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January 20, 2018
Splash of Color Quilt Along Finished Quilt Parade! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing all of the finished quilts in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along!

Hip to Be Square by Shannon of The Flemings Nine is found in the Splash of Color book, the basis of the Quilt Along.  


Black White and Yellow by Shannon of The Flemings Nine


Vanautu Turtle by Clever Chameleon


Whoops by Something Rosemade


Cat Cannonball by Quilt Odyssey




Float by Musings of a Menopausal Melon


Mythical Lanterns by Homespun Hannah


Compass by Stitchin at Home


PRIZES ...

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January 19, 2018
True Colors Brick 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 rectangle brick lap quilt in True Colors and Moda Cross Weave.  I made the strip sets last summer when writing a quilt pattern but didn't end up using them.  Did you know that leaving a project as a WIP actually means you finish it faster when you finally pick it up to work on it again?!? 

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January 15, 2018
Last Day to Link Up in the Splash of Color QAL! from Busy Hands Quilts


Today is the last day to link up your finished quilts in the Splash of Color Quilt Along!  All finished quilts that measure greater than 160" around the edge qualify for a PDF quilt pattern from Busy Hands Quilts.  Go HERE to link up.

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January 13, 2018
Good Fortune 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!

Oops, I totally forgot about Finished or Not Friday!  Some secret pattern designing and sewing have taken over every brain cell; that's my excuse!

My Finish is a patchwork baby quilt in Good Fortune by Kate Spain.


This quilt was sewn and quilted several months ago, but I found nothing in the stash that matched for binding, so there it sat.  Somehow, a fabric came through the door {cough, cough} during a stash-building spree that just happened to match.


The backing was inspired by ...

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January 6, 2018
Scrappy Patchwork 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 a Scrappy Patchwork baby quilt.




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Scrappy Patchwork
Size:  42" square
Fabric:  Scraps
Batting:  Warm and Natural White
Quilting:  Moulin Rouge on Gratitude
Backing:  Red Rooster extra wide


Last Week's Feature!


Goddess Eyes by Musings of a Menopausal Woman!



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 to your blog post so I don't ...

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January 2, 2018
Splash of Color Quilt Along | Finished Quilts! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today we're sharing our finished quilts in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along at Busy Hands Quilts!  

Here's my Seeing Spots quilt top from Splash of Color.  I increased it to a twin size by adding a border.


The backing is that to-die-for Benartex Gradation Rainbow fabric, and the quilting is interlocking hexies in black thread.


My second quilt is my very own Granny's Square Patch pattern!  The Moda Grunge really adds a sparkly flare.  A special THANK YOU! to the Fat Quarter Shop for providing the Pen Pals fabric for this ...

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December 30, 2017
Best of 2017 | 2018 Planning Party | 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 favorites of 2017 include:

Hexa Daisy Lap Quilt


Jolly Bar Jazz Twin Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt.  Get the free pattern!



Ski to Sea Queen Quilt


Mini Charm Chocolates Lap Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut quilt.  Get the free pattern!


Three Cuzco 16-Patch Lap Quilts


Sugar Plum Lap Quilt, which took First Place in the Sugar Plum Block Challenge!  Get the free block pattern!


2017 Stats:


  • 10 Baby Quilts
  • 20 Lap Quilts
  • 7 Twin Quilts
  • 8 Queen Quilts
  • 3 King Quilts ...

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December 28, 2017
Make More Time to Quilt With Meal Planning! from Busy Hands Quilts


Let's face it, balancing life is often a challenge, and as quilters we'd love to somehow get more time in our days to quilt!  I'm looking ahead to 2018 with the desire to be more efficient with my time by planning meals ahead.  Some of you already do this, but I am sure that many of you are like me and have always struggled with having a meal plan in place. It's just felt too restrictive, and I am a fly-by-my-skirt kinda girl!

Is finding more quilting time front and center for your 2018 resolutions? If ...

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December 22, 2017
Get Your Free $20 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop! from Busy Hands Quilts

Get a FREE $20 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and a mystery gift with a $100 purchase through Saturday 10:00 a.m. CST only!!


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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 Nothing!  I've been soaking up warm weather and sun in Arizona and have done nada sewing!

Here's some winter fun that you shared last week!  Click on the pictures to visit the blogs.




And a meme that resonates with my quirkiness, found at Zenia Rene's blog, A Quilted Passion!


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 ...

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December 15, 2017
Custom King Oh My Darling Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party + TGIFF! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!  Today you'll also find Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday here!

My Finish is a custom king size Oh My Darling in oranges and blues!  The fabric pull was based on Sweet Marion with the aquas and pinks excluded and other fabrics added.


Oh My Darling is an original design of mine and is available for purchase in my pattern shop.  


This quilt is truly double sided quilt with the beautiful quilting design able to shine through so well on the snow white backing ...

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December 8, 2017
Falling Stars in Boundless Blenders | 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 twin size Falling Stars!


The pictures don't really capture the glow that the quilt has.  The Boundless Blenders just sparkle!


This fabric has been cut and awaiting sewing for over a year!



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Falling Stars, a pattern of mine.
Size:  70" x 90"
Fabric:  Boundless Blenders
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Celtic Sea on Gratitude in gray thread
Backing:  Extra wide gray.

Here is Falling Stars in other colorways.



Last week's feature!


Many of ...

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December 7, 2017
Last Chance for the Handmade With Love Super Bundle! from Busy Hands Quilts


The Handmade With Love Super Bundle that I've been raving about expires tonight!  Don't miss the opportunity to get 200+ patterns and projects for less than $30!  I've been showing you snippets of what's included in the Bundle, and it's a great value!  Go HERE to see that post.

The bundle expires very soon!




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December 1, 2017
Custom Sweet Marion Patchwork 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 custom queen size patchwork quilt in Sweet Marion!  Oh my, this is the sweetest fabric collection!  I just love the navys, aquas, corals and pinks together.


This quilt is truly double sided quilt with the beautiful quilting design able to shine through so well on the bubble gum pink backing.


This quilt was made as a custom order through my Etsy shop.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Patchwork squares
Size:  93" square
Fabric:  Sweet Marion by April Rosenthal for Moda
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom ...

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Upcycling Leftover Quilt Backing Into Crochet Rugs! from Busy Hands Quilts

One of the byproducts of quilting is leftover backing pieces, which on bed size quilts can be quite large.  I've been collecting mine and have quite a stack waiting to be turned into something.  And now I know what - crochet rugs!  And here are some videos to show you {and me!} exactly how to do it!


Included in the Handmade With Love Super Bundle is a 6-part video course on making a crochet rug.  It's not just a PDF file; it's a video course!  What a great use of those extra long backing scraps!


I've been ...

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November 30, 2017
What's Inside the Handmade With Love Super Bundle - Let Me Show You! from Busy Hands Quilts

I've been telling you what a great deal the Handmade With Love Super Bundle is with 200+ patterns and courses for under $30, not to mention the FREE Craftsy class and Make Modern digital magazine subscription bonuses, but what's inside?!?

Let me show you!


Have you heard of Alison Glass?  UM, yes, please!  Included in the Bundle is an e-Book by Alison Glass which includes three of her popular quilt patterns - Patchwork, Cobblestone, and Read Between the Lines.  There's also lots of info on choosing colors and their placement in the quilts.


This is in addition to ...

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November 29, 2017
Lucent Quilt + How to Get a FREE Craftsy Course of Your Choice! from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Lucent, a queen size radiant star quilt!  I am in ♥!  This is one of those quilts that during the assembly process I thought, "Uh oh, what have I done?"  I grabbed the wrong pieces and sewed on my merry way, and by the time I noticed, it was too late to change it.  But it turned out smashing anyway!  Lesson learned - don't give up - what you think is a mistake may not really be one!!



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Lucent by Quilting JetGirl
Size:  93" square, enlarged from the pattern with a border
Fabric:  Simply Color by V and ...

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November 28, 2017
Splash of Color Quilt Along | Finished Quilt Tops from Busy Hands Quilts

Today is the next step in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along at Busy Hands Quilts!  We're showing off our assembled quilt tops!


Here's my Seeing Spots quilt top from Splash of Color.  It's a very large lap quilt that I may increase to twin size with a border.


My second quilt is my very own Granny's Square Patch pattern!  The Moda Grunge really adds a sparkly flare.



Spread the word, share on your blogs and social media!


Please share the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along ...

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November 27, 2017
Get Your FREE GIFT With Purchase! from Busy Hands Quilts

For Cyber Monday, get a FREE gift with purchase at Craftsy!  See below for how to redeem your free gift.



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Slow Sunday Stitching | Rainbow Afghan + Mermaid Tail! from Busy Hands Quilts

My Slow Sunday Stitching is a crochet rainbow afghan for my bed.  I did get 5 more rows finished on the rainbow afghan but fell down a second rabbit hole in my crochet time today.  A mermaid blanket!


The mermaid blanket is for my niece for her birthday.  I found it as a kit at Craftsy, and it's even cheaper now than when I bought it.  It's going together fairly quickly after figuring out how to use that huge hook.  I thought the large hook in my collection was big enough, but it wasn't the right size ...

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