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, 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 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Finds at Calico Gals

2 by Benartex- Montage:

 Timeless Treasures:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Calico Gals!

During our visit to Syracuse this weekend,
I was fortunate to visit 2
Quilt Sampler stores!
Calico Gals was featured in the spring issue of 2005.
It is a beautiful store, with friendly
personnel and awesome fabrics.
Check back tomorrow to see 
the great fabrics I had to have!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

We have a winner!!!!!

I assigned each comment and number based on order of
the comments, with an additional chance for followers.
I used to generate a winner!
Congratulations to longtime follower Needled Mom!!
I will be contacting you via email for your address

Sunday, October 23, 2011

For Melinda

As promised, a picture of Marisa 
wrapped in her T shirt quilt
that you so beautifully quilted!!

 Cute story:
A friend of Marisa's came into 
her room with her parents so we could meet.
Her friend said "Marisa, you have to 
show my Mom your amazing quilt!"

Thanks again!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Parents weekend!

We are in Syracuse visiting
Matthew & Marisa.
They love it here,
and it is so good to see them!
We got  them these fabulous 
Otto the Orange hats!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


To celebrate achieving 500 posts,
(click to enlarge)

Includes a fat quarter of 5 fabrics, 
and an assortment of selvages.

To enter, leave a comment,
and make sure the address 
you leave can be replied to.

I will take entries thru
Sunday, October 23, 2011
at 10 PM
when I will randomly pick a winner.

If you are a follower, say that, or 
follow me, and let me know
and I'll give you an extra chance to win!!

Post a link from your blog,
let me know, 
and I'll add an extra chance!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Update on Seth's Quilt!

It arrived in Hawaii,
and is already being put to good use!

Come by tomorrow for details 
on my 500th post giveaway!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Surprise in the mail!

My wonderful sister-in-law
made these amazing finger-less gloves for me!
I love them!!

This is post #498, so stay tuned
on Thursday for my #500
post giveaway!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Post 497!!

Posted on October 13, 2009

I have decided to join the wonderful world of blogging in celebration of and the fall quilt festival. 
I am excited to be taking part among so many talented quilters. 
Now, on to choose my favorite!

Today, just over 2 years later, 
is my 497th post!

Later this week,
I will be having a giveaway to
celebrate #500!

Thanks to all who have followed along .
and endured when I wasn't
posting daily!
Stay tuned!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I spent a lot of time yesterday
organizing the fabric 
in the 12 green bins.
I got thru 6 of them,
and hope to finish the rest today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Seth's Quilt- Finished

I machine quilted it myself,
and am very happy with how it came out!

Click photos to enlarge:

Close up of quilting:

It is packed and ready to be mailed to 
Hawaii, where Seth lives,
in the morning!