Reading 1818 Blogs Daily!


  • busy hands quilts
  • Page 1 of 6 ( posts )
July 27, 2017
Rainbow Picnic Blanket Sew Along from Busy Hands Quilts

I recently participated in the Rainbow Picnic Sew Along hosted by Rachel at Stitched in Color.  From the stash I pulled a Kona Cotton New Bright layer cake and a canvas print that I accidentally purchased years back, thinking it was quilting cotton when I ordered it.


Quilting is a doodle design with many different design elements merged together and is done in black thread.


Oh my, the backing, just delish!  You can imagine my disappointment when I opened the package and it was canvas instead of quilting cotton!  I'm so happy to use it up!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern ...

read more
July 21, 2017
Star Crossed Rainbow Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a lap size Star Crossed Rainbow with a white background!


This quilt is made with one half of a Kona jelly roll.  The pattern gives the layout of each color to create this exact quilt and utilizes strip piecing for quick assembly.


This quilt top laid on the stair rail for quite awhile because I couldn't figure out how to quilt it.  It wasn't asking for feathers, swirls, or flowers, and I ended up choosing interlocking loops for a more ...

read more
July 14, 2017
Today's Deals | My Works in Progress from Busy Hands Quilts

Craftsy is having a flash sale with 11 classes $11 each today only.  Be sure to check it out!


Annie's has an additional 40% off clearance, also today only.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Enter a Keycode and enter the code REDHOT.


This is my fabric pull for the Rainbow Picnic Blanket Sew Along over at Stitched in Color.  The floral backing is canvas, and the size of the picnic blanket is limited by the size of the backing but also makes the perfect size for a Kona Cotton layer cake.  Kona Cotton is ...

read more
Hexagon Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a lap size giant daisy hexi quilt, made as a graduation gift for a young lady whom I babysat when she was kindergarten age!  It's a happy quilt for a lovely, happy lady!


The quilt is made from half hexies, cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter which I ♥♥!  I pieced the quilt in strips from top to bottom rather than side to side so the rows could hang on the design wall after the row was pieced.




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Hexies ...

read more
July 11, 2017
How to Keep Track of Pieces When Making a Postcard From Sweden Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

This mishmash of Kona Cotton happiness is actually very organized.  Have you ever wondered how to keep track of all those pieces without a design wall?  The king with 6" finished HSTs is made with 646 triangles, so organization is essential.  Here's how I do it.  


Layout all of the cut triangles in numerical order in stacks as shown below.  There are 36 colors, so there will be 36 piles of triangles.  Refer to the POS numbered block chart found here.  Label the rows A B C and so on.  Label the columns 1 2 3 and so on ...

read more
Queen Size Falling Stars Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a queen size Falling Stars in brights with a black background.  This was a made-to-order quilt in my quilt shop.  My customer purchased the lap size quilt which I had made for the pattern cover and loved it so much that she ordered an exact quilt in queen size!




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Falling Stars, get your copy here.
Size:  Queen size, 93" square
Fabric:  Kona Cotton.
Quilting:  Modern Hourglass quilting, done on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton
Backing:  Kona Cotton extra ...

read more
July 6, 2017
I See Patterns in Fabric - Brick Cottage Lane {2}! from Busy Hands Quilts

Do you see quilt patterns everywhere you look?  I sure do.  I've been known to tell people that the design on their clothes reminds me of a quilt pattern.  They do look at me kinda funny when I say it!  It's a compliment, really!

Today I was tickled to find some fabrics on sale that remind me of Brick Cottage Lane {2}, and I thought I'd share the beautiful fabrics and deal with you.  Here are four versions of BCL2.


These beautiful Indah Batiks are on sale today during Fat Quarter Shop's 24-Hour Flash Sale!  They ...

read more
Enter to Win a Quilting Starter Set! from Busy Hands Quilts

Enter to win this quilting starter set which includes the basics to get you started quilting!  This would also be a great gift for a friend.  There's thread, scissors, pins, needles, fabric and batting.  Looks like all you need is one of my patterns!


Three winners will be selected at random.  Giveaway ends July 16th, 2017.

read more
July 4, 2017
Folkwood Baby Quilt | May and June Stash Report from Busy Hands Quilts

Included in the June Stash Builder Box that I won as part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict were three coordinating yards of Folkwood by Dear Stella.  


As soon as I saw the fabrics, I knew they were destined to be a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt, because the prints were the perfect variation in color and design size, and because I had zero fabrics in the stash to coordinate with them.  I'd been wanting to make a D9 quilt, so it was a win-win for the fabric and for me - it got ...

read more
July 2, 2017
Celebrate the 4th With 40% Off All Busy Hands Patterns! from Busy Hands Quilts


In celebration of the 4th of July, all Busy Hands Patterns are 40% off through Tuesday!  Download some PDF files and get quilting this holiday weekend!



Don't miss Craftsy's July Giveaway - two lucky winners get $200 of their choice of supplies and classes!   What will you choose?!?


read more
Custom Queen Rainbow Strip N Flip Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a queen size Rainbow Strip N Flip quilt, a custom order through my quilt shop.  This picture is completely unedited; it's that beautiful in person, too!


Love this picture with the sun shining through the quilt!


The backing fabric is Fiesta Fun Confetti which was so easy to match clear across the back of the quilt.  This is the fourth - fifth - and sixth - use of my new Handmade labels from Ikaprint!  


Quilting is straight line quilting on Gratitude, using a digital ...

read more
June 29, 2017
Kits and Supplies Flash Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts

Did you get your free Craftsy class yet today?  Don't miss it!  Craftsy is also having a 24-hour Kits and Supplies Flash Sale with some items 60% off!


You know I'm always looking for a rainbow, and I found one in Blueberry Park!


What did you get?

read more
Get a Craftsy Class for FREE Today Only! from Busy Hands Quilts

Just in time for the 4th of July!  Craftsy has teamed up with TodayFood to bring you an amazing baking experience.  Learn the secret to fantastic pies and tarts!  This class is free today only ($39.99) value.  Add the code TODAYPIE to your shopping cart to get the discount.  Get your free class today!

Plus, Craftsy is having a Kit and Supply Flash Sale with 24 hours of silly good savings!  After you get your free class, check out the Flash Sale page!

read more
Ski to Sea Queen Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a queen size Ski to Sea quilt for my son.  This quilt has been in progress for several years and has finally been released from WIP purgatory.


I placed it on his bed today after he left for the summer to work on his grandparents' farm.  I wasn't about to put it on a perpetually unmade bed!!

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

Ski to Sea is ...

read more
June 27, 2017
Square in a Square Wordsmith Quilt - Custom Quilting by Busy Hands Quilts from Busy Hands Quilts

Andrea sent this Square in a Square lap quilt for custom quilting.  The fabric is Wordsmith by Moda.


Quilting is a lovely rose design in cream thread, done on Gratitude


The fourth use of my custom quilting labels from Ikaprint!



Choose any one Craftsy class for $14.99 or less!  Pick your class and apply coupon code 15SUMMERSAVE at checkout.

read more
June 19, 2017
Patriotic Star Crossed Rainbow by Tracy! from Busy Hands Quilts

Tracy made this beautiful patriotic Star Crossed Rainbow quilt and sent over a picture to share with you!  Isn't it great with the tan background and the echoing stars quilting?!?


Email pictures of your quilts, and I'll post them here on the blog, too!

Star Crossed Rainbow is available in my pattern shop.

read more
Save Up to 70% Off Patterns, Books & DVDs! from Busy Hands Quilts


Save up to 70% off Patterns, Books & DVDs at Annie's!  Here are a few of the books that are on sale.


read more
June 16, 2017
Custom King Size Postcard From Sweden Quilt | Finished or Not Friday from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a custom king size Postcard From Sweden quilt!  I realized this week that I hadn't posted pictures of my quilt at the end of the Quilt Along.



My customer ordered matching shams, and I made them identical to each other.  The back has an envelope opening and is made with Kona Citrus, as is the binding.  I used my favorite . quilt . book . ever, Shams With Style, for sizing.



Backing is Kona Citrus, super happy!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Postcard From Sweden, blocks ...

read more
Custom Quilting Heart Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Andrea made this beautiful oversized lap quilt as a wedding gift, and I had so much fun quilting it for her!


The quilting is a flower feather, done on Gratitude.  The quilting was very dense because I didn't enlarge the design as much as I should have.  It turned out stunning, but took a long time to quilt.


The backing is a Moda Bella Solid in gray, and the quilting design in white thread really pops here.


This is the third use of my new custom quilting labels from Ikaprint!


Contact me for your custom quilting needs!

read more
June 9, 2017
Custom Quilting Elephant Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is custom quilting this adorable Elephant quilt.


The elephant measures approximately 18" across, for reference.  The pattern is available here.


Quilting is a Trillium floral print in the background with straight lines in the elephant, quilted on Gratitude.


This is the 2nd use of my new custom quilting labels from Ikaprint!

Last linkup's featured project!



If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back ...

read more
  • busy hands quilts
  • Page 1 of 6 ( 115 posts )