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!

Another Small Project

I saw the neatest little quilt on Instagram. I contacted the maker to ask permission to make my own and she graciously agreed. She had an old crazy quilt top that was not able to be saved, but it did … Continue reading

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Launch Party March 2nd!

Accuquilt is holding an online launch party for National Quilting Month! If you’ve never attended one, they are lots of fun. They share the new dies, tips and tricks for using the cutter/dies, special offers, and giveaways! This Launch Party … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Strippy

No, I’m not back in Michigan, but I did a lot of sewing when I was home and wrote posts that I could schedule later. Thankfully, there isn’t snow like this here in Arizona! I love the design of this … Continue reading

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Improv Curves Finish

No masterpiece here, but it was a fun experiment! I played around with the bits I made for a long time. I decided I liked the pieces backing up to each other to make arches or doorways of sorts. And … Continue reading

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Improv Curves Part 2

Still playing with these curves. And I’m still not sure where I’m going. I added double curves on a few blocks. This is how I did it. Layer blocks right sides up. Freehand cut a curve. Flip and stitch. I’m … Continue reading

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Improv Curves

I’m continuing to play with the hand dyes I had out from my previous project. I want to get more comfortable with sewing curves. I thought I’d try cutting up my junk strips. I just layer two pieces and freehand … Continue reading

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A Little Inspiration Part 2

Did you see this coming? I love strippy quilts. When I was a kid, I was told that red and pink don’t match, they clash. I didn’t understand that. Tan was a lighter shade of brown and they went together. … Continue reading

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A Little Inspiration

I have a series of posts this week on a project I completed when I was back in Michigan. I took photos and wrote posts, and then forgot to publish! So here you go. I was inspired by this pile … Continue reading

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Ta Daaaa! Improv Finish

I finished this little top. It isn’t a masterpiece, but it sparked further ideas, so I’m calling it a success. And yes, I did inset that dark green corner. Not a perfect job, but needs must. And here is a … Continue reading

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Improv Progress

I seem unable to decide if this should be abstract or pictorial. I’m not sure mixing the two is working. It is evolving nonetheless. It might be more junk, but it is better than the last junk. And I’m remembering … Continue reading

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