April 19, 2019

Night Sky - An Upcoming Quilt Pattern | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

On my design wall is a new quilt pattern called Night Sky.  There are stars in the background and in the blocks, and sometimes my eyes can't see the dark blue stars.  Isn't that kinda strange?  This pattern includes two sizes - throw and queen - and the size difference is made from the size of the blocks.  Look for this new quilt pattern in May.

Fabric is Aria by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.  Click here to read more.


For more quilty goodness, you can feast your eyes on this batch of delight.  It's a fat quarter bundle of Peppered Cotton by Studio E with black and grays in Manchester by Robert Kaufman.  Both fabrics have the softest hand, and this quilt will be snuggly cozy for sure.  I'm making a throw size quilt to test a new quilt pattern called Winter Solstice that I'm writing for a fabric company.  You will see this quilt pattern in a similar queen size quilt kit in your favorite quilting magazine in November.  So you'll only be getting sneaky peeks because it's #secretsaucesewing!



Busy Hands Quilts Newsletter Gets Refreshed!


... and hopefully refreshes you to!!  This week I've committed to writing a newsletter every week, and the first edition in this series went out tonight.  It's going to be an interactive newsletter where you can submit your works of quilty art to be featured.  You can also submit quilt happenings you'd like to share with others, such as a quilt along, a new pattern release, events you're hosting, etc.  There are also subscriber-only deals in the newsletter, along with quilty news and inspiration to check out.  And did I mention Giveaways?  Now I did!  

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Happy Quilting Melissa's Sew Sampler Box Barn Quilt!

The Fat Quarter Shop has a subscription box service that includes a block pattern each month for a year with a finishing pattern supplied at the end.  The Barn Quilt project just wrapped up in March {hats off to Melissa for already completing it!}, and the April box, which is coming out in a few days, will have a new set of block patterns for a new quilt - we're anxiously waiting for it!  Click here to read more about the Sew Sampler Box subscription.



Cutest Monster Quilt ever by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts!  There is a Bluprint video class, complete with instruction and course materials, for these little monsters.  Click here to read more.






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April 12, 2019

Custom Woodland Baby Quilt | Finished {or Not!} Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished {or Not!} Friday where you can share what you're working on and see what others have been making!

I have a finish to show you!  This is a custom baby quilt made for a long-time friend from my childhood.  Aren't the fabrics just the sweetest ever?!?


The X and O blocks were so fun to make - and super easy - out of coordinating navy and seafoam green.


This is quilt number three that I have finished in 2019, two of which have been sent to a local quilter.  {{holds palm to forehead}}  Dividing out the 70 quilts I made last year, assuming I made them at an even pace all year long, I would have made 26 quilts by this time in mid April.  But no worries, you have more quilt patterns coming your way this year!


I've never quilted with minky before, so I would have sent this quilt out to have it quilted even if my machine hadn't been out for maintenance.  I need to make a practice blanket with it before I commit to using it on a customer quilt.

But ... I'm just too busy to practice quilting with my absent longarm.  Ha Ha.  I have 10 quilt patterns for fabric companies with deadlines in April and have completed 5 of them with 5 to go.  {{Take a deep breath, you can do it!}}


Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Patchwork with focus fabric strip
Fabric:  Unknown
Size:  42" x 52"
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton poly
Backing:  Minky
Quilting:  Zing by Megan Best of Best Quilter


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Rainbow Boxed In by Sew Jess!


Circling the Rainbow by Julie's Quilts!






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