Happy 2015!

A new year has started and new projects follow!   We all hurried to finish many of last years projects- I know I did.  I am looking forward to fresh colors for a project but February is coming in with a blast! a snowstorm here for Superbowl Sunday.  It will be a good day to go to the stash baskets and get creative ; )  enjoy the day,


Back to school

Everyone is back in school which means a different flavor of projects.  I have had fun with a bed runner, that I called an Anniversary Bed Runner with wedding photos of my husband & I, his parents and my parents. Quiltography is the company that printed my photos, I think they did a great job. Contact:  info@quiltexchange.com



Catching up

We are going to try to catch up here.  Yes, we are up and running and want to thank everyone that stops by our site. Please leave a note when you can, we love to hear from you.

We have added on a shop.  We continue selling the batting protectors and enjoy the positive feedback, thank you.



How is your Quilt Protector?

There has been a great response to the quilt protectors recently! I love hearing how you are using yours and seeing what cool quilting projects it has helped you on. Please keep the feedback coming! Summer has gone by quickly here at Tadl Tales, but we still have plenty of Quilt and Batting Protectors for you and your long arm!

Fat Quarter Baby Quilt

Quilt on couchThis fat quarter baby quilt is a combination of textures; flannel, plain cottons and chenille.  For the baby as he grows and develops sense of touch it will be a quilt to be enjoyed.  I tend to use poly batting for babies and small children quilts.  They very easy to wash and dry and also keep them nicely warm.  I machine quilted this quilt with an all over curl & swirl freehand design.

Pinwheel on Point

another of Pat's quilts

Pat's modified pinwheel on point

Pat made this quilt out of Batik’s, her choice of colors makes a nice contrast between the pinwheel blocks and alternating blocks of a choice of a batik fabric with a organized pattern.  I machine quilted this quilt with an all over pattern of back and forth of curls and swirls.

another of Pat's quilt

Zig-Zag Garden Quilt

Quilt top made by Eileen Devine and quilted by Theresa Lyon

This queen size quilt was a kit that my mother purchased in Missouri.  I thought that the kit featured a interesting color combination with the vintage geometric patterns.  The great thing about this kit was that, unlike some, there was a generous amount of fabric supplied so you don’t have to worry about running out when you are cutting the pieces.  I helped my mom with the cutting of the quilt which proved to be quite easy.  All you need to do is cut into squares and then triangles.  In order to get the zig-zag pattern, you just need to match the appropriate pieces together.  Once the triangles were matched, the assembly was easy and resulted in the beautiful design.

The below photo shows the soft floral pink choice for the backing fabric.

The Quilt that Started It All

Quilt top made by Linda

This large king size quilt top was hand embroidered by Linda and made for her son and his wife. This was a very delicate looking quilt and when it came to the quilting, I kept the same delicate look with vines, small flowers and generous hearts in the borders.

While working on this quilt, I realized that I needed something to protect my quilts while on the long arm quilting machine.  To solve this, I created the first Quilt and Batting Protector to hold this quilt top off of the floor.

hand stitched vines