambassador Project