November 17, 2017

Rainbow Sugar Plum Lap Quilt | 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 Sugar Plum lap quilt made as part of the Fat Quarter Shop's Sugar Plum Block Challenge.  The challenge was to take a block designed by Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts and make something with it.

Here is the original Sugar Plum block.  

My rainbow version is made with a Kona Brights layer cake with one additional purple added, and the blocks were sized down a bit to make the design layer cake friendly.  Background is Kona Ash, and if you're thinking it looks like the sashing is a different gray, you would be correct.  The jelly roll had two shades of gray in it.  Weirdest . thing . ever.  But I'm okay with it because I noticed it in time to use that for some of the sashing and border so it looks uniform enough.

I am smitten with Wandering Spirals, my new go-to quilting pantograph.  Melissa of Happy Quilting can quilt like this freehand!  I'd been looking for a spiral design ever since I got Gratitude, and I finally found it.  You will be seeing this design many times over, I am sure.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Sugar Plum Block
Size:  44" x 58"
Fabric:  Kona Brights layer cake with Kona Ash.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Wandering spirals on Gratitude.
Backing:  Modern Hand Drawn Triangle Stripes Gray {on sale right now!}

Last week's feature!

And for some holiday fun, check out this delightful Santa pillow by Made By Marney!

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.

YES, there will be Finished or Not Friday next week, the day after Thanksgiving!  I will be showcasing my new pattern, Outlook, and you just might find a pattern sale in the works!

Coming soon is the Handmade With Love Super Bundle.  It includes over 200 patterns, projects, and step-by-step tutorials, including projects by Alison Glass and Quilting JetGirl!  Sign up so you don't miss this deal!

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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November 14, 2017

Splash of Color Quilt Along | Quilt Blocks Part 2

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Today is the fourth step in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along at Busy Hands Quilts!  We're showing off our completed blocks!

I showed my completed blocks at the last link-up, and here they are again.  My pattern choice - Seeing Spots from Splash of Color is made from triangles rather than blocks, so I am showing the triangles pieced into rows.  The colored fabrics are ombre, so I placed the darker triangles on the outer rows and the lighter ones in the middle rows.  The right row didn't fit on my design wall, so it's not shown.  

My second quilt is my very own Granny's Square Patch pattern!  Here are the center blocks of the quilt.

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I hope you'll join us in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along!  Please share about the quilt along on your blog and social media with #splashofcolorQAL and tag me @busyhandsquilts.

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This linkup is for the rest of your quilt blocks and is open until Monday, November 27th at 5:00 pm Pacific time.  One random entrant will receive a PDF quilt pattern of their choice from Busy Hands Patterns.

The winner from the previous linkup is entry #4, STH!