This weekend I decided to “take off” from my deadline sewing/quilting and just play in the studio – which is technically still sewing, but it’s sewing without an obligation or the pressure to finish something. In year’s past I would take as much of the month of July off for personal sewing…almost out of month… Continue reading Let’s Talk Star 60 – Tutorial
Ah summertime! Don’t you just dream of tropical vacations or perhaps a walk along a shady cool riverbed? These two images may seem a little disconnected to you, but both come to mind as I’ve spent half my adult life either living in the foothills of the Tennessee Smokey Mountains or near the Texas Gulf… Continue reading River Valley – Simply Celebrate
I held a TnT workshop yesterday at TEO's Treasures Quilt Shop in Dickinson, the second in a series of half day classes featuring "Techniques 'N Tools" focused on Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design tools and technique sheets. Our workshop focused on making Shaded Nine Patches (S9P) using Deb's technique sheet by the same name. I… Continue reading Shaded 9 Patch – TnT Workshop
Do you hear the whistle blowing! Welcome to the Whistle Stop Tour on behalf of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design and Island Batik, I’m Karen Overton, The Quit Rambler, your conductor and tour guide, well, sorta! I’m more like the steam in the engine to get this train on track for a fun filled adventure… Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour: All Aboard!
What a wonderful whirlwind of a month! Thought I'd stop to catch my breath and touch base with a quick recap of my August adventures, sew far (grin). Corpus Christi or Bust! Coastal Bend Quilt & Needlework Guild invited me to speak at their morning guild meeting August 8th. What a fun group of quilters!… Continue reading August’s Adventures
Welcome to Day 2 of the Tuckerize Your Quilting Blog Hop with several of Deb Tucker’s Certified Instructors, known simply as CI’s, hosted by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. I’m Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, Class of 2017. If you are new to my rambles, then you will soon know how I’ve earned the title of… Continue reading Tuckerize Your Quilting Blog Hop: Wing Clipper®
Are you ready for a blog hop! I'm so excited to be a part of the Tuckerize Your Quilting Blog Hop curated by Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis, one of my fellow Certified Instructors with Studio 180 Design ~ and boy do we have a great line up for you! Starting next week several of the CI's… Continue reading Save The Day – Blog Hop Coming!
What a fun day in The Quilt Rambler studio at today's one day Land Locked Quilting Cruise featuring my Paradise Island pattern. I have so much fun sharing this pattern, which is truly simple enough for a beginner yet challenging enough to intrigue the most seasoned of quilters. All the units and blocks are made… Continue reading Land Locked Quilting Cruise – Paradise Island
How many of you remember Paul Harvey, and “the rest of the story”? I remember back before the turn of the century (mid-1990’s) when I homeschooled our sons that the world stopped at noon so we could listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. In keeping with that spirit, I invite you to settle back,… Continue reading Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story
It seems like yesterday that we returned from our quilting cruise, but in fact it was yesterday (or the day before) that I returned from my Certified Instructor training with Deb Tucker. Sew many adventures, sew many tales to tell! But let’s play catch up and return to Island Time! I’m sure you saw a… Continue reading The Quilt Rambler At Sea