Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Designer Flipflops




This isn't the first flipflop quilt I have made with this pattern--in fact, it's the third. The two previous quilts went to the hospital where I volunteer and according to the Child Life Director, they were very well received.

One day about a month ago I was looking at the ads in the Sunday paper and saw an ad for fancy flipflops. These weren't rubber shower shoes! Oh, no, they were embellished with sequins, beads, flowers, and all sorts of things. I thought--with all the novelty fabric I have, I should be able to design some very cool flipflops. So this quilt was born!

I'm almost out of the applique background--it's a sandy beach dotted with little shells. I need some more of that!

Here's the story of the last flipflop quilt I donated: A mom was in her 17-year-old daughter's room at St. John's Pediatrics floor, very distraught because the daughter had been in a car accident and was in a coma. The Child Life volunteer showed her three quilts and asked if she'd like to pick one for her daughter. She chose the flipflop quilt because her daughter lived in them all summer and had a pair to match every outfit. The mom wrapped herself in the quilt for comfort. Fortunately, the daughter awoke and her mom gave her the quilt!
With that in mind, I will happily deliver this quilt on Friday and set it free to do its good work.




7 comments:

Peggy said...

WOW!! I love this quilt and I've seen the others and they just keep getting better!

Debi said...

Beautiful quilt Sheryl and I loved your story about one of the other flip flop quilts. How could a young girl NOT love these quilts.

Sweet P said...

How awesome! Some young girl is going to love, love, love this quilt.

Kim said...

wow what a wonderful story. That animal print one would have been perfect for dd to wear to prom ( see my blog for her dress)
Cute blog

SandyQuilts said...

How adorable. Where can I find the pattern? My GD's love flipflops and have tons of them.

NanaKaren said...

Some lucky girl must have a huge smile on her face now that she has this cute flipflop quilt! WOW!

Rose Marie said...

What a fantastic quilt and that border fabric to match! It's amazing what a quilt can do to help lift one's spirit in time of despair.