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August 10, 2018
Ombre Strip Square 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 an Ombre Strip Square Lap Quilt!  There's nothing like selling a made-to-order quilt to bump a quilt to the top of the list!


The beauty of the quilt is simply that ombre fabric is spectacular!


This quilt is made from the kit available on Craftsy.  The quilt kit actually made many more blocks than are called for in the pattern by adding in a binding fabric.   The quilt increased by 11" both directions with an additional six blocks leftover.  The fabric ...

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August 3, 2018
Bee Hive Lap Quilt | Poolside Wall Hanging | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | GIVEAWAY! from Busy Hands Quilts

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

Today I have two finishes to share with you!  The first is a Bee Hive lap quilt, made from the May 2018 Sew Sampler Box.


The Sew Sampler Box came with a jolly bar of Pepper and Flax fabric.  I made more blocks than the pattern called for and added background fabric and a border to bring the quilt to a really nice lap size.


I found a Riley Blake print in my stash that coordinates perfectly with Pepper and Flax.  Unfortunately, I forgot to ...

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July 30, 2018
I've Found a Quilt Backing Sale for You! from Busy Hands Quilts


Backing - the thing we all seem to need even if we are sewing as much as we can from our stash.  Here's an opportunity to stock up and save at the same time!  Yep, there's an amazing backing sale going on now over at Connecting Threads that you don't want to miss!  

Don'tcha love the fabric swatches up there?  I sure do!  Bright, fun, happy ... a rainbow!  But maybe you need backing that isn't a rainbow.  You will find backing in many other themes as well - modern, civil war, neutral, and more.  This sale ends ...

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Poolside Wall Hanging in Island Batiks from Busy Hands Quilts

July's assignment for Island Batik Ambassadors was to make a quilt with a secondary design.  I love designs that are created with chains of squares, so it was an easy decision to make a wall hanging in Poolside, a new pattern by The Flemings Nine.


This quilt is made mostly from Rise and Shine with a couple of pinks tossed in to complete the rainbow.  The background is Island Batik black.  You will find Island Batik fabrics over here.

The blocks went together fairly quickly even with that cutout you see in the chain of squares.  By pressing to ...

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July 27, 2018
Baby Postcard From Sweden 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 baby Postcard From Sweden quilt!  Do you remember the Postcard Quilt Along that Sandra over at MMM Quilts hosted?  Me too.  Mmm hmm.  The one ended three months ago.  Better finished late than never!


This quilt is made with blocks leftover from previous Postcard From Sweden quilts I've made, so the placement of the blocks doesn't match the pattern exactly, but I did try to reproduce the general transition of colors shown in the original quilt.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern ...

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July 23, 2018
Meet Card Trick - My First Pattern Designed for Craftsy! from Busy Hands Quilts

Introducing Card Trick - some of my secret sauce quilt designing from last November!  The quilt kit is now live at Craftsy!


Card Trick is designed to make great use of a layer cake for all of the blocks and the outer pieced border, adding in background fabric and one border fabric.  This design should be showing up in other fabric collections at Craftsy in the future.  This quilt was made by a Craftsy quilter, not by me.


You likely know that there is a lot of preplanning that goes into fabric collections and corresponding quilt kits before they are officially ...

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July 20, 2018
Oh My Darling 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 an Oh My Darling lap quilt made with Garden Club by RJR Fabrics.


I was approached by RJR Fabrics last fall to submit some of my quilt patterns in their upcoming fabric lines, and they accepted three of them.  Eight months later I can show you the second of the three quilts because the Garden Club fabric line was released last week.  This quilt was part of the super secret sauce sewing I was buried in during the month of May when ...

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July 16, 2018
Save Big on Amazon Prime Today! from Busy Hands Quilts


Today and tomorrow are Amazon Prime Days, where Prime members save big on a huge number of items.  This is a great time to review your Wish List in Amazon to see if some of your wishes are on sale during this sale!

Amazon is having trouble with the site, no doubt due to so much traffic, so hopefully when you pop on over there, it will be working superbly for you.

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July 13, 2018
Boundless Beauty Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party is Back! from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My Finish is a Boundless Beauty lap quilt, made with Garden Club by RJR Fabrics.


I was approached by RJR Fabrics last fall to submit some of my quilt patterns in their upcoming fabric lines, and they accepted three of them.  Eight months later I can show you the first of the three quilts because the Garden Club fabric line is being released today.  This quilt was part of the super secret sauce sewing I was buried in during the month of May when I ...

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June 19, 2018
Flash Sale! Save 25% Off All Quilts for a Very Limited Time! from Busy Hands Quilts

I'm in a panic and need your help! I store my quilts for sale in a hanging closet that has only so much room. It's bursting at the seams, and there isn't room to add even one more quilt to the rod, and they are beginning to pile up outside of the closet!
How can I help, you ask?
It's simple ... buy one of my quilts! I've placed all of my quilts on sale at 25% off, the deepest discount ever seen in my quilt shop. Serious times call for drastic measures.
I know that ...

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June 15, 2018
Here's My Heart Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | How to Get a Free Craftsy Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My Finish is a Here's My Heart baby quilt.  It's an easy patchwork pattern jazzed up with the cutest hearts!


The pattern uses two colors of hearts, but I switched it to a rainbow in ombre fabric.  I also added an extra row of small squares to both sides and omitted a row of large squares from the bottom in order to make best use of the backing piece I had.


Almost all of the gray prints are from Simply Color and other ...

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June 8, 2018
Lindsay Lou Baby Quilt | Finished or Not 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 Lindsay Lou baby quilt with a sweet nautical theme.


Lindsay Lou is a new pattern by Shannon of The Flemings Nine.  It comes in 5 sizes from baby to king and is 10" square friendly!  I used a charm pack of On Deck fabric.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Lindsay Lou by Shannon of The Flemings Nine
Size:  36" square
Fabric:  On Deck by Lily and Loom and Kona Azure
Batting:  Warm and White.
Quilting:  Waves on Gratitude in white thread.
Backing:  On ...

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June 1, 2018
Plus Quilt in Island Batiks | 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 Plus Baby Quilt in Island Batik fabrics. It's an easy pattern that goes together very quickly.


June's challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is modern, improvisational, negative space, and a simple Plus Quilt seems to fit quite well.  Ambassadors are provided fabric by Island Batik for monthly projects.  This fabric came from my stash.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Plus Quilt, a free pattern by Jeli Quilts
Size:  40" x 50"
Fabric:  Island Batik Sour Apple and IB White.
Batting:  Warm and ...

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May 29, 2018
Bloomin Quilt-As-You-Go Pillow in Island Batiks! from Busy Hands Quilts

May's challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is a pillow.  I made a quilt-as-you-go Bloomin' pillow.


You will find the Bloomin' QAYG Pillow Tutorial over here.  The backing is a simple envelope enclosure in a light blue Basic Foundation.  I enjoyed the process very much and will likely use it again with scraps.  Having a longarm machine makes it nearly impossible for me to make a large quilt in the QAYG method, but I can see making pillows, placemats, or table runners in this manner.


As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided fabric for projects.  This fabric is from ...

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May 27, 2018
Save 20% off Sitewide at Connecting Threads! from Busy Hands Quilts

You will save 20% off your entire order at Connecting Threads this weekend!  This includes items already on sale...!!  It's a great time to save big on their already amazing prices!


Hopefully you'll have a break in your busy Memorial Day weekend to shop the sale.  Here are some beauties I found.


... Adorable Red, White, and Blue Mugs ...

Books are on sale at up to 60% off, and Tools are on sale up to 50% off.  It appears that the 20% coupon works for these items too!!


Use the Code MEMDAY18 at checkout for your 20% discount!

Let ...

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May 26, 2018
Row Addition Baby 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 Row Addition from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts!  This is one of many fantastic Plus quilts in the book which is written by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs and Paige of Quilted Blooms.


I made this quilt as part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilt book shop but couldn't finish it by my post date and showed only the quilt top because my longarm was in the hospital.  I've had my machine back for awhile, and I've finally ...

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May 18, 2018
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 week has been spent on super fun secret sauce sewing, so I have nothing to share with you, Finished or Not, and you'll have to wait a bit to see the quilts I have under wraps.

Last Week's Finished {or Not} Friday Feature!

If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back to this post in your post or sidebar, or tag @busyhandsquilts on Instagram, AND link directly ...

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May 12, 2018
Stream Every Craftsy Class for Free This Weekend! from Busy Hands Quilts

Happy Mother's Day weekend!  You can enjoy streaming every {that's any and all!} Craftsy class during the Free Weekend Watchathon happening right now!  It's the perfect time to catch the classes that have been on your wish list and to find other favorites, as well.  I hope you get some fun learning time for yourself this weekend!


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May 11, 2018
Pixelation Pattern is Ready! | 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 two twin size Pixelation quilts, one in Sunrise colors, and the other in black and white.  Pixelation is a new pattern available at the deeply discounted preorder price for only two more days.  The pattern is ready to go and will be emailed to all purchasers by Monday.  Get your copy today!



Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Pixelation, available here.
Size:  66" x 88", twin
Fabric:  Kona Cotton
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Meandering swirls on Gratitude.
Backing:  Bee Backings Wide ...

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May 10, 2018
Get $10 off Gift Certificates at Fat Quarter Shop! from Busy Hands Quilts

In celebration of Mother's Day, you will get $10 off emailed gift certificates of $50 or more at the Fat Quarter Shop!  It's a great way to pamper your mother ... or yourself!

You will also save $10 off The Nesting Box at the Fat Quarter Shop with the Promo Code Nest10!

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