December 29, 2017

Best of 2017 | 2018 Planning Party | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My favorites of 2017 include:

Hexa Daisy Lap Quilt


Jolly Bar Jazz Twin Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt.  Get the free pattern!



Ski to Sea Queen Quilt


Mini Charm Chocolates Lap Quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut quilt.  Get the free pattern!


Three Cuzco 16-Patch Lap Quilts


Sugar Plum Lap Quilt, which took First Place in the Sugar Plum Block Challenge!  Get the free block pattern!


2017 Stats:


  • 10 Baby Quilts
  • 20 Lap Quilts
  • 7 Twin Quilts
  • 8 Queen Quilts
  • 3 King Quilts
  • 48 Quilts Total
  • 6 Custom Quilts (included in totals above)
  • 5 Custom Quilting for others
  • Released 5 New Patterns
  • 135 blog posts
  • Hosted 2 Quilt Alongs, Postcard From Sweden and Splash of Color
  • Hosted 2017 Quilt Along Linky
  • Hosted Finished or Not Friday Linky Party
Link up your Best of 2017 at Meadow Mist Designs!



2018 Planning Party


  • My biggest change for 2018 is that I will no longer be making custom quilts.
  • Stash usage ... for real this time ... aiming to clear out fabric and then move toward a rainbow of blender fabrics, buying only for background and backings.  Having a subscription to FQS's Sew Sampler Boxes is a real treat every month when the mystery box arrives and really helps keep spending in check!
  • Making more quilts from my Pinterest boards.
  • Moving to self-hosted wordpress blog with storefront (2018-2019 project).
  • Pattern designing for my own line as well as Craftsy.
  • Exploring having paper patterns printed.
  • Making quilts for blog hops - I'd love to participate in your book releases.
  • Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Alongs.
  • Finished or Not Friday Linky Parties will continue.
  • Hosting 2018 Quilt Along Linky.  Check it out!
  • Keeping track of everything in my 2018 Quilter's Planner.  I'm excited to keep track of my many projects and deadlines on paper instead of just in my head.
  • And more!
Link up your 2018 plans at Quilting Jetgirl's #2018PlanningParty!

2018 Planning Party

If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back to this post in your post or sidebar, or tag @busyhandsquilts on Instagram, AND link directly to your blog post so I don't have to hunt it down.

Craftsy's Winter Clearance Sale is in full swing!  Save up to 70% off kits and supplies while supplies last.  I've been watching, and some of my favorites are selling out.  Since it's still 2017, I can buy more fabric, right?!?


I'm having a Year-End Sale in my pattern shop!  Stock up with patterns for your winter sewing 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.
  • Projects from this week only.
  • ♥ ♥ PLEASE!  Link to the actual blog post, not your home page.  
  • LINK BACK with the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link.
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8 comments :

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I think Ski to Sea is my favourite. Good luck with your 2018 goals. Here's to a great year for us all.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Thank you for sharing and linking up. I hope you have a wonderful 2018. No longer making custom quilts freed me up creatively in a good way and I hope it does for you as well.

Snowcatcher said...

All of your quilts are beautiful, but that ski to sea is out of this world!

Cheryl said...

Great finishes in 2017, you have such a great way with color! Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a wonderful new year!

Christine S said...

Wow, fantastic finishes! All so beautiful. Happy New Year!

Shannon said...

I think these clear and precise goals will get you where you want to go. Having a great vision will keep you on the right path!

The Toothfairy Quilter said...

They all look awesome! Is there an actual pattern for the hexie lap quilt?

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

What a busy year you have had, I love the daisy quilt and ski of sea best, they are so wonderful. Thank you so much for hosting all the linky parties over the year, I don't say it often enough but I do appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful 2018 with lot's more success and happiness to you and yours.