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July 1, 2020
July's $6 Pattern of the Month - Nautical News! from Busy Hands Quilts

July's $6 Pattern of the Month is Nautical News!  This #quiltpattern includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is layer cake friendly for a quick finish.  I've since learned to not name quilts by their fabric collection as it can limit how people see the quilt.  It looks great in many fabric collections, including solids and scraps.


The rainbow Nautical News quilt above was made from my scrap bins.  It includes 24 different Kona cottons.


The twin size Nautical News quilt above was made by my niece when she was 12.  It's made ...

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June 27, 2020
Reminder - Pixelation is June's $6 Pattern of the Month! from Busy Hands Quilts


Don't miss it - Pixelation is June's $6 Pattern of the Month!  

This quilt pattern includes 8 sizes - YES 8 - Placemat, Mini, Wall Hanging, Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  It's strip pieced from yardage and is so fun and easy.  

I've done all of the math for you, so grab your fabrics and go!  





Click here to purchase or use the button below.  Sale ends June 30th, 2020.


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June 2, 2020
June $6 Pattern of the Month | Pixelation! from Busy Hands Quilts


June's $6 Pattern of the Month is Pixelation!


This easy strip-pieced quilt pattern looks amazing in the rainbow.  You'll need nine colors in all.  These two rainbow quilts are made with Moda Grunge and have different colors at the top and bottom.


This Sunrise version is made with varying shades from pale yellow to deep red.  It is even more stunning in person, and the customer who purchased it agreed said this as well.


I've also made a black and white version, and while it doesn't photograph the best, it is also stunning in person.  I ...

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May 11, 2020
Rainbow Nautical News Throw Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts


Oh how I love me a rainbow!  Each square in this Nautical News quilt is a different Kona Cotton solid mixed with modern gray.


Nautical News is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern and is easy peasy!  Cut 'em, sash 'em, join 'em.  :)  Truth be told, I didn't use a layer cake to make this quilt - I just pulled Kona Cottons from my scrap stash and cut three rectangles to the specified size.


The quilt is pictured up side up and up side down to showcase the entire rainbow since the top of quilts is hidden by the quilt ...

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May 4, 2020
Custom Rainbow Pixelation Throw Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts


Pixelation is a striking rainbow quilt pattern that is entirely strip pieced for a quick finish.  The quilt pattern includes 8 sizes - Placemat, Mini, Wall Hanging, Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - with the squares growing larger as the quilt sizes increase.  You can get this pattern in my shop right here.


This quilt was made as a custom order, and my client chose the exact colors she desired from the Moda Grunge fabric collection.  These mottled, grungy fabrics take a solid color to a whole new level of fantasticness!  She chose a kelly green for the backing and orange ...

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May 2, 2020
Grandpa's Barn in Ombre Bloom Throw Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts


Grandpa's Barn meets modern Ombre Bloom for a truly sparkly quilt!  This quilt is made from 19 different fabrics, but it looks like a lot more because they are ombres in varying hues.  Ombre for the win!


Grandpa's Barn is entirely strip pieced and is jelly roll friendly, so grab your favorite strips and get ready to roll!

The quilt pattern includes 5 sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and centers around the traditional barn raising layout.  You could, of course, lay out the blocks in many different layouts for a totally different quilt.




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March 26, 2020
» Charm About You

modern quilted rainbow fabric star

Colour has a big impact on us, it can affect our mood and bring us happiness, especially when its in the form of a rainbow

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February 21, 2020
Winter Solstice Rainbow Throw Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts


This week's finish is a Winter Solstice Throw quilt in a rainbow of Peppered Cottons.  The gray chains are made with two shades of gray for added texture.  These quilt blocks were made to test the pattern last spring, and they were set aside until this week.

Winter Solstice has been kitted by Connecting Threads in Faux Linen, a lovely textured-looking fabric in solid-ish colors.  Our color schemes are very similar which is amazing since I was just using a fat quarter bundle I had on hand.
Photo credit Connecting Threads

While I know you love supporting pattern writers ...

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February 7, 2020
Rosewood Lane Quilt Pattern Update! from Busy Hands Quilts


It's Rosewood Lane's turn for an update!  Last year most of my pattern covers were updated, some patterns were also overhauled inside, and I'm down to the last few needing updated.  Now there are only three pattern covers awaiting updating - Home Awaits, Picket Fence, and Falling Stars.  


Joyce of Liberty Green Quilt Shop in Akron, Ohio has been a consistent wholesale customer of my quilt patterns.  She requested printed copies of Rosewood Lane after seeing the Rosewood Lane in Anna Maria Horner fabrics that sold in my quilt shop last year and requested an AMH quilt for ...

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April 30, 2016
Freedom from Sewn With Curves


How the year has flown by. I didn't believe adults when I was younger telling me that time just flies by as you get older but I am a believer. Now that I am 40, I can only imagine how quickly things will happen. Fingers crossed that I am ready for it.

I lost my sewing mojo for a while, hence the lack of posts in recent months. This was the first time in years that I didn't sew everyone's Christmas presents. I have decided to not put any stress on myself for any reason to finish ...

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