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Simply Style Lap Quilt

Simply Color Lap Quilt Top
On my design wall is this fun lap quilt in Simply Style fabrics.  It is made from a layer cake with sashing in between every other row.  The sashing tones down the busyness by giving the eye a place to rest.  {and, yes, the rows are straight; it's just tacked to the design wall crookedly.}
I have another row of blocks, and I am debating making this into a twin size or keeping it a lap size and putting the row of blocks into the backing.  I would also have to add a slate gray border to make it twin size.  Thoughts?  The backing will be a slate gray with very large white polka dots, and the binding will be one of the turquoise prints or slate gray.  
This quilt will eventually be for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box Quilt - Progress #3

The king-sized Phoebe's Flower Box quilt top is moving right along!  The blocks have been assembled in a 9x10 layout, and the borders are partially attached.  There is a narrow gray border to frame the quilt blocks with a wider white/purple border. The outer border is much wider; 10"-13".  I give this variation in measurements because on the sides the border will be 13" wide, and on the top and bottom, the border will be 10" wide.  This will make the quilt fit the bed it is intended for - a custom fit!  Sometimes I make the side and top/bottom borders different widths if needed to obtain the size I need; it is not noticeable unless they are significantly different.  I always ask custom quilt customers for the size and thickness of the mattress they plan to use the quilt on to be sure the quilt fits well after washing. 
Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box Quilt Top
Here is one block.  The original pattern blocks are 6.5" unfinished.  I increased them to 8.5 so the quilt would go together faster.
Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box Quilt Top
This quilt is a custom quilt for my sister!  If you would like a custom quilt, please contact me through my Etsy shop, BusyHandsQuilts.

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Freshly Pieced


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Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box Quilt - Progress #2

Phoebe's Flower Box quilt blocks are coming along!  The inner sections are made and ready for the gray sashings to be attached to two opposing sides, creating a square block.  They will be 8.5" unfinished, and there are a lot of them - I didn't count!
Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box
The sections went together quickly using strip-piecing methods.  After sewing together two WOF strips, I laid two strips sets right sides together with the seams butting together and subcut 4.5" sections.  I then pinned these subcut sections before moving them, since they were already perfectly lined up.  This resulted in nine duplicate blocks, but I figure in a quilt this size it will not matter.  It also made the process much faster because I didn't have to make additional decisions about what fabric should go where, then put them together and pin.  
Custom King-Sized Phoebe's Flower Box
You will find Progress Post #1 here.


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