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!

Kaffe Quilts

I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics! This top was made by my friend, Donna. I quilted it gir her. I used a light blue thread and she chose Warm and White batting. Isn’t this backing awesome? This is the pantograph I … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Baby Quilt

On, how I love making baby quilts! Can you see how our Two and Four QAL inspired this design? This is the pantograph I used to quilt it. I tried a different binding treatment on this one. I stitched the … Continue reading

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Mini Cake Mints for Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop recently released a free pattern and tutorial for Mini Cake Mints as part of their Short Cut Quilt Series. You can find the video tutorial here. Their version can be made with one layer cake and four … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Baby Quilt ~ Part 2

Time for part 2! If you missed it, click here for part 1 of this tutorial. For this part, I used my rectangle die shown below. Please note, dies in these sizes are available for the Accuquilt GO! And you … Continue reading

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Two and Four QAL

Ready to play? This week, we will be sewing our blocks into rows. Perhaps, columns would be more accurate since these rows will run from top to bottom. This step took me about two hours total. You will make five … Continue reading

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A Couple Things….

I’m so excited! Lori is doing another one Humble Quilts QAL! And remember those HSTs I set aside to take to AZ? Looks like I have step one done already, with a few to spare! Also, this deal is good … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Baby Quilt ~ Part 1

I picked up this little bundle for a whole dollar at Walmart a while back. I hardly ever buy fabric there, but, a dollar! I challenged myself to come up with a plan for a baby quilt. I added fat … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I finally started the quilting on this improv project. I started with machine quilting. Here is the back. Not my smoothest work, it it isn’t done yet. I’m going back and adding hand quilting with pearl cotton. It’s very relaxing … Continue reading

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This and That

Winslow gives testimony to the snuggability of this quilt. Willy likes it too, but he doesn’t burrow like she does. I did some non quilty sewing this week. My favorite pj pants tore. A big of fusible interfacing and a … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ The Christmas Quilt

If this quilt doesn’t scream Christmas, I don’t know what does! my dear friend, Zenia, gave me this beautiful vintage top. I couldn’t wait to hand quilt it! The material was quite thin and required a few repairs. It quilted … Continue reading

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