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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Amanda's Flip Flop Quilt

This is the flip flop quilt I designed for my Niece Amanda. When we were talking she mentioned that she wanted one of my quilts. I asked her what she liked and the first words out of her mouth were, "flip flops!" Next came colors she liked and that is how I began. I knew what I wanted to do and how I wanted it to look so I started looking at patterns. None of them were exactly what I wanted so I took elements from the ones I liked and did this. The hardest part was drawing out a flip flop. I finally just put my foot on a piece of paper, drew around it, and went from there.
Jan Barnett did the quilting for me and she did an absolutely amazing job. Each block has different things like starfish, shells, and sand dollars and each flip flop is quilted differently including toes in one. The blue strips say things like, let's party and I love flip flops.
I know it's not the best photo but I was in a hurry to get it in the mail and no one was around to hold it for me. Isn't it funny how I can spend months waiting to finish it but once it's done I want to send it NOW!
I can't wait until she gets it. It should brighten up her cold Alaska day.