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!

Knitting Again

I’m an on again, off again knitter, at best. But I can’t seem to pass up pretty yarn! I found this lot at a recent yard sale. This is my favorite. It is a merino wool and silk blend. This … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Tangle 2

You’ve been seeing glimpses of this, now it is finished, except for the sleeve. I’ll share a post on that soon. It is a bit different for an art show versus a quilt show. I also have to decide which … Continue reading

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I have successfully scaled Mount Scrapmore! Never mind that I have another heaping bucket just like it to deal with. Let’s focus on the positive, shall we? I’ve added to my 1 1/2, 2, and 2 1/2 inch square bins. … Continue reading

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Finishing with a Facing

I thought I’d share today how I add facings to a quilt. I prefer a facing to a binding on a modern wall quilt. I cut my facing strips 2 1/2” wide. I fold over and press one edge about … Continue reading

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Art Quilts with Bias Tape

I thought I’d share my process of using bias tape with you today. It really is fun to play with. First, I quilt my foundation. I like using parallel lines about a quarter to a half inch apart. I’ve been … Continue reading

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A Finish on a Monday!

Put a fork in it! This little mini was just the ticket for a little weekend sewing. The photo above shows the most accurate colors. The next photos are after washing. I used a half layer of Mountain Mist BlueRibbon … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I needed a break from show prep and pulled out this sweet little kit given to me by a friend. But I’m not always good at following directions…… I do love the fabrics in this kit. I added a couple … Continue reading

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This and That

Daughter #3 gave me this beautiful cactus for Mother’s Day last year. I can’t believe how much it has grown! This year, Daughter #1 gave me this one. It doesn’t have any pokeys! Her dog, Lola, is Winslow’s sister. All … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Tangled

This quilt is why I wanted to work with bias tape. I had an idea in my head and needed to come up with a way to create it. I applied this all by hand and it took forever. Seriously, … Continue reading

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A Tip for Cleaning Your Design Wall

I know I just showed you my recovered design wall. Just before I found the new covering for it, I came across this gadget for cleaning it. This is what the other side looks like. This is the easiest thing … Continue reading

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