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
Four Seasons Blog Hop 2018, Giveaway, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilting, Scrap Quilt Creations, Secret Quilting Project, Studio 180 Design

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

Screen shot Snowman singing Silver and Gold
31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Christmas Project, Chrsitmas, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Quilting, Scrap Quilt Creations, Table Topper, The Quilt Rambler's Blog

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

Red Aurifil thread matches the fabric perfectly for hand sewing a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt
31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, challenges, Customer Quilts, In The Quilt Rambler Studio, Island Batik Ambassador, Rambling On, Studio 180 Design, T-shirt Quilts, Weekly Review

Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note:  if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Vintage baby quilt with modern remake by Karen Overton
Baby Quilts, challenges, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations

Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

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?

6 pointed star vintage baby quilt
Antique Quilt, Baby Quilts, challenges, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilting, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations

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!

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Melon Dramatic – A Curved Piecing Challenge with Island Batik

Challenge Accepted One thing I have enjoyed about being an Island Batik Ambassador this year is the creative monthly challenges! This month's theme was Curvacious  Quilts. Originally I had planned on pulling out the Go!Cutter and using my Drunkard's Path die, but realized that really wasn't a challenge since I've made several quilts using both… Continue reading Melon Dramatic – A Curved Piecing Challenge with Island Batik