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October 28, 2016

Finished or Not Friday + TGIFF {a Linky Party!} + Castle Dreams {a New Pattern!}

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!  I'm also hosting TGIFF, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!

My Finish is a new quilt pattern, Castle Dreams!  This striking pattern uses layer cake squares with yardage of three fabrics plus a background fabric.  The pattern includes instructions for six sizes from baby to king with easy-to-read charts and diagrams.


The quilt pictured is a queen size.  This quilt is made from Handmade by Bonnie & Camille with a background of Moda Cross Weave in black.  I will be using this as a background fabric again.  It is so soft!  This cute hexie print is my favorite fabric in the entire Handmade line, and I almost didn't include it, thinking it was too busy!  It fits right in, and I'm so glad I did!


I can't get enough of the extra wide Aqua check from Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Picnic line!  It seems more minty than aqua in person and is simply delish!  This is the third quilt I've backed with a Vintage Picnic extra wide (you can see the other two here and here), and I've also made curtains and a tablecloth with it.


Hobbes the cat loves the quilt!  And so do my parents, so this is a gift to them!  If they didn't want it, I was going to keep it for myself ... I love it that much!  I'm so happy that I will be able to see it at their house!!


Castle Dreams is available for purchase in my Craftsy shop and my Etsy shop!

Shannon of The Flemings Nine proofread and tested the pattern for me, using these cozy country fabrics in the lap size.  Her quilt is for sale in her Etsy shop.


Last week's most viewed link was this beautiful vintage Double Wedding Ring quilt by Pamela!


This weekend every Craftsy class is less than $20!!  Grab one today!


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 is welcome!  Include the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link that links back to this week's link-up in order to share the fun.  No, I won't delete your link if you don't, but hey, adding a link in your post is just being friendly, so be friendly and share!!

I will pin your links to my Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board to get your link more exposure.
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

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I'm also hosting TGIFF, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!  Yes, you can link up your Not Finishes, too!  This link-up is only open for one day, not the full week that Finished or Not Friday usually is.

27 comments :

Karen said...

Congratulations on your new pattern. It is a very pretty quilt. I like finding patterns to use the precuts.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That looks like a great pattern - The color way you chose is very pretty!

Jan A. said...

That dark fabric is beautiful. I've always been a white background girl, I may need to venture out into the dark side. It looks lovely.

Shannon said...

It's beautiful! I can see why they wanted it!

Julie said...

Myra, this pattern has a lot of depth, and I like that you can't take it all in at once. You eye starts with the squares, and goes back and forth to the castles. Very nice work!

Izzy said...

I love the quilt!! What a beautiful finish. And thank you so much for hosting TGIFF this week! :-)

Sandra Walker said...

This is a beautiful pattern with beautiful fabrics! I would want to keep it too but giving it to parents is the next best thing, maybe even better right? Thanks for hosting TGIFF (I need to screw up my courage and do that one of these days). I will be sure to link up with your Finished or not linky that Julie of Pink Doxies told me about just this week!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I'd want to keep it too.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great new pattern! Thanks for hosting both link ups!

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, I love your new pattern, Myra!! It is so cute - especially in those fabrics. I can understand how you would have wanted to keep it! Thanks for the linky party!!

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love the sashing!

Susan said...

Your parents are lucky to receive such a lovely quilt!

Jen said...

Castle Dreams is wonderful. A great pattern to showcase your favorite fabrics or it would look great all scrappy too. I love those little hexies too. The colors are so pretty.

Sarah Goer said...

What a lovely pattern! I like the idea of using a layer cake, plus some extra yardage to enjoy a whole line of fabric. :-) Thanks for hosting TGIFF this week!

Sarah@123quilt said...

Beautiful pattern!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on your pattern release! Creating for pre-cuts is such a great idea and I love how your queen size version came together.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love it. Congratulations on the pattern!
I love the colors you chose.
Thanks for the party. I am still unpacking boxes from the recent move.
Maybe soon I'll be sewing.
Tonight I am just gonna hang around and visit the links.
Thanks for the party!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that double wedding ring - been a long time since I have made one

desertskyquilts said...

I came from WIPs Be Gone to see what you are doing. That's a great pattern, and I do like the aqua, front and back and binding.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on a great pattern release!

Ann said...

The dark fabric is such a lovely choice. Congratulations on a new pattern.

Kathi Riemer said...

I LOVE your pattern!

Anne Beier said...

What beautiful quilts you have there. This is my first time visiting your blog. I found it through "Let's be Social."

I would love to participate in the pinterest link exchange.

Snowcatcher said...

What a beautiful collection you have in your linky here! Thank you for the invite! I'm looking forward to joining you soon. So nice to have a link party where we don't necessarily have to be completely finished... Thank you for hosting!

Miaismine said...

I absolutely love your new pattern! Does it take a whole layer cake? I have a layer cake, but I pulled a few blocks for another project :( Your pattern is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

The dark background is what makes this quilt so special -- I love it! And congratulations on your new pattern. : )

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Castle Dreams in indeed a striking pattern. I love its symmetry. :-)
Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party!