Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

The Quilt Rambler at Fall Market with Nan’s collection Northern Woods

Island Batik has the yummiest fabrics! As an ambassador and a new designer I  not only enjoy the eye candy but actually get to play with the fabric and make sweet concoctions. This week’s blog hop features Nan Baker’s collection Northern Woods with  patterns centered around the theme of a mother bear gathering “sweet treats” to share with her neighbors in the Northern Woods. 

Mint Chocolate Chip

Go! Cutter Drunkard’s Path

The Northern Woods collection was just “purrfect” for my pattern made with AccuQuilt’s Drunkards Path dies.

In keeping with Nan’s sweet treats theme the quilt was named Mint Chocolate Chip, don’t you think the pieced border resembles wrapped candy treats?

Mint Chocolate Chip an original design pieced and quilted by The Quilt Rambler


The quilting design elements included sweet kisses and ribbon tied candy wrappers


Can’t See The Forest For The Trees

I had a few scraps left over and decided to play ~ this is the beginnings of a new design  I’m calling  Can’t See The Forest For The Trees which is  still in development. I plan on making a wall quilt for my home and perhaps a pillow ~ just something to remind me not to let life be so overwhelming.

Original design by The Quilt Rambler

I also have plans to use these fabrics in a future quilt showcasing one of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design patterns.

Northern Woods will be fabulous in the Signs of Autumn Table runner

Coming To A Quilt Shop Near You

Fabrics now shipping

Northern Woods collection is arriving in quilt shops now.

I am excited to be able to offer fabric kits for my pattern Mint Chocolate Chip, as the fabrics have just arrived! For more information about the pattern or the kits please contact us.

Our shipment of Northern Woods fabric for Mint Chocolate Chip have just arrived

As an Island Batik Ambassador I received a collection of fat eights in the entire collection of Northern Woods to use in upcoming monthly ambassador challenges so be sure to follow my blog to see what delectable delights will come from The Quilt Rambler studio.

Future Island Batik Ambassador challenge


In case you have missed any of the posts this week here are the links for the Northern Woods Blog Hop. Be sure to visit the Island Batik blog and register for the giveaway.

April 16 • Island Batik and Purrfect Spots Designs
April 17 • Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
April 18 • Maria Michaels Designs
April 19 • The Quilt Rambler
April 20 • Quilting Affection Design
April 21 • MooseStash Quilting



This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, inviting you experience the sweet treats in store for your quilting concoctions with Island Batik Northern Woods

Reporting from Quilt USA ~ Paducah. Pardon any typos as I’m operating on a mobile device

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11 thoughts on “Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

  1. Anne says:

    Karen, what a fabulous Mint Chocolate Chip quilt you have created. Love it.
    I am just finishing up a quilt with the curves and really enjoyed making as it was a fun learning experience. Mind you, my fabrics were no where near a
    wonderful as yours.

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