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31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

Yep, call me crazy, but I just accepted Cheryl Sleboa's challenge to write on my blog for each of the  31 days OF DECEMBER! Once a day! In the busiest month of the year! What was I thinking!  Grin - this is going to be good! Background: I met Cheryl at Fall Quilt Market 2016… Continue reading 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way

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Still Kickin’ After Harvey

Just wanted to touch base and let you know I'm still kickin' and diggin' out over here! The walls have been down for a few weeks - don't you love the country look of my shiplap! I feel like a log cabin quilter! The new shelves are filling up...All that is left to organize is… Continue reading Still Kickin’ After Harvey

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!

Curved Piecing Without a bunch of pins
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How to Sew a Drunkard’s Path Without All Those Pins

 Watch Out Curves Ahead Generally when sewing curves for a Drunkard's Path block assembly there are multiple pins involved as you carefully pin all the fullness of the bias curve of the "pie" shape to fit the "L" shape of the units. I'm going to show you an easier way without all those pins! It Only… Continue reading How to Sew a Drunkard’s Path Without All Those Pins

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

photo of quilting workshop with Karen Overton
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What Do You Get When You Add Friends And Fabric?

 ...A quilting day with friends of course! The Quilt Rambler has been on the road again (yes, you can hum the Willie Nelson song while you read along, I don't mind). You may recall my recent trip to Arizona to teach my pattern Illuminated Journey....well I have to confess that the bags have been in… Continue reading What Do You Get When You Add Friends And Fabric?

cartoon version of The Quilt Rambler studio with the appearance of the after effects of a whirlwind due to the creative clutter
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Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?

 The Past Few Weeks Have Been a Whirlwind At times do you feel like you are in a whirlwind? Not necessarily the devastation kind, but the kind where things just keep swirling with lots of commotion and activity. I think if my life story were to be written focusing on the past month it would… Continue reading Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?

Quilted covers express creativity in the various designs used to cover a humble composition notebook
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How To Make a Quilted Composition Notebook Cover

As part of the Island Batik Ambassador program, I was challenged in March to make a mini quilt using paper piecing or foundation piecing. I got a little carried away and turned my paper pieced block into a quilted cover for a composition notebook and haven't looked back since! They are multiplying like rabbits over… Continue reading How To Make a Quilted Composition Notebook Cover

Being a part of a quilting guild is sharing the love
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3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Quilting Guild

Today we are celebrating National Quilting Day and what better way than to discuss the top three reasons why you should join a quilting guild if you haven’t already done so.   Reason #1 To Join a Quilting Guild: to Meet New Friends It’s been my experience that quilters are some of the best people… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Quilting Guild

trimming a paper pieced block with the add-a-quarter rule
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March Mini Madness – Foundation Piecing

Who knew that being an Island Batik Ambassador would be this much fun! This month the event is March Mini Madness and our instructions simply stated “foundation  or English paper piecing 24” x 24” or smaller." Time to get my creative juices flowing using the always inspiring beautiful Island Batik fabrics. Foundation Piecing or English Paper… Continue reading March Mini Madness – Foundation Piecing