Bloggers Quilt Festival: Hand Quilted Category

"Little Sister". Machine pieced & hand quilted by Nita Collins.Photo taken at the S.S. Klondike National Park Site in Whitehorse, Yukon. November 24, 2013.

“Little Sister”. Machine pieced & hand quilted by Nita Collins.Photo taken at the S.S. Klondike National Park Site in Whitehorse, Yukon. November 24, 2013.

My second entry into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is the quilt I call “Little Sister”, in the Hand Quilted category.

"Little Sister". Machine pieced & hand quilted by Nita Collins.Photo taken at the S.S. Klondike National Park Site in Whitehorse, Yukon. November 24, 2013.

This category was originally eliminated from the festival because of lack of interest in past festivals. It seems that hand-quilters are a quiet bunch who don’t have a big presence on the internet. So quiet, in fact, that we barely exist in the on-line quilting world at all! Out of sight out of mind.

Hand quilting in progress, summer 2013

Having our category eliminated from the competition was a wake-up call to hand quilters all around the world. Hopefully there will be a good number of hand quilts entered this time! Stand up and be counted, hand quilters! This is your chance to show that hand quilting is alive and well!

Hand quilting in progress, summer 2013

To read the blog post of this quilt’s story, please click here!

Quilt Models Halia & Jade Pealow

I’m only entering for fun. A big shout-out and thank you to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for organizing it! It’s a huge undertaking!

"Little Sister". Machine pieced & hand quilted by Nita Collins.Photo taken at the S.S. Klondike National Park Site in Whitehorse, Yukon. November 24, 2013.

If you’d like to vote for reader’s choice in the festival, please click here.

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About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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12 Responses to Bloggers Quilt Festival: Hand Quilted Category

  1. Carla says:

    Beautiful quilt and love all the motifs you stitched into it! Good luck with your entry. I entered on in the applique category and loved looking at all and picking out and voting for my favorites. It was very difficult at times so many wonderful quilts.

  2. Chantal says:

    Very beautiful quilt and the hand quilting is gorgeous! Great job well done! The last picture made me laugh. I do that too. Comfy seats all around and yet I am sitting on the stairs! Don’t know why, I just do!
    Good luck in the contest.

  3. Angela says:

    Lovely hand quilting. Good luck in the contest

  4. Deb says:

    Beautiful job! There is a link up at Kathy’s Quilts on Sunday’s for Slow stitching. Please come join us. Her blog is http://www.kathysquilts.blogspot.ca.

  5. wendy says:

    Beautiful! I have come across lots of handquilters on blogs so didn’t know you were so quiet!

  6. Di J says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love the relaxation of hand quilting too.

  7. Karen says:

    nice quilt! and lovely views of the north country

  8. Yah! another hand quilt to boost the numbers in the section. What amazing photos in the snow. We never get snow on the ground like that in the cities in New Zealand. Your quilt looks lovely – purple is my favourite colour. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Kathy says:

    Love this … Especially the variegated thread!

  10. citricsugar says:

    Gorgeous, Nita! It has a real shimmer to it – great fabric choices!

  11. Dolly says:

    Nice job ! And that’s a nice photo at the end of the post. I’m curious why the front steps are so wide……is there a special reason?

  12. Gorgeous quilt and a spectacular setting! So happy you entered your beautiful quilt. We hand quilters are indeed alive and well, and creating!!

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