Report from Spring Quilt Market

For a first timer at Quilt Market it can be an overwhelming thing!  Especially when you voyage to and from and plan to see the whole show all in one day.  I commend all the vendors for a providing a fabulous show, from the individuals to the big timers.  I do not know how an [...]

Tips for Quilting/Sewing Room Organization-Functionality and Space Utilization!

I would make a wager that some part of your to do list has to do with functionality and/or space utilization.  Functionality is to serve a useful purpose. Space Utilization is the best use of space.  So you can see how functionality and space utilization go hand in hand.  From the evaluation of your space, [...]

Tips for Quilting/Sewing Room Organization-Part 4b Organization of Fabric Stash!

As quilters we all have a fabric stash whether it is just a small amount of fabric or piles you could get lost in, not that I see any problem with that!  Trying to keep your fabric organized is very important and increases your abilities to not only find things but also to be more [...]

Quilt Studio and Sewing Room Organization!

My new years resolution has started a bit early this year.  We have been in the process of moving my quilt studio to a larger room in the house!!!!  It is not its ultimate final destination but definitely a major increase in space!   It has been a lot of hard work and have way [...]

A Night With Ellen Eddy

Last night at the Cottonwood Quilt Guild meeting I had the pleasure of hearing Ellen Eddy speak about the Visual Path.  Her class was full (no surprise) so I was not able to take her quilt class.  Hearing her speak was wonderful!  Seeing her work and the work of the people who took her class I would definitely recommend taking [...]

English Paper Piecing Tea Party!

I went to a tea party at a local quilt shop tonight “More Sew for You”.  We had authentic english scones, devonshire cream and jam, and great hot tea with milk.  We then learned about English Paper Piecing watching one of the DVD’s from Sue Daley, a well know English Paper Piecer from Australia,  showing her techniques and [...]

Quilt Basting

Quilt basting was one of the topic of Talkin’ Tuesdays a tweetchat group.  The discussion was about how do people baste their quilts, that is for those of us who do not have a longarm machine yet (some day I will have one).  Over all the top two methods were safety pin basting and spray [...]

Soon you will the see the prancing of reindeer feet!

Here is a sneak peek of one one of my upcoming quilt patterns.  It’s name is Reindeer Bright.  Who says that holiday needs to be red and green and white.  I love the way that bright colors pop off of darker backgrounds.  I love to play with color!  Hope you enjoy and I will have [...]

Three new patterns now available!

I am so happy to announce three new patterns to the Toadally Quilts pattern line!

Pepper Mint Twist © is a 75″ x 95″ quilt that would be a perfect Christmas quilt done in the reds and creams as we did or switch it up and make it for any season or decor!

Night Owl Hoot [...]

Toadally Quilts Patterns in Retail Store – More Sew For You Quilt Shop

I am pleased to announce that select Toadally Quilts patterns are now being carried locally at More Sew For You Quilt Shop ! They are located at Country Side Village, 8722 Countryside Plaza, Omaha, NE 68124 [MAP].  Lyn is super nice and runs a great shop.  They carry a lot of patterns andbooks, a fabulous [...]

Quilt of Sunflowers

I thought I would share a picture of one of the quilt patterns that is in the works.  It is a good size as you can see; it is just over 6 ft. x 6 ft. finished.  It will have two boarders not shown in the photo below.  I’m not sure if you can tell [...]

Set Back

posted May 9, 2011 1:22 AM by Melissa Merriman

I have had a minor setback with getting out some of the new quilts that were in the works. I broke the ball of my right shoulder and have been one handed for quite a while which you all know makes it a bit difficult to [...]

Tops Finished!

posted May 9, 2011 12:15 AM by Melissa Merriman

I will have a lot of quilting to do as soon as my shoulder mends. I have four tops ready for quilting!

The Pepper Mint Twist © quilt top is finished.

As well as my Owl quilt top show below-quilt name still in the [...]

Pepper Mint Twist Quilt©

posted Jan 8, 2011 9:01 PM by Melissa Merriman

Check out the Patterns-2011 page for patterns coming soon. Pepper Mint Twist© is almost ready for it’s Toadally Quilts début! Get a jump start on this coming years projects and take advantage or those Christmas fabric sales at your favorite quilt shop!

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 8, 2011 8:30 PM by Melissa Merriman

I hope everyone made it through the holiday seasons with out too much stress! You should now be refreshed and geared up for all the projects that were either put on hold or those new projects obtained from those post holiday sales. I know there were [...]