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!

Pinwheel Pillow

My pillow is done and I’m quite pleased with it! A big thanks to Deanna for the nudge. Here is the top after quilting. This is the back. There is a zipper under that flap. I stitched the front and … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Liberty Garden

Ta daaaaaa!!! My Liberty quilt is done. I’m not normally a floral girl, but Liberty Tana Lawns are something else! And I love how well they paired with this Moda crossweave. I found this backing fabric while thrifting with Daughter … Continue reading

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A Little Something

I mentioned that I found yet another UFO while digging through my 30s fabric . Deanna suggested that I use them to make a pillow. I thought that was a great idea! In the process, I remembered why I set … Continue reading

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I found these scraps while looking for something else and decided to play a bit. I grabbed two strips and sewed them together. Then I cut them in half and sewed them together again. I have no idea if this … Continue reading

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Liberty Update

I decided to work on my Liberty quilt while pondering the big stitch quilting issue. Ahhh….I love this so much! Now I’m trying to figure out what to use for a binding. I think it needs to be a solid. … Continue reading

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Big Stitch Quilting

I purchased this fun quilt top back in February. Since I finished quilting the last vintage top this weekend, I started thinking about doing this one next. I’ve never done big stitch quilting with perle cotton, but I’m thinking of … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I’m still hand quilting this vintage top. I have made progress, though it has been slow going. You can see better on the back how much is done. I’m probably 75% or more done. I just love these huge fans! … Continue reading

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This and That

I found this Windham panel at Good Will! It’s perfect for a QOV. E1 has a birthday last week. Mom and Dad rented this huge bounce house. Everyone enjoyed it, even the adults. It was 45 feet long and a … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ I Spy

This was such a fun quilt to make! This is the panto I used. It is from Urban Elementz . I cut the rectangles using my 3 by 6 inch (finished size) Accuquilt die. I was running low on backing, … Continue reading

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Finally! I found inspiration for that Quilt of Valor I wanted to make! This is a free pattern I found here. In no time at all, I had all 12 blocks done. Here are 8 of them. Time to cut … Continue reading

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