While the year isn't over yet for the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors ~ we have December and January to go ~ I thought I'd take time to post a review of my projects from this year so far, as well as remind you (and encourage you) that the last day to apply for the 2019 Island… Continue reading Looking back – Island Batik Ambassador 2018, so far
I love turning over a new calendar page, and today, December 1st isn't without exception - the only exception is it has come too quickly! Sew much to do, so many things that will be left undone simply because there "isn't enough time". Such is life! Yesterday was a day of reflection as my thoughts… Continue reading A Moment To Reflect
With a Cozy Log Cabin Quilt that is! 'Tis the season! It's been a busy busy busy month: Quilt Market, Festival, customer quilts, secret sewing, and the November Island Batik Ambassador challenge Cozy Cabins! Settle in with that second cup of warm beverage and get all cozy as this rambler shares the thought process and step… Continue reading Let’s Get Cozy
Fall Quilt Market 2018 is a wrap! Right behind its heels is the Houston International Quilt Festival, around here in the Houston area we just call it Festival for short. If you follow my social media you've had a small taste of Fall Market through the eyes of this rambler. Trust me, I've got more photos… Continue reading Product Spotlight – Sew Batik
Welcome! For my first-time visitors let me introduce myself. I'm Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, a certified instructor with Studio 180 Design. I am so excited that you are joining me today as we kick off the Evening Elegance Blog Hop showcasing Deb Tucker's brand new signature line of Island Batik fabric, Twilight Chic, officially… Continue reading Evening Elegance – Day One of Deb Tucker’s Blog Hop!
October's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to create a project, any size (thankfully) using either foundation or English Paper Piecing with the fabrics provided by Island Batik in our Ambassador boxes. Did someone say challenge? Admittedly, paper piecing or foundation piecing is very challenging for me - somehow it is confusing with all that flipping… Continue reading Needle, Paper, Scissors…and zippers, oh my!
When does one plus one equal three? No, this is not "new math." Sometimes one week leads to another and then another until I noticed it's been three weeks since I've blogged...but that's not the answer to the riddle either! It's like an algebra question, you have to wrap your brain around it and get a… Continue reading 1 + 1 = 3
I'm excited to share this link with you! Island Batik has begun a blog hop today with my favorite line up ~ Deb Tucker, Marie Bostwick, Jackie Kunkel, Aurifil threads, and of course Island Batik - all focused around the beautiful quilt, New Beginnings by Deb inspired by Marie's book Just in Time, with Jackie's… Continue reading Just In Time Blog Hop
I’ve shared before that I’m an endless summer sort of gal. I love the thoughts of a tropical vacation - perhaps that’s why I love making my quilts with bright tropical colors. I’ve even brought the island flavor to my home and studio with tropical décor and wall paint. And yes, Phyllis, turquoise is a… Continue reading Current Worldview – Island Time
The Septemeber Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to make something with stars. Oh my! This is talking my language! I love star quilts. There's my all time favorite the Lemoyne Star block, I love the Carpenter's Wheel which has the Lemoyne Star in the middle - I even love the Snow Crystal which is the logo… Continue reading New Beginnings – Starstruck