It’s Flip-Flops for a June OMG Finish
School is out for the summer for sure, although my school district has summer school for four weeks. This month, we set a goal of making a table-topper that features flip-flops and flowers. Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a linky party at the beginning and end of each month. We’ll link up with her now to share our success as soon as she opens her linky party. A fun little fact that my friend, Kathryn from Kathryn Quilts, shared about flip-flops. In New Zealand, they are called jandals and in Australia, they are referred to as thongs. Of course, they’re not wearing them now since it’s winter south of the equator.
It IS Flip-Flops Season!
We got our toes done with a pedicure at our favorite spot (Polish). Oh, what a luxury that we have previously taken for granted. All the better to wear sandals and flip-flops to show off those tootsies.
We have been making a few table-toppers from this appliqué book called, Count On It. Check out the flip-flops on the cover with the word “July”, and flower design with the word “May”.
Flip-Flops and Applique
Finding just the perfect fabric for our flippies is Sue’s charge, and we found some cute choices in our stash. Sue got busy tracing the needed images onto Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite. I mentioned this earlier but I gave these Schmetz nonstick needles a try and they work fabulously.
I chose my usual black thread for the appliqué and wrapped it up quickly.
Flip-Flops Layered and Quilted
It’s time for layering and quilting and those happened lickety-split. We had the perfect size batting and backing, and I quickly got to quilting. I used a quick and easy crosshatch design and some polka-dot fabric for the binding.
It’s a Flip-Flop Wrap
After a quick wash and dry, the flips were ready for their photo op. Here’s a good shot of the quilting and my favorite binding . . .
. . . and the topper and all of its squishy goodness. It is a flip-flop wrap!
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