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!

Hands 2 Help~ Leaders/Enders

I’ve signed up for Hands 2 Help hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I’m making progress on my leader/ender blocks and this will become my donation quilt. I will send it on to Quilts of Compassion. … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ DS Hexie Quilt

I’ve been chipping away at my UFO list and today I have another finish. I started hand piecing these in 2016. I used the green I was considering for the border as binding and for part of the backing. Here’s … Continue reading

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Neutral Scrappy Trips

The tumbler quilt is in timeout. I opened the neutral jelly rolls. That’s the hardest part, right? I sorted into groups of eight that are roughly alternating light and dark. Sew these into pairs send press to the darker strip. … Continue reading

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This and That

I’m doing a little sewing this week, but not anything that I can share just yet. I did get the tumblers together. Now it’s long enough, but not wide enough. Sigh…. Hubby has been cooking lately. You can see that … Continue reading

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Wool Ironing Pad Update

Remember last fall when I bought my wool pressing mat? Actually, it was a saddle pad for a horse. They are the exact same material, a half inch thick and 100% wool. I bought one from State Line Tack. This … Continue reading

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DWMonday ~ New Leader/Ender Project

I have started a new batik leader/ender project in an attempt to empty this box. First I see them into twosies. And then into foursies. Like my technical terms? I think I will lay them out like this. I’ll likely … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden UFO

Since I’m finding myself with dedicated hand sewing time (I take one of my grandsons to speech therapy twice a week) and my Hexie project is pieced, I thought I might finally get back to this top. I purchased these … Continue reading

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