Current Worldview, In The Quilt Rambler Studio, Post Harvey, Rambling On, Studio Remodel

It’s in the Details – Studio Update

We had our first spill the other day. Glad to get that over with! Can you see it? I was walking through the "big house" with my arms loaded with take-out Schlotzsky's sandwiches headed to the tiki hut for lunch when somehow the paper cup with my drink went flying and crashed on the floor… Continue reading It’s in the Details – Studio Update

Island Batik fabric
Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design, Table Topper

Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

July's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge is Secondary Patterns. I knew I wanted to use the 10" stack precuts of Paisley Dot in Earth Tones along with the orange and black matching yardage that I received in my first Ambassador fabric box earlier this year. Seeing Stars I decided that you can't go wrong with a… Continue reading Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics

Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

Talk about Christmas in July! I just opened my 2nd box as a 2018 Island Batik Ambassador and my oh my the fabrics are so bright and colorful! As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are given two boxes a year with fabrics to use in completing our monthly challenges. The first box came back in… Continue reading Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting With Friends, Tips

What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

I dearly love sewing/quilting with my friends. Sew-ins and quilt retreats are, well, sew much fun! There's the opportunity to work on old projects (UFO's), new projects, and sometimes a quick trip to a local shop to purchase more fabric for an impromptu project! I thought I'd share a few tips and thoughts for your next… Continue reading What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

Island Batik Ambassador, modern quilting, Personal Quilts, Rambling On

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

curved piecing, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Personal Quilts, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilt Retreat, Quilting Class, Secret Quilting Project, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler On The Road

Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Summer Lovin X and O pillows
Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Retreat, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial

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

challenges, Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting, Rambling On, Secret Quilting Project, Studio Remodel, Weekly Review

Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

A three-hour tour....a three-hour tour....we can all sing along to that famous theme song. It's been like a three-week tour as I sit here and wonder just where did May go? A week or two ago I posted about sewing outside and someone said: "just like Gilligan's Island!" So I just had to google to… Continue reading Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

Current Worldview, In The Quilt Rambler Studio, Monday Musings, Rambling On, Secret Quilting Project, Tips

Rainy Days and Mondays

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