Ever notice how many cliches there are about rain? "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down"....according to a popular song back in my generation. "Saving for a rainy day" can sometimes result in all those rainy days coming during your vacation! Or what about "anyone who thinks sunshine brings happiness has never danced in… Continue reading Rainy Days and Mondays
Quilting in the country! The Quilt Rambler and Little Lion Judah are headed to a quilt retreat with family in the country! Enjoying the journey!
My Monday almost got away from me! But not before I packed the truck to head out tomorrow for a Quilting Retreat of sorts....more on that in a moment! We Interrupt This Week For Very Exciting Happenings! Today marked 7 months post-Harvey and we had a very exciting day around the homestead and The Quilt… Continue reading Monday Musings – Can You Say Quilting Retreat!!!
Over the weekend I posted this photo on facebook of me "shopping" for paint chips to consider for our reconstruction with the caption "think we will go neutral." I'm cracking up at all the responses! Everything from "Egads!" to "they all look like you." Yep, this gal loves color! I'm going to keep you guessing… Continue reading Monday Musings: Let’s Be Colorful
Oh me, oh my! It's 6 days until Christmas! I need more of Santa's elves! Sewing machine humming, longarm warming up...I have to take a moment to report we've been making good progress! Besides, it's day 19 of the 31-day blog writing challenge - admit it, you'd be disappointed if I didn't at least report… Continue reading Me and Santa’s Elves Are Working as Fast as We Can!
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
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
Modern Quilt In The Making May's Island Batik challenge is to make a modern quilt. Well....that's a challenge! I've never made a modern quilt before. I've been thinking about it since given the full year's agenda back in February. Hum... I've found that inspiration comes when you least expect it. For example, I love to… Continue reading Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge Part 1
I love scrap quilts. Maybe it's the magnitude of colors or the gentle reminder of days gone by when grandma would "make do" with what fabric scraps she had left from the family sewing projects. Or maybe it's because I entered into the quilting world being a "fat quarter queen" (translation - buying bunches of… Continue reading Scrap Quilt Creations Episode 1
Quilters seem to have their own lingo. Take for example the acronyms mentioned above. WIP in quilt terms means Work In Progress. Whereas UFO is stretching it a bit to mean UnFinished Object. Here's an interesting one, PIGS = Projects In Grocery Sacks. But I think my favorite one is PhD - Projects Half Done. Doesn't that sound SEW smart!… Continue reading WIP, UFO or working on your PhD?