January 20, 2023

Ombre Mountains Queen Quilt by Delaney!

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This Ombre Mountains quilt was made by Delaney!  It's the Queen size and is being enjoyed by her cat JakJak.

Ombre Mountains is a gradating ombre quilt design that uses a number of hues in several colorways.  The pattern includes 6 sizes - Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King - and is yardage friendly.


The Ombre Mountains quilt pattern is in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.




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January 18, 2023

Mountain Peaks Throw Quilt Kits!

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Connecting Threads has kitted Mountain Peaks in their new Icy Splendor fabric collection!  They have kitted the Throw size, and what is really great is that two quilt kits will make the Queen size with just a tiny bit of waste!  The quilt pattern included with the quilt kit includes all of the quilt sizes, so you'd be set!

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The Mountain Peaks Quilt Pattern


The Mountain Peaks quilt pattern includes four quilt sizes - Baby, Throw, Queen, and King.  The Twin  bed size is not included because it doesn't work out mathematically.

This pattern uses five prints plus a background color to create sashed log cabin blocks.  The setting triangles carry the design clear out to the edges of the quilt.  

The Connecting Threads quilt kit creates an ombre effect with five fabrics in a single colorway.  The five fabrics do not need to be in the same colorway, as shown in the stunning Fire version of Mountain Peaks, which I just realized I haven't shown you yet!  Stay tuned for that.
Photo Credit Connecting Threads

Photo Credit Connecting Threads

Click here to get the Mountain Peaks quilt kit in Icy Splendor at Connecting Threads.

Click here to get the Mountain Peaks quilt pattern at Busy Hands Quilts.




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January 17, 2023

Cottage Love Quilt Pattern - a Wall Hanging in Painterly Petals by Robert Kaufman!

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Today I'm sharing a bright and happy Cottage Love wall hanging quilt!  This is a quick and easy quilt pattern that you can make in a few hours for the Baby size, aka, Wall Hanging size.

Follow the Baby instructions to make the Wall Hanging size.  A hanging rod pocket is attached to this quilt for easy hanging, since I am thinking this fabric is not typical for a Baby quilt and is better suited as a Wall Hanging.

This bright watercolor quilt is made with fabrics from my stash - Painterly Petals by Robert Kaufman.  This is the older collection, and the newer collection is available right here.

Cottage Love is in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.


This is the quilt I made to test the pattern, and to make sure the pressing instructions were correct and that the magic that I claimed happened (every seam nesting) really did happen.  And it does!  

You may look at this quilt pattern and wonder why there are even nesting seams.  Hmm, it's not assembled in the way you might think.  It's a super quick and easy way to make this quilt, and there indeed are seams to nest.  :)


Stash-Friendly Quilt Pattern


The Cottage Love quilt pattern includes instructions for using 5" charm squares, 10" layer cake squares, and fat quarters (for Lap size and up).  All of these options make this a super stash-friendly quilt pattern, since you likely have these cuts in your stash already.

  • 5" charm squares
  • 10" layer cake squares
  • fat quarters
  • scrap bins (of course)
These Painterly Petals fabrics were in my stash, cut from a FQ bundle I had hoarded for several years and finally cut into last year to make a Through My Window quilt.  You can see that quilt right here.  The fabrics are so bright and colorful that making quilts with them is simply joyful!


All the Quilt Sizes


Cottage Love includes a huge number of quilt sizes - Seven!  There are two Throw sizes so you can make exactly the size that fits your purpose.  I love doing all of the math for you!

  • Baby / Wall Hanging  40" x 40"
  • Lap  40" x 50"
  • Throw  50" x 70"
  • Large Throw 60" x 80"
  • Twin  70" x 90"
  • Queen  100" x 100"
  • King  110" x 110"


The Cottage Love quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.




Those Bright Watercolor Fabrics!


This quilt is made with an older collection of Painterly Petals by Robert Kaufman which I had in my stash.  They have updated the collection, including a number of the same prints and also adding new prints.  It's even more spectacular than this collection, I think!  You'll find the new collection right here.

The deep blue background fabric is Kona Nightfall, a vivid navy that's not as dark as Kona Navy or Nautical.  This fabric is also used on the quilt back and binding.


Longarm Machine Quilting


The longarm quilting design used on this quilt is Belly Bop, a rounded version of Diagonal Bias Plaid.  Quilting is done in navy thread on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher.



The Cottage Love quilt pattern is available in the Busy Hands Quilts shop.

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