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.
My 3rd I think on the sewing machine. Had so much fun and it turned out so amazing. It was supposed to be for my chocolate lab but, sorry girl after I had hand quilted it. I use it everyday in my chair. I learned to hand quilt at a quilting bee in Topsey Texas in the fan pattern. It was in an 1800's old school house that the ladys met with my Grandma. It's still more pleasing to my eye than the machine Used an old book I had on hand back in 2016. Finished the hand stuff 2017.
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
Oh My Darling is a stunning design that will look great in many fabric collections and scraps. The pattern includes directions for 6 sizes from baby to king and is jelly roll friendly with strip piecing for quicker piecing. You can buy the pattern in my pattern shop here: http://bit.ly/ShopBusyHandsPatterns
Introducing Scrappy Patches, my latest quilt pattern! Scrappy Patches is a simple pattern that will make it look like you worked hard to make it. Blocks are strip pieced to make it as quick as possible. This pattern will look great in many fabric collections! The pattern includes fabric requirements and instructions for 7 sizes! Made from one block, this pattern can be completely scrappy or more planned depending on fabric selection. Pattern includes material requirements using jelly rolls or fat quarters for random, scrappy placement; and yardage for identical, planned blocks made from 12 fabrics. Instructions are clearly written with corresponding graphics. Scrappy Patches is suitable for experienced beginners and up. It has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for cutting and piecing this stunning quilt. Scrappy Patches is available in my Etsy 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 Pam Buda design and fabric was begun at a class taught by Pam herself! Such fun! The was done and quilted by Stover Quality Quilting and back in time to give to a dear friend, Lori, when she came to help us do a remodel on our church with Builder's for Christ.