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!

October/November Goals

What a crazy month October has been! Here is a look back at the goals I set for myself. 1. Finish my Cheddar Cheese and Crackers quilt. Done! 2. Finish my GFG quilt. Done! 3. Quilt 5 QOVs. Not done. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Hawaii

I did it! I am so glad to have finished this up. I found a new, vintage sheet in my stash that was perfect for the backing. I’m quite pleased with the yellow background. Too often, I settle for boring … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

I’ve decided to bring all my hand dyed fabrics to Arizona. I haven’t done much with them in a while, but I think I want to again soon. Here are some baby quilts I made quite some time ago now. … Continue reading

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Can I Do It?

Can I finish this before we go? The piecing went along really well. Now it’s on the frame. This is the panto I’m using. It’s from Urban Elementz . Looks good, but I have so much to do that I … Continue reading

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Yay! It’s that time again!

What time you ask? Time for Urban Elementz 25% Off Everything Sale! I woke up to this email in my inbox and had to share. Urban Elementz is my go to place to shop for pantographs. But that isn’t all … Continue reading

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Dream Big

I would really like to quilt this panel to take to AZ. When I pulled it out, I noticed this black mark. Ugh! I didn’t want to quilt it and then find out this wouldn’t wash out. I tried a … Continue reading

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Quilty Math

Don’t say yuck! Math is fun! A puzzle! A game! Anyway, when I posted these blocks last week, I was asked how I figured out how much of the background yellow I needed for this quilt. I decided to try … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Thanks to everyone for all of your comments and well wishes! We are counting down the days until we leave! I’ve been utterly swamped with emails, phone calls, packing, and spending time with the grands here before we go. I … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I hinted earlier this week that I had some news to share. It’s the reason I’ve been prepping sewing machines, kitting up projects, cleaning out, and not doing a good job of replying to comments. Did you guess? I’m heading … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ GFG

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden is done! I bought the vintage flower blocks many years ago and began piecing them together. There was a period of at least ten years when they never saw the light of day. But this year … Continue reading

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