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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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What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts

The April Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "Look Back" and allow vintage quilts to inspire new creations. I am blessed to own over 30 vintage family quilts and they are all so inspiring. Most were made by either my grandmother, Mary Brown Pliler, or my great aunt, her sister, Effie Brown Barker. Each of… Continue reading What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts

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April’s Monthly Goal

I missed last month's One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts, I honestly don't know where March went and here it is April! And what a fabulous month this is going to be! So many wonderful things planned I hope you will join me!  April's Goals: My goals are quilt related but not necessarily making… Continue reading April’s Monthly Goal

Little Lion Judah and Island Batik
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Monday Musings: Try a New Technique

Ever heard the saying "A day late and a dollar short"? That's kinda today's Monday musings as I am actually two days late in posting my March Island Batik Ambassador project. For the record, it was actually made the last day of March but I was traveling home from my "quit retreat" and didn't arrive… Continue reading Monday Musings: Try a New Technique

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Mini Lemoyne Love

February is traditionally known as the month of love. The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for the month was to make a mini quilt, measuring 24" or less with the fabrics and supplies provided in our ambassador shipment earlier this month. If you know me, you know I love Lemoyne stars, so it was only fitting… Continue reading Mini Lemoyne Love

City Culture 2 fabric from Island Batik Fall 2017
One Monthly Goal 2018

Down For The Finish – January One Monthly Goal

I've always said "finished is good" when it comes to my quilting. I love the process but I really get excited when I see the projects completed and being enjoyed. I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal challenge and am happy to report that I completed each of my goals… Continue reading Down For The Finish – January One Monthly Goal

The Quilt Rambler and Island Batik
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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

Future Projects for The Quilt Rambler
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Three Monthly Goals for January 2018

Goals. Seems to be the buzz word this week! Some say they are best set one month at a time. Sometimes for me, it's just a daily thing as the to-do list in its entirety can get mindboggling. I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to share my January monthly goal(s) then at the end… Continue reading Three Monthly Goals for January 2018

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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