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-

Monday, December 19, 2011

Busy, busy, busy....

I've been busy.
Went to Syracuse overnight last week 
to bring the kids home for winter break.
Now, busy getting ready to 
go to Florida Thursday.
Going on a cruise that leaves Saturday!!
5 more days until we sail!!
Can't wait!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

French Braid

Finally started working on
this again!
Making progress, s-l-o-w-l-y

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happiness is...

seeing this adorable picture
of Marisa!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Finished showing the vacation fabric....

but look at this fantastic fabric
I picked up today at my LQS.

by Timeless Treasures
Another fabric added to the pile for Matt's quilt!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011


By Timeless Treasures

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love this....

but no clue about it.
No selvage info at all

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy THanksgiving!!

I will take time today to think
of all the wonderful  blessings in my life.
I hope you all have a wonderful day
spent with those you love!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


by Ann Kelly for Robert Kaufman
Urban Zoologie

Starting with today's post,
I was at Quiltique in 
Las Vegas

Monday, November 21, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Timeless Treasures

Another fabric for Matt

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Robert Kaufman


More orange for Matt!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Farmers Market Oranges

by RJR fabrics.
For Matt, my Syracuse Orangeman!!

Starting today,
these fabrics are from the
next fabric store I visited

It was an incredible store, and the 
woman told me they have 18,000 bolts of fabric!!

Fantastic! Loved it!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Life of Flowers

No fabric today.
Had to share this very cool video!
Make sure your sound is on!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BBQ wings!

Another fabric perfect for Matt's quilt!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


by Timeless Treasures

This trip, I started buying fabrics
that I will use when I make a t shirt quilt
for my son Matt.
This was the first!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quiltz second store visit!

While in Arizona,
I visited Quiltz for the second time.
What a fabulous shop!
Robert Kaufman
You've Got the Notions- Project Runway collection
Pins in Pink

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Novelty Quilts Magazine!

Imagine my delight when I saw
this issue was available at my local Sam's club.

Guess what I will be reading later today??

Friday, November 4, 2011

Big Board information sought!

While away, I saw some
Big Board toppers
for ironing boards for sale.
My DH is going to make me one,
and I've been researching
options on the internet.
I am planning to make one
that is 24 x 60 inches,
and will use insul bright,
batting and cotton or muslin
for the cover.

Have you made one, and if so
do you have any tips??

Hopefully, we will get it put together 
by this timw next week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Back to Reality!

We flew home late last night.
While we were in Las Vegas,
we saw Jersey Boys!!
It was fantastic!!
If you have the chance to see it, don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Black and White, and crosshatch

Monaluna by Robert Kaufman
Loralie Harris for Quilting Treasures
Crosshatch by Alexander Henry I had purchased this during 
my visit last year, but needed more 
I will be making return visits to Qultz in Phoenix 
and Quiltique in Las Vegas!!

Full report when I return!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011


We are currently in Arizona visiting my 
brother in law and sister in law
near Phoenix, then heading to Las Vegas for a few days.

While I'm away, 
I wanted to share my purchases from
our trip to Quiltique in Las Vegas
from July.
(I have no idea why I never shared these)

Wordplay by Benartex

Metro Cafe by Robert Kaufman

Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome visitors from the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
This is my 5th time participating,
and the festival is why I started blogging!

I made this quilt for Seth, who
is my sister-in-law Becky's
adorable new nephew.

Here is is admiring his new quilt!
The front "DAY"
The back "NIGHT" 

 Close up of quilting! 
The fabrics are primarily from
The Very Series by Eric Carle

Thanks for looking, and if you like what you see
follow me!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Patchwork Plus!

This store was featured in
Quilt Sampler in the Spring of 2009.
It is an awesome store. with 9000
bolts, and a friendly, helpful staff.

I got 4 pieces of 
Downtown by P & B textiles

and a piece of
Happy by Me and My Sister for Moda