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!

Finished It Up Friday ~ Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Done! This ended up about 28” square. Those fabrics are just so fun! This is the back. I probably picked this up at Goodwill some time in the past. I ran out of black bobbin thread and used an orange … Continue reading

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I needed to evict the dust bunnies from the sewing room. So I decided to rearrange things at the same times. You can see the before pics here. And here is after. I still need to level the long arm … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter

I thought I’d share a bit more detail about building the blocks for this process. I would never make this block without the dies! Having said that, it still takes care and practice. I tried lots of pins, a couple … Continue reading

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Leader/Ender Project

Since I was having a hard time getting motivated to work on this, I decided to use it as a leader/ender project. Perhaps I can get the boring bits done this way and move on to the fun parts. Progress … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

I found these fabrics at a thrift shop last week. I HAD to rescue them! And I have an idea for them. I picked up these AccuQuilt dies last fall. The one on the right is actually a two die … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Remember last week when I showed this picture? I got some advice on Instagram about soaking the offending bits to remove the bleeding. I added a bit of this to the water. I had already removed and replaced these pieces, … Continue reading

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This and That

Here is a great chuckle to start your weekend! This text is from Daughter #1. Whenever I need a smile, I’ll go back and read this! I left my motorcycle in Michigan this winter. My dear Daughter #2 has been … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Baby Quilt

It’s done! I ended up using some pieces from another charm pack to extend the pattern and make this bigger. I had this backing in my stash. I was quite pleased at how well it matched. Here is a better … Continue reading

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2022 Mini/Doll Quilts Part 3

Can you believe there are more? I think this is the last of the minis that I made last year. Have a great day!

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2022 Mini/Doll Quilts Part 2

Here is part 2 of the mini quilts I made last year. Enjoy! This rather puts me in the mood to make another… have a great day!

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