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April 21, 2017
Brick Cottage Lane 2 | 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 king size Brick Cottage Lane {2} quilt.  I made this quilt top last summer, and it's finally finished!


Some of you saw this last week, but it's the only thing I have ready to share today.  My other sewing this week was my upcoming pattern, and it's not quite ready to share.

And here it is on a full size bed, so the overhang won't be this much on a queen or king.


The quilting is an ...

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April 14, 2017
Finished or Not Friday | a King Size Brick Cottage Lane {2} from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My not finished is a king size Brick Cottage Lane {2} quilt which had been aging in the closet for 9 months!



I made this quilt top when I wrote the pattern last summer, but I chose to use the Bonnie and Camille version for the cover quilt, and this quilt didn't get quilted... until now!  I intended to finish the quilting and bind it today, but it took a long time to quilt this big baby, and I had to take lots of ...

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April 7, 2017
Jelly Roll Waves Lap Quilt in Blue and Aqua | FONF from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a Jelly Roll Waves lap quilt in aquas and blues!  With the new quilting machine, I've been pulling out UFOs that are near completion in order to have something to quilt.  This project was ready for quilting, so it jumped to the top of the pile.



Jelly Roll Waves is a pattern I released this winter, and this is the fourth quilt I've made using the pattern.  I have found it's really addictive and enjoyable to make.  The ...

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March 31, 2017
Finished or not Friday a Linky Party | My Sewing Room! from Busy Hands Quilts

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My finish is setting up my new sewing studio!  My new longarm machine had to go in my previous sewing room since that's the only place it would fit in the house, so my sewing room is now in the open space at the top of the stairs. It's 3' narrower and 3' less deep than my previous space, and it's quite squished cozy.


Here's the room from the top of the stairs.  Next to me on both sides are doors ...

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March 25, 2017
Finished or Not Friday a linky party | My New Handi Quilter Fusion ProStitcher! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My almost finish is setting up my new quilting studio!  Purchasing a longarm machine last week required major house rearranging, and what a week it has been.  I'm still not done fine tuning where everything goes, but here is my new quilting studio!


And just so you know, since the picture doesn't show the right end of the frame, NO, there isn't any space to move around the end with less than 6" to the wall/window, and YES, I have to ...

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March 22, 2017
Finished or Not Friday | Custom Quilting an Antique Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is custom quilting an antique quilt for a friend. The quilt top was in her husband's grandmother's things when she passed away.  The seams are machine sewn, and it was in very good condition with only a few holes that needed mending.  I don't know the age of the quilt top, but the fabrics are very old in a mix of flannels, cottons, and feedsacks in the middle.  I didn't even notice how much the row of feedsacks stood ...

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March 15, 2017
Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | My New Pattern - Square Dance! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a new pattern, Square Dance, made in California Girl fabrics.  This is the large lap size.  The pattern includes 7 sizes from wall hanging to king, is fat quarter friendly, and uses strip piecing!  I love the subtle background chains.


The fabrics are California Girl by Fig Tree for Moda, all from my stash!


Shannon of The Flemings Nine proofread and tested the pattern for me.  Isn't her black, red, and white version so pretty!?!


Square Dance is on sale at ...

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March 3, 2017
A Giveaway at Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + California Girl Log Cabin Baby Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish is a log cabin baby quilt in California Girl, a custom order through my quilt shop.  It's as sweet as can be!  The quilt measures approximately 40" x 48".

I've been hoarding California Girl fabrics for several years and was delighted that my customer chose this collection for her granddaughter's quilt.  There was a large pile of 16-patch quilt blocks in my California Girl stash, and I've designed a quilt around them and am in the process of writing ...

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February 25, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Custom Twin Kite Flight Quilt + Postcard From Sweden Quilt Along! 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 Flight Kite.  This is the quilt kit from Craftsy, enlarged to make a twin.  The backing and binding are Kona Breakers.



The most viewed link from last week was this binding saver by Anita at Domestic Felicity!

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 have ...

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February 17, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky party!} + Rainbow HSTs from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Not Finished is an ombre rainbow of 560 - 2" HSTs using Triangles on a Roll papers, using the entire rainbow of Boundless Ombre colors.  My plan is a wall hanging in a graduated rainbow.


I took this project to work on while I was in Arizona at my parents' house because it doesn't require a 1/4" foot; just sew on the dotted lines.  Having some fabric to play with really helped during the three weeks I was missing my sewing room.


The ...

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February 10, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Jelly Roll Waves in Black and Pink from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

I am still on vacation at my parents' house in Arizona, so please forgive me for not visiting and pinning your links for the past few weeks.  Internet time is infrequent here.

My finish to share is, yep, another Jelly Roll Waves lap quilt in black and pinks.  This is my favorite of the four JRW quilts I made. This quilt measures 50" x 60" and is a super fun pattern to make.


The fabric is London by someone; I don't remember who right ...

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February 3, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party} + Jelly Roll Waves in Alison Glass from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My finish to share is Jelly Roll Waves in Alison Glass fabrics.  This is a small lap made from my newest pattern.  This quilt measures 50" x 60" and is a super fun pattern to make.


Quilting is organic wavy stitching, side to side.


Backing is a Kate Spain Cuzco print from the stash.


The most viewed link from last week was Meet in the Middle by Invisible Girl!  This is a beautiful scrap quilt.




Enter to win this jelly roll ...

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January 30, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Rainbow Star Baby Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

Things are quiet here on the blog because I am in Arizona on vacation, sans my immediate family, visiting my parents who winter here.  Today I attended a quilt/sew show with my friend, Shannon of The Fleming's Nine.  After a two-year online friendship, we met for the first time in person yesterday!  We've had a great time chatting up all things quilting and family, and today we test drove long-arm machines at the show.  What fun!

My finish is a rainbow star ...

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January 26, 2017
Jelly Roll Waves {a New Pattern!} + Finished or Not Friday and TGIFF {a Linky Party!} from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday! where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finishes this week are three quilts plus a Not Finished quilt top in Jelly Roll Waves, my newest pattern!  I loved making this quilt so much that I couldn't stop and just kept making them!  MAKERS GONNA MAKE!!


Jelly Roll Waves includes instructions for 6 sizes from baby to king, something I strive for in all of my patterns.  Jelly rolls can be used for traditional piecing, and strip piecing instructions use fat quarters.  Yes, another ...

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January 13, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Pastel Rainbow Wave Lap Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a pastel Rainbow Wave quilt.  This quilt top and matching backing have been in my closet for at least three years, so I think it was time to finish it up.  It started out as a twin quilt but shrank so much when washed that it's now an oversized lap quilt.


Fabrics are a Kona New Pastel jelly roll and a white jelly roll.  I bound it with a Boundless white solid, and it matched the Kona perfectly.  This is the ...

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January 6, 2017
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Pastel Rainbow Wave Twin Quilt {not finished} from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Not Finished is a pastel twin Rainbow Wave quilt.  This quilt top and matching backing have been in my closet for oh, at least three years, so I think it was ready.  {pats self on back}  I quilted it yesterday and plan to bind it today, and then it will be listed for sale in my Quilt Shop.


The most viewed link from last week was these adorable crocheted hats by Snowcatcher!



It's your turn to share your finish ...

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December 30, 2016
Honey Honey Patchwork Lap Quilt + Finished or Not Friday {a 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 patchwork lap quilt in Honey Honey.  This is why I like hosting Finished or Not Friday - this quilt wouldn't have been finished today if I didn't.


This quilt is a regurgitated chunky race quilt.  Yep, regurgitated.  It turned out so bad without fabric placement planning that I had to cut the strips into 5" segments and sew them back together.  This is why a few of the blocks are made from more than one fabric.  If you'd like ...

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December 23, 2016
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Triple Barn Star Lap Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a made-to-order Triple Barn Star lap quilt in Birch Farm fabrics. This was a last-minute Christmas gift order, and, having promised delivery in time for Christmas, it was in the mail within two days!


The quilt measures 72" x 72" and was a kit that Craftsy sold several years ago.  It was a well aged quilt kit in my fabric closet, so I decided to list it as a made-to-order item in my Quilt Shop.  I have enough fabric left to make ...

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December 20, 2016
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Kite Flight Quilt in Progress from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Not Finished is a custom Kite Flight quilt in the Summer palette.  This kit is available at Craftsy.  I've completed the full blocks and have begun the side setting blocks.  It's going together much quicker than the red version I made because I'm pressing the seams open and pinning rather than pressing and repressing to try to get the seams to nest together.


The most viewed link from last week was Preeti's Angel's Midnight Garden!  It's  a great ...

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December 9, 2016
Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Boundless Beauty Pillow Sham from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a pillow sham to match the cover quilt for my new pattern - Boundless Beauty!  It's super sweet in Flower Sugar!  I used leftover bricks from the quilt, a splash of white, and added a matching red/white check binding.


Here's the quilt again, just for fun!  The pattern is jelly roll friendly for traditional piecing and scraps or yardage friendly for strip piecing.  This quilt is the twin size.  The instructions include 5 sizes from baby to king, with traditional ...

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