Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It's a Wrap for 2017!

Twas the week before Christmas
and all through the house,
there was so much commotion
it wasn't fit for a mouse.

13 stockings
hung by the chimney with care
while I was busy baking
trying to keep flour out of my hair.

When suddenly down in the sewing room
there arose such a clatter,
everyone raced 
to see what was the matter.

Vintage Ocean Waves
65" x 55"

"No problem", I said
not wanting a scene,
"I just finished the final project 
for 2017!"

It was started in the 40's
and now finished at last.
Stitched by two quilters,
one present, one past.

Just like a puzzle
the pieces were unstitched
and then sewn back together
with nary a hitch.

My eyes how they twinkled
as I looked at what was done.
So much work
yet so much fun.

It's all quiet now with
The fabric and thread put away,
so I'll stop just to wish you all
a very Happy Holiday.

Until Next Time-


  1. Amazing! I think I felt the vibration here in Maine! I'm guessing you have many talents, but I know of 2 for certain. You are a fantastic quilter and writer. I so enjoyed your version of this famous story. I'm sure that the original maker of this quilt is smiling down upon you now with a grateful heart. It is a treasure. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Oh Kyle, I read again once and twice but yes ! There are rythmes ! Splendid !
    Congratulations for this beautiful present for us...and thank you !
    Your quilt is beautiful and I promised myself that, the next trip to America, I will look for antique blocks like yours !!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas to you and all your family !
    Big hugs !

  3. WOW! That's gorgeous! I can't believe you got it done (I would've put it in a drawer and out of my mind! LOL). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. I love your poetry as much as your quilt! Bravo!!

  5. That's a perfect project to wrap the end of the year up in - it really was worth all of the effort of redoing it. You have a treasure on your hands. And a very Merry Christmas to you and the owners of the 12 other Christmas stockings!

  6. Lovely. Your prose is perfect. Happy Holidays. Hugs

  7. a beautiful quilt, what a lovely tribute to all those quilters past, who departed this world with UFO's, makes me glad to know that someone in the future might finish mine!

  8. It's like peppermint candy, all glowing and bright! And that's as far as I'm going with this rhyme tonight!

  9. Such a wonderful quilt! And your version of this classic poem is great, I loved reading this!

  10. So nice to see this one finished up at last! You did a great job. And happy holidays!

  11. YAY! You DID it! Congrats on a great finish to a very productive year!
    Merry Christmas Kyle!

  12. Bravo Friend! I'm so happy for you - you did it! hooray
    I wish you a lovely Christmas Season with your family and friends.
    Thanks for all your wonderful posts and inspiration this year.

  13. Wow! What a wonderful finish for 2017! You are so talented in more ways than one :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

  14. This has been an incredible project, and I am more than impressed with your patience at disassembling and reconstructing!
    Lovely finish! Kudos to you!

  15. What a wonderful post! I just love what you've done with this old quilt, and I am sure a quilter in heaven is smiling now. Thanks for sharing it and happy holidays to all 13 of you!

  16. What a lovely, lovely quilt! It's really wonderful how you added your stitching to anothers and ended up with something so rewarding.:) Happy Holidays!

  17. It just looks amazing and what a lovely project. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  18. Beautiful quilt and enjoyable read!

  19. That was a labour of love! It looks just gorgeous! The handquilting is marvellous. You did so great this year with your 17 in 2017 challenge. Something new planned for 2018??

  20. Oh, congratulations on such a stunning finish!! It was a delight and an inspiration to follow along with this project - a toast will be made in your honor! Merry Christmas and I'll see 'ya next year!

  21. Very well done! I am sure the quilter who started this project would be thrilled to see it is finished and so very pretty!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy stitch new year!

  22. I could send you some of my older projects and let you finish them. You have done well in finishing something started so long ago.

  23. It's just wonderful! I've always wanted to make an Ocean Waves quilt, but all those triangles are so intimidating to me. Love your finish (and your poetry!).

  24. Quilt is beautiful. Love the hand quilting with the vintage fabrics. A long-ago UFO completed. Awesome.

  25. What a wonderful way to finish 2017. Your quilt is looking great. So much lovely work in it.
    And I thoroughly enjoyed your variation on the Night Before Christmas. Lots of fun.

  26. I am so impressed!!! With your poetry and with your quilt. My friend next door finished a quilt that she found that her grandmother had started back in the 30's or 40's, I feel like there must be a true connection that happens when you do something like that. I feel connected to my Mom every-time I bake using her old mixing bowls and that is not as endearing as the time spent stitching love into a quilt. This is going to be a treasured item for many years to come:)
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  27. What a beautiful poem to go with the quilt! :)

  28. Clever poem! Love your finish! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  29. Kyle, this was really fun. :) I hope your Christmas was really nice!

  30. Congratulations Kyle on this beautiful finish!!! just love all of those fabrics.

  31. I absolutely love that quilt. It is on my list to make!