Friday, November 02, 2018

magnificent maples quilt top complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm pleased to share my finished magnificent maples quilt top with you today! Almost all of our leaves are now on the ground, not in the trees, but at least I finished the top before the snow arrived. I'll take it. :)
There is 1" finished sashing in between each of the leaves and a 2" finished border around the outsides. I don't often time myself when doing certain quilt making tasks, but this time I did. The quilt top assembly took me over 5 hours! (That is after all the leaves were made and most of the sashing was cut.) That seems like a long time!
I'm thrilled with how it came together! The quilt top measures about 64" x 84" and it was made completely from my stash. Woohoo!

Did you know.....I started blogging 12 years ago today. (!!!!) That's so CRAZY to think about. Thank you (yes, YOU!) for stopping by and reading and being a part of this crazy adventure. I appreciate it more than I can say.

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the month. Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

39 comments:

Jessica Christensen said...

Amanda Jean, I LOVE this. It is so beautiful. The colors are just perfect.

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. The quilt is wonderful. I love leaf quilts.

beth s said...

Such a pretty quilt for this season! Love it.

Mari said...

Happy blogging anniversary! A dozen years is quite an accomplishment. Pretty quilt to celebrate!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Congrats on a huge milestone, and your leaf quilt is beautiful.

Shannon said...

What a beauty! And congrats on hitting such a big milestone!!

lcm said...

what is size of maple leaf blocks

Sandra Walker said...

Congrats on a wonderful 12 years Amanda Jean. Enjoy your blog, and thank you for the Friday linky party. This maple leaf quilt is glorious. :-)

Chris said...

Happy anniversary! The quilt is lovely.

Jill Fisher said...

This quilt is so beautiful. I've enjoyed the foliage so much the last few weeks here in Iowa. You'll be able to enjoy your leaves year-round!

Bethany said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your gift of quilting with us!

TM Frugal Gourmet said...

Love it, I want to make this one too.. But of course, mine will be scrappy, I have 5 types that are 36 gallons fill of fabric. I just need to learn how to color coordinate.

Melissa Corry said...

Happy, Happy Blogiversary!!! Your blog was one of the very first ones I started to read and I am so grateful that you have continued to inspire us all with your amazing talent over all these years!!! And I love your Maples quilt, your fabric pull from the start was just so perfect and it has made a gorgeous quilt top!!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful quilt top and while most of the leaves are on the ground, it made a perfect backdrop for your photograph!

mailergoat said...

Happy happy blogiversary! And thank you so much for all that you contribute to the quilting world! I'm not a regular commenter here but wanted to chime in with my appreciation for all that you do.

And, what a great quilt for staying cozy on a fall evening! Well done. :)

Alison V. said...

This quilt is just divine! I love the few mulberry prints mixed in. :D

Angie in SoCal said...

Happy blog Anniversary. Beautiful fall quilt.

Tracie said...

Congratulations on twelve years of blogging! That's a huge accomplishment. Your Maple Leaf quilt is lovely; it's one of my very favorite quilt blocks.

em's scrapbag said...

Love all your fall leaves!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your quilt top perfectly captures the season on Autumn!

The Cozy Quilter said...

*of 🤦🏻‍♀️

Hildy said...

Happy Blog-iversary and beautiful quilt!

Linda said...

I love this quilt and am so inspired by your prolific quilt-making! Happy Blog-aversary.

Bernie Kringel said...

twelve years is amazing! You were one of the first blogs I started reading when I discovered the quilt blogging community (maybe in 2011 or 2012?). Congrats and more than that, thank you.

Little Quiltsong said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love the colours you chose. Special commitment on your twelve years. Congratulations!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! Your quilt looks great and I love the Autumnal phots :)

Unknown said...

I absolutely adore this quilt top. Maples hold a special place in my heart as it is, and you've done a delightful job of choosing colors and scattering them 'round your quilt top like leaves in the grass. Thank you for sharing this -- and all of your other beautiful projects! You are very much appreciated!!

Miss Alissa said...

Ohh! I really like the leaves!!

Di~ said...

Awesome quilt, great blog and a fun 12 years "with you"! Thanks!

KaHolly said...

It’s fantabulous! Leaves me with a happy feeling. Congratulations on your blogaversary! It was our lucky day 12 years ago.

Lee said...

Congratulations on the 12 years!! You are an inspiration to so many!

FlourishingPalms said...

Hey you! Happy you've got another top finished. Yay! This styled picture of it is lovely. Good for you to still be in the no-snow mode. I'll just say it's been gorgeous here in Florida. Cool morning temps and low humidity with bright clear skies and sunshine in the afternoon. Ahhh. Congratulations on 12 years of blogging! My goodness. I know what a milestone that is. I'll be at 10 years come January. Enjoy your weekend!

Kathleen C said...

Congratulations on your 12 years! As many have said, you are such an inspiration. For me personally, you have inspired me in more ways even beyond quilting. Your outlook on life, family, friendships, neighbors, community - all wrapped up in this wonderful world of quilting and quilters - has inspired and uplifted me more than you’ll ever know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Amanda Jean.

Elin Pittman said...

Well of course I had to go back to the beginning of your blog to read the first posts. So fun to see how far you have come. From learning to post more than one photo and writing a whole story. Stamping cards to early quilts. So glad you decided to come out and play. Thank you for the weekly inspiration!

JanetD said...

Love your quilt and your blog!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!

grammajudyb said...

12 years blogging! That’s a milestone!
Love how the maple leaves came together! Really pretty!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Wow! 12 years - your Finish It Up Fridays have been a highlight of my week (now month) for such a long time...thanks for helping us all to share our creations with an appreciative audience.

Kleine Vingers said...

I just love that quilt.

mascanlon said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! And I am always amazed at how long it takes to put the top together, seems like it should go quicker!