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May 3, 2019
Key to My Heart Throw Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My feature today is a blast from the past - Key to My Heart, a quick quilt perfect for springtime!


This throw size quilt was made by my pattern tester, Shannon of The Flemings Nine, last year when the pattern was completely revised.  Fabric is Daisy Delights by Lily and Loom for Craftsy.

Key to My Heart comes in 7 {yes, 7!} sizes from wall hanging to king and is LAYER CAKE friendly.  It's a easy, fun quilt ...

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April 7, 2019
Week in Review / Some Finishes and WIPs from Grandma's Red Needle

It's late Sunday afternoon and time for a blog update. 
The sun is shining again today after a couple of days with heavy showers. The temperature has dropped 2-3 degrees (Celsius) and we do hope this is finally the beginning of 'winter'! This summer has been hot! Hot! Hot! More showers to come the coming days, meteo predicts, which is just perfect for indoor activities; quilting! 

In my previous post I mentioned a batik quilt top I was going to work on. As said so done and here it is in all its glory! Finished! 


I love how it ...

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March 31, 2019
OMG March Finish from Urban Quilter

9 stacks of 8 blocks = 72
I completed my #onemonthlygoal for  March 2019 which was to complete, with sashing, 72 scrappy purple blocks for another wheelchair lap quilt.  This project was inspired by the Bread Crumbs Quilt at TheQuiltPolice.  It may turn out to be that quilt, or it may end up a bit different. Will have to see how I feel about it when I lay it out. Linking up with  Oh Scrap! this week as well as the One Monthly Goal project at Elm Street Quilts.

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March 17, 2019
Sunday Stitching Post #5 from Urban Quilter

I have stitched for at least 15 minutes per day on 11 out of 16 days so far this month (68%) so I am on track with my 15-minutes-to-stitch goal. As of yesterday I am at  54/75 days for the year which is 72%. Since the goal I set was to stitch 50% of the days I am doing well. 

I finished the T shirt quilt and the binding on the log cabin wheel-chair quilt. Since it is super-scrappy I am linking up today with Oh ScrapI have been working on quilting a bargello wall hanging that I ...

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March 12, 2019
An Old UFO--Flimsy done! from The Cozy Quilter

Twice a year, the Elgin Piecemakers get together for a sewing day at a local church hall, usually once in the fall and once in the winter.  Our winter sewing day was March 2nd.  I was in a bit of a conundrum trying to figure out what I was going to bring that day to sew until I found a bag of string pieced triangles in a bag on a shelf in my fabric storage area. Several years ago, my husband attended a conference for work and stopped by a local quilting shop to pick up a gift for me ...

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March 5, 2019
OMG March from Urban Quilter

a few purple scrap blocks
I have several things I would like to get done this month including finishing the T-shirt quilt and making some grain-bag totes. However, I decided that my #onemonthlygoal will be my purple scrap quilt. I started making blocks last month with purple scraps on muslin foundations and figured out that I will need 72 to make a wheelchair lap quilt. My specific goal for March is to complete all 72 blocks including the sashing on 2 sides of each block. If I get the top assembled that will be a bonus. I just bought some ...

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February 13, 2019
Love Multiplied Lap Quilt in Seaside | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

So I did forget to schedule Finished {or Not!} Friday again.  It may have something to do with my worrying about this winter storm with snow.  :(  I worry because I have many peoples whom I ♥♥♥ on the road when classes aren't canceled.  That's nice word order, right??  It sounds like I love them only when classes aren't canceled.  ;)  

Another 2018 finish is a Love Multiplied Lap Quilt - a Plus Quilt set on point!  


This delightful ...

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February 2, 2019
Mary's January Wrap-up from Urban Quilter

Fabulous ocean fabric
My January 2019 Forward Progress project was the Summer Jelly Roll. My goal was to decide what to make with this fabulous fabric. I didn't entirely accomplish that goal, but I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. I found various quilts on instagram that seemed like possibilities for a design: this one from the_quilt_police and this one from societyofseams both have elements that I thought might work in my quilt. I also liked the simplicity of this one from theflemings9. I was hunting for a pale ocean-y fabric that I could use as ...

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January 25, 2019
Simply Color Star Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another 2018 Finish - a Simply Color Star Lap Quilt made from half-square triangle blocks leftover from this quilt.  


The backing is pieced with prints from the collection with an aqua strip down both sides of the floral print.





Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Washington Star {my design}
Fabric:  Simply Color by V and Co
Size:  59" square
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom cotton/wool blend
Quilting:  Canna on Gratitude in white thread

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Did ...

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January 18, 2019
Sunrise Over the Horizon Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Another Finish from 2018 is a Sunrise Over the Horizon lap quilt!


This is the second Sunrise Over the Horizon quilt I've made, and I will be making a queen size as a custom order in the next few weeks.  It will have Kona Cerise {a beautiful purply/pinky solid!} instead of the gray, along with two matching pillow shams.  I typically do not make custom quilts anymore, but every once in awhile, my NO button malfunctions ...

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January 4, 2019
Moda Love Layer Cake Lap Quilt in Birch Farm | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a Birch Farm layer cake lap quilt!  This fabric has been in the stash for a long time, last used two years ago to make a Triple Barn Star lap quilt.


The coordinating backing is one of my favorite prints from the collection.  See those cute owls?  I used the owl fabric as the binding to create a frame of pop.


The pattern calls for layer cake squares, but I had only scraps to use ...

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December 28, 2018
Rosewood Lane Lap Quilt in True Colors | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

Finished {or Not!} Friday is back!  My Finish is a Rosewood Lane lap quilt in True Colors, one of my favorite fabric collections!  I love the colors and designs in this collection!


Rosewood Lane includes 6 sizes from wall hanging to king and is fat quarter friendly.  


I am in love with this quilt and have enough blocks left to make a queen size quilt for my bedroom!  I rarely keep quilts I make, so you know how ...

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November 14, 2018
Elgin Piecemakers Sewing Day from The Cozy Quilter


Twice a year, the Elgin Piecemaker's Guild has a sewing day at a local church.  This past Saturday, 13 quilters gathered and sewed all day long!  We had a couple of ironing stations and a place for cutting fabric in the kitchen as well as 13 tables for sewing around the room.  It was fun to see what everyone was working on as the day progressed.


Fran was working on a jelly roll rug to match her shirt!


Heather is attempting to use up her Christmas scraps for a paper pieced courthouse step quilt.


Farruk is a friend of ...

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October 11, 2018
Square Dance in Sunrise 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 Square Dance lap quilt in Sunrise!


Quilting is block by block, rather than edge to edge like I usually do.  It takes more time, but highlights the design of the quilt more.  

This quilt was cut out in March of 2017, blocks sewn at some point last year, and then it hung on the rail for a long time this summer waiting to be quilted.


The backing is the coziest of flannels in a bright pink hatch.


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Square ...

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September 8, 2018
Jelly Roll Waves Lap 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 lap size Jelly Roll Waves quilt!  Jelly Roll Waves is a pattern of mine and will be available in print soon!  It's jelly roll and yardage friendly and includes 6 sizes from Baby to King, including two Lap sizes.


This beautiful fabric is Shiny Objects Sweet Somethings by Flaurie & Finch for RJR Fabrics.  The fabric has a fantastic hand, much more substantial than most of today's quilt-shop quality fabrics, and every design in the collection has metallic silver in ...

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August 31, 2018
Picket Fence Lap 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 lap size Picket Fence quilt!  Picket Fence is my most popular pattern and is now available in print!  It's layer cake friendly and includes 6 sizes from Wall Hanging to King.


Picket Fence has been completely rewritten. I've learned a lot as a pattern writer over the three years since I wrote Picket Fence, and I am tickled with the updated version.  If you have purchased Picket Fence from my Craftsy shop, the revised pattern is available in your ...

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August 30, 2018
Mary's August Finish from Urban Quilter

This month's project, #10 on my 2018 Forward Progress list, was my Batik Jelly Roll Quilt which is now finished. I think it needs a better name.

Batik Jelly Roll Quilt, completed August 2018

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August 23, 2018
The Great Outdoors Blog Hop | Island Batik British Rose Trip Around the World Lap Quilt from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to my stop on The Great Outdoors Blog Hop, a whirlwind event where the Island Batik Ambassadors showcase new Island Batik Spring and Summer 2018 fabric collections!  

Meet British Rose, a beautiful collection of pinks, purples, and turquoise in a variety of designs including roses and butterflies!  The vibrant colors were such a pleasure to work with.


The timeless Trip Around the World design lets the British Rose fabric collection really sparkle.  Sixteen of the 20 prints in the collection were included in this quilt, with a few other fabrics from Check It Out and other collections added in ...

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August 17, 2018
Friday from Love Laugh Quilt

This week I made a couple of lap quilts.

Happy color quilts!

I used the stash and the extra scraps.

I added some polka dots.

I dug around the scrap bin.

I did a LITTLE bit of measuring....
Not much.

I admired all that pretty color!!

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The first quilt features a fabric line from Anthology fabrics.
It measures 50" x 62".

The second quilt features fabric gleaned from my scrap basket
which includes leftovers from various projects
and pieces from some discarded shirts.
It measures 46" x 49"

Both quilts were quilted with a diagonal cross-hatch pattern.
I used the ...

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Fat Quarter Cubes Lap 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 lap size Fat Quarter Cubes quilt - a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt - in modern fabrics by various Free Spirit designers!


The backing is a zipper made from the leftover pieces from the front.  To see the entire backing, zip on over to my quilt shop for a full reveal.


The Fat Quarter Cubes pattern is free {!} and is perfect for a bundle of fat quarters.  Large prints work well, too, because the pieces aren't cut overly small.

You can see ...

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