Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BLOCK PARTY continues with debby


Debby Kratovil was Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with over 600 articles published. In 2006 alone, she saw 54 of her quilts published, with another dozen sewn for major fabric companies. She has seen 25 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines, with 9 covers in 2006 alone. As she says, "I sew for the camera, making sure my quilts are very photogenic." She is a popular teacher both locally and nationally, as many happy students will attest. Debby authored "Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts" (AQS, 2004), six quilting calendars for Accord/Andrews McMeel Publishing (2006 - 2012), a perpetual Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar and companion CD by Martingale. Her latest book, Supersize "Em Quilts, is filled with 22 projects to appeal to any quilter's discriminating taste. Debby is a prolific quilter, designer, and illustrator. Her next book, "Perfect Paper Pieced Points" is due out in February 2013. Best of all, she enjoys every minute of it.
Currently she designs and sews quilts for 3 fabric companies and her quilts appear in a variety of magazines. She loves to travel and teach and working for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo takes her to a dozen cities a year.
Debby takes her wide range of quilting skills from a pile of fabric to a finished quilt, then to creating the patterns and professional illustrations print-ready. Debby likes to say, "I've never met a fabric I didn't like." One of her special talents is making a beautiful quilt using challenging fabric collections. She is on very good terms with her computer and computerized sewing machines, which enables her to take a project from start to finish quickly.
Debby lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband Phil and dog Belle. She has 3 grown daughters and an awesome grandson!

Please drop by her blog to answer some questions on apps...


  1. I had the privilege of meeting Debby several years ago when we lived in Athens, GA. She's a lovely lady and is certainly a prolific quilter!

  2. Nice block. I just bought an 'add a 1/4" ' ruler. This could be good practice...
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great block! Hint - when you sew the two large sections (top and bottom) together - use a basting stitch until you get it all lined up PERFECTLY - THEN really sew it together over the basting stitches! Been there - done that! OOOOH I have some great Oriental fabrics - perfect!!

  4. I agree with the comment up above....I have some Asian fabrics that will really work with this! Thanks for the block!

  5. Just getting into this paper piecing stuff--thanks for the fun pattern!

  6. This is a nice block for foundation piecing. Thanks for the intro to Debby.

  7. Thanks for having Debbie on the blog. Found a great pattern on her website, too. Nice pp block.


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