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Thread: Need some ideas

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    I'm posting a picture of this flip flop quilt I made several weeks ago. I'm going to free motion quilt it. I know what to do with the blocks. I'm going to do some wavy lines reminiscent of sand dunes. I don't know what to do with the sashing. Any ideas? I could stitch in the ditch, or just do straight lines up and down and side to side. Can anyone suggest anything more imaginative?

    I had an idea to try to do little flip flops, which would be sort of a kidney bean shape with an inverted "V" for the thong, but I don't know how to join them together and make it look right. If I do that, I would need to do each one individually.

    What would you do? Maybe I should stick with my original idea, bite the bullet, and live with the tedium of it.
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    This is really cute. Could you do something that looks like shells? They would be easier to connect.

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    My daughter inlaw would love this!!! She is a huge flip flop fan!

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    Maybe write out "fun in the sun, beach combing, flip flop" or something else fun and catchy?

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    I like the shells idea.

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    What about waves, like the waterm since it is blue?

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    I like the shells idea too. I think I might even have a template for that in one of my books. Even if I only did it at the intersections it would be cute. I also thought of plumerias, which are kind of like stars, only round instead of pointed.

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    I thought of waves too. That wouldn't be difficult to do. And since I'm kind of a beginner, easy is good.

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    I like the wave idea. The shells would be cute too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I like the wave idea. The shells would be cute too.
    This quilt has turned out real cute and your colors are great.

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    You could do a wiggly line down the middle of each sashing, and they would intersect at the cornerstones, or you could do silver dollars or umbrellas, or sand buckets, anything to do with the beach theme

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    I might be able to do a sand bucket. These are all good ideas. I'm sort of thinking waves, but something different at the cornerstones--just the four in the center, because I can't see how the waves would intersect there. A sand bucket, a shell, a plumeria, any of those are do-able for me. These are all good ideas. Thank you.

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    If you want to stick with flip flops, you could do a curly cue, with it being the flip flop every time you switch directions. I also like the idea of writing out a cute phrase.

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    Really cute, I like the idea of quilted shells for this one.

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    Yes, I tried that. I've been drawing it out on paper, but the thong makes it hard to decide where to start or end the curlycue. I've tried traveling too. It just doesn't come out looking the way I want it to. I used some chalk on the Downy quilt I'm using to practice, and I couldn't make it look good. Maybe someone with more experience (or someone who is more artistic) could make it work, but I haven't been able to.

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    I'll think about it and see if I can draw something out later today. I'm off to bed.

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    Lots of good ideas there- just wondering if seagulls (in flight) might work? Lovely work- well done.

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    Cute quilt! How about Starfish in the corners and squiggly lines down the sashing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I like the wave idea. The shells would be cute too.
    I like the wave and shell idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Cute quilt! How about Starfish in the corners and squiggly lines down the sashing?
    Oooooh, I like that idea. I think even I could do that. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I like the wave idea. The shells would be cute too.
    My first thought was waves too! Really cute quilt! :thumbup: :D

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