Friday, March 26, 2010

It is Finished!

Finally, I have finished my flip flop wall quilt. I removed the original fabric border....it was bright and fun, but just wasn't the right fabric. Then I found this Batik fabric that looked like watery bubbles and knew it was the right one. Quilters are a funny breed of people. We love fabric, all fabric, but don't always make the right decision the first time in the store. We go back again and again and buy more and more, until finally the right thing falls into our outstretched arms. Actually, I never met a quilt store that I didn't like. I want it all....so much to do and so little time!









So, I sandwiched the top piece, the batting and the backing and began to quilt around the flip flops in close lines to simulate the ripples you make as you step into the water. I thought the background fabric for the flip flops looked like sand on a beach somewhere. It was definitely not Florida white sand, but dirt somewhere.


What came next was a natural.
If I had beach, flip flops and an ocean...then I needed schools of fish in the water. Can you see the fish swimming along in the bubbles? They have tiny little glass bead eyes. It is finally done, because we have Net Flix and I can hand quilt while I watch chick flicks with "My Honey". When we get a guy "blood and guts" movie, I head for the sewing machine, since I have female sensitivities and can't watch tough stuff. I am so happy that "My Honey" loves Sandra Bullock movies!
P. S. I just discovered that you can left click on the pictures and actually biggify my quilty fishes enough to see their little beady eyes. Woo Hoo!

13 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well that's the cutest quilt i have ever seen!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxo

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Wow... that is awesome! I love how you quilted it...And the beads for the fish eyes...perfection!!!!!

Molly said...

Looks gorgeous! You were inspired to quilt fishes on there, and the "ripples" are perfect!

John McElveen said...

OM Gosh! How awesome--Growing Up on Indian Rocks Beach- that touches my soul!!

Tell Hubby I Heart Sandra Bullock--Can't wait to see The Blind Side. I played football too- so I think it will hit me hard with the Love part that family showed him!!

J

Granny Annie said...

I love this so much. What a cool quilt! Good job.

Loving Annie said...

That is a beautiful quit, yet again! You are so talented, Kacey:)

Pamplona said...

Love your quilt. It is so adorable and fun! Great job.

B.S. said...

What a fun wall quilt! I love it!

Hugs,
Betty

Carine said...

haven't been by in a long while Kacey-you've been doing some beautiful work. Glad to be here.

Kacey said...

If you leave a comment....Please, use English, because I don't know Japanese or whatever that is. Thanks, for the #20.00 comment....that would be funny if it were not so true!
Kacey

Big Dave T said...

I've been bugged by Japanese/Chinese spammers for quite some time now.

Love the quilts, particularly the colors. Kind of a tropical look.

Raphae9845 said...

Actions speak louder than words. ........................................

Sideways Chica said...

What a talent you have...love the flip flops with the froggies...yes, I big-iffied them as you suggested!

Ciao Bella...