October 7, 2022

Picket Fence Quilt Pattern in Hand Picked First Light!

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Today I'm sharing a Picket Fence quilt in a beautiful floral fabric collection called Hand Picked First Light.  This fabric collection is a combination of vibrant florals and fabrics woven with two colors which read as textured solids - so pretty!

The Picket Fence quilt pattern is quick and easy with eye-catching results, and is precut layer cake friendly, and so easy to make from your fabric stash, too!

This quilt is the Square Throw size, made with a single layer cake.


Picket Fence includes 7 sizes - yes 7!!  There are two Throw and Queen sizes - square and rectangular - to help you make the exact quilt size you're after.  

Baby

Square Throw

Rectangular Throw

Twin

Square Queen

Rectangular Queen

King

Picket Fence also includes two layout options.  The pieced blocks can be alternately rotated, or all placed horizontally, and both layouts are detailed in the pattern.

The beautiful Hand Picked First Light fabric collection  is available right here.

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



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October 6, 2022

Scrappy Goodness Quilt - the Bright and Bold Solids One!

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The Scrappy Goodness quilt pattern is the perfect pattern to use the bright and happy solid fabrics from your stash!  Grab those solid jelly rolls or solids scraps that you've been wondering what to do with and pair them with Scrappy Goodness!

The Scrappy Goodness quilt pattern includes most of the sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Queen, and King.  Only the Twin bed size didn't work out mathematically.

The Scrappy Goodness quilt pattern can be found in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.


This is the fourth month in my commitment to making a new quilt in a previously-released quilt pattern each month.  In case you're keeping track (I am!!), three out of the four months have been on time, and one was one week late.  

To be fair, I did have a head-start on this quilt though, and it wasn't begun and finished this month.  I had made the blocks a year or two ago (can't remember!), and they only needed joined together and quilted and bound; so that's why October's finish is so early in the month.  It's finished!  YAY!


So Many Quilt Sizes


This is a multi-sized quilt pattern, which the goal for all of my quilt patterns when it works mathematically.  The instructions include the following quilt sizes:

  • Baby  48" x 48"  uses 32 jelly roll strips

  • Lap  48" x 64"  uses 42 jelly roll strips (perfect for one jelly roll, may need to add two strips)

  • Throw  64" x 80"  uses 70 jelly roll strips (perfect for two jelly rolls with the extra strips for binding)

  • Queen Bed Quilt  96" x 96"  uses 126 jelly roll strips (perfect for three jelly rolls)

  • King Bed Quilt  112" x 112"  uses 172 jelly roll strips (perfect for five jelly rolls with the extra strips for binding), and that's a super big quilt!


Those Happy Fabrics!


Because these blocks sat in my WIP (work in progress) bins for so long, I am not totally sure what the fabric collection is.  In the time that has passed since these blocks were made, I have begun leaving the fabric labels with projects that end up on hold in the WIP bins.  I am pretty sure it was two jelly rolls and not fabric from my solids scrap bin, because I don't think I would have put these colors together myself - and they do work beautifully together, indeed!  So, the assumption is this is made with Boundless Solids jelly rolls or a repurposed quilt kit.

The accent chains and binding are made with Kona Cotton Charcoal.  That part I do know!

There is a message in this quilt.  Even less-than-favorite solids can shine with other solids in the right quilt design!

The backing fabric is Widescreen in Gray, available in The Wide Back Shop on our website.  This backing is perfect for so many quilts and is the most commong backing used on my quilts.






Scrappy Goodness quilt pattern features


The Scrappy Goodness design includes an accent color that echoes across the quilt top in an on-point square design.  The placement of this chain varies in the blocks to create a symmetrical design.

The instructions include pressing instructions so that many seams in the quilt top nest, so using pins is more optional.  I did find that with rotating the blocks to achieve balanced color placement, that some of the seams ended up no longer nesting.  I went rogue, though, and still didn't pin these seams, because the blocks were fitting together nicely without the seams nesting and without pins.

This truly is an easy quilt pattern to make.  It does take a little more time to make the blocks with a bit of seam ripping and careful attention to the pattern to make sure the fabrics end up in the right places, but as you can see, it's so worth it!  ♥


Longarm Machine Quilting


This Scrappy Goodness quilt is quilted with light gray thread in a design called Hexi or Hex Marks the Spot (both names show up in my files), on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher, Gratitude.  I love the way this design quilts out, and I had kinda forgotten about it in recent months, so it was great to use it again.





The Scrappy Goodness quilt pattern can be found in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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September 30, 2022

Good Morning Throw Quilt - the Americana One!

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Today is a Good Morning!  This is a brand-new quilt pattern that includes all the sizes, is strip pieced, and precut friendly!  Yay!

If you're looking for a quick and easy quilt pattern with visual pop, this is it!  The Americana version looks like a flag waving in the wind.

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


Quick - Easy - Fun!


The Good Morning quilt pattern is fun and quick to make.  Ask me how I know!  Yep, I ended up making four of them because they are so easy, and I kept thinking of color schemes that would look great.  I finally had to tell myself to STOP, because I could have just kept right on dreaming and scheming and making.  Seriously!

You know how much I love strip piecing while quilting; it speeds up the process so much.  This quilt pattern includes strip piecing.  There aren't any seams to match either - another bonus to help make the quilt go together so quickly. 

This is a great newbie beginner quilt because there aren't any seams to match.  If you have a quilt or two under your belt, this would be a great pattern to try next.   


Red, White and Blue!


This Americana version is made from scraps leftover from my Star Spangled quilt, check it out right here.  Lots of navy and red prints with white on them, on a Kona Nautical background, representing many designers and fabric companies.  Scrappy indeed!

A bundle of these fabrics is available on Etsy right here.

The backing is an indigo dot fabric by Riley Blake, and the binding is Kona Solids Nautical.






Longarm Quilting


The waving flag and stars longarm quilting design is Americana 2018, completed on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher in navy thread.


Precuts or Yardage Options


The Good Morning quilt pattern includes two fabric options - jelly roll strips for a scrappy look, as this quilt is; or yardage of five fabrics.  

The Good Morning quilt pattern also looks great as an ombre design, with five hues in a single colorway.  I have one of those to show you in a different post.  

The five fabrics don't have to be the same colorway either.  Pink, peach, yellow with a pop of apple green look great mocked up together.  A rainbow design would also be simple to make.  



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



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