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
Many times we refer to a decision to change as a do-over, turning over a new leaf, or a second chance. Sometimes that second chance isn't by choice, but by the mercy of God, and we are grateful that there is a second chance. Things just happen for a reason. We carry on! I can't… Continue reading Second Chance
Or so the sign says! It will be a stress-free zone once it's in full operational mode. Yep, today we began moving shelving and totes from the storage unit to the studio. As our youngest son commented "Its good to see the rooms cluttered with things instead of debris" - that was certainly a welcomed way… Continue reading You Are Now Entering A Stress-Free Zone
I am so blessed...When I designed Illuminated Journey in 2014 I had no idea the true journey that I was beginning. Quilters are such lovely people! Today I had the pleasure of teaching Illuminated Journey at TEO's Treasures Quilt Shop in Dickinson Texas - my husband's hometown by the way. Even though I've shared this… Continue reading The Journey is Best Shared With Friends