Indeed, it has! My first 2018 Island Batik Ambassador box actually arrived Thursday afternoon, 2/8/18, the same day reconstruction began on our post-Harvey flooded home…Friday was a whirlwind of activity, so I planned on filming early Saturday morning before workers arrived…only to be plagued by technical difficulties. Without future ado – here’s my box… Continue reading THE Box has arrived!
I get by with a little help from my friends! Especially quilting friends. Today my friend Dianne took a day off of work and brought her granddaughter Beyonca over to help me sort and organize my quilts and fabrics for storage. These are items that had previously been dispursed post-Harvey and taken by "quilt angels"… Continue reading Friends and Fabric
I remember, as a newlywed, moving 1000+ miles from our home state of Texas to upper East Tennessee. Someone at church gave me a little refrigerator magnet with the words "bloom where you are planted," we were planted there almost 20 years! Those words still ring true as I was reminded of that yesterday when… Continue reading Bloom Where You Are Planted
Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law. No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project. Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans
Yep, call me crazy, but I just accepted Cheryl Sleboa's challenge to write on my blog for each of the 31 days OF DECEMBER! Once a day! In the busiest month of the year! What was I thinking! Grin - this is going to be good! Background: I met Cheryl at Fall Quilt Market 2016… Continue reading 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way
Just wanted to touch base and let you know I'm still kickin' and diggin' out over here! The walls have been down for a few weeks - don't you love the country look of my shiplap! I feel like a log cabin quilter! The new shelves are filling up...All that is left to organize is… Continue reading Still Kickin’ After Harvey
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!
Watch Out Curves Ahead Generally when sewing curves for a Drunkard's Path block assembly there are multiple pins involved as you carefully pin all the fullness of the bias curve of the "pie" shape to fit the "L" shape of the units. I'm going to show you an easier way without all those pins! It Only… Continue reading How to Sew a Drunkard’s Path Without All Those Pins
Say that three times! What a great start to summer! So what is "secret sewing," you ask? Quite frankly a new experience for me - after all, I am The Quilt Rambler, not the keeper of quilt secrets! Do you realize just how hard this has been for me trying to keep things under wraps… Continue reading Summer Secret Sewing
...A quilting day with friends of course! The Quilt Rambler has been on the road again (yes, you can hum the Willie Nelson song while you read along, I don't mind). You may recall my recent trip to Arizona to teach my pattern Illuminated Journey....well I have to confess that the bags have been in… Continue reading What Do You Get When You Add Friends And Fabric?