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September 23, 2016

Falling Stars {a New Quilt Pattern!} + Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!}

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

Meet Falling Stars, my newest quilt pattern!  Instructions are written for 6 sizes from baby to king!  Larger HSTs are used as the quilts get larger, so the bed size quilts don't take forever with a zillion tiny HSTs!!  You'll finish it faster!


The cover quilt is a Large Lap.  The pattern comes with a Small Lap size for children or shorter people {like me!} and a Large Lap size for you tallies.  This quilt was made with Kona Cotton HSTs.  They made this quick pattern even faster!  An Accuquilt Go! makes fast work of HSTs, too, and there are Accuquilt dies that coordinate with some of the HSTs sizes in the pattern.


I ♥ the texture the wavy quilting brings out.  This is the second quilt I've used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting (rather than 100% cotton), so I don't know yet if the texture is from the quilting or from the new type of batting.  The backing is a be-still-my-beating-heart blue Hatch by Timeless Treasures ♥♥♥.


Shannon of The Flemings Nine proofread and tested the pattern for me.  Many thanks for your insight, Shannon!  Isn't her baby quilt so soothing and fresh with its modern gray background?


Here's an EQ7 mockup of the quilt with a white background.  I'm hoping to get a baby size made with lovely Lecien Flower Sugar fabrics using a white background soon!


This pattern was inspired by a fabric designed by Ellen Baker of The Long Thread, and this pattern is written with the permission of the fabric designer.  The fabric is #13085 in the Quilt Blocks Collection by Moda.


Please purchase your copy of Falling Stars in my Craftsy shop or my Etsy shop. If you are from the European Union, please purchase your copy from my Etsy shop.  I offer discounts on purchasing multiple patterns at a time in my Etsy shop!

Thank you so much, all of you!

The winner of the grocery bag is Julie of One More Thing Before I Dye!And I did make another bag so the handles are correct, and you'll be getting the real deal, Julie!

The bag is made from a pattern by Michelle's Patterns, an Indie Designer on Craftsy.  You can find the pattern HERE.  The pattern includes three sizes, and this bag is the medium size.  The handles are designed to fit onto the metal bag holders at the grocery store to make filling them easier, and the handles are short enough to not drag the bag on the ground when carried {super important for height-impaired people like me!}


Last week's most viewed link was Carla's Scrappy Star!


My favorite link was Susie's Panda Pillow!  I'm seeing my sofa stuffed with a menagerie of pillows very soon!


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 is welcome!  Include the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link that links back to this week's link-up in order to share the fun.  No, I won't delete your link if you don't, but hey, adding a link in your post is just being friendly, so be friendly and share!!

I will pin your links to my Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board to get your link more exposure.
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

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18 comments :

Kathi Riemer said...

What a great pattern for half square triangle scraps. It looks marvelous in both of the color ways. This will be a fun pattern to try.

Jayne said...

I love your quilt! Bright colors always grab my attention. HST's always make me happy too!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Thanks, Myra, for the link-up--such pretty things that everyone shares!

Shannon said...

Your quilt is so bright and cheery! I love the wavy quilting too!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Your jewel tones shimmer against the black. Love how the starts are offset from each other.

Pamela said...

I love the new pattern! Very fresh and modern!

knitspinquilt said...

Lovely work!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love the pattern. Big is nice. Love the quilting.
Looks like you have a great party started.
I'm sewing some orange and black. I'll take some pics tomorrow and join the party!
Happy Fall.

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Stumbled on this linky party today, I love it and plan on coming back! I love the HST quilt, it shows off all that Kona well, as well as that wavy quilting! :)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous pattern, it's one of those ones where you could make a dozen different colourways and they'd all look totally different!

Needled Mom said...

That's a great pattern. I like the quilting on both of them.

legato1958 said...

I love your Falling Stars quilt! It is a really neat star design.. and so beautiful in your bright fabrics!
Susie

Julie Bagamary said...

Falling Stars is wonderful and I really like the wavy line quilting.

Cheryl said...

Great new pattern! I love the HST and the negative space!

Carolee Crafts said...

A beautiful pattern, my favourite is the one with the blue and grey

Alycia said...

I really like those bold colors - you sure keep busy!!

Susan said...

Pretty quilt, and love that it can be done with a variety of fabrics. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I find that your quilt has an invigorating feeling to it. Beautiful!
Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good week!