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!

Finish It Up Friday ~ String Theory

I’m in love with this quilt! I rarely follow a pattern when making a quilt, but this was worth it. I quilted an “organic” grid of about a half inch across the whole thing. The backing and binding are from … Continue reading

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Well, turns out I had more than enough string bits for my String Theory quilt, and then some. I decided to sew them like a jelly roll race quilt. And I ended up with this. Hmmmmm……not sure where to go … Continue reading

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String Theory

Well, it’s on the frame! And it has been quilted once…. Removed from the frame, reloaded, and the second quilting is under way! Have a great day!

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Green Dog

My green dog quilt is done! As a reminder, this sketch by Picasso was my inspiration. Here is a look at the back. I still have to add the hanging system. A closeup of the bias tape. This finished at … Continue reading

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String Theory Progress

I started working on this and just can’t leave it alone! I cut my string pieces with my die cutter. I was a bit concerned at this stage, my strings seemed dull and lifeless compared to Sharon’s. But I forged … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Slow progress is being made. I’m now at a point where I need to mark more pieces. I picked up this board covered in sandpaper a while back. I think I’m going to like using this. I prefer traditional piecing … Continue reading

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This and That

My dear Daughter #3 picked up a whole box of feed sacks for me recently! What treasures! This finish is a few months old, but it was recently published on the AccuQuilt Blog. The mister and I rode our bikes … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Tangle 3

You might remember a preview version of this in my crap quota. It really wasn’t terrible, but it was very boring. I chatted with Daughter #3 about it. She said, it was too regular, not enough tension. She was right. … Continue reading

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May Wrap Up

It’s been a good month. Love how this Farmer’s Wife quilt turned out. And my little swap quilt. Most of my time was spent on art pieces. But of course, I snuck in a mini made of repros. Have a … Continue reading

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I figured it out!

Remember these strings? I pieced these together last fall before I left for Arizona. I had no plan for them, just wanted to get to the bottom of my string bin. Well, I found it! The perfect way to use … Continue reading

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