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December 2, 2019
Giveaway and Destash at Busy Hands Quilts! from Busy Hands Quilts


Today is the last day to enter my giveaway!  I'm giving away a Sparkler quilt pattern and a 4" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool.  These items were part of the March 2018 Sew Sampler Box.  I am using the Ombre Metallic Dot fabrics that were included in the box for the Bonnie Hunter Frolic Mystery Quilt Along, so I'm giving away the items in the box that I don't need.  The pattern is exclusive to the Sew Sampler Box and is not available anywhere else.  US addresses only.  Giveaway ends Monday 12/2 at midnight.  To enter ...

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November 29, 2019
BLACK FRIDAY Savings at Busy Hands Quilts! from Busy Hands Quilts


Let's celebrate the official kickoff of holiday shopping with a huge pattern sale!  All patterns, digital and printed, are 30% off through Monday!  While your holiday shopping likely centers around other people {and rightly so!}, take a moment for yourself and treat yourself to your favorite patterns in my pattern shop.  They're at the lowest price of the year!  Go here to save on my patterns.  No coupon code necessary; the patterns have already been discounted.

All quilts in my quilt shop are also on sale with free shipping too!  Click here to save on my quilts.


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November 16, 2019
Brick Cottage Lane 2 Quilt Pattern Update and Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts


Brick Cottage Lane 2 quilt pattern cover has been updated and is currently on sale, including a preorder of the printed version!  In addition to a new cover, there were a few minor updates in the pattern that reduced the number of pages, but the bones of the pattern are the same.

The joy of this pattern is that I have figured out how to strip piece this quilt and have worked out all of the math and techy stuff for you.  It would be extremely time-consuming to piece this quilt brick by brick - though not impossible.  To save you ...

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Maribelle - a Layer Cake Quilt Pattern in 5 Sizes! from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Maribelle - a layer cake friendly quilt pattern in 5 sizes - Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King!  Maribelle is a quick quilt pattern at both the cutting and piecing steps.  You know I am all about making more quilts, so many of my patterns are quick and easy, with a few more challenging designs thrown in for fun.


I love this happy version made with Sunnyside Ave by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.  Click here to see more of this fabric.  I was saving it for just the right quilt design, and this is it!

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November 11, 2019
Happy Veteran's Day Star Quilt Pattern Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts


Thank you to all veterans of the armed forces, this Veteran's Day 2019.

In celebration, all Star Quilt Patterns have been deeply discounted for today only.  You can see the star quilt patterns in my shop right here.  Here are two of them - Night Sky and Sunnyside, both available in multiple sizes and fat quarter friendly.



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November 8, 2019
Looking Glass in Handmade - a New Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Looking Glass, where your favorite fabrics can shine through!  This new quilt pattern includes five sizes - Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  It's 10" square layer cake friendly, so choosing fabrics will be a breeze.


This is the Twin size made in Handmade by Bonnie and Camille.  Sometimes choosing fabrics for a cover quilt is difficult, but this one came easily.  In fact, when I first designed this quilt a few years ago {yes, years!}, I mocked it up in Handmade because this collection looks fantastic with black accents, and I wanted to use black in the cover ...

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November 1, 2019
Hometown - A New Quilt Pattern in 4 Sizes! from Busy Hands Quilts


Meet Hometown, my latest layer-cake friendly quilt pattern in four sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King!  This is the Twin size made with Simply Color by V and Co., a bright and happy fabric collection that really lets Hometown shine.

Hometown is a grab-n-go quilt pattern - grab your favorite layer cake squares, add a background fabric, and GO!  Don't worry about the on-point setting - the pattern walks you through the entire process, and you can do it!

Did you see that there quilt pictured on a bed???  YES!  Now that two of the kiddos have moved out, I have ...

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October 31, 2019
Quilt Kits Available in My Patterns from Busy Hands Quilts

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I've added a page to the blog that includes all of the quilt kits that have been made in my patterns, including sites where my free patterns are available.  You'll find the page right here.  To view this page in the future, simply click on "Quilt Kits in My Patterns" at the top of the blog.

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October 29, 2019
Summer on the Porch Queen Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Summer on the Porch hanging on my clothesline, a flashback to the warm, sunny days of summer.


This is the quilt that I broke the clothesline with, not because of its weight, but because of my impatience.  You can read about that over here.

This quilt kit has 4.9 star reviews on Bluprint.  :)


This fabric collection is called Garden Party.  When you click on this link, you will see the entire collection, as well as other projects made from the collection.  My Gooseberry Pie design is also kitted in Garden Party, in addition to the cutest Christmas Stockings!  You ...

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October 28, 2019
Happy 9th Blog Anniversary and Timeline of Events from Busy Hands Quilts

Today is Busy Hands Quilts' 9th Blogiversary!  It's wonderful to look back and see how far my quilting has come in nine years.

I began the blog on October 28th, 2010.  My husband had been out of work since February of that year, and my medical transcription job ended at the end of October.  Voice recognition software was changing the field of medical transcription and eliminating transcription jobs in spades.  I worked at home and made great money because of my fast fingers.  While I was ready to be done transcribing, it was a huge deal to lose such ...

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October 25, 2019
Oh My Darling Updated Pattern Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts

My Oh My Darling quilt pattern has been completely updated, both inside and out, with new formatting and cover image.  I've also changed the Queen size from a square to a rectangular quilt.  This quilt pattern is jelly roll friendly and includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen and King.  This is the cover quilt in Garden Club by RJR Fabrics.


This scrappy blue and orange Oh My Darling in the king size was a custom order.


 Below is the twin size in Fresh Cut by Basic Grey.  This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop.


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October 18, 2019
Modern Prism Quilted Wall Hanging from Busy Hands Quilts

Ah, the Modern Prism quilt never fails to delight with its bright, planned simplicity.


The fabric is Michael Miller Cotton Couture, and I love the hand of this fabric.  It is so soft and smooth and frays very little, if at all.  It's such a pleasure to work with such high quality fabric! 


I had a Modern Prism quilt kit in my stash and knew that I would never make it without a deadline because I am always so busy with more pressing projects.  I had a request earlier this year for a small version of the quilt, 32 ...

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October 12, 2019
2020 Quilt Along Directory at Busy Hands Quilts from Busy Hands Quilts


Share 2019-2020 Quilt Alongs you've found below!

Please add the link where the Quilt Along is originally posted even if it's not your Quilt Along.  Hostesses appreciate when you share their Quilt Along, so please share!  This linky will be open through October 2020, at which time I'll start one for 2021.

Suggestions when you add a link:
  1.  Check if the Quilt Along has already been added and avoid adding a duplicate.
  2.  Select an image that reflects the Quilt Along if at all possible.  
  3.  In the description, leave the NAME of the Quilt Along, the HOST'S ...

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October 8, 2019
Facebook 49719 Years Ago from Busy Hands Quilts


Do you see it?  Facebook existed 49719 years ago according to this post in my Facebook Group, Busy Hands Quilting.  Um, really?  In this screenshot, I covered over the poster's name and face because I don't think she wants us to know that she is over 49719 years old, but I'm okay if you know that about me.  :)

There's your funny for today.  I hope you have more!

You can join this apparently ancient Facebook group right here

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October 4, 2019
Custom Quilting Don't Give a Ship Baby Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

This beautiful baby quilt was made by Andrea, and I quilted it for her.


A simple patchwork is always a great way to let cute fabrics like this shine.  Andrea did a great job evenly distributing the colors around the quilt top which adds eye appeal.


This fun nautical quilt called for wavy quilting to follow the theme.

I was in a hurry to get the quilts out the door and didn't notice that the pictures I had taken were poorly lit and don't do this beautiful quilt any justice.  Sorry Andrea!


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