I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A comfort quilt

This is a lovely quilt, as well as a lovely gesture. A member of my quilt guild pieced the top with this myriad of plaids, all from clothing gathered from her former boss’s grandfather who had recently passed. She took all the shirts that had been saved, opened then up to get the fabric she needed and then pieced the top. I used an open quilting design to enhance the well worn softness of the cottons and brushed cottons. Wrapping up in the quilt is like getting a big soft hug.

And because I am so, so tired of snow, here are some photos I took at the Joshua Tree National Park on our recent trip to California..
Joshua Tree National Park

Now that is a sunset..


  1. That is a gorgeous quilt; great memories for the recipient! Wonderful quilting Jennifer. I love your sunset photo!!

  2. Regina Siverly ScoughtonApril 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Is there a pattern somewhere for this quilt? I just LOVE it!!

  3. Sorry to take so long in getting a reply to you, Regina. I contacted the piecer of the quilt and she says the pattern is called, “Nash” with some alterations to size and the last border to keep with the aesthetics of her top. The pattern is from the book, “Another Bite of Schnibbles: 24 Quilts Made From 5” and 10” Squares” by Carrie Nelson.

  4. Regina Siverly ScoughtonMay 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Thanks so much, my father recently passed and when I saw this I immediately thought of him, I was able to get a few shirts from the family, and I will be making something similar for sure!! Thanks again for sharing the quilt idea and for the info.

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauMay 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    You are quite welcome, Regina. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My Mom passed 18 months ago and I can’t bear to even go through her things yet though quilts using her clothing will be in the future. I would love to see your quilt once you finish.