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
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
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
I missed last month's One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts, I honestly don't know where March went and here it is April! And what a fabulous month this is going to be! So many wonderful things planned I hope you will join me! April's Goals: My goals are quilt related but not necessarily making… Continue reading April’s Monthly Goal
February is traditionally known as the month of love. The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for the month was to make a mini quilt, measuring 24" or less with the fabrics and supplies provided in our ambassador shipment earlier this month. If you know me, you know I love Lemoyne stars, so it was only fitting… Continue reading Mini Lemoyne Love
There are a few hours left in 2017 and I couldn't help but think of some of the challenges facing me in 2018. Not necessarily difficult challenges, perhaps time-consuming, but all will be opportunities for growth. Earlier today I shared generic goals for 2018 both in my quilting and in my personal life. I've been… Continue reading More End of the Year Thoughts – Future Challenges
One of my favorite Christmas TV shows growing up was Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. A quick google search told me it debuted in 1964 - I dare say I've watched it all my childhood and all of our boys' younger years. As much as I like the story I do believe I'm drawn more… Continue reading Silver and Gold – an Island Batik Christmas
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
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?
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!