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English Paper Piecing, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Rambling On

Needle, Paper, Scissors…and zippers, oh my!

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!

In The News, Island Batik Fabrics, Rambling On, Sewlebrities, Studio 180 Design

Just In Time Blog Hop

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

Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Studio 180 Design

New Beginnings – Starstruck

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

Quilt Story Saturday, Rambling On, Studio Remodel

You Are Now Entering A Stress-Free Zone

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

Illuminated Journey by The Quilt Rambler Karen Overton
Illuminated Journey Pattern, Quilting Class, workshops

The Journey is Best Shared With Friends

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

The Great Outdoors - Island Batik Blog Hop

Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you, everyone, for participating in the Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop these past 5 weeks. In case you missed a few I'm reposting the links at the bottom of this ramble. Island Batik had a "grand prize" for all who hopped around with us as well as most of the ambassadors offered… Continue reading Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop Giveaway Winner Announced