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-

Thursday, March 31, 2011

More coffee shop

6121 black
Blank quilting

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


this could take a while :)
Love this store!!

Blank Quilting
Coffee Shop
6120 Black

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sauder Fabric part 2

140606-2 Tattoo
Melissa Marie Collins for 
Camelot Cottons

Friday, March 25, 2011

Next stop... Sauder Fabrics

Cleaned the bolt of this great
fabric from P & B
Pen and Ink collection

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kindle cover

for a friend who loves hearts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More from Hayloft--

As you will see, I concentrated on Black,White,
Red, and bright color novelty fabrics this trip.

I wasn't disappointed :)

599 Numbers The Henley Studio  Makower UK 

Timeless treasures Maze c7441-white

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First stop...Same as last year!

150 Moreview Blvd.
Morgantown, PA

Great selection!

I was looking for fabric for a baby
quilt for my sister-in-laws sister, Emily,

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back from Lancaster and a busy weekend-

and was welcomed by this
wonderful supply of selvages from Pat!!
Thank you so much!
I love them!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Early in the morning........

I am leaving for Lacaster with my friend Rachelle.
We will spend Thursday at some of my
favorite fabric stores,
and Friday at the AQS Quilt show!
I will be carrying my selvage tote,
so if you see me, be sure to stop me and say hello!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Design Wall

Trimmed enough pieces to do a quick mock up!!
Lots more to trim today.
Obviously, I need to straighten up, ha ha

Monday, March 14, 2011


Working on my french braid quilt today.
Halfway thru one of the steps, when I realized I
had sewn 36 pieces backwards.
Stitch ripped, and re-sewn,
I am done for the night.
Thanksa for listening!!

Photos tomorrow :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy 18th birthday, Matthew and Marisa!

Eighteen years ago today, at 6:22 and 6:26 pm,
Marc and I were blessed with the arrival of Matthew and Marisa.
It has been wonderful watching you grow into the awesome people you are,
and I am excited to see where the next chapter will take you.
Happy Birthday! I love you!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabric selections

(click to enlarge)
I haven't purchased the main fabric yet,
I am going to wait until the braids are
sewn together to decide between 2.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Getting ready to take a class Sunday

The quilt is named Thanks, Frank
These are the two class samples:

The version I am going
to make is black and white.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Frames!

I found these great frames last
week at Marshalls.
They now hang in my sewing room,
where I have lots of similar items I got last year.
They have a selvage look to them,
and the pictures make me smile as I sew.