January 25, 2019

Simply Color Star Lap Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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

Another 2018 Finish - a Simply Color Star Lap Quilt made from half-square triangle blocks leftover from this quilt.  

The backing is pieced with prints from the collection with an aqua strip down both sides of the floral print.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Washington Star {my design}
Fabric:  Simply Color by V and Co
Size:  59" square
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom cotton/wool blend
Quilting:  Canna on Gratitude in white thread

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Did you see Brick Cottage Lane {2} in Island Batik Boho which I posted yesterday?  The pattern is on sale through this weekend in my pattern shop.  Go to this post to read more about the quilt and to enter an IB scrap giveaway!

Last Week's Finished {or Not} Friday Features!

Do you want your quilt featured here?

A link back to Busy Hands Quilts in your post is required to get a shoutout here!  It's a small favor in return for the time and money it takes to host this linky party.
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.
  • ♥ ♥ PLEASE!  Link to the actual blog post, not your home page.  
  • LINK BACK with the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link.

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Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Pictures or No Pictures??  In last week's link-up there were no pictures, just text links.  I did this to analyze which set up resulted in the most click throughs.  Text only links win hands-down with 2.5 times as many clicks as links with pictures.  This means if your post was clicked on 10 times before, this time it was clicked on 25 times.  My question for you is - which layout do you want me to host - text only or pictures?  Or put another way - do you want more click throughs or pictures?  Please leave a comment with your answer.


  1. oh wow!!!
    thanks so much for featuring my Hero project!!
    so sweet of you!!

    have an awesome day!


  2. I am all for pictures!! Thanks for hosting this each week!!!

  3. Gorgeous quilt! I love using leftover HST's! Love the quilting and the back too!

  4. I like seeing the pictures and I don't keep track of my own click throughs, so I vote for pictures. Your results surprised me!! Are we just more curious when we can see the photos???

  5. I do like the images. My time online is limited and with pictures I can go to the inspiration that reaches me visually.

  6. What a great star! Love the fabric colors.

  7. I like the pictures to save time on looking at things I am interested in vs. getting more traffic to my blog. I can't figure out how to link up today.

  8. I prefer without pictures--more of a surprise that way. Thanks for featuring my quilt this week!!

  9. Wonderful quilt. And awesome that you used leftover fabric. I would have thought that pictures would get more views than text. Very interesting. I like pictures so I can choose the ones that interest me the most - because I don't have time to view all.

  10. Your finish is beautiful and just wreaks with happy feelers!

  11. I really like the colors in your Brick Cottage Lane Quilt. It would surely use a lot of scraps!

  12. That's a great finish with leftovers - will have to remember that!


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