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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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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

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Ever notice how many cliches there are about rain? "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down"....according to a popular song back in my generation. "Saving for a rainy day" can sometimes result in all those rainy days coming during your vacation! Or what about "anyone who thinks sunshine brings happiness has never danced in… Continue reading Rainy Days and Mondays

2018 New Bloggers Blog Hop, Rambling On

2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

Quilt Blog Repeat - what a perfect description of my life! Welcome new readers, my name is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, and I am so pleased you are "hopping around" this year's annual New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop. This is week 4 and I'm eager to share with you a little of my ramblings!… Continue reading 2018 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop Rambler Style

Island Batik Fabrics, Quilt Rambler Patterns, Rambling On

Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

Island Batik has the yummiest fabrics! As an ambassador and a new designer I  not only enjoy the eye candy but actually get to play with the fabric and make sweet concoctions. This week’s blog hop features Nan Baker’s collection Northern Woods with  patterns centered around the theme of a mother bear gathering “sweet treats”… Continue reading Sweet Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Chip

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

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

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THE Box has arrived!

Indeed, it has! My first 2018 Island Batik Ambassador box actually arrived Thursday afternoon, 2/8/18, the same day reconstruction began on our post-Harvey flooded home…Friday was a whirlwind of activity, so I planned on filming early Saturday morning before workers arrived…only to be plagued by technical difficulties.   Without future ado – here’s my box… Continue reading THE Box has arrived!

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Tropical Dreaming

While others are dreaming of a white Christmas I'm tropical dreaming!     Five Hundred Twenty Seven Day Countdown! I am sooo excited to announce publicly that I will be teaching on a Stitchin Heaven Quilting Cruise in 2019! The website just went live a few hours ago and I couldn't wait to blog about this! Perfect… Continue reading Tropical Dreaming

Shortcut Binding Tool Review
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Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review

Day 2 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge Today's blog is brought to you in black and white because it is also a blog containing secret sewing!   Secret Sewing I have been working secretly for the past few weeks, in between customer quilts, to meet a fast-approaching deadline (12/15) with Island Batik for… Continue reading Shortcut Binding Tool – Product Review