August 18, 2017

Queen Size Plus Quilt | 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 Finish is a queen size Plus quilt in grays and browns with a pop of brick red!  This is the first Plus quilt I've ever made.  I wrote the pattern Love Multiplied which is a Plus quilt set on point, but I had never made a traditional Plus quilt.


Some friends chose brown and gray as the colors for their wedding quilt and mentioned that their home also has an accent of brick red.  The brick red plus and binding create just the pop I was hoping they would.


The quilt came to life with the Maze quilting which took it from bland to ah-ha!


My new woven labels!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Giant Plus quilt.
Size:  Queen 90" square.
Fabric:  Boundless Solids Earl Gray FQs and Mocha Madness FQs + a Kona red
Quilting:  Maze on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing:  Robert Kaufman Spot On Metro Tan extra wide

Last week's featured project!


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.

Makers' Black Friday Sale at Craftsy is on this weekend!  Stock up so you're prepared to have a Handmade Holiday this year.  It's your chance to score the lowest prices of the year on kits, supplies, and fabric!  Let me know what you snag!



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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August 16, 2017

Quilting Books Under $4

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We used antique blue canning jars as the flower centerpieces at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration.  They're were super sweet with daisies and babies breath!  If you love blue canning jars, here's a deal for you.  Annie's has real Ball blue canning quart jars on sale for just $4.99 for a set of 4!  These are the real Ball jars!  I don't know how long the sale lasts or how much inventory they have, but I do know this is a great buy!


When looking through patterns at Annie's, I found all of these books less than $4!  These aren't single patterns either; they're actual, printed-in-color books!    I love the idea of quilts from 3 yards of fabric or 6 fat quarters.  


Annie's is also having a Super Sale with 30% off over 750 pattern downloads.  Use the keycode SOAKUP to be sure you get the discount.  {the discount likely doesn't apply to books on clearance}  This discount ends August 16th.


Let me know which books you pick up!

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