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-

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My new scarf!

Wore it Saturday night,
and got many great comments and compliments!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012


Originally I was going to use another fabric,
but this one won because of it's weight!
Love it!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sewn and Trimmed!

Love it!

Next up. Lining!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's a .....................


I saw Jodie's scarf recently, 
and knew I had to make one for myself!

All pinned!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Selvage sorted and ready to go!

Look carefully.
A clue to what I'm making!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Black and White Giveaway on Jackie's Blog!

Anyone who visits my blog knows how
much I love black and white fabrics!
Just ask my stash!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jules Birthday!

I got a text earlier this week
from my friend Beth,
whose husband Jules was
celebrating a birthday, turning 65,
and being honored at a luncheon today.
The text wondered if I had any inexpensive,
creative centerpiece ideas.
The above photo is what I came up with.
They looked amazing!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Selvage Fabric


Christina of A Few Scraps in Portland, OR made this selvage fabric on Spoonflower! Isn't this amazing? The biggest dots are about an inch across. Christina decided to make a smaller version too. You can see both on her blog, and you can purchase this fabric at Spoonflower ($18/yard): large dots, and small dots. I'm liking the busyness of the smaller dots. I've been thinking of this for a long time. Actually doing it is so much better! Yayy, Christina!

Dreaming of doing this, and actually doing it are two different things!

Personally, it is all about the selvage hunt for me!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Heading to Atlantic City with my 
Valentine overnight!
Ruth's Chris for dinner!
Marc, I love you!
Wishing everyone a day
spent with those you love who love you!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kindle cover for Rachelle!

My friend Rachelle
got a new Kindle Fire,
so of course, she needed
a selvage cover for it!
She is the friend who I go
to Lancaster with for the
AQS show.
Even though she doesn't quilt,
she is the best selvage stalker there is!!! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New fabric!

Got an email recently that showed this fabric.
Was happy to find it locally yesterday!!
Timeless Treasures Gail-c8674

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Want. Now.

Love, but not the $98 price tag!

If you love colors then you’re probably the type who’s such a purist about it 
and refers to Pantone swatches for the accuracy of color representation. 
For those who don’t know, Pantone, Inc. is a company known for its 
Pantone Matching System, which is basically a universal 
means of getting color to match across industries.

I had no idea!