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.

Flip-flops in its new home!

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!

We will also share this OMG finish on several linky parties: TGIFF, Alycia’s Finished (or not) Friday, and Michelle’s Beauties Pageant.

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21 Responses

  1. Love the jandals!! They are so dang cute. No not wearing jandals today. Polar blast making it a bit cold so fire preferred! But I am a big fan of them in summer. Does summer school mean you have to go into work during those weeks? 🙁

  2. Patty says:

    Fun quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Great job on the flip flops! I definitely need to change out a few things in the dining room. Summer is here!

  4. Karen says:

    That certainly brought a smile to my face. Well done.

  5. This is so cute! Great finish!!

  6. plstockwell says:

    Nicely done!!!!!

  7. Gail Sheppard says:

    Great job on the finish of a very cute table topper!
    When I was a kid we called flip flops “thongs.” That changed when thongs became a trendy underwear! LOL!!!

  8. Nanette Chopin Cook says:

    I love the flip flops! I tried machine applique but failed years ago. You do a beautiful machine applique! It had to be fun making this project! Hugs!

  9. Frédérique says:

    Fun and festive topper!
    Thank you for linking up with TGIFF 😉


    They were thongs when I was growing up (and nowadays when there is a slip of the tongue..LOL). This is such a great table topper. Looks a book that is getting lots of use! You girls rock!!

  11. A perfect finish for the heat wave we are having. It’s funny but I still call flip flops thongs. Result of my childhood version of named items. The quilting is perfect and I do like your black stitching on applique. I’ll try it on my next project I think, rather than trying to hide my stitching.

  12. Chrisknits says:

    Growing up we called them thongs, and then the thong panties became a thing, so yeah, I call them flip flops now. Adorable and perfect for Summer!!

  13. Dawn says:

    That table topper is perfectly bright and ready for summer! How cute are those flip flops? Great choice of fabrics, Sue!

  14. Wendy Tuma says:

    This topper is so darn cute! We called flip-flops thongs way back when, but of course we don’t know – ha! Well done on the finish!

  15. That is just adorable!! I grew up calling them thongs and when I moved a little east was corrected to Flip Flops – haha!!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    So stinkin’ cute!! I just realized I bought FQ’s of that blue and magenta print when I was in AZ. I think I need to have Sue come over here and prep stuff for me, LOL.

  17. Cuteness!!! I always enjoy living vicariously through your applique triumphs, Roseanne and Sue. : )

    Talk to me more about those nonstick needles … Are they mainly for projects that would require adhesives, or do you foresee using them on other projects, too?

  18. I love this topper, Roseanne! Your stitching is so neat and even on the applique, and I love cross hatched quilting!! Great job.

  19. This little topper is so cheery and super cute! 🙂

  20. Karla says:

    cute topper! Congrats on another finish!!

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