November 23, 2017

Outlook Pattern Release | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | TGIFF!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a new pattern, Outlook, written in 6 sizes including Baby, Small Lap, Large Lap, Twin, Queen, and King!  Directions include layer cake squares or yardage, and the pattern is Accuquilt friendly {but not required}!


Outlook is named after the small town my grandparents lived in when I was a child, which was about 15 miles from our home.  I have many fond memories of time spent at their house, mostly in the kitchen and around the table and in their huge yard with the tallest maple trees ever.  They moved next door to my parents when I was about 15, and it was wonderful to have them next door during those years I was still at home.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Outlook by Busy Hands Patterns
Size:  54" x 72"
Fabric:  Alison Glass Sunprints 2017 with black and white
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Hourglass on Gratitude in black thread
Backing:  An illusion hourglass print from Ikea

Outlook in Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais is one of my favorite quilts I've ever made.  It's soothing country colors remind me so much of my mom.  This is also a Large Lap.


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Outlook by Busy Hands Patterns
Size:  54" x 72"
Fabric:  Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais with the marbled deep brown from the collection and Kona Off White
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Moulin Rouge on Gratitude in cream thread
Backing:  Marbled tan by Sandy Gervais

Shannon of The Flemings Nine edited and tested the pattern for me, and her version with medium tones is just beautiful!


And here is a mockup of Outlook in Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille. The fabrics are ready to go, waiting for their turn on the cutting mat!


One of my all-time favorite fabric combos is Handmade by Bonnie and Camille with Moda Cross Weave in black, which reads as a deep, rich, textured gray, so I mocked it up, too!  This fabric is also ready to cut!



This is the only time during the year that all Busy Hands Patterns are half price!  Sale ends Monday.  Shop now!

All ready-made quilts are also on sale in my quilt shop!


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There's still time to enter the Handmade with Love Giveaway!  The prizes are amazing, so take a minute and pop over to Ultimate Bundles and pick your prize group, enter your name and email address and sit back to see if you win!  Giveaway ends November 26th.


You'll find the Best Deals of the year at Craftsy this weekend!  They have a special offer coming on Monday, so stop back by the blog to see what it is!



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.  
  • LINK BACK with the Finished or Not Friday button or a text link.
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This linkup is also for TGIFF, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!

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Ultimate Bundles Giveaway!

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A quick note this Thanksgiving Day to make sure you've heard about the amazing Giveaway over at Ultimate Bundles!  How would you like to win a Fabric, Cutting Mat, Ruler, and Cutter, a Cricut Maker Machine, a Brother Embroidery and Sewing Machine or any of 18 other prizes?  I thought you’d be excited about that!


Here’s what’s happening:  The good folks at Ultimate Bundles are running a giveaway…and not just any giveaway!  Including the prizes I already mentioned, there are 20 prizes (worth almost $4,000 altogether!), so you’ll definitely find something crafty that you’ve had your eye on.  With categories like Knitting & Crochet; Embroidery & Cross-Stitch; Sewing, Quilting, & Applique, and Mixed Media Fiber Arts (like Weaving), there’s something for every maker.

So take two minutes and head over to Ultimate Bundles.  You’ll pick your category and enter your name and email address. That’s it!  Then you sit back and wait to see if you win.  Just don’t wait, because you must enter by November 26!

And tomorrow is pattern release day here at Busy Hands Quilts!  You'll be seeing more of this exciting design, Outlook!


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