Anna Griffin Queen Size Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Checkers by judy hopkins
Status:
Complete
Started:
2009-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2011-02-06T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This was one of my very first quilts...and it took me over a year to complete it!

The quilt measures 92″ X 92″.  I had it professionally quilted by June Broughton of Redding, California.

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 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.

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Kirstenblake

What a beautiful 'first' quilt. Makes me want to sit on that porch swing on a cool morning with a cup of coffee and wrapped up in this quilt! I'm glad you didn't listen to the store clerk. :)

Caribousmom

Thanks Kirstenblake ! I'm glad I didn't listen to her either!!

Caribousmom

I never understand why some people are so negative. As a PT I have to believe in the possibilities...if you think you can, usually you can!

True

I am with your Wendy in my line of work if I did not believe and hope all would be lost. So glad you ignored her and this is a wonderful quilt! I am most impressed a queen size out of the gate:-) and a pieced back!

Caribousmom

True - thank you! I have an attitude when it comes to people telling me I cannot do something - I simply go out and try to prove them wrong LOL!

Juicyapplecreations

I love this quilt. I am glad you did not listen to the clerk. My advise is to only listen to us in this wonderful Threadbias community, we know talent when we see it...:)

Caribousmom

Juicyapplecreations we need a LOVE button on our project comments...because I love this: "My advise is to only listen to us in this wonderful Threadbias community..." YES! smiling Thank you for your kind comment!

Ormondbeach

Beautiful quilt!

Ormondbeach

Wait! I just read for description! (sorry, pretty picture distracted me) This was your FIRST quilt? Wow! All I gotta say is when you're focused- you're unstoppable!

Caribousmom

Ormondbeach - It was the first one I bought fabric for and did completely on my own without any help (my actual first quilt was one I made with my sister and she actually did 90% of the piecing). Thanks for your nice comment!!! Focused is a nice way of putting it - some people call it obsessed LOL.

Janquilter

I really like this and I think you did an amazing job on a first quilt!!

Caribousmom

Thanks Janquilter !

Quilt455

do not know how I miss this before. You did a great job. You are a fearless woman. lol. Really, it is wonderful and you know how I just love how you piece your backs too.

Caribousmom

Thanks, Cathie :)

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