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, September 24, 2011

Downtown by P & B Textiles

I stopped into my LQS
Mouse Creek Quilts Thursday,
and couldn't leave without getting a cut of this 
fantastic fabric!

It is number is 245 KZ

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New computer!

I ordered a new computer last week,
and it arrived yesterday.

I love the desktop background I found.

My old computer had a nasty habit of
restarting itself, always at the wrong time.

Wouldn't it make a fabulous quilt??

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ready to be quilted!

Got it all pinned last night.
Hoping to get it quilted today!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More on Seth's Quilt

Top and bottom fabric added:
  Side fabric added: 
 Top and bottom strips added:

  Border top and bottom added: 

 Binding prepared!
 Next up-
getting it ready to be quilted!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Best Notion EVER!!!

I have been struggling to thread 
needles for some time now.
The threader on my machine quit working a while back.

I did a quick search, and found this video:

I HAD to try it for myself.


Now that I know what it is,
(they never say in the video)

Janome Needle Threader
Part number 200347008

Here is the best price (shipped) 
I have found

If you struggle threading needles, you NEED one!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yesterday was my birthday, 
and we invited some friends and family
over for birthday ice cream cake.

Although completely unnecessary, 
I received this awesome book
from our friends Beth & Jules.

Friday, September 9, 2011

T shirt quilt label

Now that Marisa has opened her quilt
(and loves it),
I wanted to share the label I made for it.

It reads:
Look at this,
remember where you've been
dream of where you're going!

T shirt quilt
made with love
For Marisa
by Mommy 9/2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Progress on Seth's quilt

I got all the fabric cut, and
played on my design wall.
I love that it will be two sided! 


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Starting on Seth's Quilt!

I started playing on the design wall
for my next project.
There will be one side "day"
and one side "night"

I am making this
for my sister in law Becky's
nephew Seth.

I am looking forward to finishing 
cutting the fabric today,
and for sewing to begin!!

The fabrics are by Andover:
most are part of the Very Series by Eric Carle.
A few are from the other Eric Carle groups.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

T shirt quilt finished!!

Binding sewn on!

Folded up: 
In a box and being mailed to
Marisa today!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Marisa's T shirt quilt

is featured today on

Melinda did an awesome job quilting it,
and I just need to put the binding on
this weekend!