August 11, 2017

Custom Queen 30s Basket 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 custom queen size 1930s reproduction basket quilt.  This is the third quilt I've made for this customer!


I used a jelly roll of 30s Playtime 2017 to create the basket flowers because it was the most cost effective way to get a snippet of the entire collection.  It was the first time I've used two strips sewn into a tube and then cut into HSTs.  They end up with bias edges, but that wasn't a problem for the tiny HSTs.  I wonder if this method for larger HSTs would be problematic, however.  Probably nothing a little starch wouldn't solve.


I was so excited when my customer agreed on the Baptist Fan quilting design that I suggested.  It would have been a common quilting design on a quilt in the 30s, though of course done by hand and not a computerized quilting machine.



Quilt Stats:

Pattern:   Basket Quilt, layout designed by me in EQ7, though of course the basket block is an antique block.
Size:  Queen 95" square.
Fabric:  30s Playtime 2017 by Moda
Quilting:  Baptist Fans on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing:  Toy Chest 2 by Riley Blake


Last week's featured project!


There are two features this week!  Heffalumps by Kay at Quilts and Buttons ...


and Scrappy Patchwork Queen quilt by Shannon of The Flemings Nine!


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.

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.  
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August 6, 2017

$14 Hourly Class Deals at Craftsy Today Only!

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Time for something new?  Head to Craftsy every hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. mountain time to shop a new set of classes priced at $14 each. What's so cool about Craftsy is they give you the list of classes and which hour they will be on sale for $14, so you can set an alarm to remind yourself to go purchase the class or classes you'd like when they are featured at $14!!  

These steals are for today only!  Go check it out!

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