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!

Throwback Thursday

This post was originally written and posted six years ago. I can’t believe it has been that long! I really like this simple quilt. It might be time to revisit this. Enjoy! This quilt has been finished and gifted and … Continue reading

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Welcome QAL

I’m moving right along on this QAL hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts. What? There are no spool blocks? Well, I decided to replace the 7 letter blocks with spool blocks. So mine won’t say “Welcome.” And I decided to … Continue reading

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Cutting, Cutting, Cutting….

This is my bin of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I have a couple ideas for these and finally decided to have a cutting day. I think there are around 50 different prints here. I start by layering 5 different prints and … Continue reading

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Layer Cake Tumble

Fat Quarter Shop is coming out with a new pattern! Lucky me, I got to try it out! These are the fabrics I’m using. They are available from Fat Quarter Shop . These blocks are super quick to make. I … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Essential Tools

I’m still working on this bit. Today I thought I’d share what I consider to be my essential tools for hand piecing. I just started using this. I know it’s for hand quilting, but I love it for piecing. It … Continue reading

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This and That

I spent a good chunk of this week visiting my Mom in Wisconsin, so not much sewing was accomplished. I was asked how I would add the triangles to my leader/ender project. I figured a picture was the easiest way … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ TQC QAL

My little bit is done! Of course, I didn’t follow directions. They called for pieced borders. I like this little piece, but not enough to do that much border work. I did add one more row of four patches to … Continue reading

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Leader/Ender Project

I decided since the bow tie quilt is finally done, it was time to start a new leader/ender project. I grabbed this bin of squares cut 2”. I will be sewing these into strips 8 squares long. Eventually, I’ll add … Continue reading

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Welcome QAL

I decided to go ahead and use fabrics from the bin of shame. They’ve been co-mingling in that bin for over a year now, so apparently they are happy together. I’ve also decided that I will substitute pieced blocks in … Continue reading

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Humble Quilts QAL

Lori at Humble Quilts s hosting another quilt along! This time she is using this pattern. This is a quilt she made with this pattern. She will be remaking it with different fabrics this time. I was going to use … Continue reading

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