Land Locked Quilting Cruise, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilting With Friends, Rambling On, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial, workshops

Land Locked Quilting Cruise – Paradise Island

What a fun day in The Quilt Rambler studio at today's one day Land Locked Quilting Cruise featuring my Paradise Island pattern. I have so much fun sharing this pattern, which is truly simple enough for a beginner yet challenging enough to intrigue the most seasoned of quilters. All the units and blocks are made… Continue reading Land Locked Quilting Cruise – Paradise Island

In The Quilt Rambler Studio, Rambling On, Tips, Tutorial

On a Wing and a Prayer

March winds. Looks like change is in the air. Or so the saying goes. For this rambler its been a crazy month ~ as a friend just texted me "you seem to be on the cutting edge of faith-testing." Here's what's been happening in and around The Quilt Rambler studio this past week... A Good… Continue reading On a Wing and a Prayer

Rambling On, Sunday Sewing, Tutorial, Weekly Review

How to Make a Fabric Basket, Part 1

With the lost hour due to daylight savings yesterday I didn’t get as far as I wanted to with my Sunday sewing. I shared in my last post that, among other things, I am working on a fabric Easter basket for our granddaughter’s first Easter. Here’s my progress report so far. How to Make a Fabric Basket… Continue reading How to Make a Fabric Basket, Part 1

Island Batik Ambassador, Tutorial

Reagan’s Rainbow Blocks

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

Feathers, Longarm Quilting, Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting, Quilting With Friends, Tutorial

Let’s Talk Feathers

Friends don't let friends be featherless especially if that friend happens to be a longarm quilting friend - and one with a new machine learning new skills! Time to pull out my teacher hat and share how I make free flowing formal feathers...won't you join us? Over The Causeway To Gloria's House We Go! My… Continue reading Let’s Talk Feathers

Summer Lovin X and O pillows
Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Retreat, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial

Summer Lovin – X’s and O’s

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

Antique Quilt, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Personal Quilts, Scrap Quilt Creations, Tutorial

What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts

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

Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt Challenge, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial

Mini Lemoyne Love

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

Shortcut Binding Tool Review
31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, challenges, Product Review, Secret Quilting Project, Spring Quilt Market, Tutorial

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

Using a 20+ year old pattern The Quilt Rambler has made a fresh modern table runner. using the quilt as you go method
challenges, Island Batik Ambassador, Quilt As You Go, Quilt Challenge, Rambling On, Tutorial

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