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September 25, 2020
Love Multiplied Quilt - the Miss Kate One from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm revisiting the Love Multiplied quilt!  This was the first Love Multiplied quilt I made (here is the second), and I have fabric for a solid version all cut and ready to go.



Miss Kate

This version of Love Multiplied is done up in Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille, an older fabric collection.  It's classic of Bonnie and Camille collections with red, blue, aqua and apple green with a dash of rosy pink.  The backing and binding are also from the Miss ...

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September 17, 2020
Waterfall Throw Quilt in Moda Grunge Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

I'm excited to share the new Waterfall quilt pattern today!  Waterfall is the latest Busy Hands Quilts pattern and is stash friendly.



COLORWASH OMBRE FABRIC SELECTION

Waterfall is all about letting the fabric shine!  I love the gradating ombre colorwash effect in this quilt design.  The colors just blend, mesh, meld {so many words!} together in a soothing way.

It's easier to get this effect than you think.  Here's how you create it yourself:
  • Grab the pattern.
  • Select two colorways that meld together.
  • Gather five hues of ...

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September 16, 2020
Kansas Red and White Throw Quilt in Just Red {Custom Quilting} from Busy Hands Quilts

Kansas Red and White Throw Quilt in Just Red, a custom quilting project by Busy Hands Quilts.


This is a quilt made by Andrea which I custom quilted for her in a new-to-me design.  Her request was something bubbly, so bubbly it is!


Executing this design on my longarm required a tutorial as I had never wrapped a design around so the next row is half dropped to the previous row.  Learning this technique has opened up a ton of new quilt designs that I will be able to use on my machine.

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September 14, 2020
Connected Throw Quilt - In Sunshine Terrace! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing with you a Connected Throw quilt I made with the quilt kit from Connecting Threads.  This is a quick and easy quilt pattern.



Fabric Selection

The fabrics are from the Sunshine Terrace fabric collection at Connecting Threads.  It's a beautiful collection of blues and yellows in varying hues that add a lot of depth to the quilt pattern.  Connected would look very different if the fabrics in each colorway didn't have variations in hue.


Binding Love!

When choosing fabric placement for quilt kits I curate ...

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September 5, 2020
Nantucket Quilt Pattern - The All Blues One! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing this all blue Nantucket quilt.  It turned out even better than I imagined it would.



Nantucket was so named because the design reminded me of life rings, which reminded me of the sea, which reminded me of Nantucket, a place I've never been, but have sailed past, unbeknownst to me, on a cruise in 2018.  The Harry and Alice version of Nantucket reflects the life rings design even more, to me.



Fabrics in Nantucket the All Blue Version

Fabrics for this quilt were curated from ...

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September 4, 2020
Nantucket Quilt Pattern - The Harry and Alice One! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing Nantucket with you - perhaps one of my favorites of all of the quilts I've made!



Nantucket Includes All the Sizes!


The brand-new Nantucket quilt pattern includes all the sizes!  Yes!  Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  As many sizes as possible are included in all of my quilt patterns.  Some designs aren't conducive to all of the sizes, and I work hard to get as many sizes in as possible.  


Harry and Alice Fabrics for the Win!


All of the print fabrics in ...

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September 2, 2020
Floating Squares Baby Quilt in Enchanted {Custom Quilting} from Busy Hands Quilts


This sweet baby quilt was made by Andrea, and I quilted it for her with a dense spiral design.  


See those sweet swans in the backing? 

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August 28, 2020
Ombre Mountains Quilt - The Moda Grunge One! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I have a new quilt to share with you - Ombre Mountains in Moda Grunge.  It just may be a new favorite!

Ombre Mountains is available in the Busy Hands Quilts Pattern Shop.



Ah, Those Fabrics!


So now you've seen both ends of the quilt, equally stunning.  A blending of blue-green, blues, to purples, and blush pinks.  

Moda Grunge is so versatile for quilting.  It reads like a solid with loads more depth and character.


My Online Fabric Stash

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August 23, 2020
School Colors Quilt - The Perfect Graduation and Sports Team Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing this Moda Grunge School Colors quilt.  It's definitely on my favorite list!

School Colors is available in the Busy Hands Quilts Pattern Shop.


School Colors Quilt

I've been on a Moda Grunge kick recently, making several quilts in this super versatile fabric.  The variation in colors gives amazing depth and texture to quilts that would be impossible to achieve with solids.



Stunning Two-Color Quilt

What do school colors and sports teams have in common?  They generally have two colors, sometimes with an accent thrown in.  My hometown colors are bright blue, red, and white ...

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August 11, 2020
Picket Fence Throw Quilt in Early Bird by Bonnie and Camille! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a Picket Fence Throw quilt made by Cathy.  She used a layer cake of Early Bird by Bonnie and Camille.  Didn't it turn out beauifully?!




Picket Fence is a quilt pattern that includes 7 sizes, including both square and rectangular Throw and Queen quilts, along with two layouts.  The pieced blocks can be placed alternating horizontally and vertically, or all vertically for an entirely new look.  What you choose is up to you!

This pattern is layer cake and FQ friendly for a truly versatile quilt pattern.  

This is my most popular quilt pattern, and ...

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August 9, 2020
Sweet Caroline II Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

Sweet Caroline II is patchwork design that goes together quickly and easily with strip piecing!  


This is a quick and easy quilt design made with 5 fabrics.  In the gray and yellow version, there are 3 yellow prints, white, and a mottled gray.


Sweet Caroline II is a great place to use Moda Grunge; this is Grunge in deep red, black, 2 grays, and white.
Once again, Grunge for the win!  This is 4 purples and white.

SWEET CAROLINE II IN WILD CRIMSON


Sweet Caroline II ...

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August 8, 2020
Sweet Caroline Quilt Pattern - Twin Size in Dutch Garden! from Busy Hands Quilts

Sweet Caroline is a patchwork delight in blues and yellows!  This is a Twin size quilt.

Sweet Caroline quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.

DUTCH GARDEN SWEET CAROLINE TWIN QUILT


Sweet Caroline is a quick and easy strip pieced quilt made using yardage of medium and dark hues in a single colorway or, as in the Dutch Garden version, two colorways - blue and yellow.

This beautiful blue and yellow fabric collection is Dutch Garden by Bluprint, sadly no longer available.  It shouldn't be too difficult to find a substitute though; either an entire collection ...

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August 7, 2020
Sweet Caroline Quilt Pattern - Throw Size in Botanical Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing this Sweet Caroline Throw quilt.  I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of this super sweet blue and white quilt!


Sweet Caroline quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.

BOTANICAL BLUE SWEET CAROLINE QUILT

Sweet Caroline is a quick and easy strip pieced quilt made using yardage of medium and dark hues.  This quilt is made with the beautiful Botanical Blue collection from Connecting Threads.

THE FLOWER SPRAY QUILTING DESIGN

I quilted this Sweet Caroline quilt with a Flower Spray digital design on my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher.  The design ...

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July 30, 2020
Reminder - July's $6 Pattern of the Month Ends Tomorrow - Get Nautical News! from Busy Hands Quilts

This is a last-minute reminder that July's $6 Pattern of the Month is Nautical News!  The sale ends when the clock strikes midnight on Friday, July 31st.  

This #quiltpattern includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is layer cake friendly for a quick finish.  I've since learned to not name quilts by their fabric collection as it can limit how people see the quilt.  It looks great in many fabric collections, including solids and scraps.


The rainbow Nautical News quilt above was made from my scrap bins.  It includes 24 different Kona cottons.


The ...

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July 29, 2020
Sweet Caroline Throw Size Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

Sweet Caroline has been kitted by Connecting Threads in the Throw size.  This is the Wild Crimson fabric collection, focusing on the blue fabrics in the collection instead of the reds and tans.  



The pattern gives exact fabric placement to create the three darker squares in the middle of the 25-patch blocks.  They alternate direction every other block to create a subtle secondary design.  

Sweet Caroline is a yardage-friendly quilt pattern that uses strip piecing to go together quickly.  

TIP:  Be sure your strip sets are the correct height so the blocks fit together ...

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July 21, 2020
Maribelle Throw Size Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

Photo Credit Connecting Threads

Maribelle has been kitted by Connecting Threads in Wild Crimson in the Throw size!  I love the subtly muted blues, reds, and tans in this collection paired with the bold blue dot print.  Did ya see the dots?  When I place fabrics in designs for Connecting Threads, I try to use the fabrics that read as a solid but have a bit of a design in them for texture, like this blue fabric with tiny cream, tan, and red dots.

Photo Credit Connecting Threads

Maribelle is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern with two accents.  It ...

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July 17, 2020
Pin It For Sales - A Review - It's Amazing! from Busy Hands Quilts


I'm super excited to share with you a course I've had the opportunity to review before its launch.  Pin It For Sales is a complete course by Emily Dennis in which you'll learn how to build your business using Pinterest to drive more traffic and more sales to your online shop.  If you have an online shop and are working towards getting a steady stream of daily sales, this class will help!  

I've been through the program in its entirety and am so pleased at how much information it includes - way more than I was expecting ...

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July 15, 2020
Save 25% off Precuts at Connecting Threads Today Only! from Busy Hands Quilts


You'll save 25% off Precuts at Connecting Threads today only!  Use code PRECUTS at checkout to receive the discount.

While you're at Connecting Threads, checkout all of my patterns they've kitted right here. 

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July 10, 2020
Get Your Family Ties Quilt Kit in Gridwork! from Busy Hands Quilts

I've teamed up with Christa of Christa Quilts to offer quilt kits of Family Ties in her Gridwork fabric collection!  The fabric and pattern mesh so well together.  The kit includes all fabric for the quilt top and binding in the Throw size to make this exact quilt.  :)



This past 4th of July weekend was spent whipping up a Family Ties Throw quilt in the bright and fun Gridwork fabric collection.  This quilt is headed off to a program a distributor is organizing, and the deadline to have the quilt in the mail was only a week after I ...

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July 8, 2020
Ava's Garden Twin Size Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

Photo Credit Connecting Threads

Ava's Garden has been kitted by Connecting Threads in Wild Crimson in the Twin size!  This is a twist on a classic design and is oh so sparkly!


The Wild Crimson fabric collection is a great mix of shades of blue, deep red, tan, and cream with a lot of blenders that are so easy to work with.

Photo Credit Connecting Threads

The large blocks in Ava's Garden go together quickly, and would you believe this is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern?  Yep!  Toss in a few other fabrics and go!
Photo Credit ...

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