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).