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April 22, 2021
Easy Bargello Quilt Kit Back in Stock - The Quartz Metallic One! from Busy Hands Quilts

The Easy Bargello quilt in Quartz Metallics is in stock at Connecting Threads!  They've sold out several times, and they're back in stock.


Easy Peasy Squeezy!

I named this quilt pattern Easy Bargello 'cause it's the easiest Bargello you'll ever make as there are no seams to match!  If you've never made a Bargello quilt, this is a great place to start because it will teach you the technique without any fuss matching seams.  And of course it's all strip piecing for a quick and easy finish!

The Twin Size!

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April 21, 2021
Castle Dreams Quilt Pattern - The Sweet Baby One! from Busy Hands Quilts

This amazing Castle Dreams Baby quilt was made by Becky in sports-themed fabrics for the win!

The Castle Dreams quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop!



You'll find sports-themed fabrics right here

Castle Dreams is a layer-cake friendly quilt pattern.  Add in yardage of three fabrics plus the background, and you're set!  It looks like Becky used the sky and the wood of a basketball court!  Such nice touches.

Castle Dreams includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.

The Castle Dreams quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop!



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Nautical News Quilt - Almost Amish - Back in Stock! from Busy Hands Quilts

Nautical News in Almost Amish Solids has been restocked by Connecting Threads in the Twin size!  This is the third time it has been restocked because it sells so quickly.




Other Nautical News Quilts

This Nautical News Twin quilt was made by my niece when she was 12.  She cut all of the fabric and sewed it up by herself, and then I quilted it for her with Wandering Spirals.  Didn't she do a lovely job?!


I ♥ to figure out how to make quilt patterns into rainbows, and ...

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April 20, 2021
Simplicity Throw Quilt Pattern - a Custom Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts

I'm behind at blogging and plan to get caught up over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for news on some new quilts!

This Simplicity Throw quilt was made last year as a custom order for a little girl whose mom had taken her picture on a piece of fabric every month for the first year or so.  As a memory for these precious occasions, the mom had a quilt made with the fabrics, and I got to make it!  




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April 13, 2021
Salt Water Taffy Throw Quilt - Custom Quilting from Busy Hands Quilts

Another recent custom quilting project is this beautiful Salt Water Taffy Throw quilt.


This fabric collection is From the Heart by Riley Blake.  You will find this fabric right here.  The quilt pattern is Salt Water Taffy by Villa Rose Designs, available right here.  The quilting design is a swirly heart design in white thread which perfectly complements the quilt heart-themed quilt.  This quilt was made by Andrea.



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April 12, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Week Four - Finishing Our Quilts! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Week Four of the Hampton Court Quilt Along!  All QAL information is posted in the newsletter, and participants link up their progress here on the blog.



My quilt top just came off the longarm and is still hanging on the rails, waiting to be bound.  This black and white Hampton Court was quilted with a digital design called Crystal Ball in black thread.  I chose black thread rather than white thread since the majority of the quilt top is black.  The binding will likely be a ...

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April 7, 2021
Granny's Square Patch Quilt Pattern - Use Scraps or Just Three Fabrics! from Busy Hands Quilts

Granny's Square Patch is back in the shop, and I'm happy to have her home!!



After being licensed to Connecting Threads for a few years, Granny's Square Patch is happy to be home!  I have updated and fine-tuned the pattern, and it's available in the shop right here.

This is the version that Connecting Threads sold in Maison Rouge.



Granny's Square Patch includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and uses strip pieced to speed up the process.  

Granny's ...

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Christmas Quilt - Custom Quilting! from Busy Hands Quilts

I recently custom quilted this beautiful Christmas quilt using an evergreen tree design with a star and moon for a special touch.


The fabric is Holly's Tree Farm with a white background.  This beautiful fabric collection is available right here.  The backing is a Kinderfolk print by Connecting Threads.  The quilt pattern is a simple sashed charm square design that lets the fabric shine.  


This quilt was made by Andrea.  She chose a striped fabric from the collection for the binding, one of my favorite ways to bind a quilt. :)



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March 30, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Week Three - Assembling Quilt Tops! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Week Three of the Hampton Court Quilt Along!  All QAL information is posted in the newsletter, and participants link up their progress here on the blog.



Hampton Court includes 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is scrap and yardage friendly. This is a strip pieced quilt pattern, so you won't be sewing together individual bricks unless you really want to. Instructions include both strip piecing and traditional piecing.

Hampton Court is based in King Henry VIII's castle, Hampton Court, from the 1500s ...

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March 24, 2021
Easy Bargello Quilt Pattern - The Muted Rainbow and Charcoal Version! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing another Easy Bargello quilt!  If you've never made a Bargello quilt, this is a great pattern to start with because it is so easy!





That Beautiful Fabric!

Honestly, I can't remember the name of this fabric, and I can't find any information on it.  It is a tone-on-tone hatch-like fabric, as is the charcoal background.  The backing is a hatch extra wide from Connecting Threads ...

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Easy Bargello Quilt Pattern - the Rainbow and Gray Version! from Busy Hands Quilts

Oh how I love rainbow quilts, and I'm thinking you do too!  Meet Easy Bargello, an easy bargello quilt pattern with no seams to match!




Easy Bargello is Strip Pieced


Easy Bargello is entirely strip pieced for a quick and easy finish.  The strips in between the pieced squares also mean there are no seams to match!  If you haven't made a Bargello quilt before this is a great place to start (or even if you have)!


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March 22, 2021
Beautiful Nantucket Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have another Nantucket quilt to share!  While Nantucket looks complicated, it's really not with the step-by-step instructions included in the pattern.



Connecting Threads Grand Versailles Fabric

Deep indigo with teals, deep red, and cream are the perfect color combination for Nantucket.  Those are the colors found in the Grand Versaille fabric collection at Connecting Threads.  This Throw size quilt kit is sold out at Connecting Threads, but it looks like all of the fabrics are still available individually; which is great news because then you can ...

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March 15, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Week Two Extended! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Week Two of the Hampton Court Quilt Along!  All QAL information is posted in the newsletter, and participants link up their progress here on the blog.

I am extending the Week Two step by two weeks since I haven't finished my own quilt top, and I'm thinking you may need more time, too.






Hampton Court includes 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is scrap and yardage friendly. This is a strip pieced quilt pattern, so you won't be sewing together individual ...

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March 10, 2021
Cotton Cuts Subscription Box Giveaway! from Busy Hands Quilts


ETA: This Giveaway has ended.

I have a March Cotton Cuts subscription box to give away to one lucky winner!  This prize is a one-time box, not a subscription to their program.

Learn more about the Cotton Cuts subscription boxes right here, and give yourself a treat every month by signing up for a subscription!  With this program, you can receive a box tailored to your specifications.

The winner of this Giveaway will have their choice of a Cotton Cuts Classic or Modern Maker Box!  What is the difference, you ask?

Classic:  

  • A variety of fabrics, chosen specifically for you ...

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March 9, 2021
Custom Quilting - Bartholomeow Reef Baby Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts

This is a baby quilt I custom quilted for Andrea.


The pattern is a basic brick pattern.  This may have been made from a layer cake; I'm not sure.


Fabric is Bartholo-Meow Reef by Moda.  You'll find it right here.  It's the cutest collection of nautical-themed prints, perfect for a boy.  The backing is a beautiful wave print from the collection.


The quilting is a meandering anchor design design in medium blue thread, done on my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher.


And then there's that polka dot binding ... my fave print for binding ever!!


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March 3, 2021
Ombre Mountains Baby Quilt - The Sweet Blues One! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have the cutest Ombre Mountains baby quilt to share with you today!  This quilt top was finished last fall, but I didn't get around to posting it here on the blog until today!




Simple Design

Ombre Mountains is an easy quilt pattern - if you can make an HST, you can make this design.  The block sizes and rectangles vary by quilt size, and it took quite a bit of figuring to make actual quilt sizes because those rectangles in there throw a spanner in ...

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March 2, 2021
Picket Fence Twin Quilt - The Solid Rainbow One! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have a beautiful rainbow quilt to share with you today!!  I actually made this quilt last fall but didn't share it here on the blog.  This quilt sold before it was even finished - no surprise there!  :)



Picket Fence is one of my favorite quilts to make because not every block is pieced, so it goes together quickly and still has a lot of WOW power.  :)

This quilt is the Twin size.


Layer Cake Friendly

Picket Fence is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern, and ...

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Custom Quilting - Moda Color Weave Throw Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

This beautiful quilt was custom quilted for Andrea.


The quilt pattern is Color Weave, a layer cake friendly pattern.  You'll find it right here.


Quilting is Woven Wind in white thread, completed on my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher.  I love the old-fashioned look this adds to the quilt, though I'm not sure I've ever seen an antique quilt with quilting like this!  That idea may be only floating around in my head.



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February 20, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Week One Link-up! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Week One of the Hampton Court Quilt Along!  There is still time to join.  Sign up for the QAL newsletter right here.  All QAL information is posted in the newsletter, and participants link up their progress here on the blog.




So far there are over 190 signed up for the Quilt Along which is super exciting! :) 

Get the Hampton Court pattern right here.

Hampton Court includes 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is scrap and yardage friendly. This is a strip pieced quilt pattern ...

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February 11, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Announcement! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to the Hampton Court Quilt Along!







Schedule:  

  • February 15, 2021  Fabric selection / Cut fabric
  • March 1, 2021  Make strip sets
  • March 15, 2021  Assemble quilt top
  • March 29, 2021  Finished quilt parade (link-up ends midnight Pacific time on April 11, 2021)

Where information can be found:


There will be an email newsletter sent every other Monday, starting on February 15, 2021.  

Sign up for Hampton Court QAL notifications:

How to join and participate in the Hampton Court QAL:


To join the QAL, subscribe to the ...

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