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June 29, 2022
Rainbow Burst Quilt in Pastels! from Busy Hands Quilts

Rainbow Burst is an easy rainbow quilt pattern, and strip piecing makes it go together so quickly.  So it's quick and easy!

The quilt pattern includes 5 sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  It looks great with bright colors, too.  Check out one with black background right here and one with a gray background right here.

I have curated pastel Rainbow Burst quilt kits from my stash.  All fabrics are Kona Cotton Solids, a quilt-shop quality cotton.  The quilt kits do not include the quilt pattern since so many of you already have it.  :)

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March 31, 2022
Mirage Throw Quilt Kit in Faux Linen Tonals! from Busy Hands Quilts

Mirage has been kitted in the Throw size by Connecting Threads in their Faux Linen Tonals fabric collection!  This is a modern quilt kit that is quick and easy.  It's the perfect gift quilt for anyone who loves minimalistic decor.

The Mirage quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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January 13, 2022
In the bleak winter...P.Q. 13.1 All the colors from Sew Sunshine

Time for Project Quilting 13.1 first challenge of 2022All the colors is the theme over at Persimon dreams website. I have been doing quite a few of these challenges since some of the first seasons. Sometimes you need a boost to get started on something. This challenge was perfect to start because it is so cold and blah outside right now. This quilt is 40" x 55" fabric from stash, low volume

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January 12, 2022
Gridwork - a Throw Size Quilt Kit in Amish Solids! from Busy Hands Quilts

Gridwork has been kitted in the Throw size by Connecting Threads in Amish Solids, and the result is a truly stunning quilt!  Apparently quilters think so too, because many of the quilt kits have sold already.  :)

The Gridwork quilt pattern includes 4 sizes - Lap, Throw, Queen, and King.

The pattern is jelly roll friendly and goes together quickly with strip piecing.

The quilt kit is available right here.

The quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop right here.

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January 4, 2022
Easy Bargello Rainbow Baby Quilt! from Busy Hands Quilts

Happy New Year!

Today I'm sharing a fun rainbow Baby quilt in the Easy Bargello quilt pattern!  It's such a fun and happy quilt and was so quick to make.

The Easy Bargello quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

The Easy Bargello quilt pattern includes the Twin size which is perfect for a single jelly roll.  The pattern doesn't include the baby size.  I calculated how to make the Baby size when making a quilt sample for my local quilt shop to display.  I may release a supplement to the pattern for additional ...

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September 24, 2021
There's a bear on my quilt from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone, and happy first weekend of fall! How did that happen? I would swear that it was just the first weekend of summer. Of course, I would swear that just last week my folks dropped me off at college for my freshman year, but I had a birthday this week that puts me many times beyond college age, so my sense of time may be a bit skewed.
 I got myself a lovely birthday present, but before that, I had another longarm quilting lesson! I'm getting much more comfortable with the machine, and it's getting easier each ...

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September 9, 2021
Sedona from Liz Makes Crafts

Because I promised myself to quilt some of my favorites in the stash this year, I decided to pull out Sedona. Sedona, designed by Sew Kind of Wonderful, is a beautiful black and white quilt featuring some really neat piecing. It is probably the most graphic quilt I've ever made!

The piecing process of Sedona was intricate and difficult, but I managed to get through it because of the great pattern writing and the usage of the specialty ruler. It's also perhaps the first row-by-row quilt I've ever done.

I had auditioned half a dozen different plans ...

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August 15, 2021
Atmosphere from Liz Makes Crafts

The Atmosphere quilt along came along last year at a very unusual time. When it was first announced, the pandemic was barely a blip on my radar. By the time I was making the quilt top for the quilt along, however, things were getting serious. We had just started the lockdowns in my state, and my family was struggling to figure out remote learning. It's hard to imagine that that was almost a year and a half ago!

And now as I'm finishing up this quilt, I can look with a hopeful eye into the future that things ...

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May 29, 2021
Second Edition of the Cross-Hatch Quilt Top from Jan's Quilts

For this version, I mixed up the solid color squares, instead of keeping them in color order.  I really love how all the versions turned out.  If you want to make your own, the tutorial is here.  You can easily adjust the size of your quilt by changing the size of the squares and HSTs.  For this quilt, I used 5" squares and HSTs, instead of the 5.5" in the tutorial.


May your bobbins always be full,

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May 17, 2021
The Beginning of a Solids Cross-Hatch Quilt Top from Jan's Quilts

I really liked the Black and White Cross-Hatch Quilt Top; so I decided to make two more using solid color scraps.  I have plenty to those!  I spent some time sorting, then cutting enough 5" squares for the two new quilt tops.  Then I made the 80 HSTs I'll need for two tops.  I've become a believer in doing two at a time!

I am assembling each quilt top separately because I want them to look different.  I have the first 7 rows assembled, and the next 3 rows are already pinned together.  I just needed a little ...

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The Solid Cross-Hatch Quilt Top is Complete, the First Edition from Jan's Quilts

I'm really happy with this Solid color version of the Cross-Hatch Quilt Top, warts and all.  On the Black and White version, I planned imperfection; this time it just happened.  Guess I'm Amish at heart.

I have enough squares and HST ready for another quilt top, Guess I better get busy!

As you can see, it's Frisco approved.  I had the darndest time getting and keeping him off this quilt top!  This time I made the squares 5", instead of 5.5".  That made the quilt top smaller, 51" x 64", as opposed to 56" x 70 ...

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April 21, 2021
Nautical News Quilt - Almost Amish - Back in Stock! from Busy Hands Quilts

Nautical News in Almost Amish Solids has been restocked by Connecting Threads in the Twin size!  This is the third time it has been restocked because it sells so quickly.

Other Nautical News Quilts

This Nautical News Twin quilt was made by my niece when she was 12.  She cut all of the fabric and sewed it up by herself, and then I quilted it for her with Wandering Spirals.  Didn't she do a lovely job?!

I ♥ to figure out how to make quilt patterns into rainbows, and ...

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April 20, 2021
Carpenter Star Quilt Tops from Jan's Quilts

Yes, I made two Carpenter Star quilt tops.  I made them at the same time; they were fast and easy.  The blue and green one will be for my great grandbaby, due in October; and the red, white, and blue one will be staying in my living room.


May your bobbins always be full,

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March 19, 2021
Baby Paw from Sew Sunshine

This week was either wind and rain, or wind and cold or just wind. I have been chomping at the bit to get out and get some photos. Today it was sun and wind so I went out. I had moments when the quilt almost went into orbit but caught a few to share at least. 

This is a Baby Paw. I have a great nephew that this is going to even though he just turned one already. ( I actually have his big brothers quilt even though he will turn 4) I digress.... ha

I had a bunch of solid ...

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March 18, 2021
Iridescent from Liz Makes Crafts

The Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters may have been over for more than a year now ... but I'm certainly not done making quilts that were featured in the show. My latest finish is Iridescent, a bright all-solids quilt designed by Slice of Pi Quilts.

Iridescent was so easy and so satisfying to put together because it's just squares and half-square triangles. The color placement would have been very confusing except for the fact that the pattern offered up a helpful chart, so there was no mix-up at all. Sometimes I just don't want to have to ...

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March 5, 2021
Intriguing Interleaves from Seaside Stitches

What a fun workshop this was! Mel Beach taught Intriguing Interleaves to Ninigret Quilters via Zoom in February. It is a quilt-as-you-go method, which means when the piecing is done, so is the quilting! How satisfying to have a completed project so soon after taking a class, and not another UFO for the pile!

Mel is an outstanding teacher who utilizes all the technology at her disposal to maximize student engagement in the virtual environment. She's the best we've seen since we started Zooming in April 2020.

I'm not going to get into the process here, but ...

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Lady of the Lake Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Once upon a time, the Lady of the Lake emerged from the waters of Avalon to bestow a magical sword on young King Arthur. Arthur took that sword to war and…was mortally wounded. What a shame! What if she had given him a fancy new sewing machine instead? Just imagine the quilts he could have made! 

The Lady of the Lake quilt pattern is an old-fashioned favorite made entirely of half-square triangles. Jenny used layer cakes in bright white and “Horizon,” the 2021 Kona Color of the Year to create a two-color quilt that is lovely as a fairytale ...

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March 2, 2021
Picket Fence Twin Quilt - The Solid Rainbow One! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have a beautiful rainbow quilt to share with you today!!  I actually made this quilt last fall but didn't share it here on the blog.  This quilt sold before it was even finished - no surprise there!  :)

Picket Fence is one of my favorite quilts to make because not every block is pieced, so it goes together quickly and still has a lot of WOW power.  :)

This quilt is the Twin size.

Layer Cake Friendly

Picket Fence is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern, and ...

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February 17, 2021
Vacation Houses from Appalachian Quilts

 With all this crazy weather, we can all dream about vacations right?  We can dream about sitting on the beach with our toes in the sand watching the tide come up just far enough to tickle our feet, then rushing back from whence it came.  We can dream about the smell of suntan lotion or the rays of the sun kissing our skin just enough to give us a golden glow.  We can dream about that drink in our hand with the little umbrella floating off to the side - I'm thinking sweet tea with lemon.  We can dream....

I ...

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February 10, 2021
My Rainbow is filling in!!! from Appalachian Quilts

You will want to read all the way through to the end, so you can see our **SALE**. 

I'm pretty sure our delivery people don't like delivering to us.  We had an 'incident' where the FedEx driver left a box of fabric out at the end of our 150 ft driveway (where we put our trash, I might add) and for the first time ever, Hubs called in.  The local social media site, coincidentally, had a rash of other deliveries that the same thing had happened to.  Whether it was everyone being keyboard warriors or thinking there was ...

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