I am super excited to introduce Picket Fence to you! She is the second in my budding line of quilt patterns! Picket Fence is a versatile pattern that looks great in many fabric collections! Sweet pastels or bold, masculine prints are perfect for Picket Fence. The cover quilt is lap size in PB&J by Basic Grey. The pink, yellow and green version is the original Picket Fence in Spring quilt from 2012, making it up as I sewed. This quilt is the reason I named the pattern Picket Fence; it reminded me of a white picket fence on a lovely spring day, thus the name, Picket Fence in Spring. Recently I was asked about the pattern through my Etsy shop, and I decided it was time to write it! This pattern is layer cake friendly and comes with instructions for six sizes from wall hanging to king! The pattern includes fabric requirements for using layer cake squares or yardage. It also includes mock-ups of all sizes in various fabric collections so you can see what each size looks like when finished. You can find this pattern in my Etsy pattern shop: http://bit.ly/ShopBusyHandsPatterns
I made this quilt from a pattern by Jackie Frost, Ann Wendinger and Cindy Wendinger which A dear friend who is experiencing great challenges in her life is the recipient of this quilt. I hope the biblical verse gives her inspiration as she copes with those challenges.
I had finished the blocks for this quilt and began trying to lay them out. I moved and turned them several different ways and just couldn’t get a design that I was looking for. When I moved some blocks around again, the cross just jumped right out at me. I fell in love.
I saw Jenny's Alter Ego Quilt tutorial, and I loved it! I had my first layer cake, which was the Paisley Park collection and I wanted to use it for this pattern. At the time of my purchase, I didn't realize that I would need yardage as well, so I purchased three other fabrics of a similar "feel" and used them for the border and in the patchwork to bring it all together. I love the quilt I made from the pattern, and I wanted to share it with Jenny!
When I first viewed the tutorial on the Missouri Star block I knew I wanted to make a table topper. I purchased my layer cake during a visit to Hamilton and made five table toppers. I still have not used all of my 10" squares and plan to make one or two more; in particular, one for my son and daughter-in-law in Oregon so they will never forget their "Missouri roots!" I love the Civil War pack that I chose!
This quilt ensemble was made with the following tutorials from MSQC. Alter Ego quilt, Dresden Pillow, and pillow case pattern.. This quilt was machine pieced and sent to a long arm quilter to finish. It was made for my guest room. The fabric used was purchased in 2014 and may not be available anymore. It was the Richmond Reds collection by Barbara Brachman for Moda Fabrícs.
Castle Dreams is a queen-sized quilt in one of my own patterns, using Honey Honey by Kate Spain. The pattern uses 10" squares with yardage of three fabrics and a background fabric and includes instructions for 6 sizes from baby to king. My patterns are well written with clear and easy-to-read charts, diagrams, and graphics. Read more about my quilts, quilt patterns, and custom quilting on my blog: http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/ View all of my patterns in my Craftsy shop: http://go-2.it/BusyHandsPatterns This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsQuilts
Nautical News is a custom quilt set using Seaworthy fabrics. I couldn't find a pattern or tutorial for the size of quilt blocks I was after, so I wrote the pattern for layer cake squares. The pattern includes 6 sizes from baby to king and is layer cake friendly. I include two lap sizes in my patterns whenever possible, because short people (like me!) don't want a long lap quilt, and tall people do. This pattern is FREE and is available in my pattern shop. http://go-2.it/BusyHandsPatterns
This is my 10th quilt. Each block represents a nugget in the lives of good friends, Pam and Mike. For instance, Pam was born in Kansas and Mike was born in Wales, so "Kansas Troubles" and the colors of the flag of Wales (red, green and white) are 2 of the blocks. They have lived in California, New York and now Washington. The Log Cabin block represents their home - the center 3 colors are the outside paint colors of their house. They are both scientists researching T cells and writing abstracts for their papers, so those careers are also represented. There is a canoe/kayak block for their leisure activities. It was a fun 48x64" quilt to put together, using a color palette that goes with their family room (Alice's Scrapbag Collection by Moda). I finished machine piecing in December 2015, and the FMLAQ by Lyn Durbin at Camlyn Quilts was finished in February 2016. The binding was finished by the end of February, using bias binding. I think regular binding would have been just fine. I love quilting! Peggy 040216 PS: Pam sent a photo of the quilt on their sofa, so I added it to this project file today - April 11, 2016
Key to My Heart - a PDF file in 7 sizes from wall to king. The pattern includes fabric requirements using layer cakes as well as yardage. This twin-sized quilt is made from Lili-Fied by Kanvas for Benartex and Kona White. You can buy this pattern in my shop: http://bitly.com/BusyHandsQuiltsPatternShop