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, March 31, 2012


by Robert Kaufman
HAD to get some of this beautiful fabric!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Text me....

by Benartex.C 5379
I just had to get it, that's why!!
Obviously, another for Matt's quilt!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


by Benartex c 5307

Another for Matt's quilt!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mixmasters dot to dot

by Robert Kaufman

More orange for Matt!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Strike it rich!

Benartex Cash C 5234
Matt's quilt NEEDS this one!

Monday, March 26, 2012

First stop........Brubakers!

and as always, a fantastic selection!
No selvage info, but it will
be a great addition to Matt's quilt.

I must add that our first stop has always been Hayloft fabrics. 
It closed this year, and we really missed that stop!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

I was selected by Michele at Nostalgic Cafe,
so now it is my turn to nominate 5 blogs I love.
The criteria is that the blog must have
less than 200 followers. 

Here goes:

Helen at Aunty Henny's was one of my first followers, 
and now I am happy to call her a friend

Pat from Pats Pattering always has something interesting to see

Charnetta and the ladies at Quilter's Corner
are always showing a fun project!!

Tiffany at Always Sewin' Somethin! recently had twins!!

is a fun, fun blog!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A shout out!!

Check out Michele's blog!
She is a follower and often leaves comments!

Thanks Michele!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Selvages in the mail!

Pat, who has been sending me 
her selvages for a few years,
surprised me with these beauties last week!
The best part is that I met her Friday 
at the Quilt show in Lancaster!
I was wearing my selvage scarf and 
carrying my selvage tote.
I turned around, and this woman said
"Jill, is that you?" "I'm Pat"
It was priceless!!
I'm so glad we finally got to meet!
Thanks for the great selvages!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Home from the show!

Heading to Syracuse today
to bring Matt and Marisa back from spring break.
I'll be back starting tomorrow with 
my finds from Lancaster!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Eek Monsters!

Loved these!
Will be using them on
Matt's T shirt quilt!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


more studio e essentials v

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


studio e fabrics essentials v

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy 19th to Matt and Marisa!!!

(Marisa on the left, Matt on the right)

It is hard to believe 19 years have passed so quickly!
I am so proud of the amazing people you have grown to be
and can't wait to see what is ahead!
I love you!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Next we went to the H&W fabric booth
where they had a great selection

Friday, March 9, 2012

Keyboard.. white on black!

No selvage info again,
but had to get a cut of this for Matt's quilt!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Architectural NYC fabric!

No selvage information,
but this will be perfect for 
Matt's T shirt quilt!!

The next booth we shopped at 
was Traditions at the White Swan,
a shop I've visited in
Hagerstown, MD

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hip Happy Quilt fabric by By Lizzie B Cre8ive for Henry Glass!

Fat quarters folded into triangles! 

Black swirls with tiny hearts on white

Hands down my favorite vendor of the day!

Monday, March 5, 2012


Not a great photo,
but one of my favorites to look at!

My friend Doris Facebook messaged me the other day,
inquiring if I wanted to join her at Quiltfest Sunday. 
It took a nano second to say yes!
It was a nice show with some lovely quilts to look at.
I managed to leave with some fat quarters.
I know, you're shocked :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The cowl has arrived!

I love it!!
It is too big to wear draped on my
shoulders as planned, 
but I tried wrapping it around my neck 
twice and it looks amazing!!!!
Thanks again Becly!
Love it, and love you!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Periodic table of sewing elemanets

(click to enlarge)
My friend Doris shared this
with me this morning on Facebook!
Thanks! Love it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


It hasn't arrived yet, but
here is a sneak peek at the cowl
my wonderful sister-in-law
Becky knitted for me!
She lives in WI, 
so we "shopped" together for the yarn online,
and she made it in no time.
She says it is more purple than the picture shows.
I can't wait to see it!