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Family and Fabric

The past few days were spent enjoying family whereas the next few days will be spent enjoying fabric! Family - Home for the Holidays, Part 1 Christmas morning found my husband and I on a two hour trip across "the great divide" meaning we went from south of Houston to north of Houston to visit with… Continue reading Family and Fabric

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Oh baby!

December 24. Christmas Eve. The anticipation of the celebration of the birth of baby Jesus. Today I'm celebrating the birth of another little one. A friend from church. And of course, a baby means a quilt right?! Sometimes the best-laid plans get a little sidetracked- such was the case with this baby quilt. I procrastinated… Continue reading Oh baby!

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Best Laid Plans

Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law.  No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project.   Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Using a 20+ year old pattern The Quilt Rambler has made a fresh modern table runner. using the quilt as you go method
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Quilt As You Go Table Runner

The August challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a "Quilt As You Go" project. I have to admit as a longarm quilter this didn't thrill me. But a challenge is a challenge. I was pleasantly surprised that the end results were very satisfying. Perseverance paid off! Remembering a time BLA (before longarm),… Continue reading Quilt As You Go Table Runner

Vintage baby quilt with modern remake by Karen Overton
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Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

Oh Baby Part 2 Wow! July just completely flew by, didn't it!  Here's my continuation of the Oh Baby  Island Batik Ambassador Project... In case you missed the previous ramble concerning choosing the fabrics and piecing the project you can catch up by clicking on this link. Finishing Touches "In our last episode" my little… Continue reading Oh Baby (Part 2) – What Happened To July?

6 pointed star vintage baby quilt
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Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

Baby Quilt The July project for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a baby quilt or crib sized quilt using fabric from the ambassador box we received earlier this year. I actually had two designs in mind, and the month isn't over with yet, so who knows! I may be able to make two...… Continue reading Oh Baby! Baby Quilt – A July Island Batik Ambassador Project

Collection of quilts made by Karen Overton, Island Batik Ambassador
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My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

I have had a blast, an absolute BLAST, being a new Island Batik Ambassador. I  can't believe the year is half way over. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I review the quilt challenges so far this year! QUILT CHALLENGE ROUNDUP You may remember that as an Island Batik Ambassador I received… Continue reading My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, is about to embark on a secret sewing mission
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Summer Secret Sewing

Say that three times! What a great start to summer! So what is "secret sewing," you ask? Quite frankly a new experience for me - after all, I am The Quilt Rambler, not the keeper of quilt secrets! Do you realize just how hard this has been for me trying to keep things under wraps… Continue reading Summer Secret Sewing

Modern Quilting in the wild
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Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge – Part 2 – Quilting The Quilt

...to continue.... Quilting A Modern Quilt As a review, I'm an Island Batik Ambassador and our May challenge was to make a Modern Batik Quilt (here's Part 1 in case you missed it). I have totally enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone with this challenge....and the challenge continued....as it was soon time to quilt… Continue reading Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge – Part 2 – Quilting The Quilt

colorful Island Batik fabrics will make a beautiful modern quilt
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Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge Part 1

Modern Quilt In The Making May's Island Batik challenge is to make a modern quilt. Well....that's a challenge! I've never made a modern quilt before.  I've been thinking about it since given the full year's agenda back in February. Hum... I've found that inspiration comes when you least expect it. For example, I love to… Continue reading Modern Quilt Island Batik Challenge Part 1