Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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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, December 17, 2009

Selvage cornices finished and hung up!!

For those who have not been following along,
I have been working on selvage cornices for our playroom.
We built the boxes last night, and covered them this afternoon.
After dinner, we hung them up!

The process:

naked cornice box:

wall before:


The pillows will be leaving as well;
The art work around the room is my kids
work from elementary school.

I will be putting my black and white selvage zinger
on the bed. It should be back from being
quilted on the longarm in the next few days!

View with my messy desk alcove:

If you have never covered cornice boxes, it is an easy project.
If you can wrap a box, you can cover a cornice :)

Finally, a picture of the valances that
had done their time, so to speak!


  1. Wow Jill, they look fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing your "home" with your followers.... it's always interesting to see how others decorate with their craft.... "messy" desk alcove included..... you should (or perhaps should NOT) see my sewing room!!!! then you will know what "messy" really means!! I'm in the middle of cleaning up, really I am:-)
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family,

  2. What a great job you did with those cornices! I think they look wonderful. I like how you made them colorful. You are making selvage history. :) Very creative!

  3. Wonderful idea and they look so cute in your play room!

  4. I think I will start saving my selvages and I can do that in my sewing room.



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