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!

Before and After

Remember the Chisel Star Quilts? You may recall that each were quilted with different batting. I thought it might be fun to show a side by side comparison to see how they changed after washing. This first one was quilted … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2019

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served, especially my beautiful Daughter #2. I have no words to adequately express my thanks to those who have served. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Today I’m finishing the binding on my string along quilt. Here is my binding helper. Have a wonderful day!

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Dollhouse Chronicles ~ A Very Generous Gift

I recently received an email from reader, Shasta. She asked if I would like some dollhouse furniture that she had collected on travels and such. Of course, I said yes! But I was not prepared for this lovely box. How … Continue reading

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Finished or Not Friday

In this case that would be a big NOT! I started quilting this on Wednesday. I kept debating on the quilting and thought I had a great idea. I would quilt a diagonal grid, and then put a wavy grid … Continue reading

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Vintage Hourglass Update

I know, you’ve seen this before. But since then, I washed it. It crinkled nicely, and it also bled profusely. You can really see the bleeding on the back. I washed it again with color catchers and a bit more … Continue reading

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More Progress!

I set aside a good chunk of the day yesterday and was able to finish sewing my string top together! Woo hoo! I have many points that don’t match well. Probably due in part to the thick string pieced blocks … Continue reading

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