August 16, 2019

Custom Farmall Tractor Throw Quilt | Last Finished {or Not!} Friday Party at Busy Hands Quilts

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Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

My Finish is a custom Farmall tractor throw quilt for a friend.  There are the cutest farm scenes with little farmer boys, barns, cows and calves, and of course tractors.

I used loopy hearts for the quilting because this quilt will be a memory quilt to my friend.  Her mom recently passed away, and she found this quilt kit in her mom's things and decided to have it finished.

My friend wanted flannel on the back, and I found a high-quality flannel at Fat Quarter Shop.  The green coordinates with the quilt front much better than this picture portrays.  This fabric is much more substantial than most of the flannels out there.  I prewashed it because flannel is known to shrink more than regular cotton, and I wanted to get any extra dye out as well.  These great quality flannels won't break the bank, and you can find them right here.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:   Arcadia, available right here.
Size:  Lap  49" x 61"
Fabric:  Fabric International Stripe Border with Farmall fabric and coordinates
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Loopy hearts on Gratitude in black thread


I am giving away the scraps leftover from this quilt.  There are (7) 2-1/2" x WOF strips, scraps, leftover strips sets, quite a bit of border stripes, and some black.  There's enough for a table runner or wall hanging or something small like that.  Winner pays postage of $5.  US addresses only.  Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 21st at midnight.  Enter via Rafflecopter below.

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Last Week's Finished {or Not} Friday Features!

Do you want your quilt featured here?

A link back to Busy Hands Quilts in your post is required to get a shoutout here!  It's a small favor in return for the time and money it takes to host this linky party.

Nine Patch quilt by Sew Yummy!  Y'all thought it was yummy too, because it had a lot of views.

Sew Jess's UP Pixel Quilt!  And that's not a crocodile like I was imagining; it's the Upper Peninsula (of Michigan, I am presuming).  The squares are 1.5" finished - that's 1344 squares to be exact.

Morning Glory Mosaic by Kathleen McMusing!

It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
  • Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread.
  • Projects from this week only.
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Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

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August 13, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves Quilt Along | Quilt Tops!

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Over the next two weeks we'll be assembling our quilt tops.

I don't have mine assembled yet, so I've nothing to show.  August is always a super busy month for me, and this year it's compounded with lots of pattern writing.

The winner from the first half of the blocks linkup is Lisa from Sunlight in Winter Quilts, who received a $15 gift certificate to my pattern shop, and since I am late getting this post up and the linkup for the second half of the blocks has already ended, I've selected the winner, and that's Maria from Life on the Block who also received a $15 GC from my pattern shop.

The random winner from the Quilt Top link-up will be announced on August 27th.  A random winner from this linkup will receive three PDF quilt patterns from Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs.

This here's the schedule.  Each post will be at noon:
  • July 2 - Fabric Selection - Link-up open for one week.
  • July 9 - Fabric Cutting - Link-up open for one week.
  • July 16 - Half of the blocks - Link-up open for two weeks.
  • July 30 - Half of the blocks - Link-up open for two weeks.
  • August 13 - Quilt Tops - Link-up open for two weeks.
  • August 27 - Finished Quilt Parade - Link-up open for four weeks.

Jelly Roll Waves Quilt Tops

It's your turn to share your quilt tops!  This link-up will be open through noon pacific time on August 27th.

If you need help with linking up, Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs wrote a detailed blog post on this very subject.  Hop on over here to read it.

This link-up is only for the JELLY ROLL WAVES QUILT ALONG.  Do not enter Finished {or Not!} Friday posts here, please.  They will be deleted.
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