I love this pattern-it’s my go to quilt pattern when I need a quilting gift in a short timeframe! I made a quilt for my daughter using this pattern (it’s posted on the site) and she liked it so much she asked me to make one for two of her friends who are getting married. She picked the fabrics based on their wedding colors. We thought it was especially appropriate for the wedding since it’s called the Love quilt. She requested the same dense, straight line quilting that I did on her quilt.
Buffalo Plaid was every where this last Christmas .. but like everyone else ... I love it !!! ... very homey looking and yummy ... I made this one .. from yardage .. in flannels ... My Son already claimed it as his ... figures. ... its okay. I made a pillow to match ... kinda cute.
I decided to make something with wool felt. I decided to sew it all by hand. The rabbit was store bought. My husband helped draw the rabbit patterns. The day after Easter I was wheeled into surgery. Hand sewing was relaxing and helped get my mind off the surgery. I embroidered the tails and outline of the rabbits using the button hole stitch and French knot.
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 recently completed a Rainbow Star Baby Quilt as a custom order in my Etsy shop. This quilt is so fun to make, and the rainbow spectrum is totally dazzling! A white background is always sparkling with the rainbow, but the gray is more practical for a bouncing baby boy! Now that I have figured out EQ7, I was able to show the quilt to my customer with both a white and gray background, and she chose the gray. If you can't wrap your brain around EQ7, just hold onto it and wait a few years and then try again. That's what I did, and I just get it now! My brain just needed to age more, I guess! The quilt measures 40" square. You can read more about this quilt on my blog: http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/2015/05/custom-rainbow-star-baby-quilt-finish.html
Meet Rainbow Streak! She's made from the leftover HSTs from the Rainbow Star Baby quilt! Rainbow Streak is sparkling rainbow quilt that is quick and easy to piece. Quilt Stats: Pattern: Rainbow Streak, an original by Busy Hands Quilts, inspired by Shannon of The Flemings Nine; Size: 40" square; Fabric: 17 different Kona solids; Batting: Hobbs 80/20 cotton poly; Backing: Multi colored paint boxes; Quilting: Allover medium meandering stitch in gray thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's; Binding: Double fold with mitered corners, attached by machine; Value: A flash of fun! You can read more about this quilt on my blog: http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/2015/05/rainbow-streak-baby-quilt-my-bloggers.html
July 3, 2018 was the anniversary day of cancer free for one year. I received a photo that afternoon of my friend, a cancer survivor, giving a gift to this young lady. Yes, it was the Bee Quilt I had finished. I was asked to make a quilt label saying “New” and the date. This year the the word for her journey is “New”. I was so proud to be a part of the celebration and I will get to meet her on the 15th of this month. Yes, my heart is full and more than ever I feel this is the reason I quilt.
I am so thrilled my high school friend from way back asked if she could purchase the Bee Quilt to give to a cancer survivor. She gave me so many compliments and told me the quilt spoke to her. We can't wait for this brave friend to receive the Bee Quilt!
I made this quilt for my granddaughter's first birthday. Her name is Ruby and the fabric line is called Little Ruby--perfect! I kept the quilting minimal--just basic outline quilting. The second picture is an apron I made for her from some of the leftover fabric. She likes to help her Mom in the kitchen so I plan to give this to her on her 2nd birthday.