June 30, 2022

Around the World Quilt Pattern + Quilt Kits are in Stock!

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Oh My, says I!  The bold, vivid colors in this quilt have taken my breath away!

Today I'm so happy to share a new quilt pattern with you - meet Around the World!  This easy quilt pattern is so satisfying when the final result is a stunning quilt.  

The Around the World quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.  Plus, we have quilt kits in the shop!


The Around the World Quilt Pattern


What makes this pattern different than other Trip Around the World quilts, you ask?  

The Around the World pattern by Busy Hands Quilts includes 4 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, and Queen.  All sizes are the exact same design with varying piece sizes in each quilt size, and all sizes use the same number of fabrics.

Pressing Instructions:  Many of you tell me how much you appreciate the pressing instructions in Busy Hands Quilts patterns, a feature that is included in the majority of my patterns.  This pattern includes pressing instructions so the seams will nest together, thereby improving piecing accuracy.  Pressing to the side also helps seams not pop open when the quilt is used, especially when the quilting  holding all the three layers isn't very dense.

The pattern includes the exact names and numbers of the fabrics used in the color quilt.  This will help you with fabric selection using your own colors.

The pattern includes detailed diagrams and instructions that help with fabric placement at every step of the quilt top assembly process, as well as how to create this quilt without sewing individual squares together.  



So Many Quilt Sizes!


The Around the World quilt pattern includes four sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, and Queen.

Baby size  42" x 50"

Lap size  53" x 63"

Throw size  63" x 75"

Queen bed size  89" x 106"

The design of all of the sizes is the same, and all sizes use the same number of fabrics; piece sizes vary by quilt size.



Quilt Kits Available in Throw and Queen Sizes!


We have curated Around the World quilt kits for you in fabrics nearly identical to those shown in this quilt.  The Throw and Queen sizes are available.  The quilt kits include all of the fabric for the quilt top, the binding fabric, and the quilt pattern.  We also have coordinating backing fabric available.

Around the World Quilt Kits are available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.









Longarm Quilting


This quilt top was made by my sewist, Kare, and quilted and bound by me.

The digital quilting design is Ribbon Curls in golden thread on my HandiQuilter Fusion with ProStitcher.  The golden thread blends in with the gold backing fabric.




Fabric Selection and Placement


For your Around the World quilt, you'll choose ten coordinating or blending fabrics and add an accent fabric, such as the navy accent shown in this quilt.  Arrange the fabrics in a rainbow, ombre, or gradating order for a striking quilt.  You'll need to decide which round each fabric is placed in.  Then label each fabric according to the fabric numbers in the quilt pattern.

Fabric selection and placement are all done for you in the quilt kits we have curated.

Fabrics are Indigo Garden, a wonderfully saturated fabric collection.  :)


Quilt Binding Love


The binding on this Around the World quilt is the navy floral which was used as the accent fabric in the quilt top, the perfect fabric to frame the quilt.  Attached by machine to the back and pulled around to the front.



The Around the World quilt pattern and quilt kit are available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.


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June 29, 2022

Rainbow Burst Quilt in Pastels!

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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.  :)

The Rainbow Burst quilt kits are available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.






The Rainbow Burst quilt kits and quilt pattern are available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.



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June 28, 2022

Sunnyside Quilt in Blues and Pinks by Susan!

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Susan made this Sunnyside quilt in blues and pinks, and it turned out beautifully!  The stars are twinkling across the quilt.  The texture of the quilting is amazing, and I'm admiring the flat quilt and corners.  She did a great job!


The Sunnyside quilt pattern includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is fat quarter friendly.  The pattern is written for two colorways with a background fabric.  It's a versatile pattern.

The Sunnyside quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop as a PDF Download and Printed pattern.



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