Friday, July 24, 2009

Darryl's Patriotic Birthday Quilt

Darryl loves our country, and loves patriotic themes, so I designed this quilt using the star from one of the Buggy Barn quilt books.

I wanted to incorporate the red, white and blue from our country's flag.

The backing for the quilt reflects the blue and white star theme.

Little Aliens

This is the first quilt that I made to be quilted on my new Statler Stitcher. I made these twin quilts for Jonas' bunk beds, using the Turning Twenty pattern.

I designed and quilted two of the panels, one with a space shuttle . . .

and the other with three comic aliens.

You can see the fun quilt designs even better on the back of the quilt.

Jonas loves outer space, and these quilts gave him just the right touch in his room.

Jessica's HB Quilt

I love these bright colors with the white. I also really like the friendship star pattern. These beautiful fabrics went very well together to create this queen sized quilt for my daughter, Jessica.

Janzaberry and the Teeny Tiny are enjoying snuggling in the quilt!

I love the look of this quilt. The stars are a little bit bigger than I thought they would be, but I still love it.

I love the striped borders. These Kalidoscope fabrics by Mark Lipinski are so beautiful!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Turning 19

This Turning Twenty quilt was made for my daughter, Hilaree, for her 19th Birthday. She and I both love the vibrant colors and the way the large blocks showcase the quilting.

I had the material for this quilt for almost two years before I managed to make it. I've got to get faster!!

I love the oranges and pink and purples together!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blogger Quilt Festival 2009

I chose this quilt to spotlight because it was the first quilt I made after getting my Statler Stitcher in 2006. I had lots of fun making this quilt, and even more fun quilting it, and using it. I love the bright colors, and the way the white sets off the bright colors. I made it in the summer of 2006 when we were up at our "cabin" in Midway, UT with six of our seven children, and our three grandchildren (now five soon to be six!). I love quilting!

These beautiful photographs were taken by my daughter, Stephanie Ortega. To see her photography, go to her blog at She's amazing!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Candy's Quilt

This is the dog-themed quilt I made for my friend Candy who has owned several dogs over the many years I have known her. She has owned schnauzers for the past 10 years or so, and this quilt was made in honor of Niche, Tove, and her current dog, Pepper.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Zoe's Trunk Block Club

Here's the first quilt I won from the Block Club at Zoe's Quilting. I really loved this one--bright and batiks! I quilted each block separately, as well as the sashing and each border with it's own design. So much fun.

The turquoise and yellow block in the upper middle is unique as it has a gecko quilted on the square.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Patriotic Star Quilt

This quilt is one that I love. I made it a year ago last fall and enjoyed quilting it so much. It was my first attempt at quilting using the point to point feature on my Statler, and I think it turned out very well.

Here you can see a little more detail. It's a Buggy Barn pattern, and I love it!

My first "Real" Quilt

This quilt was made up in Midway at our house the first time we all stayed there in the summer of 2006 (I think). I found the pattern in a American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, the [ ] edition. I loved the pattern, and I love this quilt!

These beautiful photographs were taken by my daughter, Stephanie Ortega. To see her photography, go to her blog at

Flag Quilt.

I love this flag quilt. I got the quilt kit in Utah at the store near the Orem EXIT Realty office where Blaine is the broker. It hangs in the family room and really lights up the room.

Friday, March 6, 2009

There's No Place Like Home YW Camp 2008

These Wizard of Oz quilts were made for Girls Camp 2008.

Margaret was the assistant youth camp leader and had a great time--she was Toto, too!