Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Good Ending

All good things must come to an end.
Things like...
Bee Hive hairdos?
Well, maybe that was a good thing to end!

For me this week it was
finally finishing my
leaders and enders quilt. 
A 17 UFO's in 2017 project.

Happy Memories Quilt
60" x 66"

It all started last summer with a free
pattern from 
It was to be a fun summer project.

I decided it was time to dig into my scrap bags and
use only what was there.

A couple of large trash bags worth of 
pieces had taken over a large portion of a closet.

It was time to use it or
pass it on.

It took a lot of cutting,
and a long time sewing.
I used the leaders and enders approach
and kept working on it for well over a year.

There were lozenger blocks ( 2"x 6") to make along with

and broken dishes (3") and nine patches (4.5").

Combine all those different fabrics together
and what do you get?
A quilt filled with happy memories. 

A quilt made with
fabric pieces from so many past quilts.
It was a trip down memory lane.

It was machine quilted by my friend, Debi,
who kept the swirling feather pattern simple.

When it came to the binding,
it had to be scrappy too.
I found tucked away in the hidden part of a cupboard
some binding pieces
wrapped sweetly on antique wooden spools.
Use them up!

Yes, all good things do need to come to an end.

Don't you agree?
Until Next Time-


  1. What a fantastic scrap quilt! My favorite kind! I adore it. As for the beehive, I think it is time to bring it back. Think of the storage possibilities when we go on retreats or sew-a-thons. I think I could store at least a half dozen fat quarters in there (the Wilma Flintstone look) leaving my hands free to carry all the other projects in the door! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Too funny! It could be the start of a new style just for quilters!

  2. Love this happy scrappy quilt! A perfect ending for those bags of scraps, with no new expenditure except for time and thread. Can you imagine the hair length needed to create those beehives, amazing.

  3. What a fantastic combination of blocks ! I never imagine a quilt done like this...congratulations Kyle for this beautiful finish !

  4. I remember that pattern design and you did it well. Did you ever have a beehive hairdo?

  5. OH I love it! Congratulations on your happy, happy ending!

  6. Kyle, your quilt is gorgeous, makes me wish I had played along! Congratulations on the finish!

    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I tried to email you but some how it would never go through.

  7. You always have some great photos of days gone by. I love your quilt. It is beautiful and great way to use up all those scraps. Hugs

  8. It's fantastic! The kind of quilt I love best, lots and lots of fabric, different patterns, so much to see. Congratulations on a great finish!

  9. Weren't those styles something? LOL
    You have made a stunning scrap quilt! Isn't it amazing what you can do with leader/enders? This makes my quilter's heart happy. :)

  10. Kyle preciosa tu colcha !!
    y satisfecho de poder utilizar restos de otros trabajos
    me gusta!!

  11. I never liked teasing my hair enough to try the beehive, LOL. Your quilt is amazing . . . my very favorite quilts are those made from scraps . . . they are just so interesting and so much fun to cuddle up in :) Great job!!!
    Come visit and get your name in my Give-A-Way.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Connie :)

  12. Love it! 👏👏 big hand of applause for doing such a great job! So many tiny pieces!

  13. What a fantastic scrap quilt! Good for you to turn bags of scraps into such a lovely quilt. Wendy's comment is hilarious :0)

  14. What a great pattern, different blocks that work together and uses scrap = perfect! I love it!

  15. Woowoo!!!! Kyle, this is BEAUTIFUL!

  16. Love, love, love the scrappy look and all the memories! Fantastic finish! Like the bindings, too. Great way to use them up :) omg, I had a 'do' like that!

  17. Wonderful finish!! Great scrappy design and the result looks so cozy!

  18. Wow! What a stunner!! Congratulations on a fab finish - and another off your 17in17 list!

  19. OMG--I absolutely love this quilt--so much awesome scrappiness! I could never get my hair to go that high, but I always tried--lol!

  20. What a fantastic looking quilt! Love how the scrappy bits come together in such a cohesive way. You really nailed the colors on this, making sure it had plenty of lighter areas and lots of energy. Great finish!

  21. Wow, it's lovely! What a great way to combine all those projects. You're doing so well with your UFOs. Great finish!

  22. Oh my! I can't even imagine getting my hair to stay that high!! What a great finish. I love not only the scrappiness of it, but also the combination of blocks.

  23. I loved this quilt as soon as I saw it Kyle, but never even got a start on it. Your version turned out spectacularly and you must be SO happy with it! What a good feeling to have it totally finished - I seem to be collecting an awful lot of tops lately and not getting many of them quilted. I need to do better!

  24. oh my WHAT a gorgeous scrappy quilt ; so intricate with all of those small pieces. WOW!! :)

  25. I Love your Happy Memories Quilt Kyle. A great idea!

  26. Your quilt is awesome! I have looked and looked for the pattern with no success. I am going to keep trying!