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July 7, 2020
Family Ties Quilt Kit in Kindred Blossoms! from Busy Hands Quilts

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Family Ties has been kitted by Connecting Threads in the beautiful Kindred Blossoms fabric collection!  This is the Throw size.


I mentioned in a previous post that I am on a kick using darker fabrics as the background, and this quilt is no exception.  This is a deep indigo.
Photo Credit Connecting Threads
Family Ties is a quick jelly roll friendly quilt pattern that is strip pieced.  You know how much I ♥ strip piecing, because life really is about making more quilts!  The quilt pattern includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - true ...

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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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May 29, 2020
Skyline Divide Quilt Pattern in Sweet Marion! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have a sweet Skyline Divide quilt to show you today!  This one is made in Sweet Marion fabrics by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.



Sweet Marion steals the show here in Skyline Divide!  I've been hoarding this fabric collection for just the right project, and it fits perfectly.  

The accent color is Kona Snow.


This Skyline Divide quilt was quilted with a fun Heart in Heart edge to edge design which adds a lot of texture and interest to the quilt.


Now back to the quilt pattern ...

Skyline ...

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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.




Quilt Stats:
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Family Ties Quilt Pattern in 6 Sizes from Lap to King! from Busy Hands Quilts


Family Ties is a jelly roll friendly quilt pattern that is strip pieced for a quick finish!  No sewing individual squares together, although you could if you wanted to.  


Lovely spring weather means that quilts can be photographed on the clothesline again!  There is nothing better than natural light for photos, but it definitely is touch and go - it can't be too gray, can't be too bright, can't be windy, can't be rainy.  Oh my, a girl nearly gives up waiting for the perfect time! 


To me, the strips of squares represent the ties of family ...

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April 27, 2020
Grandpa's Barn - a New Quilt Pattern in 5 Sizes! from Busy Hands Quilts


Grandpa's Barn, where ol' fashioned meets today's modern fabrics for a stunning quilt!  Both jelly rolls or scraps are perfect for Grandpa's Barn which is a strip pieced pattern that goes together very quickly.  The pattern includes pressing instructions so every seam in the quilt nests, my favorite!


Grandpa's Barn includes 5 sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  The center square design ends up in different places on the sizes.  It's most often found off-center, but is in the center for the baby quilt.


I say, yes please! to a striped binding any day ...

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January 31, 2020
Connected - A New Quilt Pattern in 6 Sizes! from Busy Hands Quilts


Connected is a design that just happened on the computer when I was playing around with blocks.


Do you think it's strip pieced? ... 


Of course it is!  I love strip pieced quilts and write my patterns with strip piecing when ever possible.  This quilt is no exception.



Fabric selection tips 


Choosing fabrics for a quilt pattern couldn't be easier than for Connected.  Here are some guidelines:
  • Colors on opposite sides of the color wheel.  This is the principle behind my choice of orange and navy.  In this quilt the orange is considered the "lighter" fabric and the navy ...

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