You’ve seen glimpses of this quilt over the last couple of years as I worked on the hand quilting.
The pattern is called “Chinese Coins” or “Stacked Coins”, whichever you prefer. I made it for my sister, Heidi, and named the quilt “Little Sister”.
Her favourite colour is purple ♥
The last few months I was working pretty fast because I wanted to have it finished before I left Whitehorse at the end of November.
I don’t know, it just seemed…fitting somehow. Tying up the last of the loose ends before moving.
I stitched in a few surprises:
Plus, I really, really, really wanted to do the photo shoot at the S. S. Klondike.
Really puts size into perspective, eh?
I had fun with my “helpers”, Heather and Tammi. They were great quilt holders on a cold day!
I used a “lemonade’ Bali Pop with Kona Cotton purple for the top. The backing is a pansy print on a yellow background. Binding is green checks from the same collection.
Every time I took the quilt out to work on it, Jade and Halia would sit and watch me stitch. They were full of questions, observations and comparisons about the quilts that I had made for them last year.
5-year old Halia wanted her picture taken with the quilt. 7-year old Jade liked to look at all of the fabrics, and also liked to walk tight-rope style on it.
Which I thought made for some interesting photographs!
Even Crook the Cat got into the action.
It took me about 2 years from start to finish, I think. Maybe not quite…I don’t remember exactly when I started it. But that sounds about right.
…Doing the very important job of keeping Heidi snug and warm during those long Montana winters.
And of course, Little Sister was tested and approved by the resident quality assurance inspector (which he had to do before the quilt was finished due to time constraints).
8 Replies to “Little Sister: A Quilt Finish!”
LOVE this and the surprises you quilted in are awesome! Your photos are amazing and your little helpers, including the four legged variety, are absolutely adorable 🙂
What a beauty! All that gorgeous hand quilting. Wow. Great photos and cute helper.
What a wonderful post!!! I can’t pick a favorite photo: The photo shoot by the Klondike, Jade and Halie “playing” on it, the handstitching….just so much love and memories gathered in one quilt! I LOVE IT! Great way to end my day with a smile!
This continues to be one of my favorite posts of yours! Thanks for rejuvinating under our stripes theme!!
I absolutely love it, I am wrapped up in it right now to take the chill off of me…the pictures of the girls are adorable, thank them for me for helping you. Great pictures of the ship too…..it really does put it into perspective with that shot!
Your are very talented Nita!
You have done a great job and your little sister looks very pleased. Lovely post Nita.
hehehheheh the photos with the kids and pets made me giggle!
What a stunning quilt!