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!

Decisions, Decisions

I have my Scrappy Strips top loaded on the frame and I’m trying to decide how to quilt it. I use a free app on my iPad called You Doodle to draw on my photos and try out quilting designs. … Continue reading

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Sew Kind of Wonky?

I’ve had two beautiful layer cakes of Heather Bailey fabric for several years now. As soon as I saw this, I knew that is what I wanted to do with them. I even had the ruler! But they waited for … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Repairs

I got a lot of stitching done on this vintage top while we were traveling. But as I was quilting, I found a few more fabrics that needed replacing. I left those unquilted. Today, I’m going to fix those spots … Continue reading

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Multitasking and a Little Finish

I had extra batting and backing at the end of quilting the fence rail quilt I showed yesterday. So I found three small tops that needed quilting to make good use of it. I wish I would think to do … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Fence Rail

It felt so good to be long arming again! This quilt is about as simple as you can get, but I love it. The pantograph almost looks like cables across the surface. I used plain white for the back and … Continue reading

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I missed Friday, my long arm. I was home less than 24 hours before I got a top loaded. I’m using this pantograph. I’m loving it so far! Have a great day!

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Road Trippin’

After a long trip in the truck, we are back in Michigan! We took the southern route on this map. It took us three days and we are still tired. I apologize for not responding to comments the last few … Continue reading

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Cake Mix Redo

I changed my mind! After playing a bit with my pieces…. I decided to go with a slightly different block pattern So I ripped and redid the first two. Eventually, I think I will add alternate plain blocks. I’m not … Continue reading

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Cake Mix

A couple years ago, I won these layer cakes from a giveaway. I also got this Cake Mix pad. These are pretty cool. It’s part foundation paper piecing and part traditional piecing. You layer two 10 inch squares right sides … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Fence Rail

I decided to make a Fence Rail quilt with this jelly roll. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with jelly rolls. They are convenient, but do you follow the peaks or valleys to determine the edge? I never … Continue reading

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