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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 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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Friday Finish from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Got the center of the next baby quilt finished.  This is a totally scrappy quilt from scraps I had in one bag.  I posted the start of this one in the previous post.  Think I need a solid or reads solid print next.  Measures 18" square.  Need to double that for a St. Anne's quilt or only 12" for a preemie quilt.  I'll see what the leftover in the bag will accommodate. I'm linking to Finished or

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Friday Finish from Quilting Reader's Garden

Got the center of the next baby quilt finished.  This is a totally scrappy quilt from scraps I had in one bag.  I posted the start of this one in the previous post.  Think I need a solid or reads solid print next.  Measures 18" square.  Need to double that for a St. Anne's quilt or only 12" for a preemie quilt.  I'll see what the leftover in the bag will accommodate. I'm linking to Finished or

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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 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 22, 2018
Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party is on Vacation! from Busy Hands Quilts

Finished {or Not!} Friday is taking a short summer vacation and will be back mid July, just in time for you to share the quilty goodness you'll be working on over the next few weeks!  I'll be enjoying the sunshine and recharging my batteries during my blogging break.

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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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May 26, 2018
Row Addition Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

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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 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 4, 2018
Custom Twin Triangle Quilt Set | 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 twin size triangle quilt and pillow sham set.  My customer took her son's picture on a different fabric every month for his first two years, and this quilt set is made from those fabrics.


The triangles were cut with the this ruler, my favorite for cutting triangles of all sizes.


The backing is pieced from the scraps from the front with Kona Shadow, White, and Storm.


The matching pillow sham is made from smaller triangles, using this book for ...

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April 27, 2018
Fat Quarter Cubes Quilt - a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

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My Finish is a twin size Fat Quarter Cubes quilt - a new Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt!



The Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut Quilt patterns are all about making quilts quickly, and the Cubes pattern is definitely a striking quick quilt!  The Fat Quarter Cubes pattern is a great way to use a fat quarter bundle.

The leftover pieces of the fat quarters make a fun zipped pieced backing.


Be sure you check out the other versions of this quilt over on the FQS Jolly ...

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April 21, 2018
Key to My Heart Pattern Update | 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 Not Finished is a Key to My Heart lap quilt top.  April's project for Island Batik Ambassadors is to look back at Vintage quilts and make them new again.  I chose the snowball block found in my Key to My Heart pattern and remade it in Island Batik Beaujolais with a charcoal background.


The Snowball quilt block is of Amish origin.  I couldn't find history on it other than that.

My pattern editor and tester, Shannon of The Flemings Nine made this ...

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April 13, 2018
Scrappy Patches Table Topper | 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 Patches table runner made from the July 2017 Sew Sampler Box from the Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is Scrappy Patches, one of my quilt patterns.  It's a great way to use a jelly roll if you're after a quick strip pieced quilt that still looks scrappy.  All of my patterns include as many sizes as possible, and this one includes 7 - from wall hanging to king!!


The box included a Snowberry Junior Jelly Roll by 3 Sisters ...

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April 6, 2018
Nautical News Quilt Blocks | 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 {or Not!} is Nothing!  I've been doing some secret sauce sewing, so I've nothing to share today.  Gratitude is back in the house and ready to rock and roll again, but I haven't put her to work yet.

But my niece made progress on her twin size quilt which she works on every time she comes over to visit.  Today she finished the blocks and put them up on the design wall.  It's my Nautical News pattern in the ...

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March 30, 2018
Rainbow Pixelation 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 lap size Rainbow Pixelation quilt, a soon-to-be-released pattern in 8 sizes from Placemat to King.  The pattern is available for preorder at a discount in my pattern shop.


The quilting is a modern wave design that took so very long to quilt out.  Every line is a stop/start which is a lot of work.  With Gratitude being a computerized longarm, I can usually walk away from her while she happily stitches away, but not with this design; it was definitely ...

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March 24, 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!

I don't have any projects to share, Finished or Not, so today's post is all about your projects!

Jelly Roll Waves by Vicki of Vicki's Crafts and Quilting  I'm partial to this pattern - it's one of mine!  All patterns are currently on sale at Busy Hands Patterns, so you can get your copy today!


Brighten Up by Jan at Cocoa Quilts


Scrappy Trip Around the World by Julie at Pink Doxies


Jelly Roll Ripples by Sarah at 123Quilt  You can ...

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