May 23, 2024

Hometown Stars Large Throw Quilt Kit in Summer Jubilee Fabric

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I am so happy that I get to share my Hometown Stars quilt pattern with you!  Hometown Stars is a newly released pattern that has just recently been kitted in the Large Throw size by Connecting Threads in their stunning fabric collection, Summer Jubilee.

Hometown Stars is a bright and shining quilt pattern that puts the Home in Hometown Stars.  The quilt pattern includes 8 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Large Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, and King.  Pattern is Precut Friendly - uses 10" squares, charm squares, or fat quarters.

The quilt kit includes the pattern plus fabric for the quilt top and binding.  Backing fabric and batting are not included.  This quilt finishes at 64" x 80".

Hometown Stars is an eye-catching, heart-warming pattern that qualifies for the Quilt of Valor program, which makes quilts for United States Military Veterans.  If you are looking for a design that you can turn to again and again, then Hometown Stars is at your service!


The Hometown Stars quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.







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Sweet Caroline II Quilt Kit in Basics

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I am so happy to share the Sweet Caroline II quilt pattern with you!  Sweet Caroline II has been kitted by Connecting Threads in their Basics fabric collection.

Sweet Caroline II is a charming quilt pattern that includes 5 sizes - Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.  Sweet Caroline II uses 5 fabrics and is suitable for intermediate beginners and up!

This quilt kit includes the pattern plus all the fabric you will need for the quilt top and binding.  Backing fabric and batting are not included.  The finished size measures approximately 51" x 65".

In this design, checkerboard blocks are framed by layers of strips that form a bold lattice pattern, giving the Sweet Caroline quilt a modern feel in a lovely palette of melon and blue.  This quilt looks perfect with any style of modern decor!


The Sweet Caroline II quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.




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May 16, 2024

Gradient Quilt Pattern - a Baby in Rainbow

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The time has finally come!  I have a brand new quilt pattern that I am so pleased to share with you!  Meet Gradient - a quilt design that creates a stunning ombre effect using 7 fabrics.  Includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.

This is the scrappy version of Gradient with each colorway made from a variety of prints, instead of a single fabric as shown in the other Gradient quilts.  It was so fun to make a happy rainbow quilt from my scraps!

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


Introducing Gradient


This Gradient quilt was made in the Baby size, which measures approximately 43" x 43".  You will find yourself turning to the Gradient quilt pattern again and again for its timeless beauty.  The pattern incorporates a stunning stream of rainbow colors interchanging from corner to corner.  Oh so rainbow-y!!  🌈



Includes 6 Sizes


The Gradient quilt pattern is available in 6 fabulous sizes.  Gradient uses subtle hue changes to create an ombre effect diagonally across the quilt top.  Make each colorway a single fabric or use a variety of prints in 7 colorways.



Beautiful Scrappy Rainbow Prints


The fabrics are an assortment of rainbow colors from my stash of rainbow fabrics.  Each colorway includes a variety of prints, and I think there are only one or two duplicate prints.  The sashing is solid white, and the setting triangles and border are a fun scattered print of white dots on black.  The backing is Widescreen in Black by Robert Kaufman.  The binding is a red print, found in one of the squares also, and available in our fabric shop right here.

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


See all of the Gradient Quilts!


Be sure to check out the other Gradient quilts in these blog posts.  They demonstrate two other fabric selection methods that result in stunning quilts from 7 fabrics creating an ombre effect, instead of a rainbow.




Longarm Machine Quilting


This quilt was quilted with a Heart in Heart Border digital design, which came with my Handi Quilter machine, in white thread.  This design is great because the hearts face both up and down, so no matter how you look at it, you'll see hearts facing you.  With this design, this quilt is perfect for a rainbow baby.


Quilt Stats


  • Fabric ~ Rainbow scraps, white sashing, black with scattered white dots for sashing triangles, and border, and red print for binding.
  • Longarm Quilting Design ~ Heart to Heart Border


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