Show & Tell
Welcome to my
corner of the world known as Quiltie's. I hope you enjoy your
while you are here and come back often. I'm always up to something and
sharing my creations with others. The pictures take some time to load,
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
Needing a gift for a new-born baby, I made
up this cute little quilt in just a couple of days. Bunny Quilt
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
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
look at my Scrappy
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
variation of a string quilt. Kinda different and kinda fun!
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
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.
to go directly
to the pattern. Did it make a dent in my scrap box? Not
but some child at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children is going
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
Theme that I call my Christmas Bear.
UPDATE! This wall hanging
took a "BLUE RIBBON" at the Minidoka County Fair - 2004.
A fun little wall hanging that I call Scandanavian Flowers.
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.
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
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
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
of fun doing. The pattern was in a magazine called "Quick and
Easy". Well, in my humble opinion, I think that is a stretch!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
to the Wonder Cut Ruler Homepage
to Deb's Quilting Corner
This page last updated
April 19, 2006.