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October 12, 2021
Gridwork Throw Quilt in Painterly Petals! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing another Gridwork Throw quilt.  Gridwork is the newest pattern in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern line, and it's jelly roll and stash friendly!  I dug through my jelly roll stash to find just the right one for this quilt.

Gridwork is a fun and modern strip-pieced quilt.  The pattern comes in multiple sizes from Throw to King.



Strip Pieced Gridwork Throw Quilt


This quilt is entirely strip pieced, and you will love how quickly it goes together!  Of course you could sew together individual ...

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October 8, 2021
Gridwork Quilt - the Love Lily One in the Throw Size! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have a fun and happy quilt to share today!  Gridwork is the perfect stash quilt made from jelly roll strips.  Maybe you have a jelly roll rolling around in your stash, and you've been saving it for just the right project.  This just may be the pattern!!  :)



4 Sizes Included!


The Gridwork quilt pattern includes 4 sizes - Lap, Throw, Queen, and King - so you'll use this pattern again and again!  The Baby and Twin sizes aren't included because they don't work out mathematically ...

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October 6, 2021
Formation Throw Quilt in Moda Grunge Seeing Spots! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a Throw size Formation quilt.  It's a quick and easy flying geese quilt.

This quilt is sewn up with Moda Grunge Hits the Spot fabrics by my professional sewist, Kare.



Oh Those Fabrics!


This Formation quilt is sewn up with Moda Grunge Hits the Spots.  I chose colors that are modern and masculine - browns, grays, and green - on a creamy white background.  The entire quilt is made with Moda Grunge, including the flying geese, background, backing, and binding.  Moda Grunge fabrics add such a nice depth and texture to quilts, and I love to use ...

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September 29, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Pattern - Throw Quilt in Garden Delights! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a Hampton Court quilt in the Throw size!  This quilt was finished about five months ago, and I didn't get around to blogging about it.  Today is the day!

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


The Hampton Court Design


The Hampton Court quilt design is based on King Henry VIII's castle from the 1500s.  The design, made from varying brick sizes, can be found in the brickwork of the exterior of the castle.



Strip Pieced or Traditionally Pieced?


You get to choose!  The Hampton Court quilt ...

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September 25, 2021
Mirage Quilt Pattern - the Throw size in Moda Grunge Seeing Stars! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a new quilt pattern called Mirage!  This fast and easy quilt pattern is made with Moda Grunge Seeing Stars fabrics.


Mirage is in the Busy Hands Quilts shop right here.


Moda Grunge Mirage Quilt


This Mirage quilt is made with Moda Grunge Seeing Stars in cream, taupes, gray, and black (those aren't the exact Grunge names), just their general shades.  This quilt will look fantastic in any colorway you choose.  :)


Fabric Collection Ideas for Mirage


There are so many current fabric collections out now that will work for Mirage because they have four to five ...

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September 15, 2021
Prism Throw Quilt in Home Sweet Holidays! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a new quilt pattern with you called Prism - a quick and easy quilt pattern.




All the Sizes!


Prism includes all of the sizes - 5 - Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - for a true value.  

I've included tips for directional prints so they all end up facing the same direction, since the quilt is constructed in quadrants.




Those Beautiful Fabrics!


This quilt is the Throw size, made with Home Sweet Holidays by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics.  You'll find the fabrics right here ...

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August 27, 2021
Forever Stars Throw Quilt in Hometown Americana! from Busy Hands Quilts

This week I finished a Forever Stars quilt in the Throw size.  Oh my, how I love those giant stars!  




The Quilt Kit!


Forever Stars has been kitted in the Throw size by Connecting Threads in their Hometown Americana Vol 3 fabric collection.  This quilt is made from their kit.  This fabric collection is printed on premium Luxe cotton grown in the USA.  It's a lovely collection of muted reds and navys.  The background fabric is a Faux Linen in navy, adding a lovely dimension to ...

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June 24, 2021
Make It Scrappy Quilt Pattern - Sunday Stroll by Bonnie and Camille! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm excited to share a Make It Scrappy quilt made with Sunday Stroll by Bonnie and Camille!  This is a charm square or layer cake quilt pattern, and scraps from your bins work just as well!




Oh Those Fabrics!

Sunday Stroll is just as beautiful as previous Bonnie and Camille fabric collections, and includes their signature colors and prints.  This one adds a new color - gray!  There's gray, red, apple green, pink, aqua, and white, and of course they've included beautiful florals, checks, and stripes ...

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Skip to My Lou Quilt Pattern - Throw Quilt in Sunday Stroll by Bonnie and Camille! from Busy Hands Quilts

Meet Skip to My Lou, a fun charm pack or layer cake quilt pattern.  This is a Throw quilt made with Sunday Stroll by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.  This quilt top was made by my sewist Kare.




Oh Those Fabrics!

Sunday Stroll is just as beautiful as previous Bonnie and Camille fabric collections, and includes their signature colors and prints. This one adds a new color - gray! There's gray, red, apple green, pink, aqua, and white, and of course they've included ...

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May 29, 2021
Oh Happy Day! Quilt Pattern - Throw Size in Wanderlust II! from Busy Hands Quilts

I'm so happy to share Oh Happy Day! with you today!  This quilt design came about when thinking about a quick and easy pattern to use fat quarters in my stash.




Quick and Easy Fat Quarter Stash Buster!

Oh Happy Day!  is fat quarter quilt pattern that lets beautiful fabrics shine without being cut into really small pieces.  The pattern also includes instructions for using 1/4-yard cuts from which, interestingly enough, more pieces can be cut than a FQ.

I have always struggled using ...

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May 26, 2021
Sweet Comfort Throw Quilt - The Plum One! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a Sweet Comfort quilt in beautiful plum Grunge fabrics!





The Sweet Comfort Quilt Pattern

Sweet Comfort includes 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and uses yardage of four fabrics.  The instructions are specific in where fabrics are placed, so you can easily reproduce this quilt in your own fabrics.


Quilt Kit Anyone?

This quilt has been kitted in the Throw size by Connecting Threads in beautiful blue batiks from their Abalone ...

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April 28, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Pattern - the Black Background One! from Busy Hands Quilts

Hampton Court is striking with a black background and bright colors!  This quilt top was made by Kare and quilted and bound by me.



The Design

Hampton Court is based on King Henry VIII's castle, Hampton Court, from the 1500s.  The bricks are varying sizes, and this design can be seen in the brickwork of the exterior of the castle.



Entirely Strip Pieced!

You won't be sewing together individual bricks - that would take far too long!  Let's make quilts quicker so we can make ...

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April 26, 2021
Hampton Court Quilt Along Finished Quilt Parade! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today is the Finished Quilt Parade for the Hampton Court Quilt Along!



Fabric Selection

My main goal in making this quilt was that it be made entirely from fabric I had in my stash, which rarely happens since I am so often making cover quilts in a single fabric collection.  

My second goal was to make a single-color Hampton Court quilt with prints that had only white in them in order to show that this pattern doesn't have to be a mix of a lot of ...

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April 7, 2021
Granny's Square Patch Quilt Pattern - Use Scraps or Just Three Fabrics! from Busy Hands Quilts

Granny's Square Patch is back in the shop, and I'm happy to have her home!!



After being licensed to Connecting Threads for a few years, Granny's Square Patch is happy to be home!  I have updated and fine-tuned the pattern, and it's available in the shop right here.

This is the version that Connecting Threads sold in Maison Rouge.



Granny's Square Patch includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and uses strip pieced to speed up the process.  

Granny's ...

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March 22, 2021
Beautiful Nantucket Quilt Pattern! from Busy Hands Quilts

I have another Nantucket quilt to share!  While Nantucket looks complicated, it's really not with the step-by-step instructions included in the pattern.



Connecting Threads Grand Versailles Fabric

Deep indigo with teals, deep red, and cream are the perfect color combination for Nantucket.  Those are the colors found in the Grand Versaille fabric collection at Connecting Threads.  This Throw size quilt kit is sold out at Connecting Threads, but it looks like all of the fabrics are still available individually; which is great news because then you can ...

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February 11, 2021
Annabelle Throw Quilt in Botanical Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm happy to show you a Throw size Annabelle quilt in blue and white!



The Design

While Annabelle looks complicated, it's really not.  The pattern includes step-by-step instructions, so making this design very doable.  If you can make a half-square triangle, you can make Annabelle!


Oh, that fabric!

Oh yes, Annabelle in blue and white is simply stunning. 

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January 29, 2021
A Scrappy Life Throw Quilt in Bonnie and Camille! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a new quilt pattern with you - meet A Scrappy Life!  



My Favorite Fabrics!

A Scrappy Life is made with my favorite fabrics - Bonnie and Camille!  I pulled from my collection of various B&C lines to make this Throw size quilt.  The border fabric is from The Good Life, and the backing is a floral print on navy from the Smitten collection.

You'll find The Good Life fabric right here, and you'll find Smitten fabric right here

I ...

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January 8, 2021
Picket Fence Throw Quilt Kit in Violeta! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing the Picket Fence in Violeta Throw size quilt!

You can find this quilt kit right here.

Picket Fence has been my best-selling pattern since I wrote it in 2015.  Yes, over five years and still going strong!  This is a testament to how much you quilters love simple, striking quilts that use precuts.  

Image credit Connecting Threads

Layer cake or FQ friendly - and so many sizes and options!

The Picket Fence quilt pattern is layer cake and fat quarter friendly.  You can also use scraps to cut a combination of squares and strips; just cut the ...

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December 18, 2020
Annabelle Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

Annabelle has been kitted in Moonlit Promenade in the Throw size!  This is a beautiful collection of gray and black with a splash of red.



Annabelle is made with varying sizes of HSTs for a quick finish.  Fabric placement creates a number of designs across the quilt top.

This quilt was made by Connecting Threads.  Photo credit Connecting Threads.


I've made Annabelle in the Botanical Blue fabric collection by Connecting Threads.  This is the Throw size, and this is the quilt on the cover of the ...

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November 18, 2020
Ombre Gems Throw Quilt in Ombre Confetti Fabric! from Busy Hands Quilts

This week's custom order finish is an Ombre Gems throw quilt in Ombre Confetti fabrics.




The quilt top was made by my sewist, Kare, and quilted and bound by me.  The only way I can take custom quilt orders is to have one of my sewists make the quilt top; I'm too busy with the pattern design side of my business to make the entire quilt myself.  I have found sewists that sew even better than I ...

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