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
The April Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "Look Back" and allow vintage quilts to inspire new creations. I am blessed to own over 30 vintage family quilts and they are all so inspiring. Most were made by either my grandmother, Mary Brown Pliler, or my great aunt, her sister, Effie Brown Barker. Each of… Continue reading What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts
Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a tale of a quilt I created and called "My Dangling Carrot". Leftover orphans blocks were included in the quilt featured a few weeks ago called My Colorful Past. It certainly doesn't seem like 10 years ago, well, technically a little over 9 based on the time of year. Settle… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot
I hope you have been keeping up with the Island Batik Ambassador Four Seasons Blog Hop this month. Personally, I have enjoyed the parade of new fabrics that are arriving in our local quilt shops this month as well as the creativity of the ambassadors! Technically this blog hop ends the 2017 Island Batik Ambassador program.… Continue reading Four Season Blog Hop – City Culture 2
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
I'm having so much fun with this 31-day blog writing challenge, especially finding graphics to support what day it is on the countdown! This little construction guy is just the perfect fit as there are so many things "in the works" around The Quilt Rambler Studio! Projects in the Works Yesterday I completed another customer… Continue reading In The Works
Island Batik posted their application for the 2018 season of Island Batik Ambassadors just a few days ago and there are only a few days left to apply online. Part of the application process is to complete and mail an unquilted block, which I just finished up this morning. This block represents my gratefulness for this… Continue reading Would You Like to Be An Island Batik Ambassador?
I should be packing. My plane leaves in a day for my Certified Instructor Training with Studio 180 Design and what am I doing? Not packing that's for sure! Easily Distracted Sometimes I lose focus. Especially where there's too much to do, instead of just shutting down I find myself wandering in areas that I… Continue reading Distractions – of the Fabric Sort
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?
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