Today I've have a finished quilt top to share. Again. Last October I thought it was finished when it was a lap size, as you can see in this post. Then, in February, it grew to be a twin size, as you can see here. Last night, about 8:30 or so, I declared that the top is done for the third and final time.
last king quilt that I made barely fits my bed, for reasons other than shrinkage, but still, it's a total bummer after all that work. Better a few inches too big than a few inches too small!
I can't begin to estimate how many hours, how many miles of thread, and how much time has gone into this quilt. But it was SO worth it! I also can't begin to count how many of my friends contributed scraps to this project. So, if you've shared scraps with me in the past, thank you! This quilt is better, larger and more interesting than it would have been had I just used my own scraps. It would have been pretty boring with 82 different kinds of red and white polka dots. :)
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week! Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!
Oh wow, well done!
wow!!! absolutely stunning! I can't even imagine how much work it must have been.
That's an amazing quilt! It's crazy with that many stops and starts that it still looks cohesive!
Incredible amount of scraps went into that baby!! I am in love with the bedroom shot!
Love your quilt!
Your quilt is spectacular! I love it!
It's really beautiful!!! Very worth the extra effort! I am in the midst of making one that keeps growing too,
Absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with this quilt.
It is insane. Insanely gorgeous!!
Incredible quilt and my favorite, scrappy!
W.O.W!! I love your scrap crazy quilt! So inspiring :)
Amazing. Seriously. A lot of people are going to say that, but we really mean it.
What a fabulous way to use up scraps.....of course your piecing and color placement skills really MADE this quilt!
That is the most humongous, scrappilicious, insanely gorgeous quilt top! Congrats on your 3rd and final finish, Amanda Jean! Way to milk it! Ha, ha!
Wow. Just wow.
This quilt is absolutely amazing. You are my quilting hero.
Amazing!! That is a giant quilt of scrappy wonderfulness! Well done :)
I liked it as a Lap size and as a Twin size but I love it as a King.
Congrats on the finish.
Simply amazing! This is just gorgeous!
I think this is my favourite quilt of all time & I am amazed & awed that youve added to it to bring it up to king size. How lovely also that so many have contributed to the scraps that went into it. Well done it looks gorgeous :0)
I am so excited that it done..again, lol! It really did turn out fabulous and fun. Take about an eye-spy quilt!!
whoa! congratulations on that finish! It's lovely and certainly an accomplishment to be proud of!
This quilt top looks amazing on your bed! What a beautiful finish - made even more lovely by scraps donated by friends, how perfect!!!
I love all of those tiny pieces!
Wow! That is something to be proud of.
This is A-MA-ZING! I can hardly imagine the time, patience, and love that this quilt must have taken!
Amanda, this is just marvelous! Such a wonderful way to use scraps. And you had to get donations from friends too? Oh, am I ever in trouble. I wouldn't need a one! Have I missed how you put this together?
Love that quilt!! I'm dying to have one big enough to put on my bed, but so far the quilting or rather the purse strings, a small home machine, and fear have kept me from doing it. But yours looks so amazing on your bed! Totally worth the time and the crazy :)
wow. that is the ultimate in scrappy quilts. I LOVE it!
Wow! That's one heck of a quilt, and the very best shot is actually the one on the bed -- it looks just perfect!
Beautiful quilt Amanda Jean! Wowsers!
Amazing! Looks awesome on your bed
Wow, this is an utterly beautiful quilt (of insanity)! Enjoy!!!
Your finish is stunning. I hope your scrap basket is empty? My link today is how to help the Tornado victims in Central Illinois. www.quiltcrazie.blogspot.com
I know quilters have been hearts. Thank you
I just adore this! What a show stopper. I am glad for you that you went the extra mile and just kept making it bigger and bigger. Bed quilts are so functional and you will enjoy it every time you use it.
FAB-U-LOUS!! Love it, thanks for sharing and inspiring :)
Wow! That's a lot of scraps! Nice job.
Well done, this is a work of art. My patience wouldn't allow me to make this king size, I'd have ended up with a twin at best. I love it.
This quilt just makes me smile. What a great project!
What an absolutely fantastic quilt top, the colours are great... When I looked at it I imagined it as a jigsaw puzzle. It is gorgeous.
I love this quilt! Delicious scrapiness!
Wow. One fantastic quilt top. How are you going to quilt it?!
Amazing!!!! A fabulous quilt and a work of art! Thank you for hosting the linky party! Have a great weekend Marie
Third time really is a charm! Beautiful!!
Oh, a stunning quilt I have to come back to and study more. Thank you!
that is wonderful! It looks fantastic on your bed too!
It looks like a magnificent scrap celebration, Amanda Jean! I love it and am so glad you made it king-sized. Now it will fit my bed. ;o) You are so thoughtful.
Wow. That is what comes to mind. That is a scap explosion and needs to happen at my house. WOW, it's great.
When I grow up I want to have your patience!
I loooooove it :)
A perfectly named quilt top! Happy Friday finish, my friend.
Wowee!!! Love, LOve, LOVE it!!!!
Wow! Absolutely perfect quilt! You are amazing! I really-really love it! Hugs from Hungary!
It's amazing! and it looks so good on your bed.
Such a gorgeous quilt, I love it!
Beautiful ! Love it!
Fabulous! The cold Colorado nights are here again...and after seeing this vortex...I am ready to jump I to my own! Have to collect more scraps!!!!!!
Oh my goodness. Amazing! Do you have any scraps left?
Wow, this is amazing! Can you tell me how you did it? Just random piecing? I love it - Love the colors. It is wonderfull!
Do you have a pattern for this? Is it in your Sunday Morning Quilts Book? I think this is just one of the most amazing quilts I have seen! Great job!!!!! firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!!!
I love it! It's just beautiful. Wish I was that smart.
Thanks for sharing.
That is just CRAZY!! 😉
What a truly incredible quilt. So colorful and full of visual texture. How is it quilted?
Insane is right, however, looks stunningly beautiful on your bed!! Well worth it!
are you going to share your method for this madness?
Love, love, love this quilt! It is fantastic.
Wow is really all I can say!! Love it.
This quilt is wonderful. I have been working on piecing scraps for a few years. Hope to get it done soon. And I know what you mean about a quilt not fitting the bed after washing or whatever.
Love it! I couldn't tell, is it quilted yet? If not, will you quilt it yourself? I think it is fabulous!!
What a beauty this still is! Have you written some kind of tutorial for it? (Have I missed that?)
I can't believe how quickly you got the other half of that done after we spoke. Insane!
I absolutely love it!!!! So full of color, I'm keeping my scraps and I have just realized I want to do something like that!
Are you making a tutorial? Please
How did you do it? I would love to do it
Thanks for your help
genius! so glad it is big enough for you to sleep under it.
Glad to read it's for your bed!
what a stunning quilt, wild be impossible to count how many scraps you have used here love it
Your quilt is amazing. Did you sew scraps into squares then sew the squares together. It is one of my favorite quilts that I have seen. I love scrappy and it doesn't get anymore scrappy than this. LOVE
Amanda Jean, how in the world do you machine quilt a quilt that large?? I have trouble just with a lap size. Keeping the back from puckering is my biggest challenge.
I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, and I need a little help. I found the beginnings of a quilt amongst my fabric stash. It consists of pre cut 3", 7" as well as 1 3/4" squares. I have no idea what type of quilt this was meant to be. I have extra uncut fabric as well. Any ideas?
All the adjectives have been said, amazing, stunning, marvelous,WOW!!. I would like to add that you have inspired me. This will be my ever-growing quilt for 2014! Did you use a pattern or just go for it?
I cannot believe I am saying this but, must get more scraps!
It is SO HEAVENLY!!!!
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Do you have a tutorial for this fantastic quilt? I know you said random sewing, but it looks to nice to be random. My random is not so pretty!!
I love your crappy quit. and would pick Bonnie Hunter to take a workshop from.
I would love to take a class from Patrick Lose or Carol Doak. thanks for the draw.
What a fantastic quilt! You never cease to amaze me with all your scrappy creativeness.
OhEmGee CrazyMom -- you've finally gone over the edge! This quilt is AMAZING! Wow -- King Size. I LOVE it!!!
I absolutely love this quilt! Even though it is quite random there is a color theme in there. I pulled out Sunday Morning Quilts and looked again at the slab construction technique. I am going to play with my scraps this weekend. First a big sort will happen so I can pick my colors! Thanks for the inspiration that you give every day.
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