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!

First QOV is 2018

I just finished quilting my first QOV top for 2018. This was made by Joan, a member of our Stitching Sisters group. I used this panto. I bought it from Digi-Tech. However, on January 1st, Digi-Tech merged with Urban Elementz. … Continue reading

Posted in Long Arm Quilting, Longarm Quilting, Pantographs, Quilt of Valor, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Mr. Embroidery

Mr. Wonderful has a new title! I’ve mentioned before that he is better with the embroidery machine than I am. He has proven that once again. He’s working on Jeep shirts for our grandsons. They all like Nana’s Jeep! Mr. … Continue reading

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Free Pattern ~ Catch-All Basket

I’ve mentioned before that Accuquilt has free patterns available on their site. You don’t necessarily have to have a die cutter to use them. I came across this free pattern and decided to try it out. You definitely don’t need … Continue reading

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DWMonday ~ Another Baby Quilt

I’ve mentioned the baby boom at our church. Another tiny member arrived just the other day. I already had a quilt ready, but the new momma posted pics of her nursery and I knew I had fabric that would match. … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Quilts, Design Wall Monday, Precuts, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Thank You

Thank you to all for your thoughts, prayers, and sweet comments about my little buddy. I admit to spending way too much time watching this and vegging out on the couch this week. I did work on a mug rug … Continue reading

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I said goodbye to my little buddy this week.  He was my constant companion in the sewing room. And every time I sat in my chair, he plopped himself next to me. He was with us for nearly 16 years. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Daisies 

This is my last finish for 2017. These vintage blocks were purchased at an estate sale a few years ago. I love finishing these old projects! The appliqué bits were all basted. I used black pearl cotton to appliqué these … Continue reading

Posted in Bed Quilts, Finishes, Uncategorized, Vintage Fabrics | 29 Comments