March is entering the books with all sorts of crazy fun "March madness" going on in and around The Quilt Rambler studio. I have high hopes for lots of accomplishments (aka deadlines) for the next few weeks. It's been dreary weather lately so naturally it's a good time to sew. But then again, anytime is… Continue reading What’s Up March!?!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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