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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

In The News, Island Batik Fabrics, Monday Musings, Product Review

Monday Musings: City Culture 2

When I worked in a quilt shop, back around the turn of the century, I was always delighted when the UPS man wheeled in boxes of new fabrics! We'd almost mow him down to get to the treasure boxes to be the first one to open them up to take a peek! I can almost… Continue reading Monday Musings: City Culture 2

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Little Lion Judah Celebrates Grand Opening of TEO’s Treasures Quilt Shop

Little Lion Judah loves going to quilt shops and this weekend the little roaring reporter helped celebrate the grand opening of TEO's Treasure's Quilt shop in our "hometown" of Bacliff. Don't let the front of this quaint cottage fool you, there's room after room of delightful treasures...take a look around... Hidden Treasures in TEO's Treasures… Continue reading Little Lion Judah Celebrates Grand Opening of TEO’s Treasures Quilt Shop

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

The Quilt Rambler On The Road

Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

"One is silver and the other's gold." Do you remember that childhood song? I couldn't help but think of it these past few weeks as I traveled to North Carolina and back for Deb Tucker's Certified Instructor (CI) retreat and training. On our journey, we were able to stop and see friends, both new and… Continue reading Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

The Trimmings from a future project
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Monday Musings: Let’s Be Colorful

Over the weekend I posted this photo on facebook of me "shopping" for paint chips to consider for our reconstruction with the caption "think we will go neutral." ¬†I'm cracking up at all the responses! Everything from "Egads!" to "they all look like you." Yep, this gal loves color! I'm going to keep you guessing… Continue reading Monday Musings: Let’s Be Colorful