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, June 23, 2011

Olivia top- finished!!!

and it is bigger than
my design wall!!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Tonight, my kids graduated from
high school.
How did that happen???
Couldn't be prouder of them!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The last dance.....Recital

Tonight was the final dress rehersal,
and this weekend will be the final
3 shows of Marisa's 15 years
as a student at
The Dance Den.
It is bittersweet, as dance has
been so important to her, and is a huge part of
the wonderful young lady she has become.
Her smile lights up the whole stage!

Sweetheart, dance like nobody's watching!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


It is getting hard to get a good shot of the whole quilt top.
 It is almost larger than the design wall at this point!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Olivia progress!

Love how it is coming along!
2 more borders to go!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Marisa's senior prom

was last night.
She looked gorgeous
and had an awesome time! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

More Olivia!

Crazy, busy day!
Got part of the next fabric on!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Olivia's quilt continued

Made great progress today.
Cut down the red stripes to 4".
Liking it much better!
Border also reduced to 5".
One more added, and 3 more to go!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Olivia's quilt in progress

Fabrics I found! 
About a month ago, I met a woman
(while we were having pedicures)
and got to talking.
It turned out she wanted to get a quilt
made for her daughter Olivia out of the
Olivia the Pig fabric,
but had no idea how to find someone to do it.
Long story short,
I searched the internet for this
out of print line of fabrics,
and began sewing today.
It is going on a full size bed.

I'm thinking the red stripes should be narrower.
They are 6" currently.
Any thoughts?