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!

Around and Around

I decided to play with these free pieced curves. There are so many things you can do with them. Piecing them is easier than you think. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial. Not that I’m an expert, but I’m getting better … Continue reading

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DWMonday ~ Bits and Pieces

Sometimes, staring at a bin full of fabric can be about like looking at a blank piece of drawing paper. You suddenly freeze and can’t think of where to even start! So in looking through my hand dyed stash, I … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I am finally getting to the edge! Still have a long way to go, but this feels like a milestone. I turned it over to revel in my progress and found this: Ugh. It appears I’ve missed a few spots. … Continue reading

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The Hand Dyes are Calling…

Way back when I started this blog, I used to do quite a bit of hand dyeing of fabric. I still have quite a stockpile. I love dyeing fabrics, because you never really know what you will end up with. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Album Quilt

Done! And I’m thrilled with this small quilt. I love the texture that Baptist fans give. It seems the one quilting design that works on everything from antique to modern quilts. I kept with a plain backing, mostly because I … Continue reading

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TBThursday ~ Vintage Hexies

I had totally forgotten this quilt until I pulled it out of the closet. I remember piecing it while flying to and from Paris to look for housing in August of 1997, the very week that Princess Diana died. We … Continue reading

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Instagram Doll Quilt Swap

More happy mail! You may remember the quilt I made for an Instagram doll quilt swap. Last week, I received this wonderful little quilt from my swap partner all the way from Spain! I’m smitten with it! I love the … Continue reading

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