Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Challenge, Studio 180 Design

New Beginnings – Starstruck

The Septemeber Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to make something with stars. Oh my! This is talking my language! I love star quilts. There's my all time favorite the Lemoyne Star block, I love the Carpenter's Wheel which has the Lemoyne Star in the middle - I even love the Snow Crystal which is the logo… Continue reading New Beginnings – Starstruck

curved piecing, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Personal Quilts, Quilt Challenge, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilt Retreat, Quilting Class, Secret Quilting Project, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler On The Road

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

Antique Quilt, Island Batik Ambassador, Island Batik Fabrics, Personal Quilts, Scrap Quilt Creations, Tutorial

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

Quilt Rambler Patterns, Quilt Shops, Rambling On

My Bucket List ~ Hancock’s of Paducah

A trip to Paducah would not be complete without a visit to Hancock’s of Paducah! This has been on my bucket list since the turn of the century when I was first introduced to their catalog by my quilting friend Trish. Oh my goodness ~ for this quilter  that was better than being a kid… Continue reading My Bucket List ~ Hancock’s of Paducah

Advertising The Quilt Rambler booth at a Quilt Show
Island Batik Fabrics, Little Lion Judah, Monday Musings, Quilt Show, Rambling On, Studio 180 Design, The Quilt Rambler On The Road

Monday Musings: Quilt Shows – Where Friends Gather

We just returned from the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild Quilt Show and Market in Beaumont - what a fun weekend! I love quilt shows, they are like family reunions! I get to see and visit with friends who don't "live in my neck of the woods" and I love it when I am able to… Continue reading Monday Musings: Quilt Shows – Where Friends Gather

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

Little Lion Judah and Island Batik
Island Batik Ambassador, Monday Musings, Product Review

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

A collection of The Quilt Rambler's Quilts
Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting With Friends

Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends

I love quilt retreats, guild sew-ins, or just setting aside time for quilting with friends, don't you? It's almost indescribable! Getting away from the responsibilities and taking time to focus just on the pleasure of quilting. Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a walk down memory lane of these special times with friends. Quilting With Friends… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends

My Dangling Carrot quilt designed by Karen E Overton The Quilt Rambler 2008
Personal Quilts, Quilt Story Saturday, Rambling On, Scrap Quilt Creations

Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a tale of a quilt I created and called "My Dangling Carrot".  Leftover orphans blocks were included in the quilt featured a few weeks ago called My Colorful Past. It certainly doesn't seem like 10 years ago, well, technically a little over 9 based on the time of year. Settle… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

Personal Quilts, Quilt Story Saturday

Quilt Story Saturday – For Elise

Welcome once again to Quilt Story Saturday, it's a cool morning here in the Texas Gulf Coast, so join me for that second cup of warm beverage and spend a moment as I ramble about the quilt  My Colorful Past, a quilt made from leftover parts and pieces of previous quilts or orphan blocks. For Elise… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – For Elise