Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

Glad you stopped by!

I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Alexander Henry Crosshatch

from the Fashionista collection!
Love, love, love!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Featured on the Selvage Blog today!

for how I wrapped Sophie's Quilt!
Not a selvage in sight---
Imagine that :)
Welcome if you are stopping
Glad you are here!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alexander Henry Periscope!

Love Alexander Henry Fabrics;
so many are in my stash!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Travel Pillowcases!

I made these great travel pillowcases
last night for Sophie's siblings:
Charlie, Rachel and Lauren.
I gave the pillows and Sophie's Quilt to them today,
and I know they will all be well loved!!
A special thanks to Claire and Lynn
at Mouse Creek Quilts for helping me find
great fabrics to complete the pillowcases!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Make Life...

by Sweetwater for Moda pattern # 5421

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Little House by Annette Tatum

for Free Spirit

Letters on fabric= Happy me!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Original Pancake House and Quiltique!

On Tuesday, July 13th,
we headed to Henderson, NV
for breakfast at one of our favorites...
at Green Vally Ranch,
followed by a trip to Quiltique!

Here is a preview of what I got-
details to follow starting tomorrow!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Kyle's Marketplace by RIR fabrics-
A recent ebay find!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Inspiration!

More carpet!
This was at Paris in Las Vegas.
Love it!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inspiration is everywhere!

I apologize for the blurriness, it was taken with my cellphone.
Wouldn't this make a fabulous quilt??

It is the carpet at the casino
at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sophie's quilt completed!!

I blogged about this quilt back in April.

I needed to machine quilt and bind it,
but I was waiting to get my Sew Steady
extension table.

I quilted it about a week ago, then realized
I was short on the brown fabric
I wanted to use for binding.
I had originally bought it in Lancaster, PA.

A quick internet search and I discovered
had it in stock, and we could easily stop there
on our way home from the Philadelphia airport.

I called, and they set aside what I needed.
I stopped in Saturday, and discovered
that it was a terrific bustling shop, with
a great selection and helpful staff.

I will be bringing it tomorrow,
when I have lunch with Sophie's mom, my cousin Lisa!

Is it just me?

Or does this remind you of selvages?

It is an advertisement for the new City Center Complex.
I saw it at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
I saw it last year as well, and
thought the same thing then!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Back to reality!
Stayed overnight in the Philadelphia airport Hampton Inn
since our flight arrived at 1 AM.
We picked up Babe from the kennel,
 and are settling back in today,
We even went to a graduation party!
More about our wonderful trip
(including 3 quilt stores!)
starting tomorrow!

Friday, July 16, 2010


While in Las Vegas, I will be making a return
visit to one of my all time favorite stores.
Won't you join me for a virtual visit??

Sunday, July 11, 2010


My husband and a friend
carried out the sofa today.
A few things remain in the
room to be cleared out shortly.

My husband and I are headed
to Las Vegas for a few days
to celebrate (early) our 25th anniversary!
It is August 18th.

While I'm away, I will post pictures
of more of the fabrics I got at J & O!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's becoming more real!

My husband took apart the sofa bed today,
in anticipation of moving it curbside tomorrow
for bulk pickup Tuesday!
Steps closer to the Quilting Studio!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

All My Heart

by Robert Kaufman

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Life is like a box of chocolates...

Loved this Timeless Treasures print!
Love the selvage too!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Disco Dots!
by Michael Miller
Just look at that selvage!!!!!!!!
(click to enlarge)

This is another color way
of the fabric I used to make
Marisa's travel pillow!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Couldn't resist these words!

Quilt words!
Timeless Treasures Karen Montgomery
(click to enlarge)

Monday, July 5, 2010

No sun, but tons o' fun!

Dh and I took a ride today to
some of my (our) favorite stores!

First stop:
They have an awesome novelty fabric selection!

I got some great fabrics that I will
feature over the next few days!
(click to enlarge)
Coffee Buzz created by Kathy Hall for
Andover Fabrics Patt #4351

Next stop was
followed by salads for dinner at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thought for the day!

The best thing about a holiday falling on a
Sunday is having Monday off!!!!

Swimming all day today, then
saw amazing fireworks tonight!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing all who celebrate
wonderful holiday!

We have a busy weekend planned
with sun, friends and fun!

My kids have arrived and settled
 into their program.
When I spoke to my daughter yesterday.
she said " Mom, today was AMAZING"
Totally worth every penny to send them!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

First steps!

A new chair for the new sewing room!!
The one pictured is brown,
but mine is black.

I have a sectional sofa to get rid of,
since Babe, our lab, has pretty
much destroyed most of the cushions.
I thought about recovering it in
selvages, but even I have a limit!

One small tear, and the rest is history!
I made arrangements to
have the sofa picked up July 13th
thru bulk pickup by our township
Dept of Public Works.
At least I don't have to pay to get it taken away :)