It's time to getaway the Island Batik Ambassador way! Today starts the month-long blog hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! Today's featured fabric collection is Crystal Ball Your journey begins here! With the kickoff blog post from Island Batik that will provide you with today's blog links as well as the full schedule! AND there will… Continue reading Day One Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop
Happy New Year! I realize it's the close of the 3rd day already, but it's never too late to wish someone a Happy New Year is it?...well, maybe there is a point when it's time to refrain from the greeting ~ probably before the next big holiday I'd imagine. Who writes these rules anyway! Regardless,… Continue reading I’ve Got A Planner and I’m Not Afraid To Use It!
I am so excited to finally be sharing my December Island Batik Ambassador project, on this last day of 2018, AND as an added bonus ~ I've created a PDF tutorial for Reagan's Rainbow Blocks! Oh, but I'm getting ahead of myself as I know you are hungry for "the rest of the story" in… Continue reading Reagan’s Rainbow Blocks
Even though it's been over a month, some things are just too monumental not to document! Such is the case with meeting up with friends from all over the world for the fall events known simply as Quilt Market and Quilt Festival held annually in Houston ~ think of it as a quilter's Disneyland and… Continue reading Putting the International in International Quilt Festival
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!