June 23, 2017

Ski to Sea Queen 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 queen size Ski to Sea quilt for my son.  This quilt has been in progress for several years and has finally been released from WIP purgatory.


I placed it on his bed today after he left for the summer to work on his grandparents' farm.  I wasn't about to put it on a perpetually unmade bed!!

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

Ski to Sea is a race from Mount Baker down to Bellingham Bay which includes cross country and downhill skiing or snowboarding, downhill run, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking, and sea kayaking.  It's a world renowned race.  This quilt is a Ski to Sea adventure!


I designed Ski to Sea in Electric Quilt 7 to figure out how many of each color combo was needed, and one of my boys cut them with my Accuquilt Go!   The HSTs finish at 4".  The diagram above was used only for color placement and the direction of the blocks in the mountain and trees, but the sky, rocks, and water blocks were all randomly placed with no attempt made to not put like fabrics side by side.


I used several designs for the quilting, all edge to edge to make it more simple.  The sky is quilted with circles, then snowflakes along with stars and swirls on the mountain, the rocks have jagged lines, the trees have aspen leaves, and the water has sea creatures.


I love to put wool in quilts I make for my family because it breathes so well (not too hot or too cold), has a lot of fluff to accentuate the quilting, and adds a nice layer of weight.  Hobbs Heirloom Wool is washable.

This is the third use of my Handmade labels from Ikaprint!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Ski to Sea, my own design.
Size:  Queen size, 96" square
Fabric:  Hatch fabrics and Sketch fabrics
Quilting:  Custom design, done on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom Wool
Backing and Binding:  Widescreen backing in Blue

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June 20, 2017

Square in a Square Wordsmith Quilt - Custom Quilting by Busy Hands Quilts

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Andrea sent this Square in a Square lap quilt for custom quilting.  The fabric is Wordsmith by Moda.


Quilting is a lovely rose design in cream thread, done on Gratitude


The fourth use of my custom quilting labels from Ikaprint!



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