I get it! With all the, shall we say, “interesting” events going on today don’t you just wish that Calgon could really take you away! Well, let me suggest the next best thing – Sewing from Home Quilt Along with Amy’s Quilt Room! Yep, my new friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor (class… Continue reading Calgon, Take Me Away!
In a few short hours, as they say, 2019 will be in the history books. A few days ago a friend posted this on Facebook, and I took it to heart... “I know we are in the yearly recap phase on social media and everyone is announcing their biggest wins, but please don’t compare yourself… Continue reading Staying Alive Choosing Joy
I wasn't going to blog today as I have lots on the "to do list" but I found myself writing a novel on Facebook and then realizing that I blogged on that format (grin). Since the audience on social media vs blogging is not always the same, I am sharing here with you...not a fancy… Continue reading Blue Christmas
Do you hear the whistle blowing! Welcome to the Whistle Stop Tour on behalf of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design and Island Batik, I’m Karen Overton, The Quit Rambler, your conductor and tour guide, well, sorta! I’m more like the steam in the engine to get this train on track for a fun filled adventure… Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour: All Aboard!
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
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