November 30, 2022

One Fine Day Picket Fence Throw Quilt

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Today I'm sharing another peek at a Picket Fence quilt one of my sewists made last year.  This popular quilt is sewn up with One Fine Day by Bonnie and Camille.  This fabric collection looks so nice and really sparkles against the navy blue background.

Picket Fence is the second pattern I wrote back in 2015, and it's still super popular today.  As a side note, pattern number 93 is in the works as we speak, phew!  

This is the original pieced picket block pattern, and there are several more in the Busy Hands Quilts line.  Other patterns that use blocks similar to this are Mini Picket FenceHome Awaits, and Family Ties.

The Picket Fence quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.


All the Sizes and Two Layout Options Included


The Picket Fence quilt pattern includes seven sizes - Baby, Square Throw, Rectangular Throw, Twin, Square Queen, Rectangular Queen, and King.  You're covered for any size you need!

Also included are two layout options - one with pieced blocks alternating horizontally and vertically which creates a framed look to the large blocks, and the second layout option is all of the blocks placed vertically (or you could place them all horizontally, as well).  The vertical layout was discovered by one of you a number of years ago, and integrated into a revision of the pattern.


Precut Friendly Pattern


One Fine Day is a lovely collection of large and small florals, checks, geometrics, and tone-on-tones in red, pink, squa, navy, apple green, and orange.  Nested against a navy blue background, the prints really sparkle!

Picket Fence is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern for all sizes up to Twin.  The pieced blocks are strip pieced from the layer cake squares.  In the Queen and King sizes, jelly roll strips are added to a layer cake for more efficient piecing.

This pattern is also fat quarter friendly!

You won't be sewing together individual squares with Picket Fence!

It's so easy to use your stash for this pattern, too.  


Longarm Machine Quilting


This Picket Fence quilt is quilted with a spiral design in navy thread on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher.  

The binding is a red and pink diagonal stripe fabric from the One Fine Day collection.


The Picket Fence quilt pattern is quick and easy and perfect for beginners.  You'll dip your toes into strip piecing and learn a lot with this simple, striking quilt pattern.  And you'll get to use your favorite layer cake squares, to boot!









The Picket Fence quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.


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November 21, 2022

Quilty Cabins Quilt Pattern - a Throw Quilt in Sweet Picnic!

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Today I'm sharing this log cabin heart Quilty Cabins quilt!  This is the quilt I made to test the pattern, and I can't believe I haven't shown it to you yet!  Quilty Cabins is a fun pattern to make. :)

This quilt is made with a fat quarter bundle of Sweet Picnic, a lovely blend of purples, teal, orangey-reds and gold with a creamy white background.  The prints are a variety of florals, ginghams, cherries, and butterflies.  

Quilty Cabins comes in a ton of quilt sizes and is fun to sew up.  Even with the number of pieces in each block, it doesn't take very long to make with chain piecing to speed up the process.  

The Quilty Cabins quilt pattern is in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.


Tons of Quilt Sizes Included


Quilty Cabins includes all of the quilt sizes, so you don't have to do any math, and so you are much more likely to use the pattern more than once.  The quilt pattern includes instructions for the following quilt sizes:

  • Baby quilt size
  • Throw quilt size
  • Twin bed size
  • Square Queen bed size
  • Rectangular Queen bed size
  • King bed size


Log Cabin Quilt Blocks with Hearts


Quilty Cabins is made with sweet hearts in the middle of log cabin quilt blocks.  With a lot of figuring and re-figuring, the hearts landed smack in the middle of the block.  It's a joy to piece the blocks and see the hearts appear all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere!

If you love heart quilts and log cabin quilts, this is the perfect quilt pattern for you!  I've done all of the math for you, so you can grab your fat quarters, switch on some music and have a cutting session, and then sit down and sew.



Two Layout Options - Traditional and Offset


With two layout options, you have double the options to create a stunning quilt.  The Traditional layout places the blocks as one would expect in a log cabin design with the blocks lining up with the logs from four blocks meeting at their corners.  The Offset layout places the hearts half dropped and the logs create a cascading wave down the quilt top.  Both layouts are beautiful!


The Quilty Cabins quilt pattern is in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.





Those Sweet Fabrics


This quilt is made with a fat quarter bundle of Sweet Picnic fabrics by Riley Blake Designs with a background of creamy white.  It's a lovely collection with a number of colorways which is perfect for Quilty Cabins.

As long as your fat quarters stand out from the background, they will work great in Quilty Cabins.  This is a good pattern to use your less-than-favorite fabrics, too, as they will be well hidden in the blocks.


Longarm Quilting

The longarm digital quilting design used on this quilt is Double Bubble, one of my new favorites.  It stitches out so nicely, and I love to put round stitching on quilts to break up all of the straight edges of the fabrics.  Thread color is Natural White, quilted on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher.


Wide Backing Fabric


This quilt is backed with Dry Brush in Cream wide backing, available in The Wide Back Shop.  It's a tone-on-tone fabric, similar to Grunge, that blends so well.




The Quilty Cabins quilt pattern is in the Busy Hands Quilts pattern shop.

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November 13, 2022

Quilty Cabins Quilt Kits in Rainbow!

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We've kitted Quilty Cabins in a bright and happy rainbow in pindot fabrics!  I love pindot fabric with the tiny scattered white dots.  :)  The quilt kits are the Throw size.

The Quilty Cabins quilt pattern is fat quarter friendly and includes 6 sizes - Baby, Throw, Twin, 2 Queens, and King.

The Quilty Cabins Pindot quilt kit is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.





The Quilty Cabins Pindot quilt kit is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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