Have you ever seen a quilt and then dreamt about it because you wanted to make it so badly?! Well that's what happened to me when I saw the scrap vomit quilt over on Katy's blog. I poured over the tutorial and started cutting my scraps into many 2.5" squares.
So I began sewing the blocks and soon realized this was going to take a long time if I was going to be so choosey about which print went where. I have a problem that even when I make a scrappy or improve quilt I can't quite let go completely. What appears as randomness is actually quite thought out. So this quilt was a good lesson in letting go if I ever planned to finish this thing in a timely manner. I think I started this quilt around June 2012 :)
The quilt measures 98" square and everything is scrappy with the exception of the solid black in the diamonds and the backing. I ran out of gray for inside the diamonds so I used up a solid blue from my stash, and luckily it created a good secondary design element! I gave myself a break with the back and ordered 108" wide red polkadot fabric. I quilted on the diagonal in one direction through every square since there are so many seams.
When I explained to my husband that it was all out of scraps from previous projects he proclaimed "So it's like a royal rumble… you better keep this one." So that's how it got named and how it's now on our guest bed :)
This was a labor of love and to be honest, I'm still shocked it's finished!