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

Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations, Secret Quilting Project

Let’s Get Cozy

With a Cozy Log Cabin Quilt that is! 'Tis the season! It's been a busy busy busy month: Quilt Market, Festival, customer quilts, secret sewing, and the November Island Batik Ambassador challenge Cozy Cabins! Settle in with that second cup of warm beverage and get all cozy as this rambler shares the thought process and step… Continue reading Let’s Get Cozy

English Paper Piecing, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Rambling On

Needle, Paper, Scissors…and zippers, oh my!

October's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to create a project, any size (thankfully) using either foundation or English Paper Piecing with the fabrics provided by Island Batik in our Ambassador boxes. Did someone say challenge?  Admittedly, paper piecing or foundation piecing is very challenging for me - somehow it is confusing with all that flipping… Continue reading Needle, Paper, Scissors…and zippers, oh my!

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Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Studio 180 Design, Table Topper

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

Island Batik Ambassador, modern quilting, Personal Quilts, Rambling On

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
Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Retreat, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations, Studio 180 Design, Tutorial

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

Baby Quilts, In The News, Little Lion Judah, Product Review, Quilt Shops

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