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Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

July's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge is Secondary Patterns. I knew I wanted to use the 10" stack precuts of Paisley Dot in Earth Tones along with the orange and black matching yardage that I received in my first Ambassador fabric box earlier this year. Seeing Stars I decided that you can't go wrong with a… Continue reading Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

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Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

Talk about Christmas in July! I just opened my 2nd box as a 2018 Island Batik Ambassador and my oh my the fabrics are so bright and colorful! As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are given two boxes a year with fabrics to use in completing our monthly challenges. The first box came back in… Continue reading Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

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Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

When was the last time you made a wish on a blow flower? Okay, officially it's called a dandelion but my grandmother who lived in the country called it a blow flower, so blow flower it is. Make a wish, blow, and watch in childlike wonder the aerodynamics of nature's way to spread seeds. Ah,… Continue reading Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

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Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Summer Lovin X and O pillows
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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

2018 New Bloggers Blog Hop, Rambling On

2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

Quilt Blog Repeat - what a perfect description of my life! Welcome new readers, my name is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, and I am so pleased you are "hopping around" this year's annual New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop. This is week 4 and I'm eager to share with you a little of my ramblings!… Continue reading 2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

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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

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April’s Monthly Goal

I missed last month's One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts, I honestly don't know where March went and here it is April! And what a fabulous month this is going to be! So many wonderful things planned I hope you will join me!  April's Goals: My goals are quilt related but not necessarily making… Continue reading April’s Monthly Goal

Little Lion Judah and Island Batik
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Monday Musings: Try a New Technique

Ever heard the saying "A day late and a dollar short"? That's kinda today's Monday musings as I am actually two days late in posting my March Island Batik Ambassador project. For the record, it was actually made the last day of March but I was traveling home from my "quit retreat" and didn't arrive… Continue reading Monday Musings: Try a New Technique

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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