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!

Slow Stitching Sunday

I thought it would be good to have one more handwork project prepped for our long road trip. I found these leftovers from my Brinton Hall quilt. Turns out, I didn’t touch this on the trip. I have a few … Continue reading

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Fabric Storage

I brought fabric here in plastic bins. It isn’t ideal for a working sewing room, but it works. However, during my daily perusal of marketplace ads, I found this for $10 and couldn’t pass it up. I don’t know the … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Dream Big

The title of this panel feels very appropriate for this piece. It will hang in my Arizona house. This house has been a big dream of mine for a very long time! It was the last thing I quilted on … Continue reading

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My Ironing Table

I spent half of a day working on this and I’m still not happy with it. This is what I started with. I ended up taking this apart. It had wrinkles inside. Ugh. And this is why you can’t trust … Continue reading

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Finally Sewing

It is so good to sew! It’s amazing how much the rows shrink when they get sewn together. I started getting excited seeing the rows together. And yes, I’m piecing this sideways. I put up my cornerstones. Next, I will … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Progress

It’s looking better! I bought 5 small conferences tables on Facebook Marketplace and picked them up this morning. They are HEAVY! Each one measures 30 by 60 inches. I put two in the center of the room for a cutting … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday

The most exciting part of this DWM post, is that I do in fact HAVE a design wall! This is the biggest one I’ve ever had. I’m really glad I had this project ready to go. I haven’t done any … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I so hope for a little slow stitching today! I got a bit done on the drive out here, but not as much as I expected. And this isn’t even complete. I hope to finish that seam today. I also … Continue reading

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Humor Me…

My four year old grandson, E2, told me I needed to dress up as a shark for a Halloween. He planned to be a hammerhead shark. So, what is a Nana to do? We had a little Harvest party at … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday

To daaaaa! The sun was too harsh for the next two pictures, but the quilting shows up well! I love using scraps of vintage fabrics for little quilts like this. And I love how this little beauty fits on this … Continue reading

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