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!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Superwoman in Training

I redeemed myself the next day. I started early, stayed focused and didn’t give up until the quilt was done. I was tired at the end of the day as I finished sewed the binding on by hand, but I was pleased with my results and felt back on track. Well, not completely on track, that might be asking too much, but it was another project checked off my list.

We were hit with freezing rain on Wednesday and our road was not passable until after 2 pm, so my plans for the day were put on hold. Ah well, staying home gave me the incentive, as well as the time, to piece and quilt and sew.

At the end of the day I had this..
It really doesn’t ripple on the edges - it’s just the way I draped it over the edge of the bed for photos.

A quilt my daughter asked me to make.

It has been carried by friends to Halifax and tomorrow it will travel a little further to be delivered to its new owner.

The true color is more like in the photo below on the bottom left corner. 
It’s a surprise gift for someone who has been generous and loving and treated my daughter like one of her own.

Like most of my projects, I seem to think I am going to be able to make exactly what I want with limited amounts of fabric. (Do I really have to wait until Christmas Day to open that 3D printer, Santa??) As it turned out, I had to get creative with what I had and the result was a bit smaller quilt than I originally planned. But, at 48 x 68 it is still a lovely size for keeping cosy and the minky (from Marden’s!) will add to that warmth factor.

Interestingly, in this rather small project, I used fabrics from Sew Sisters, Hamels, Mardens, Avonport Discount and thread from Barbados and New Maryland! Cotton top, poly batt, minky back, Glide Thread and my free wheeling on the needle.

It’s bright and cheery and I hope it is well received.


  1. a beautiful quilt....can you share the name? I

  2. A lovely quilt expertly executed! Well done Jennifer... the recipient will love it!

  3. It was extremely well received, with many hugs and lots of praises. There are already lots of plans for its use in the coming weeks/months.
    Thank you mumsy. I love you.

  4. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 11, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Thanks, Sue! I don't know what the name is..I drew the block out on paper, came up a cutting and piecing plan and made the top. I can certainly share my method with you if you like though. It really was quite simple and the only slow, tedious part was making sure the yellow sections matched correctly when sewing.

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Thanks, Lorette! It was well received which makes the effort all worth while.

  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I love you, Mony. Big hugs xoxox

  7. Well hello super woman, I think you passed the training! Beautiful quilt!

  8. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauDecember 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Thanks, so much, Pam! The quilt was well received, which is always nice to know. Thanks for visiting! Merry Christmas!