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!

Aunt Martha

I’ve been avoiding this UFO. I decided to pull it out and make just one more star point. Done! And I even fixed the previous one that came out too small. I have the fourth one ready and waiting. I’m … Continue reading

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Leader/Ender Project!

My leader/ender project turned into my main project, when I realized how few blocks I had left to finish! So I took some time on National Quilting Day to finish them up. This box doesn’t appear any emptier than when … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Sew Along Part 4

Did you finish all 13 columns? Time to decide on a layout and sew them together. I like to take photos at this stage. I always seem to notice things in photos, that I don’t see in person. Once the … Continue reading

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Daughter #2 and I went hiking at the White Tank Mountains last week. It is seriously near the top of my favorite places on earth. The wildflowers are beginning to bloom. “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, … Continue reading

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This and That

I hope you all had a great week! I am nearing the finish line on this piece. I finished another puzzle. So many people love butterflies. Honestly, I’m not crazy about them. At the end of the day, they are … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Southwest Star

Put a fork in it! I finally put my big girl panties on and quilted this. And I’m so glad I did. Prepare for photo overload. I did some work on the long arm and Harry is back to his … Continue reading

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A Start

I’ve chosen my fabric for my next project. It all came from stash. I shared this the other day. It is my inspiration. I added fusible web to the back of my strips. And used this die to cut 2” … Continue reading

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Quilting Feathers

I finally started! But my day was interrupted by this and that, so I didn’t finish. I still have t decided what to do in the green border. I had a great idea while I was out driving. Think I … Continue reading

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Quilty Stuff

I took a day off from sewing yesterday. But that doesn’t mean my brain shut down! I picked up this 1960s Rubbermaid Lazy Susan at Goodwill. Wouldn’t this make a fantastic quilt? I need to see if I have fabric … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Sew Along Part 3

How are you all doing on this? Good? This week is really more of the same. Make strips sets, then subcut into 2 1/2” strips. Sew them together end to end. Then sew two long strips together to form checkerboard … Continue reading

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