March 2, 2018

Diamond Dance Pattern Release! | 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 twin size Diamond Dance!  This is my newest pattern, made from mostly Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille with a few other B&C collections thrown in, as well as Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen.

This pattern is a great use of both scraps, yardage, or a fabric collection.  Grab a dark accent and go!

Robert Kaufman Spot On Metro in crisp white and bold red were a perfect match.  I stock this wide backing in my pattern shop on Etsy.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Diamond Dance
Size:  70" x 88"
Fabric:  Mostly Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille, with other B&C collections and Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly
Backing:  Robert Kaufman Spot On Metro in Red, available in my Etsy pattern shop.
Quilting:  Wandering Spirals in white thread on Gratitude.

Here is Diamond Dance in wall hanging size in Island Batik fabrics.  These fabrics were provided to me by Island Batik as part of their IB Ambassador program.

Diamond Dance includes 7 sizes from wall hanging to king and is Accuquilt friendly though specific instructions are not given for it.  

Diamond Dance will be my first pattern to be released as a paper pattern shortly!  I'm jumping into the world of UPC symbols, bags, shipping, and wholesale distribution!

Shannon of The Flemings Nine is my editor and pattern tester and made this cute baby size in Me and My Sister fabrics.  Her version shows a different look with a white inner border instead of a bold color like the red in my Miss Kate version.  Her quilt is for sale in her quilt shop.

The bed sizes are made with bigger blocks so they go together faster than making a ton of smaller blocks!  That's why Shannon's baby size quilt and my twin size quilt are both three blocks wide.


Susan is the winner of the Large Priority Mail box of Scraps!

Last Week's Feature!

Of course Shannon's Postcard From Sweden quilts were the most viewed!  They're fantastic!  Sandra of MMM Quilts is currently hosting a Postcard From Sweden Quilt Along.

Another fantastic quilt from last week is Flitter by Melissa at Happy Quilting!  This fabric and pattern came in the Sew Sampler Box for January.  If you love a surprise coming in the mail, you might just love a Sew Sampler Box subscription!  It's my favorite of the ones I've tried, and you can read my review here.

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.

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.
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Mari said...

Very pretty! I love those colors. Happy weekend!

Shannon said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! Of course having those beautiful fabric lines in your stash doesn't hurt either. I NEED these fabrics in my stash!

Gale Bulkley said...

Your new pattern is lovely Myra.

amy said...

Just gorgeous!

Marti said...

That's a beautiful pattern! I love that you can use scraps along with a couple of main fabrics. I'm marking it as a "want to do" when all my current projects are finished. Thank you!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Very Pretty!

The Joyful Quilter said...

It's amazing how different a pattern looks in alternate colorways!!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Another great pattern. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

My box arrived Monday, and I'm completely thrilled with it! These fabrics are wonderful, and will mix in with my more boring ones so nicely. Thank you!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful design and quilt! It looks amazing in all kinds of fabrics!