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, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I ordered some of this 
wonderful fabric
to make a pillowcase for Carly,
Matt's girlfriend, who loves
anything elephant!
Unbelievably, nothing from my stash worked
so I am headed to my LQS
tomorrow to get coordinating fabrics.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


(Sorry for the turned picture.
It is the right way on my screen, but
not when I upload to blogger)
Marisa brought these beads 
home for me 2 years ago after 
she spent the summer in Israel.. 
She strung them today, and I love them!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival- Marisa's T-shirt Quilt!

Welcome visitors from the
Bloggers' Quilt Festival!!
I will always be grateful to Amy,
because the festival is the reason 
I started blogging in the Fall of 2009

The quilt I have chosen to share
is very special to me.
I made it for my wonderful daughter
who just finished her Freshman year
at Syracuse University.
It is a T shirt quilt made from
old, favorite T-shirts of her childhood.
Also, it has wonderful novelty fabrics,
many of which she helped me pick out!!
It was quilted by Melinda  at
who did an absolutely amazing job!
It was truly a labor of love!

Before being quilted:
 Close ups of a few:

 Binding done:
 close ups:

Currently, I am about to start on a 
T-shirt quilt for her
 twin brother, Matthew!
Stay tuned!
If you like what you see, follow me!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crayon Art!

I'll let the pictures tell the story today!

Love how it came out!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Organizing, but no sewing...

Matt & Marisa and I are working
hard to sort thru and
get everything back into place.
No time for sewing for me :(

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mom's Day!!

 Thanks to Marisa and Matt
for helping me to be what I always
wanted to be...
A Mommy!!
I couldn't be prouder of you and I adore you!
Happy Mom's Day to all
the moms!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

2 kids, 2 cars part 2

In case you were
this is what moving 
2 kids home at once looks like.
Now to get it absorbed into the proper place.
Camp, school or room!!
2nd load of laundry in process.
Great to have them home!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2 kids, 2 cars!!

Back home from an overnight to Syracuse 
to bring home 
Matthew and Marisa.
2 cars packed to the gills,
beautiful day for a drive,
5 hours uninterrupted 
one on one time with the kids...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All connected!

Onto borders
and a good pressing!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Connector strips

Not the best picture,
but I sewed the right side
connector strip 
to the first braid.
The left side is also pinned


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quilt Sampler Spring 2012

Bought yesterday
Will be spending time reading today!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ten Little Things

by Moda
I visited 
on our way to AC
for Matt's quilt

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Headed to AC
for a quick overnight getaway!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Today was cold and rainy.
Days like this need to be spent at a sewing machine!
My Design Wall looking bare!
 getting there...
 all 3 braids finished!!
now onto the next steps.....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

French braid, again

The last time I posted about 
my french braid quilt was in the beginning
of December.
Sadly, my design wall looks the same today, 
May 1st.
Today, I finished 2 quilts
I put binding on for a friend.
I need to finish up this project so
I can begin working on Matt's quilt. 
Hopefully, I will get this finished up this week 
before the kids come home from college.