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Best Laid Plans

Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law.  No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project.   Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Red Aurifil thread matches the fabric perfectly for hand sewing a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt
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Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note:  if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Shortcut Binding Tool Review
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Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review

Day 2 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge Today's blog is brought to you in black and white because it is also a blog containing secret sewing!   Secret Sewing I have been working secretly for the past few weeks, in between customer quilts, to meet a fast-approaching deadline (12/15) with Island Batik for… Continue reading Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review

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31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

Yep, call me crazy, but I just accepted Cheryl Sleboa's challenge to write on my blog for each of the  31 days OF DECEMBER! Once a day! In the busiest month of the year! What was I thinking!  Grin - this is going to be good! Background: I met Cheryl at Fall Quilt Market 2016… Continue reading 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

Using a 20+ year old pattern The Quilt Rambler has made a fresh modern table runner. using the quilt as you go method
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Quilt As You Go Table Runner

The August challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a "Quilt As You Go" project. I have to admit as a longarm quilter this didn't thrill me. But a challenge is a challenge. I was pleasantly surprised that the end results were very satisfying. Perseverance paid off! Remembering a time BLA (before longarm),… Continue reading Quilt As You Go Table Runner

Vintage baby quilt with modern remake by Karen Overton
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Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

Oh Baby Part 2 Wow! July just completely flew by, didn't it!  Here's my continuation of the Oh Baby  Island Batik Ambassador Project... In case you missed the previous ramble concerning choosing the fabrics and piecing the project you can catch up by clicking on this link. Finishing Touches "In our last episode" my little… Continue reading Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

6 pointed star vintage baby quilt
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Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

Baby Quilt The July project for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a baby quilt or crib sized quilt using fabric from the ambassador box we received earlier this year. I actually had two designs in mind, and the month isn't over with yet, so who knows! I may be able to make two...… Continue reading Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

Collection of quilts made by Karen Overton, Island Batik Ambassador
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My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

I have had a blast, an absolute BLAST, being a new Island Batik Ambassador. I  can't believe the year is half way over. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I review the quilt challenges so far this year! QUILT CHALLENGE ROUNDUP You may remember that as an Island Batik Ambassador I received… Continue reading My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

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Melon Dramatic – A Curved Piecing Challenge with Island Batik

Challenge Accepted One thing I have enjoyed about being an Island Batik Ambassador this year is the creative monthly challenges! This month's theme was Curvacious  Quilts. Originally I had planned on pulling out the Go!Cutter and using my Drunkard's Path die, but realized that really wasn't a challenge since I've made several quilts using both… Continue reading Melon Dramatic – A Curved Piecing Challenge with Island Batik

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MIA: Behind the Scenes Creative Explosion

Oh my goodness! Where have the days gone! March Madness indeed! It's been 2 weeks since I've last blogged. I promise I haven't been on a world cruise and forgot to tell you about it. Actually, I wish I HAD been on a cruise! Things have been hopping over here in The Quilt Rambler studio… Continue reading MIA: Behind the Scenes Creative Explosion