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!

This and That

I love listening to audio books while sewing or walking. I really enjoyed this historical fiction book about real life Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In the 1700s, she brought indigo production to the US. I highly recommend it. We recently had … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ I Spy

My biggest November goal has been met with the completion of this quilt for my grandson, Little L. The pattern (yes, I actually followed one) is Once Upon a Time by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle. I free hand quilted … Continue reading

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Lets Talk Binding

This is one of my most used Accuquilt dies. I use it to make nearly all of my binding. After cutting my strips, I stitch them end to end and press the seam open. This is my pressing setup for … Continue reading

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Vintage Bow Ties

I’ll be doing some traveling next month, so I’ve been on the lookout for a hand project to take. Once again, I pulled out these vintage bow tie blocks. Some are sewn into strips already. There is a total of … Continue reading

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I saw on Instagram recently that someone had made hot pads out of old jeansand bias tape. Since I’d just blown the behind out of my favorite Levi’s, I decided to give it a go. Here’s my first attempt. And … Continue reading

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DWMonday ~ A Pieced Backing

Generally speaking, I’m not fond of making pieced quilt backs. But I really wanted to use these panels on the back of the quilt I am making for Little L. This is how the backing turned out. All the solids … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Vintage Seven Sisters

I’ve been slowly working on hand quilting this vintage top and I finally feel like I’m making progress. I’ve done one row of these large fans all the way around the outside edge. You may be able to see the … Continue reading

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