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Way back in the summer of 2009 I bought the fabric for this quilt – some beautiful Anna Griffin fabric that inspired me to make a huge quilt for our bed. I had never made a quilt before! So here we are in February 2011 and I am finally finished with this project.
The quilt measures 92″ X 92″. I had it professionally quilted by June Broughton of Redding, California. Here is a close up of the quilting pattern:
As with all my quilts, I did a pieced back so that when the top is folded down, the back is revealed. I used a wool batting which makes this light weight, but very warm. I hand stitched the binding myself (which was quite a chore).
I learned something important making this quilt: Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. When I bought the fabric and shared my excitement with a store clerk, she said “This is your first quilt? Don’t you want to be successful?” Had I listened to her, I would never have attempted stitching this, much less finish it. But quilting is not all that hard – it takes patience and persistence…but in the end, you have something beautiful to show for your long hours of stitching!