Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you, everyone, for participating in the Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop these past 5 weeks. In case you missed a few I’m reposting the links at the bottom of this ramble. Island Batik had a “grand prize” for all who hopped around with us as well as most of the ambassadors offered their own giveaways.

An International Winner!

Made with the British Rose collection featured during the Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik

I’m pleased to announce the winner of my giveaway, Marie from Belgium! She’s already been contacted and emailed her prize! Due to international shipping, Marie has received a digital copy of my newest pattern Geese Over Galveston Bay in lieu of the Eight At Once Technique Sheet and Island Batik fabric I was offering stateside – so that just means there will be a future giveaway so stay tuned!

Speaking of giveaways…

My Happy Place Row Along 2018
Building Blocks by Karen E Overton, The Quilt Rambler

Please revisit my post from yesterday where a new blog hop has started with lots of prizes My Happy Place Row Along – and of course, I made my block with the beautiful Island Batik fabrics!

On a personal note:

Please forgive my tardiness in replying to post comments – it’s been a busy few weeks trying to finalize things with the Hurricane Harvey reconstruction coming to a close. In case you missed it, we were given the keys to the kingdom on Friday and have begun moving back in. We are having difficulties getting our bed delivered and set up but the couch arrived yesterday and it’s a pure luxury to be able to sit on something so comfortable – for a year it has been lawn chairs or stools (or the padded computer chair). There are a few details that still need to be polished up with the final construction but nothing that is keeping us from moving things in. It’s going to be a very long process as things are scattered between a garage, a storage unit, and a truck container – not to mention the things we have been using while living in the RV. We are so excited to be on this side of the Harvey story – and appreciate continued prayers for strength and endurance as we enter this new chapter in our lives! Can’t wait to get my longarm home! But it will be until the first of the year before I’m taking in new customer quilts. Have several other obligations that must come first including making a baby quilt for my sweet Reagan who is due in just 8 short weeks!

Beginning to see potential!


Great Outdoors Blog Hop

Here’s that schedule so you can re-hop and see all the inspiration – kinda like binge-watching only let’s call it quilt binge viewing (grin).


Monday, August 6 – All A Flutter
Yellow Cat Quilts, Creative Blonde

Tuesday, August 7 – Birds N’ Bees
Ark Angel Creations, Patterns by Jen

Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor
Sally Manke, Powered by Quilting

Thursday, August 9 – Eclectic Garden
Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created

Friday, August 10 – Vintage Morris
MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter


Monday, August 13 – Safari
Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs

Tuesday, August 14 – Spring Blossoms
Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk

Wednesday, August 15 – Victoria and Albert
Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon

Thursday, August 16 – Wild Things
Freemotion by the River, Kauffman Designs

Friday, August 17 – Petting Zoo
Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts


Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey
Toby Lischko, Karen Overton

Tuesday, August 21 – British Rose
Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts

Wednesday, August 22 – Dear William
The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter

Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams
Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter

Friday, August 24 – Fur-ocious Friends
Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter


Monday, August 27 – Globetrotter
Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations

Tuesday, August 28 – Jungle Cruise
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts

Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula
Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, August 30 – London Calling
Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting

Friday, August 31 – Spirit Rhythm
Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore


Monday, September 3 – Sweet Tweets
Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Appliqué and Quilting

Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot
heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts


This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, grateful to all who take time to read my rambles!

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4 thoughts on “Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop Giveaway Winner Announced

  1. Roseanne says:

    Hi Karen! Congrats to Marie! I am so excited for you on so many fronts, but sweet Reagan is certainly at the top of the list. Moving into your home again has to be just so very emotional. {{Hugs}} Enjoy every moment of finding a new resting place for each item. You’ll never remember where you put half of it!! HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Brenda says:

    Congratulations to Marie! Karen, I’m SO happy for you being able to move back into your home – even if it is just a little at a time! Hang in there, my friend! The best is yet to come! <>

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