Island Batik Fabrics, Magazine Pattern

Bursting With News – Checking The Boxes

🎶summer breeze, makes me feel fine🎶always have a quilt on my mind 🎶🤦‍♀️ Okay, so maybe everything isn’t a song, but why not! I could be singing 🎶because I’m happy, happy, happy 🎶 Yes, I’m happy because it’s July  and here's my reasons why: (1) summer is my fav time of the year (2) it’s my… Continue reading Bursting With News – Checking The Boxes

Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design

Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story

How many of you remember Paul Harvey, and “the rest of the story”? I remember back before the turn of the century (mid-1990’s) when I homeschooled our sons that the world stopped at noon so we could listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. In keeping with that spirit, I invite you to settle back,… Continue reading Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story

Quilting Cruise, Quilting With Friends, Rambling On, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler At Sea

The Quilt Rambler At Sea

It seems like yesterday that we returned from our quilting cruise, but in fact it was yesterday (or the day before) that I returned from my Certified Instructor training with Deb Tucker. Sew many adventures, sew many tales to tell! But let’s play catch up and return to Island Time! I’m sure you saw a… Continue reading The Quilt Rambler At Sea

In The News, Secret Quilting Project

The Secret is Out!

Back in November, if you remember, I posted several "secret sewing" photos across social media - well dear readers, today is the day to let that secret out! Actually I'm a day late and a dollar short but such is life! Spring Market 2019 I am priveleged to belong to a group of fabulous designers… Continue reading The Secret is Out!

Current Worldview, In The Quilt Rambler Studio, Land Locked Quilting Cruise, Quilting Class, Rambling On, The Quilt Rambler On The Road

How Fast Can The Quilt Rambler Ramble?

At the speed of lightening...or so it seems as we have had more than our fair share of lightening lately! Forgive me dear readers, it's been 15 days since my last ramble...and I promise I've not been muzzled (although some may wish that could happen every now and then) has been a whirlwind (and thankfully… Continue reading How Fast Can The Quilt Rambler Ramble?

Time, a quilt designed and pieced by Karen Overton
Island Batik Fabrics, Studio 180 Design, Twilight Chic Week Blog Hop


Time.  Generally speaking, we all have the same amount of time each day, 24 hours, to fill at our discretion. Time is precious. Time is something we tend to take for granted. Sometimes we don't think about time until it's time to do something, such as an appointment, or when time is running short, as… Continue reading Time

2019 Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Rambler Patterns

Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop

Getaway... Island Batik style... Oh, my thoughts just naturally turn to a tropical vacation! I can't help it! I know I am blessed to live on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 23 miles inland from Galveston Island, so thankful I'm not shoveling snow. And yes, my favorite getaway is usually a cruise out of the… Continue reading Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop

2019 Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop, Rambling On

Day One Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop

It's time to getaway the Island Batik Ambassador way! Today starts the month-long blog hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! Today's featured fabric collection is Crystal Ball Your journey begins here! With the kickoff blog post from Island Batik that will provide you with today's blog links as well as the full schedule! AND there will… Continue reading Day One Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop

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

2018 in review, Island Batik Ambassador, Rambling On

Looking back – Island Batik Ambassador 2018, so far

While the year isn't over yet for the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors ~ we have December and January to go ~ I thought I'd take time to post a review of my projects from this year so far, as well as  remind you (and encourage you) that the last day to apply for the 2019 Island… Continue reading Looking back – Island Batik Ambassador 2018, so far