I thought seeing as it was going to rain, I would sew all day and get one project out of the way. Beach Party. The top is done! The quilt is claimed. One Christmas gift down.............a whole bunch to go.
I have already decided to use a bright yellow for the binding and hopefully will find something I like for the backing. That has been designed in my mind, now I have to put pencil to paper.
I think I would like a Moda marbles parchment for the backing. It looks a bit like sand.
On top of that I'm going to fuse a giant pair of flip-flops. I'll use grandpa's slippers for the template.
My granddaughter has tiny little feet like her mother. I remember the first pair of flip-flops she had were miles too big, but boy could she run in them. The flip flops are going to be orange ---- something like this.
Now to find that fabric!
As you all know I usually write the blog a day ahead of time. This is an "add-on". I found the backing fabric! I can't afford it right now, so I'll hold off ordering it for another month. It is from a line by Sandy Gervais for Moda called Frolic. I had already purchased some of it for a jacket I'm making at a workshop this month. The green is perfect
and won't those orange flip-flops just jump off this colour! I wonder when its all done which side will be up on the bed. Oh-ho. I went back into Hancocks and saw this one. I think this is better actually. It has a few more colours from the front in it. I do have to make up my mind and soon.
Now let me introduce to you a new long distance friend. Her name is Abby and she lives in a wonderful home in Illinois. This little girl has no idea how lucky she is.