I drafted every one of the blocks from the book so they could be paper pieced and added nine extra to get to 120 (so 10 x12) to be large enough for my king bed. I machine quilted it in "sections" so I could manage it with my regular machine. Took quite a long time, but finally got it done.
I still have Kansas Troubles and the like fabrics. I think this must be project 6. When I saw the tutorial for the Nine Sisters pattern on the Jordan Fabrics YouTube site it moved to the top of my list! This quilt is a queen size so I adjusted the corners from the pattern to have finished stars. Put a small cream border around it all and then the burgundy large border. I used my Elvira ruler and a straight edge to do the stars. The cream squares between the stars have a single star. The creams separating all the stars have a meander with scattered stars. The final border has "piano keys" at one inch and again scattered stars. My Aunt liked it so much she asked for one! Her's has a green border.
Update: I quilted with Urban Elementz Nemesh's Feather Grande design. I sewed the binding on and took to neighbor's house just in time to be loaded on the moving truck. ---- This is the fabric I picked out for my neighbor's son to piece a quilt while he was home from school because of virus (if he wanted to make one). His two sister's pieced their quilts and I quilted them (posted earlier). He didn't piece it. The family is moving away for a couple years for work, at the end of the month. I decided to make him this quilt. I used the charm on point pattern for the middle (8 x 16 squares), I placed the same fabric on the diagonal cut line, so the outer triangles would be the same fabric (same as border fabric). I added LeMoyne Stars (Lemon stars) to the top and bottom to make it a rectangular quilt. I had some charms left from the 4 charm packs that I had of Wilmington Essentials Sapphire Sky (Beautiful fabric), so I made four patches for the sides. 75" x 87"
Another from the Kansas Troubles bin. I swear these fabrics are reproducing faster than I can figure out what to do with them. This quilt was for my Father-In-Law. He is 95 and needed to move from a small apartment to assisted living. Because of the massive decrease in space he went from a queen bed to a twin. I promised him a new quilt. It is again from a block I saw; really no idea at this point. The quilting is a simple stitch in the ditch to make the stars jump out. He since has had to move into a care facility and the quilt is back in my possession.
I still had more Civil War/Kansas Troubles fabrics and my Uncle needed a throw. This used one of my favorite blocks from the Trail Mix pattern to create an interesting grid. I did end up having to purchase more of the blue to finish the border. It is quilted with a meander. Because of the Sew-cial Distancing I had to mail it to him.
Occasionally I dig through my fabrics and "retire" pieces that won't go together or are too small. This becomes my stash bin to create lap sized quilts that I use for practice on different quilting designs for a big project. When I get a stack of these I give them to my daughter who takes them to various Nursing Homes. Great practice size and has an end purpose. I'd come across the Trail Mix pattern and thought it would be a fantastic use it up stash quilt. The first one was for a friend. This one was to use up more of the Kansas Troubles fabrics I had leftover from other projects and be given to a cousin. He was very appreciative.
Jelly Roll Waves is a great use of a jelly roll or even yardage. The pattern includes directions using a jelly roll and traditional piecing or yardage and strip piecing. It comes together quickly either way you choose. The pattern has 6 sizes from baby to king to make it worth the price. Buy today in my pattern shop: http://bit.ly/ShopBusyHandsPatterns
Introducing Rosewood Lane, a quick and easy quilt that is truly a weekend project for twin and smaller quilts. I love that it looks scrappy yet is made from one block which makes for quick chain piecing. Rosewood Lane includes instructions for six sizes from wall to king. Fabric requirements are given in fat quarters, and the pattern also includes a chart detailing how many pieces of each size to cut if you're sewing a scrappy version. The cover quilt is a twin made from Just Wing It by Moda. This pattern is available for purchase here: http://bit.ly/ShopBusyHandsPatterns
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
This is a pattern by Esther Aliu. It is machine appliqued. It was a challenge, but I think it was worth it. I made it in these colors attempting to have it look like an 1800’s quilt. My daughter wants it but she’ll need to wait awhile as I am going to hang it in my house first!