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January 19, 2018
True Colors Brick 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 rectangle brick lap quilt in True Colors and Moda Cross Weave.  I made the strip sets last summer when writing a quilt pattern but didn't end up using them.  Did you know that leaving a project as a WIP actually means you finish it faster when you finally pick it up to work on it again?!? 

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January 13, 2018
Good Fortune 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!

Oops, I totally forgot about Finished or Not Friday!  Some secret pattern designing and sewing have taken over every brain cell; that's my excuse!

My Finish is a patchwork baby quilt in Good Fortune by Kate Spain.


This quilt was sewn and quilted several months ago, but I found nothing in the stash that matched for binding, so there it sat.  Somehow, a fabric came through the door {cough, cough} during a stash-building spree that just happened to match.


The backing was inspired by ...

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January 6, 2018
Scrappy Patchwork 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 Scrappy Patchwork baby quilt.




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Scrappy Patchwork
Size:  42" square
Fabric:  Scraps
Batting:  Warm and Natural White
Quilting:  Moulin Rouge on Gratitude
Backing:  Red Rooster extra wide


Last Week's Feature!


Goddess Eyes by Musings of a Menopausal Woman!



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 ...

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December 30, 2017
Best of 2017 | 2018 Planning Party | 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 favorites of 2017 include:

Hexa Daisy Lap Quilt


Jolly Bar Jazz Twin Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt.  Get the free pattern!



Ski to Sea Queen Quilt


Mini Charm Chocolates Lap Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut quilt.  Get the free pattern!


Three Cuzco 16-Patch Lap Quilts


Sugar Plum Lap Quilt, which took First Place in the Sugar Plum Block Challenge!  Get the free block pattern!


2017 Stats:


  • 10 Baby Quilts
  • 20 Lap Quilts
  • 7 Twin Quilts
  • 8 Queen Quilts
  • 3 King Quilts ...

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December 22, 2017
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 Nothing!  I've been soaking up warm weather and sun in Arizona and have done nada sewing!

Here's some winter fun that you shared last week!  Click on the pictures to visit the blogs.




And a meme that resonates with my quirkiness, found at Zenia Rene's blog, A Quilted Passion!


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 ...

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December 15, 2017
Custom King Oh My Darling Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party + TGIFF! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!  Today you'll also find Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday here!

My Finish is a custom king size Oh My Darling in oranges and blues!  The fabric pull was based on Sweet Marion with the aquas and pinks excluded and other fabrics added.


Oh My Darling is an original design of mine and is available for purchase in my pattern shop.  


This quilt is truly double sided quilt with the beautiful quilting design able to shine through so well on the snow white backing ...

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December 8, 2017
Falling Stars in Boundless Blenders | 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 twin size Falling Stars!


The pictures don't really capture the glow that the quilt has.  The Boundless Blenders just sparkle!


This fabric has been cut and awaiting sewing for over a year!



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Falling Stars, a pattern of mine.
Size:  70" x 90"
Fabric:  Boundless Blenders
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Celtic Sea on Gratitude in gray thread
Backing:  Extra wide gray.

Here is Falling Stars in other colorways.



Last week's feature!


Many of ...

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December 1, 2017
Custom Sweet Marion Patchwork 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 custom queen size patchwork quilt in Sweet Marion!  Oh my, this is the sweetest fabric collection!  I just love the navys, aquas, corals and pinks together.


This quilt is truly double sided quilt with the beautiful quilting design able to shine through so well on the bubble gum pink backing.


This quilt was made as a custom order through my Etsy shop.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Patchwork squares
Size:  93" square
Fabric:  Sweet Marion by April Rosenthal for Moda
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom ...

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November 24, 2017
Outlook Pattern Release | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | TGIFF! 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, Outlook, written in 6 sizes including Baby, Small Lap, Large Lap, Twin, Queen, and King!  Directions include layer cake squares or yardage, and the pattern is Accuquilt friendly {but not required}!


Outlook is named after the small town my grandparents lived in when I was a child, which was about 15 miles from our home.  I have many fond memories of time spent at their house, mostly in the kitchen and around the table and in their huge yard ...

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November 17, 2017
Rainbow Sugar Plum 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 Sugar Plum lap quilt made as part of the Fat Quarter Shop's Sugar Plum Block Challenge.  The challenge was to take a block designed by Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts and make something with it.


Here is the original Sugar Plum block.  



My rainbow version is made with a Kona Brights layer cake with one additional purple added, and the blocks were sized down a bit to make the design layer cake friendly.  Background is Kona Ash, and if you ...

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November 10, 2017
Mini Charm Chocolates Shortcut 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 Mini Charm Chocolates Lap quilt as part of a Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along!


Mini Charm Chocolates is the latest in the Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut Quilt Series where precuts have center stage.  The pattern is designed for mini charms {!}, but ever the stripper, I made mine with rolie polies and strip pieced it!


The pattern includes instructions for several sizes, including table runner, baby, lap, and queen.  You will find the FREE pattern over at the Fat Quarter Shop ...

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November 3, 2017
Good Fortune 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 patchwork quilt in Good Fortune.  This is the last of this collection in my stash.  I am beginning to see shelves in my fabric closet again!


The pictures were taken on what hopefully wasn't the last sunny day until spring. 

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October 28, 2017
Outlook Quilts in Progress | 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 testing my upcoming pattern, Outlook, in several colorways.


A rainbow of Alison Glass Sunprints 2017 with black and white.  This fabric was purchased on sale at Craftsy, and they've still got some for you!


... to make a quilt similar to this version of Outlook ...


Rambling Rose with dark brown and cream ... {also purchased at Craftsy but no longer available}.


... to make this version of Outlook ...


Outlook is a full pattern with 6 sizes from baby to king, and fabric requirements ...

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October 20, 2017
Amy Butler Stained Glass 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 Stained Glass quilt in Amy Butler fabrics.


This quilt has been a UFO for over a year.  Just a few seams were needed, and it was ready to quilt.



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Sashed layer cake squares.
Fabric:  Amy Butler
Size:  47" x 62"
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Double swirls on Gratitude


This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop.

Last week's feature!

If you want your ...

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October 13, 2017
Outlook - A New Pattern Coming Soon | 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 new quilt pattern.  There's NO sewing going on around here with my Juki sewing machine needing some TLC this week.  I decided it was the best time to send my longarm tablet in for upgrading as well since it had been giving me fits on and off.  So with no sewing going on, I've been working on my new pattern, Outlook!  This pattern will be released very soon!



Isn't aqua sweet!?!


And red is so bold!


And ...

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October 6, 2017
Three 16-Patch Cuzco Lap Quilts | 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 finishes are three 16-patch quilts in Cuzco, one in purples, one in blues, and one in oranges and pinks; all mixed with Kona Shadow.


Some of these blocks were leftover from this quilt I made in 2013, making additional blocks out of the rest of the Cuzco fabric I had in my stash.

Each one is quilted differently, and some of the blocks are made with two prints instead of a single print since I was using up what I had on hand from ...

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October 5, 2017
Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt - a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut 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 twin size Jolly Bar Jazz quilt in Sweet Marion fabrics, made as part of a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt Along!


The Jolly Bar Jazz Shortcut Quilt pattern features jolly bars, an exclusive Moda product at Fat Quarter Shop.  They are a stack of 5" x 10" rectangles.


I changed the size of the white border and added a floral border to make it a twin size.


Here is the video Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop made for the Jolly Bar ...

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September 22, 2017
Phoebe's Flower Box Twin 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!

Could I ask you a favor?!  Please visit some of the links below and see what others are making.  Even if you don't have time to leave a comment, they appreciate when you view their projects.

I'm gearing up for another scrap box giveaway - a large flat rate box this time - so be sure to follow Busy Hands Quilts.

My finish is a twin size Phoebe's Flower Box quilt set with matching pillow sham.


This quilt is a continuation of clearing out ...

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September 15, 2017
Queen Size Flying Geese 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 Giant Flying Geese quilt in modern abstract fabrics.  It's wild and crazy and sure has the WOW factor!


My design wall isn't big enough to hold a queen, so I didn't really get to see it before it was all together.  It was okay then, but the quilting and binding really worked their magic and brought it to life.  It's so fun to see it in there lying on my bed, awaiting more pictures before ...

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September 8, 2017
Scrappy Patches Table Runner In Progress | 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've several projects in progress, but no finishes this week.  The last kid with wisdom had his teeth removed this week, and we're glad to be past that.

I used the half jelly roll of Snowberry that came in the July Sew Sampler box to make some Scrappy Patches quilt blocks.  I've been wanting to play with fabric placement to create different looks with this pattern, and this is a trial run.  I like the diagonal sections of blue and cream.



The ...

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