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July 21, 2017
Star Crossed Rainbow 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 Star Crossed Rainbow with a white background!


This quilt is made with one half of a Kona jelly roll.  The pattern gives the layout of each color to create this exact quilt and utilizes strip piecing for quick assembly.


This quilt top laid on the stair rail for quite awhile because I couldn't figure out how to quilt it.  It wasn't asking for feathers, swirls, or flowers, and I ended up choosing interlocking loops for a more ...

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July 14, 2017
Hexagon 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 giant daisy hexi quilt, made as a graduation gift for a young lady whom I babysat when she was kindergarten age!  It's a happy quilt for a lovely, happy lady!


The quilt is made from half hexies, cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter which I ♥♥!  I pieced the quilt in strips from top to bottom rather than side to side so the rows could hang on the design wall after the row was pieced.




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Hexies ...

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July 11, 2017
Queen Size Falling Stars 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 queen size Falling Stars in brights with a black background.  This was a made-to-order quilt in my quilt shop.  My customer purchased the lap size quilt which I had made for the pattern cover and loved it so much that she ordered an exact quilt in queen size!




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Falling Stars, get your copy here.
Size:  Queen size, 93" square
Fabric:  Kona Cotton.
Quilting:  Modern Hourglass quilting, done on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton
Backing:  Kona Cotton extra ...

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July 2, 2017
Custom Queen Rainbow Strip N Flip 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 queen size Rainbow Strip N Flip quilt, a custom order through my quilt shop.  This picture is completely unedited; it's that beautiful in person, too!


Love this picture with the sun shining through the quilt!


The backing fabric is Fiesta Fun Confetti which was so easy to match clear across the back of the quilt.  This is the fourth - fifth - and sixth - use of my new Handmade labels from Ikaprint!  


Quilting is straight line quilting on Gratitude, using a digital ...

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June 29, 2017
Ski to Sea Queen 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 queen size Ski to Sea quilt for my son.  This quilt has been in progress for several years and has finally been released from WIP purgatory.


I placed it on his bed today after he left for the summer to work on his grandparents' farm.  I wasn't about to put it on a perpetually unmade bed!!

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

Ski to Sea is ...

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June 16, 2017
Custom King Size Postcard From Sweden Quilt | Finished or Not Friday from Busy Hands Quilts

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

My Finish is a custom king size Postcard From Sweden quilt!  I realized this week that I hadn't posted pictures of my quilt at the end of the Quilt Along.



My customer ordered matching shams, and I made them identical to each other.  The back has an envelope opening and is made with Kona Citrus, as is the binding.  I used my favorite . quilt . book . ever, Shams With Style, for sizing.



Backing is Kona Citrus, super happy!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Postcard From Sweden, blocks ...

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June 9, 2017
Custom Quilting Elephant 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 custom quilting this adorable Elephant quilt.


The elephant measures approximately 18" across, for reference.  The pattern is available here.


Quilting is a Trillium floral print in the background with straight lines in the elephant, quilted on Gratitude.


This is the 2nd use of my new custom quilting labels from Ikaprint!

Last linkup's featured project!



If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back ...

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June 2, 2017
Finished or Not Friday - No Party Today! from Busy Hands Quilts

Finished or Not Friday is skipping a week and will be back next Friday.  

Here are my next two custom orders.  A queen size Falling Stars quilt {pattern available here}...

... and a queen size Strip N Flip quilt set!


See you on the other side!

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May 26, 2017
Pretty in Pink 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 Pretty in Pink Baby quilt, begun in February 2015 as a quilt along.  The blocks were complete and just needed sewn together.  I have no idea why this quilt took so long to finish other than it got buried in the stash.



Two piece backing, and oh my, what fun quilting those adorable daisies!


Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Pretty in Pink from this book.
  • Size:  Baby, 36.5" x 50"
  • Fabric:  Twice as Nice by Riley Blake.
  • Quilting:  Digital e2e daisy design ...

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May 19, 2017
Star Crossed Rainbow - a FREE Pattern! + 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 Finished and Not Finished are two Star Crossed Rainbow lap quilts.


Last Sunday I guest blogged at Confessions of a Fabric Addict during the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge and featured Star Crossed Rainbow in my post.  This is a free pattern in my pattern shop.


And here is the delicious backing.  It's Benartex Gradation in Rainbow.  It looked very weird on Craftsy's site, but I ordered it anyway quite awhile ago.  After I pulled it out for this project, I went ahead ...

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May 14, 2017
Sweet Blue and Red 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 sweet baby quilt in blues, pinks, and red.  It was a quick project in order to have something to share today!


I cut these squares out several years ago, so it's exciting to get them sewn up and into a quilt.


The quilting is a fun design that includes swirls, circles, and flowers.


 This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Half dropped patches.
  • Size:  Baby, 39" x 42"
  • Fabric:  Riley Blake, Flower Sugar, Dots, etc.
  • Quilting ...

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May 5, 2017
Rainbow Star 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 Rainbow Star baby quilt.  I used this quilt to practice wavy line quilting on Gratitude in preparation for quilting my king size Postcard From Sweden quilt.


The digital edge-to-edge design is Modern Hourglass, which I purchased because it eliminates the stopping and starting at every pass across the quilt.  It will complete as many passes as the throat space allows, without stopping, and is a 90" panto, but this is simple to crop or expand to the quilt width.  I had ...

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April 28, 2017
Oh My Darling | Finished or Not Friday Link-Up | TGIFF Link Ups from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!  I'm also hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday {TGIFF}!

My Finish is a twin size Oh My Darling, a new pattern release!  This sweet quilt is made with Fresh Cut by Basic Grey for Moda.


The pattern includes 6 sizes from baby to king, including two lap sizes, and is jelly roll friendly with strip piecing instructions given.  It looks like this quilt takes a long time to make, but the strip piecing makes it much quicker than traditional piecing.


The quilting is ...

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April 21, 2017
Brick Cottage Lane 2 | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party from Busy Hands Quilts

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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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