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January 5, 2022
Forever Stars Throw Quilt in Red White and Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy Forever Stars quilt in red, white, and blue!  Forever Stars is a pattern released last year.  It is definitely a quick pattern with the large pieces.

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



All the Sizes!


The Forever Stars quilt pattern includes all the sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King. Whichever size you're after, the pattern has you covered.  And you'll use it again and again when you see how quickly it goes together and that it has every size you'll ...

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November 20, 2021
Curated Star Spangled Fat Quarter Bundles in Red, White, and Blue! from Busy Hands Quilts

Gardenia Fabrics on Etsy has curated custom Star Spangled Fat Quarter bundles with 60 FQs in Red,  White, and Blue.  These are the very fabrics I used in the quilt on the Star Spangled pattern cover.

The Fat Quarter bundle is available right here at Gardenia Fabrics.


The Star Spangled quilt pattern includes two sizes - Twin and King.  Both sizes are the same design with different block sizes, and the King has a few less rows than the Twin; yes, less!  

The quilt pattern includes instructions using a fabric cutter, including diagrams for die-cut piecing which is different than piecing ...

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November 11, 2021
Star Spangled Quilt Pattern and 20% off All Quilt Patterns for Veterans' Day! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today America honors our Veterans.  I'm thankful for all who've served in our military to win and preserve our freedoms.

On Veterans' Day 2021, I'm happy to share a brand-new American quilt pattern called Star Spangled, an American flag design.  The Twin size qualifies for the Quilt of Valor program, a program with specific requirements for quilters to make quilts for veterans.

This quilt pattern includes two sizes - Twin and King - and is Accuquilt friendly, though a fabric cutter is not required.

All quilt patterns are 20% off in the Busy Hands Quilts shop today!

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July 19, 2021
Goose in the Pond Wall Hanging from Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm excited to share a really fun Goose in the Pond table runner / wall hanging quilt with you!  This quilt pattern is included in Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs brand-new book called Just One Charm Pack Quilts, and today is my stop on the book hop!  

The Book Hop runs through Thursday, July 29th, so be sure to head over to Meadow Mist Designs and sign up to receive blog post emails so you are sure you don't miss any of the featured quilts.  There are so many designs you don't want to miss.  :)


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April 5, 2021
Week 1 of #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt (Art) from Quilting & Learning

The #AtoZchallenge2021Quilt started April 1 and I posted my first three letters on Instagram. If you didn't catch them, here is a recap.

A is for Art appliqué 

The piece is A White History of Art and the image that I used to illustrate Art Appliqué is the close-up of the representation of The White Girl by Whistler.

It was created for Art with Fabric Blog Hop, Fall 2018. It is based on a BBC series called History of Art in Three Colours. This piece is an interpretation of the White episode and the picture below portrays  The White ...

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February 26, 2021
a new piece with white thread and taking stock from Karen Ann Ruane

a new embroidered piece and taking stock of my samples

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January 31, 2021
stitched paper and lace like surfaces [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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stitched paper and lace like surfaces

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January 25, 2021
net, white, lace... from Karen Ann Ruane

sampling, embroidering on a net surface

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January 7, 2021
rescued! [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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rescued!

these samples, this work was hosted in a different sketchbook initially. But....there was a mishap...oops...a disaster of epic proportions actually. These images are my attempts at rescuing what was rescuable!
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salvage from Karen Ann Ruane

rescuing damaged embroidery

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December 31, 2020
white lace and an embroidered silk token from Karen Ann Ruane

white lace and an embroidered silk token

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December 14, 2020
white, lemon, silk, embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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white, lemon, silk, embroidery

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white, lemon and silk from Karen Ann Ruane

white, lemon and silk

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December 10, 2020
surface design [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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surface design

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Alchemy overview from Karen Ann Ruane

Alchemy, embroidered paper, whites,

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December 6, 2020
lace investigations from Karen Ann Ruane

lace investigations, embroidery

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November 26, 2020
works on paper [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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works on paper

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paperwork from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery and white paper

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November 19, 2020
the first part from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered and embellished paper

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November 17, 2020
exploring design with embroidered paper [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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exploring design with embroidered paper

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