Author Archives: katyquilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!

Amelia Brown’s Patchwork Quilt

There is a quilt in the collection of the Museum of AppliedArts and Sciences in New South Wales, known as Amelia Brown’s Patchwork Quilt. Here it is: You can read about this amazing quilt here. A number of people I … Continue reading

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A Little Finish on Sunday

I finished up my little quilt and it fit perfectly on this little doll bed. I did use straight pins in the corners to keep it looking neat in the corners. I kept the quilting simple, but it really adds … Continue reading

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This and That

I got a present in the mail the other day. The mister and I are signed up for a motorcycle class in July! I can’t wait! My dad used to ride and back in the day, I’d ride with him. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday~ Kaleidoscope

I had a blast making this quilt and I’m so excited to share it with you today! As a reminder, this is the fabric I started with from Fabric Wholesale Direct . This looks so complex, but it could not … Continue reading

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A Little Scrappy Something

I’ve been doing a lot of “secret” sewing lately, things you will see eventually. But I needed a little break from that. I love these little hourglass blocks! I used this Accuquilt studio die. They have an equivalent die for … Continue reading

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Lend and Borrow ~ A Fat Quarter Shop QAL

Fat Quarter Shop just released their free Lend and Borrow pattern! You can find the tutorial here. Here is my version of the block. I used fabric from this line. I added narrow borders to my block and free motion … Continue reading

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Finish It Up ~ Little Hexies

My little English Paper Pieced Hexie quilt is done and dusted! I still have a few leftover basted hexies , but I’m putting them away for now. I love this fabric on the back. I kept the quilting simple, just … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Quilt

I have always been fascinated with kaleidoscopes. I have had an idea on how to make one for a long time and finally got around to it. I shared the African print fabrics I recently received from Fabric Wholesale Direct. … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I finally finished piecing this and appliqued it to a background piece. I cut out most of the backing behind the Hexies. I hope to get this basted and start hand quilting today. Have a good one!

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Happy Mail!

I’ve had a good run of happy mail lately, thanks to surprises from bloggy friends and orders I’ve placed. I was contacted by Joe from Fabric Wholesale Direct to see if I wanted to try out some of their fabric … Continue reading

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