Author Archives: katyquilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!


I had hope to spend time slow stitching the binding on this quilt today. But instead of quilting, I’ve been enjoying family. I did decide on the sashing design. Yep, feathers. I’m so predictable! But I do love it. Mr. … Continue reading

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Friday, My HQ Forte

Now that I’ve had a chance to quilt a few quilts on Friday, my new HQ Forte Long Arm, I thought I’d share some of the things I’m loving about it. First off, HQ has re-engineered the ruler base system. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Eagle QOV

I finished piecing this top and got it quilted before I loaded up the wedding quilt. This is the panto that I used. It is available from Urban Elementz . This is a 15 inch wide design. I love that … Continue reading

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Is Begun Really Half Done?

I hope so! I gotta say, I had a hard time starting the quilting on this after I loaded it. The piecing is very simple, the quilting would either make or break this one. I wanted a feather border so … Continue reading

Posted in Bed Quilts, Free Motion Quilting, Fresh Modern Quilts, HQ Forte, Long Arm Quilting, Longarm Quilting, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

This and That

I need a donation quilt, so I pulled out this top that I picked up at our guild’s Trash to Treasure sale. I would like it to be longer. Would it look odd with only top and bottom borders? Or … Continue reading

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QOV Progress

I saw a Moda Bake Shop pattern with a layout like this. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt in this pattern for a while and thought this layer cake would be perfect. Nope. Not liking it even a little. … Continue reading

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I started another Quilt of Valor. I’m using this layer cake. I used this die and my studio cutter from Accuquilt . By the way, they have a great sale on studio dies right now! And they always have free … Continue reading

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