Show & Tell Corner

Welcome to my little corner of the world known as Quiltie's.  I hope you enjoy your stay while you are here and come back often. I'm always up to something and enjoy sharing my creations with others. The pictures take some time to load, so please be patient with them. I can promise you it is worth the wait.

Featured below are just a few of the quilts I have made over my 24+ years of quilting (Yikes!  Has it really been that many years?) From day one, I have tried to keep a photo album of all my quilts which number over 400.  Keeping a journal of the quilts you make is well worth the time it takes.  

New Quilts!!  It's the new millennium and I have been one busy lady.  I have so enjoyed traveling and teaching classes using our ruler,  the Wonder Cut Ruler I'm proud to announce we have published our first book, "Back to Basics - The Wonder Cut Ruler Way".  This book is a Baker's dozen collection of patterns all written specifically for the Wonder Cut Ruler.  We are proud to announce our new "Read Easy" line of rulers.  Click here for more information.  We also host "Wonder Cut Ruler Retreats" twice a year.   Click here for more information and make plans now to attend!  We'd love to have you join us!  We have also introduced our "Wonder Cut Triangle Ruler".  Click here for more information.  This ruler makes a 1,000 Pyramids quilt a breeze. 

  Needing a gift for a new-born baby, I made up this cute little quilt in just a couple of daysBunny Quilt

  Always looking for a quick pattern to use up scraps, I found these.  Here's a look at a couple of quilts designed by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville called Strip Twist.

Strip Twist #1
Strip Twist #2

  When I saw the 2006 Project Linus Quilt, I couldn't resist making it, so on Veteran's Day 2005, I spent the day putting together this quilt called Single Scoop.

If you would like to make this quilt, here's the link for the pattern:  Single Scoop Pattern

My scrapbox and I are at it again.  Here's a simple quilt that was a breeze to put together.  The best part about this quilt is you can make it using any size strips.  This quilt will be given to the Children's Foster Care Program.  Crayon Quilt

It's just amazing what you can do with scraps.  They are my favorite type of quilts, or perhaps you have already noticed that!  :)   Here's another Scrappy Trip

Here's a look at my Scrappy Bargello

When I started this next quilt, I had no idea how it would turn out.  I was pleasantly surprised!  Chains All Around

I'm always looking for a great pattern to use up scraps.  Super simple!  Super quick!  Bricks and Stones

Here's a variation of a string quilt.  Kinda different and kinda fun!  String Quilt Variation

  Here's an oldie, but a goodie - Sister's Choice - my first quilt posted for 2005!  For directions, click here.   Bonnie has done a nice job making this quilt from scraps. 

  Sometimes a quilt done in just two colors creates a really dramatic effect.  Check out my Double 4-Patch quilt (Pattern by Judy Hopkins).  Double 4-Patch

My scrap box and I have an ongoing battle.  When I saw this pattern that Bonnie from Quiltville calls Boxy Stars, I had to give it a whirl.  Click here to go directly to the pattern.  Did it make a dent in my scrap box?  Not really, but some child at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children is going to love it.  Here is my Boxy Stars.

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  This wall hanging took a "BLUE RIBBON" at the Minidoka County Fair - 2004.
Okay, I admit it.  I have fallen in love with these cute pieced bears.  Here is a variation of a wall hanging I did with a Christmas Theme that I call my Christmas Bear.  

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  This wall hanging took a "BLUE RIBBON" at the Minidoka County Fair - 2004.
 A fun little wall hanging that I call Scandanavian Flowers.

Looking for a different quilt to make with scraps, I found this pattern Trail to Treadleonia or otherwise known as the Shaded Four Patch Block.  This was a fun quilt to make and used up some of my scraps.  Without further adue, here is my Scrappy Trails Quilt.

Playing around with the traditional pattern, 1,000 Pyramids, I used up some leftovers to create this fun baby quilt.   Baby 1,000 Pyramids

Take one blustery January day, a good old movie, and a handful of fabric strips.  What do you get?  This fun little quilt will certainly brighten the life of a child.  Here is my Streak of Sunshine Quilt.  I had so much fun making the first quilt, I made another --  Streak of Sunshine 2.  Bonnie has done a great job of putting up directions for this quilt.  Check out her web page here.

 Mom calls me simply insane, but I really like to make miniature quilts.  This is a piece I started late in 2002.  I found it the other day and decided to finish it up.  It's only July, 2003.  I don't think that's too long for a UFO, do you?  It is paper pieced and machine quilted.  It measures a little over 9-1/2" x 8".  It's a tiny little thing, but I sure do like it.  Flying Geese

  My Secret Sister sent me a yard of foundation fabric a couple of years ago.  Well, I finally found it after searching through piles of fabric.  That doesn't happen to you, does it?  Anyway, here is the result, my Patriotic Wallhanging.

  The other day, I was playing around with a paper-pieced pattern and came up with this cute little Valentine's Day wallhanging.  It only took an evening to put together.  Valentine's Heart

I'm still making quilts from my scrap box.  This first one is a simple scrappy string quilt.  I use donated sheets from a local hotel for the foundations.  This is a quilt will be donated to charity.   I Got The Blues

  This quilt is also a variation of a scrappy string quilt, only this time, I added scrappy borders.  This is a really, really busy quilt.  If I had it to do again, I probably wouldn't add the borders.  This is also a donation quilt.   Purple String Foundation

  One of the new trends I've noticed in quilting is to take one block and make it the center of the quilt.  By adding borders, you get a great quilt.  This is a piece my mother did.   Fireplace Quilt

I dove back into my scrapbox this week and created this string quilt.  This is a wonderful quilt for using up all sorts of scraps.  It is foundation pieced on an old sheet and then machine quilted.  This is what I would call a "utility quilt."   Garden Variety String Quilt   Click here for instructions on how you can make a great Scrappy String Quilt!  

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  I was pleasantly surprised when this quilt took a "BEST OF CLASS" at the Cassia 2001 county fair. My scrap box runneth over!  This next quilt is simply courthouse steps, with one little twist.  Each block connects to the next.  This was a fun little project.  The more I worked with it, the more I liked it.   Courthouse Steps with a Twist

This wallhanging makes for a great gift for all those "hunters" in your life (pattern by Debbie Mumm). Canadian Goose

*phew*  I have just finished up the last 2001 fair quilt.  This tiny quilt measures 9-1/2" x 9-1/2".  It is paper-pieced using hand-dyed fabrics. Hosannah

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  This little quilt took a "BLUE RIBBON" at the 2001 Minidoka County Fair.        Here is another peek at one of my 2001 fair quilts.  I am famous for keeping them underwraps until after the fair.  This one is paper-pieced using hand-dyed fabrics.  It took a lot of time, but it was sure fun to put together.  I used fusible batting and then machine quilted it. My Flower Garden

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  I'm "sew" excited!!   This quilt took "BEST OF CLASS" in the 2000 Minidoka County Fair on August 5, 2000 and "BEST BABY QUILT" at the 2000 Cassia County Fair.  
This first quilt is a "sneak peek" at one of my fair quilts.  It is completely machine pieced -- no applique for this chickadee!!  It was a great quilt that I had lots of fun doing.  The pattern was in a magazine called "Quick and Easy".  Well, in my humble opinion, I think that is a stretch!! *L*  Here it is, the first peek at my 2000 Minidoka County Fair quilt.  My Winter Bears   Here is a close up look at one of my bears. One Lonely Bear

This quilt is actually one that my mother did in late 1999.  It looks complicated, but it is really just nine patches put together.   Blooming Nine Patch

If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a big fan of Eleanor Burns and a faithful user of the Quilt in a Day products.  This quilt is one that I have toyed with making for years.  It wasn't until I saw the pattern in a Quilt in a Day book that a ventured to actually try this quilt.  I had been saving two yards of a Hoffman feather print for a special quilt.  I deemed this pattern was perfect for that fabric.   Bear Paw

Starting in January, 2000, I began teaching Mystery Quilt classes at our local quilt shop.  This small wall hanging was just perfect to complete in one night.  The print fabric is a bright novelty print of cats and dogs.  A cute fabric, but just what do you do with it?  The answer -- It's Raining Cats & Dogs!

Here is another look at that same wall hanging done by my mother.  She chose a beautiful iris print fabric.   Spring Wallhanging

In May, 2000, I had the pleasure of traveling to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the International Quilt Market show.  It was there that our ruler, the  Wonder Cut Ruler  designed by (Walter Times Two - mother and daughter - the daughter is me) made its first public appearance.  This was one of the first quilts I made with our ruler.  Brilliant Blue Star

Also in May, 2000, it was our pleasure to make this quilt as a wedding present.  It is from Quilt in a Day called  Bear in the Woods .

In the dead of winter, I definately had a case of "Cabin Fever".  It was snowing and blowing outside and I was just aching for spring, so I decided to make my own spring with this cute little wall hanging of tulips. Think Spring!

At the end of summer, our county celebrates by having a fair.  This picture was taken at the Minidoka County Fair in 1999.  This is my mom and I standing in front of our quilts proudly displaying their purple rosettes. Two Proud Quilters!!

I'm not a real big fan of paper piecing, but I have been known to do a piece now and then.  This is the only way I would ever consider making a Mariner's Compass.  This picture is shown with the quilt proudly displaying its ribbon also at the county fair.   Mariner's Compass

Since I'm on a roll here with county fair pictures, here is one more.  This is my Strip Tease bedspread.  This pattern came from my online quilt guild.  This bedspread is made from fat quarters that were given to me as a wedding present.   Strip Tease Bedspread

This quilt is my first Blue Ribbon quilt.   It will always hold a special place in my "Quilting Hall of Fame" wall.  This quilt was made for my husband in the true spirit of his country. Maple Leaf Quilt.

Everyone should own an heirloom quilt. This is the pride of my collection. The history of this quilt dates back to the 1950's when it was started by my grandmother, passed along to my mother, then to her mother (who did most of the work), and finally to me to finish. The Rose Quilt. For more information on this quilt, please  click here.

This quilt is one of the first quilts I ever machine quilted very heavily. I truly loved the result and have been hooked on machine quilting ever since. Maze.

This quilt soon became an exercise in patience. Done all in black on white and white on black, it was a nightmare to do, but the final product was quite striking. Baby Symphony.

What goes around comes around! This next quilt was a birthday present to me from my mother. She turned the tables on me and sent quilt blocks out to my chatting friends to make my surprise quilt. My internet friends can certainly keep a secret! Birthday Quilt .

As you might have guessed by now, my internet friends are an important part of my life. Last year, a group of us got together and helped one of our friends. This quilt was made by three of us as our contribution. Benefit Quilt

This quilt was made for one of my good friends from Newfoundland, Canada as his birthday present. The pattern is from Quilt in a Day.  Duffer's Quilt .

The Friendship Star quilt is one I would recommend for beginning quilters. This one was made as a present for a good friend of mine known as MoonlightLady2. This was my first experience working with metallic fabrics (gold on blue and gold on gold). Friendship Star.

When my cyber-bro from Maine visited me in January of 1996, he kept saying there are no trees in Idaho. Before he and his lovely wife Lorraine left, they had an Idaho tree. Tree of Life Quilt.

So there you have it, just a few of my special quilts.  If you have made it this far, you might be interested in our new ruler called the "Wonder Cut Ruler".  Follow this link to the  Wonder Cut Ruler Homepage

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This page last updated April 19, 2006.