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Thread: My most fun quilt ever! Flip Flop/sandals QAYG

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    My most fun quilt ever! Flip Flop/sandals QAYG

    I was inspired by a couple of quilts posted on this board and THEN I picked up a Fons and Porter quilting magazine at a thrift shop for 75cents with a flip flop quilt in it. Since it is summer, I just decided to "do it".

    So, I tried it. It was my first serious attempt at applique and I loved it. Then, I decided, Oh well, since I'm doing new things, I'll go ahead and try QAYG and then, I decided to FMQ--all which were new to me. Previously I've only ever done straight stitches, either in the ditch or not with feed dogs in normal position. I had been terrified to try FMQ. I didn't practice for hours and and hours first--I figured in the future I can look back to my first FMQ and see how awful it was, but, for me, it was a great beginning. I just finished it last night.

    It was fun! Everyone (female) who sees this quilt smiles.

    The challenge for me was doing the borders. The original instructions I saw on this method were at Leah Day's site, but no one mentions how to add borders. So, I just "did it", by sewing the borders on in order (first pink, then blue, then sandals fabric, and then adding the border backing (trickiest part) which was one piece of yellow and then sticking in the batting, pinning carefully and quilting.

    I'm thinking about what I can do next. So many projects, so little time. Now I'm checking out different QAYG methods, trying to see how to do it. I think I'm "late to the party" as evidenced by many posts here, but we are all at different places in our quilting lives.
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    I love it. It's pretty and funky, yet practical and fun. Great job.
    Cindy

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    Your quilt is awesome. I love it. Congratulations on doing such a beautiful job of applique.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Now that is so cute !!!
    Nice quilting to , you go ..
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    What a fun quilt. Looks great.
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    very n ice i have a flip flop pattern i brought few yrs back
    QUILTNMO

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    Just love it, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Very very cute, I love it.
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    I like the quilt borders and all. You did a fantastic job on this.

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    You did a splendid job on your quilt of many colors. I love the sandals. You did good on your applique and your first attempt at FMQ.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    All I can say is "you've come a long way baby". This quilt is fun to look at and I bet it was fun to do. No kidding, you did a great job,love it. Thanks for sharing.
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    what a fun quilt... so bright and cheerful
    Nancy in western NY
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    WOW - I am one of the smiling females! I LOVE it!
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    BIG SMILE here! Great job and sew playful. Congrats on all the new things you tried.
    Linda

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    Love, love, love your quilt

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    I love it!!! I made a flip flop quilt several years ago for my daughter and it was so much fun to do!!
    Gloria 

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    Very cute quilt

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    That is so cute. You did a good job!
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    Adorable!!! I have never tried a QAYG, but I do love applique. Your work is wonderful
    Grama Laura

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    I love love love it!!! Wish I was as brave as you to try it!!!! Maybe one day.....

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    I love, love, love it!!!

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    Oh, I really like it!!!!!

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    What a nice quilt. You are right, when I saw it I smiled. I have a cousin who is a beach hound and this quilt would be just perfect for her. You did a wonderful job. I love to do QAYG myself. I love your borders.
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    What a cute, fun quilt. Great job. Your sure do not have to apologize for your FMQ

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    Looks to me like you did a fantastic job on your FMQ -and the quilt is absoltuely adorable! Oh, and YES I did smile!

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