|Beach huts at Brighton Beach, Victoria|
I got the inspiration from a birthday card my hubby received from his sister for his birthday back in October. I just loved the bright coloured flip flops and thought I could somehow use them in a quilt.
My first idea was to just do appliqued blocks with the flip flops and then I started to think about building a beach scene with the flip flops representing the different members of my family.
An idea was born and I started to build the layers of my beach scene.
And that is when the panic started to set in. I was called into work on Wednesday (day 1 of planning to get quilt finished), Thursday, I was suffering from exhaustion and spent the day in bed - asleep! (there goes day 2) which left Friday!
|close up of my quilting of the sand|
|close up of the quilting for the wave foam|
|at 3:00pm, I thought I was doing well.......HA!|
I stayed up until 1:30am to finish sewing on the binding and required hanging sleeve. Up again at 6 to create and attach a label and by 10am, I was off to the quilt show. All applicants are annonymous so it was lovely to stand close and listen to people discuss my efforts. And here it is