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!

I Spy

I finally started working on the I Spy quilt for E1. All the cutting is done thanks to this die from Accuquilt and my trusty die cutter. I’ve got three big quilts with deadlines this month so I need to … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Why is it that it took six months for me to finally finish hand quilting that last quilt, and yet as soon as it was done, I had to start something else? Diane from O’Quilts gifted this patchwork piece to … Continue reading

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May/June Goals

Here is a list of goals that I set for myself for May: 1. Quilt 5 Quilts of Valor. Done! 2. Make 10 string diamond blocks. Done! 3. Finish the red and white quilt that I’ve been hand quilting. Done! … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Claret Stars

Done! I have no idea when this vintage top was pieced, but I suspect it was somewhere around the turn of the last century. It took me six months to hand quilt. It is done and washed. I used Quilter’s … Continue reading

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May String Update

I’ve completed another ten string diamonds for the String Along! I included labels from my dad’s shirts in some of the blocks. That little jeep scrap I’ve had for ages. I came across it when I was looking for something … Continue reading

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QOV #22

This lovely top was created by Nadine from our Stitching Sisters group. I used a panto called Knit 1 Purl 1 from Urban Elementz . It’s whimsical and fun! Have a great day! This post contains affiliate links.

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Playing with the Quick Curve Ruler

I’ve had this ruler for at least five years. I finally decided it was time to play with it a bit. Here are my cut pieces. Cutting was easy. Sewing the curves takes a little practice. Yikes! They look better … Continue reading

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