Design wall 1/16/17 Dutchman’s puzzle blocks

We are having a row by row exchange next month at my guild and the theme is 1930’s prints. I decided not to procrastinate this time and get them done early. I still need to sew the 2 halves of the blocks together and then make 6 rows with 6 blocks in each of them. Good thing I started early on these. One down, 35 more to go……..👍🏻

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Flip flops finished…..

They are done! Yea! Good thing too, as they are due tonight! I sewed the last blocks together last night before going to bed. What a relief…….
My original plan was to make yo yo’s to go on each flip flop like I did on this little wall hanging that I made years ago.


Ok, let’s see, I have 6 rows of flip flops…..5 pairs in each row…….5 x 6=30…….30 pairs x 2 flip flops=60 yo yo’s…….I wanted 2 yo yo’s per flip flop….holy smokes! I needed 120 yo yo’s!!! With 4 days left until the exchange. I made 3 yo yo’s………

Ok, after 3 yo yo’s I decided, that’s not going to work… way can I make 120 of them in 4 days………so I came up with the idea that I could cut out little flower shapes from felt and sew them down on each flip flop. 60 flower shapes with 60 little round centers……that became the plan……..but I thought if I had some Steam a seam…..maybe I could just iron them on and forget the sewing part. 🙂 that would save me some time. Of course I couldn’t find my Steam a seam……. I just happened to be in Walmart on Monday and thought that maybe by some huge miracle, they might have some……….but NO they didn’t………but ……..I saw some cute buttons……..just the right size!!! I had thought of buttons earlier but didn’t want to spend $40 getting enough buttons. But these packages were only 88 cents each and I needed 2 packs of 6 different colors. There were 2 sizes in each package. Woohoo!! That’s less than $12…..Miracles do happen!! I came home Monday and started sewing all the buttons on. Then Tuesday and Wednesday I sewed the blocks together. Now it’s Thursday, the day of the exchange and I’m all set and ready!! Hope the ladies like the rows I made. I can hardly wait to see what they made!


That’s it for now….