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!

Finish It Up Friday ~ Scrappy Trips

I finished up my Scrappy Trips quilt a while back. I’m finally getting around to sharing it. This started with this jelly roll of Boundless Ombré from Craftsy. I originally planned to use this gray for the background. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Pattern Boards

I purchased some new pattern boards and finally had a chance to try them out on this Quilt of Valor. Pattern boards are similar to pantographs in that you stand at the back of the machine to use them, but … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Walk

I finished quilting this Labyrinth Walk quilt for my friend, Donna. It’s a big one! I love the colors and fabrics she chose. She wanted a custom job that would emphasize the 3D design. That meant lots of ruler work. … Continue reading

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This and That Tuesday

I wanted to get this top pieced last week, but I only got one portion of the top done. I participated in the churn dash swap hosted by Barb. I’m thrilled with the blocks I got back! These will finish … Continue reading

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My friend knew what she wanted for quilting on this lovely top. Here is the plan as I drew it on my MyDoodle app. I did go with pebbles rather than loops on the actual quilt. The quilting is really … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Churn Dash

I’m still working away on my vintage churn dash top. I’m just turning the corner onto the fourth side. It’s amazing, but the quilting will be nearly half done when the border is finished. I’m loving how this looks. And … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ The Accidental Christmas Quilt

I loved these blocks, I’ve hated this top, now I love it again! I didn’t set out to make a Christmas quilt, but it appears that is what I have made. When I shared backgrounds, most of you liked the … Continue reading

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