Thursday, February 07, 2013

super scrap happy, again

I added more to my super scrap happy quilt top.
You can see the smaller version here.
It now measures 64" x 90"....so a nice twin size.
I'm so in love with this quilt!
It's just hundreds of scraps all jammed together.
Piecing this way is such great therapy.
I was debating making it a king size.
So I threw it on my bed to see what it would look like.
Now I know I'm going to have to keep going and make it bigger.
Like my husband says, it matches the pillows, so why not?
That's reason enough for me!!!

(besides, everyone needs 5 king size quilts for their bed, right?)

68 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

LOVE it!

capitolaquilter said...

you could stare at it all day long and still find something new - such a happy quilt.

**nicke... said...

oh amandajean! you have to keep going! it is beautiful!!!

Shannon said...

It looks beautiful on your bed! I'm scared to make a king size for my bed! LOL

Sarah Craig said...

It's gorgeous, Amanda Jean! And yes, you do so need one for your bed!!

Carla said...

Absolutely ;-)

The Calico Cat said...

You only have 5...

Mama Urchin said...

I think living where you live you can never have enough quilts for your beds! I'm playing a little game with that photo called "find my scraps" :) Seriously though, my Amanda bin is getting kind of full, maybe I should send you some more supplies.

maria elena said...

genial !! muy colorido ! un abrazo desde Argentina

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! Now I'm itching to make one too!

Tina Short said...

Its beautiful and you can NEVER have too many quilts...or handbags....or shoes....or chocolates!! Keep going and enjoy!
x

Amber said...

Looks cute!

Amber

LynneP said...

LOVE THIS QUILT!!! The colors and shapes are wonderful. Lots of fun surprises.

Annemieke said...

Yes at least 5!
Looks very nice!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Brooke said...

Yes, king size for sure! It would be a crime not to!

Of the 598,525,742 things I have fallen in love with on your blog this one is my VERY VERY favorite. It's perfection!

Crazy as this sounds......even though "jamming scraps together" seems like it should be intuitive, would you consider a tutorial on this?? Just thoughts along the way to balance shapes, colors, etc??

Lookin' good!

Chara Michele said...

Oh of course you can never have too many quilts! ;) Love it! Although I think queen size is the largest quilt you will ever find me making :)

SarahZ said...

So great! Oh to have so many happy scraps! It really is sweet on your bed!

Anna said...

love it! and love that your husband agrees with you! :)

Amelia Poll said...

Absolutely gorgeous. That would make me inexplicably happy every time I walked into my room.

Kristen said...

It's beautiful! How do you quilt something this big? I would really love to hear your thoughts on this. Or did you cover that already in a past post. Thanks!

homeamazing.net said...

Beautiful! I love how there are so many colors.. yet they all tie in so nicely together.
-Sam

Gunilla said...

Absolutely!!! The more, the merrier, isn't that true about quilts also? Love the quilt, and fun to see what quilting you choose!

tink's mom said...

It will make a great king quilt. I so understand the number of king quilts you have. Last summer Imade a king Swoon quilt. I calculated the cost of batting and the backing needs to be pieced anyhow so I decided it made more sence to make it reversible. Depending on how I feel in the morning when making the bed I decide on what side goes on top.

Chase said...

Scraps make me happy! This is quilt is going to be amazing!!

SandyQuilts said...

WOW love it. I guess I missed how you made it. Is there a tutorial?

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I could do this..no points or seams to match !! Love it! I just got your book..and love it too ! thanks

Suzanne said...

It's a portfolio of your scraps!

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous!

selfsewn said...

Lovely x

Elin said...

This is adoreable! Although it seems simple, is there a tutorial for one single block?

Katherine said...

Oh, yes! More, please. This will make an incredible quilt for your king size bed. So scrappy wonderful!

diane said...

love it and what a great scrap buster.

TaraB said...

How did you piece this? I would love to do something with my scraps that overflow.

Could you do a quick tutorial?

Thanks

Katie said...

It's beautiful and your never goign ot get cold that 's for sure.

Carie said...

You can definitely never have too many quilts and that one is gorgeous; like a magic eye picture made of memories.

Tamie said...

This is so cool. Did you make it as scrappy blocks and then join them together or how?

Dolly said...

That DOES look awesome on your bed !

Maja said...

Words are not enough!
Fantastic!!!

Melanie said...

Definitely make it king size...it looks fabulous!

Amy said...

So beautiful!

carol said...

It's beautiful! I think I need a project like that to lessen some of my stash too!

Love Of Quilts said...

If you can get a king out of scraps why not, instead of a twin..money saved.

Aliceart said...

I love this quilt, and your fabrics. It really is the happiest quilt ever!

Cathy Smith said...

I love this quilt!! I've been trying to get the courage up to make a scrappy quilt. This is really tempting me!

Rachel said...

LOL! Yes, everyone DOES need 5 king sized quilts. Looks fabulous!

Sara said...

Keeps your bedroom bright and joyful!!

JaneB said...

What a great quilt! I would keep going if I had those happy scraps to work with.

Kristy fordhook1 said...

Yes, i'm in love with it too.

Raisa Hietala-Nortia said...

=) therapy sessions are good! Like it.

Carla said...

Well, ya! This is gorgeous! Keep going ; )

Live a Colorful Life said...

Make it king size--you won't be sorry!

Esther said...

Dazzeling!

Janine said...

yes!

Johanna said...

This is just stunning!! :o)

Anna MP said...

Amanda es impresionante!!!!

Un abrazo desde Barcelona!!!

Anna

Rosa said...

spectacular!

Mary said...

I live your scrappy quilt, it makes me happy, just looking at it!

Cindy said...

Beautiful

Alycia said...

I LOVE it!!!

elizabeth said...

of course everyone needs 5 king sized quilts on their bed!! ha ha--but I live in montana so we really do! :)it is gorgeous!!

Terri nana of 2 said...

Love this, is this a pattern or just random? I need to do this!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I was going to say that you HAD to make it bigger! Kevin knows a good thing when he sees it.

Lorna McMahon said...

I'm so in love with this quilt, too! It's uch a happy, fun-looking quilt.

Lisa said...

It is so lovely! I should make one for my king size bed. I have 3 for my bed currently! So yes everyone needs 5 quilts for their king size bed!

sandralouise said...

Absolutely, everyone needs five king-sized quilts for the bed. I know I do.

Mama Pea said...

I love it! And I love that you can just keep adding to it!

Lynda Otvos said...

I think five is a good number for lots of things: Fingers, Toes, Quilts that fit one's favorite bed, cards in a poker hand. It's stunning and I love that you can just make it bigger whenever you want. i join the requests for a tute.

Carla said...

I love you scrappy quilt. Mine never look that good. I'm gonna try again and see what happens
I'm collecting squares right now and a few strips so we'll see in time. I just have to get the equal color values grouped together I think.

Thanks for sharing