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!


I’m back to work on the grad quilt. After I placed the rectangles, I added the strips. And I’m nearly finished piecing these blocks. I wish I had made the strips narrower, but that’s a lesson for next time. In … Continue reading

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Thank you!

I want to thank you all for you tips on English Paper Piecing. I grabbed my container for our trip to Daughter #3’s last weekend and gave it another go. I tried the ladder stitch method this time and am … Continue reading

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Iceland Part 4

These photos are all from the southern coast of Iceland. Our weather was foggy and cool, but we didn’t let that stop us. It gave the area a surreal beauty. I loved the black sand beaches! The waves were unbelievably … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Dream Big

I bought this panel from Urban Elementz last summer and finally got up the courage to quilt it. I was afraid of ruining it, which is just silly. It’s just fabric! I appreciate all the kind comments on the post … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning

Yes, I know it’s Thursday! I’m talking about the store, Tuesday Morning. We stopped there after leaving Daughter #3’s house on Sunday. They had quite a few jelly rolls and layer cakes in stock. I really like Carolyn Friedlander’s fabric … Continue reading

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Something New

I gave the daughter of a good friend a quilt for her high school graduation last year. Her son was standing nearby and said he couldn’t wait to see what I made him for graduation this year! Well, it is … Continue reading

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Dream Big

I bought a couple of these panels last summer when they were on sale at Urban Elementz. I finally loaded one on the frame. I soon learned that nearly outlining those petals is harder than it looks. This is the … Continue reading

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