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-

Friday, December 31, 2010

Featured on the Selvage Blog today!

If you are visiting from the Selvage Blog,
Glad you stopped by!
If you like what you see, follow me!

Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year,
filled with health, happiness  and creativity!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


I took advantage of being snowed in
the past few days to sew up some more Kindle covers-
now for sale in my Etsy shop!
I am happy to custom sew whatever you want-
feel free to contact me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monaluna from Metro Café

AMN-10328-1 White by Robert Kaufman

The last of my purchases from Quilters Corner

Monday, December 27, 2010

The last snow of 2010??

Sunday night, 11:15 pm
Monday morning, 10:45 am 
Matthew, snowblowing us out.
Higher than the new snowblower! 
We got at least 2 feet,
maybe closer to 2 1/2 feet in some spots.

But, I did get to sew today!!

Monday, 6 pm and NO SIGN OF A SNOW PLOW!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

June Blooms

by Alexander Henry

I actually ran back in to
Quilters Corner because I forgot to grab
a FQ of this awesome fabric!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Selvage Kindle cover!

I was lucky enough to pick up a Kindle
last week at Staples.
So far I love it!

Of course, I immediately set to work
making a cover/case for it!

The back:
I set the velcro too far in..... 
and although it worked, I added
a piece of rickrack and a button! 
Love it!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Quilter's Daily Deal!

Is everyone aware of this daily offer?
This was offered this past Wednesday, 12/22.
I can't wait for it to arrive!
Sign up for email alerts-
you never know what will be the next daily deal!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Binding fabric for T shirt quilt

1952-J Roses by Jackie Robinson
and Maywood Studio

Love it!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pop Parade!

Pop Parade for Metro by P & B Textiles

While Marisa and I were browsing at
we turned a corner and were both
immediately drawn to this fabric!
We kenw we had found the
backing for her T shirt quilt!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quilters Corner- Ithaca, NY

I had the pleasure of visiting and shopping
in this wonderful store on Sunday.
It was recently featured in the Fall/Winter 2010
issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine!
I met Merrie, one of the owners who
was delightful to chat with.
If my daughter Marisa becomes a student at Cornell,
I have already found my new home away from home.
From amazing quilts hung throughout the store,
to an incredible assortment of fabrics,
this store is a treasure!
Should you find yourself in Ithaca, NY
be sure to stop in!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Home from a quick trip to visit Cornell University

details tomorrow!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Straight lines??

Drawn with all straight lines
in art class this year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I can't remember exactly how old
Matt was when he originally
became fascinated with Origami.
I think he was 9 or 10.
These are a few of his original designs
from the early years!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Swiss Army Knife

I love how he captured the detail!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I love how Matt really captured
the hands- so realistic!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Matt's Portfolio

With Matt's permission,
I am going to share some of the drawings, etc.
that he submitted as part of his
portfolio for admission into
Syracuse's Architecture program.


Saturday, December 11, 2010


We found out today that our son, Matthew
has been admitted to
Syracuse University School of Architecture!!
It has been his dream forever to attend Syracuse,
and we couldn't be prouder of his achievements!!
Love you!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

I've been searching....

Doris asked what words I search on ebay.
Above are some of the saved search terms I use.
I don't look at all of them daily,
but I do look at each once or twice a week

Thursday, December 9, 2010

T shirt quilt top complete!

(click to enlarge)
I added 4 inch strips to each panel up the sides.
I really love the overall look!
Next, onto deciding on the backing fabric!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mail call from down under!

Fellow blogger, and one of my first followers
Helen from Australia
sent a lovely holiday card
and this beautiful "cozy"

Stop by and visit her blog

Thanks Helen- I think it is fantastic! You too!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Timeless Treasures
C7198 Ivory

Another great eBay find!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anyone seeing a pattern here??

Ebay has been very good to me!

Hotflash by Louella Doss & Andrea Schuster
for Free Spirit
#LD01 Crazy Quilt
Fantastic Selvage is a bonus!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Catch a wave!

 Windham Fabrics Rhumba
I have been very lucky on Ebay lately!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Califon by Mark Lipinski's Home

Love this fantastic black and white
I found on Ebay for an amazing price for 2 yards!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another great mail day!

 close up:
My friend Jenny, who saves selvages for me,
sent this amazing assortment!!
I have the best quilting friends!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaack!!

Sorry I have been MIA--missing in action.
Since before the cruise, it has been non-stop
activity around here.

no sewing activity either.

But, it is a new month, and I
hope to get back to it.

I received an unexpected suprise in the mail last week.
A wonderful package of
FANTASTIC selvages from Pat.
Thank you so much!!

 Up close:

I have missed blogging, and missed all of your great comments!