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June 14, 2019
Modern Prism Quilted Wall Hanging | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a Modern Prism wall hanging!


Modern Prism is a quilt kit I purchased quite a number of years ago from Keepsake Quilting.  It was well aged in my fabric closet and ready to be used.  The pattern and kit make a 60" x 63" quilt, but my client wanted a 30" wall hanging, so I reduced the HSTs to make the requested size.


I cut the squares for a second quilt at the same time ...

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June 11, 2019
Freshly Picked Quilted Table Runner | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party + GIVEAWAY! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My apologies for not posting Finished {or Not!} Friday last week; time just got away from me.

My Finish is a Freshly Picked table runner made from a charm pack!  The charm pack and pattern were included in the September 2017 Sew Sampler Box.  Wouldn't you say it had aged enough and was ready to be sewn?!?  Yep, I think so too.


A charm pack and some yardage are all it takes to make this generously sized ...

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You Are Featured! Boundless Beauty by Linda from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to You Are Featured!, where your quilts in my patterns take center stage!  If you would like your project featured here, please email it to me.


This is Boundless Beauty made by Linda in 1930s reproduction fabrics.

Boundless Beauty includes 5 sizes - Baby, Lap/Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  It is jelly roll friendly for traditional piecing and yardage friendly for strip piecing - and yes!  both methods of assembly are included in the pattern.  Click here to read more.

That's it for this edition of You Are Featured!  Remember to send me pictures of your quilts in my ...

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May 24, 2019
Play Date Baby Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a baby size Play Date Quilt!  This is a two-color version of Shannon's quilt pattern.


The quilt is made with four grays and four aquas for a modern look.


Play Date comes in Baby and Lap sizes and uses the Tri Recs ruler.  If you want to get your feet wet using a triangle ruler, this is the pattern for you.  It's not an overwhelming number of triangle blocks to make, so this ...

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May 20, 2019
Charity Quilts from Busy Hands Quilts


Three quilts donated to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo during the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019.  Quilty Hugs is organized by Em's Scrapbag.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict


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May 17, 2019
Custom Quilted Pillow Shams | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My project to share is two custom quilted pillow shams made to coordinate with a queen size quilt that sold in my quilt shop.


Below is the quilt the pillow shams coordinate with.  The front of the shams is a mini quilt, complete with batting and backing, and the reverse side has an envelope opening, with an extra wide binding.  Once again, I used my favorite quilt book to create the shams.  Click here to read more about ...

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May 10, 2019
Home Awaits Quilt Kit | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My project to share is Home Awaits, kitted by Connecting Threads in Sweet Splendor! 

Do you know how fun it is to see your quilt designs in a fabric catalog?  I do!  It's amazing!  

The quilt kit is a queen size which uses a 10" square stack and a 2.5" strip roll.  There are a few 10" squares that aren't used in the quilt top, so if there is a color you want to leave ...

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May 3, 2019
Key to My Heart Throw Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My feature today is a blast from the past - Key to My Heart, a quick quilt perfect for springtime!


This throw size quilt was made by my pattern tester, Shannon of The Flemings Nine, last year when the pattern was completely revised.  Fabric is Daisy Delights by Lily and Loom for Craftsy.

Key to My Heart comes in 7 {yes, 7!} sizes from wall hanging to king and is LAYER CAKE friendly.  It's a easy, fun quilt ...

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April 30, 2019
Jelly Roll Waves by Vicki | You Are Featured! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to the first edition of You Are Featured!, where your quilts in my patterns take center stage!  If you would like your project featured here, please email it to me.


Jelly Roll Waves by Vicki of Vicki's Crafts and Quilting is made from two half jelly rolls.  She quilted it in a dwirling (yes, that's correct!) design on her longarm.  This quilt is for sale in her Etsy shop.  Click here to read more.  

Jelly Roll Waves includes 6 sizes - Baby, Small Lap, Large Lap, Twin, Queen, and King.  It is jelly roll friendly for traditional piecing ...

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April 29, 2019
How About a Sew Along?!? from Busy Hands Quilts


How about a Sizzling Summer Sew Along?!?  In last week's BHQ Newsletter, I asked if any of my readers would be interested in a Sew Along and which pattern in particular.  A large number of my newsletter readers responded, and I'm now asking you, my blog reader, what pattern you'd like to make in a Sew Along this summer?!?  

Your opinion counts!  Tell me your answer in the Rafflecopter box below, and you'll be entered in a Giveaway for a PDF quilt pattern!  There are two mandatory questions in the Rafflecopter - the name of the pattern ...

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April 26, 2019
Night Sky Quilt Pattern | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

I do not have any finishes or even work in progress pictures to show this week.  The last of the ten quilt patterns has been written and submitted to the fabric companies.  I am now sewing two queen quilts that will be kitted soon from one of your favorite fabric retailers.  It's #secretsaucesewing so I can't show you!

Here is Night Sky, an upcoming pattern I'm releasing in May or June.  The pattern will include ...

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April 19, 2019
Night Sky - An Upcoming Quilt Pattern | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

On my design wall is a new quilt pattern called Night Sky.  There are stars in the background and in the blocks, and sometimes my eyes can't see the dark blue stars.  Isn't that kinda strange?  This pattern includes two sizes - throw and queen - and the size difference is made from the size of the blocks.  Look for this new quilt pattern in May.

Fabric is Aria by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.  Click here to ...

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April 12, 2019
Custom Woodland Baby Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

I have a finish to show you!  This is a custom baby quilt made for a long-time friend from my childhood.  Aren't the fabrics just the sweetest ever?!?


The X and O blocks were so fun to make - and super easy - out of coordinating navy and seafoam green.


This is quilt number three that I have finished in 2019, two of which have been sent to a local quilter.  {{holds palm to forehead}}  Dividing out the 70 ...

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April 5, 2019
Rainbow Quilty Hearts Quilt in Progress | Finished or {Not} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

{Not} Finished is the story of my quilting projects this year.  I'm up to my eyeballs in pattern designing and testing, most of which I can't show you.  But here are some quilt blocks I can show you!


These are {Not} Finished Quilty Hearts quilt blocks in a Boundless Solids rainbow and Moda Crossweave in black, one of my favorite background fabrics ever with a weave of white and black threads.  This fabric doesn't like ...

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March 29, 2019
New Patterns in Progress | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

{Not} Finished is the story of my quilting projects this year.  I'm up to my eyeballs in pattern designing, and my longarm is out for maintenance.  I do have a growing pile of quilt tops to quilt though.  

Here are some {Not} Finished test quilt blocks for a pattern that will be in one of your favorite quilting catalogs this fall.


But wait!  I must show you the March 2019 Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop ...

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March 15, 2019
Custom Sunrise Over the Horizon Queen Quilt Set | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

I finally have a finish to show that is from this year!  This is a queen size Sunrise Over the Horizon quilt set, made as a custom order.  


I have made this quilt design twice in the past - a twin and a lap - but with gray in the background.  My customer envisioned a pinky purple and selected Kona Cerise from the color chart.  I had no idea it would be so beautiful; it's truly breathtaking!  The backing ...

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March 8, 2019
Custom Quilting Elementary Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another 2018 Finish is custom quilting an Elementary lap quilt for Andrea.


The adorable backing will likely be the backing for my daughter's graduation quilt. She loves math and plans to get a degree in it and become a college math teacher, so this kind of fabric makes her giddy!  It comes in four different colorways too, but this fabric is getting very difficult to find since it's was released quite awhile ago.


Quilt Stats:
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March 1, 2019
Soda Shoppe Twin Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is some Secret Sauce Sewing from 2018 that I can now reveal!!  Meet Soda Shoppe in Strawberry Fizz, a pattern I designed for Bluprint.


This design, not new or original in any way, was what I came up with when I was given two bundles of (19) 9" x WOF prints with no background fabric.  The binding also needed to come from the two bundles.  It was a fun challenge to come up with a design ...

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February 26, 2019
It's an Ombre Rainbow! |Threadology Quilt Along Blocks 1 and 2 from Busy Hands Quilts

The Threadology Quilt Along has begun, and it's not too late for you to join in the fun, help out a great charity, and make an amazing quilt!  This QAL is hosted by Fat Quarter Shop who is partnering with Moda Fabrics to match up to $10,000 each in donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  A suggested $5 donation is suggested for each block download.


I tried to hold out from participating in the Threadology Quilt Along but was unsuccessful!  I really like the pattern and also like the Bonnie and Camille fabrics it is shown in ... but if ...

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February 22, 2019
Field Trip Full Size Quilt in Strawberry Fizz | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is some Secret Sauce Sewing from 2018 that I can now reveal!!  Meet Field Trips in Strawberry Fizz, a pattern I designed for Bluprint.

Photo Credit Bluprint

This design, not new or original in any way, was what I came up with when I was given a bundle of (19) 9" x WOF prints.  It was a fun challenge to come up with a design to meet exact fabric requirements.  See the featured red in the ...

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