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…..no 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….

Design wall Monday 8/26

I spent most of the weekend quilting. I quilted 2 small quilts with pantograph designs. I used a holly design on the Christmas one.


This one got a butterfly design.


This one was a fun quilt! Turtles!! I think it’s cute. The girl that made this is 9. She did a great job on it!



I even got a few more flip flops made. 27 down and 3 more to go!!! My design wall is covered with these….


Off to get some more quilting done today and hopefully the last of the flip flops!! To see more design walls check out http://www.pathworktimes.com

Have a good day!!

Design wall Monday 8/19

Here it is Monday again! I have 2 projects going on, on my wall right now. I got a few more flip flops made. I now have 18 pairs. I decided that if I use 5 pairs in each row instead of 6, I will only need to make 30 pairs instead of 36, so that’s what I’m going to do. That means 12 more sets to make before they get appliquéd down. Hope I make the deadline!! LOL!!

I worked on the pieced sashings that will go on the English Paper Piecing project that I’m working on. I have all the components made just need to appliqué them into the background squares.


That’s it for my wall. So see more check out http://www.patchworktimes.com


Design wall Monday 8/12/13

This is my last Monday of summer vacation. 😦 Summer break always goes too fast…. Oh well, it will be nice to see all my kids Wednesday!!
As for my design wall, I worked on getting some of the flip flops made for my row by row exchange. It takes more time to get these prepared than I thought it would, but they’re coming along. I have 10 sets made so far with 26 more to go!


I found a couple of black and white prints in my stash that I think I’ll use for the blocks.


That’s what I have. To see other
design walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Have a great week!


Design wall Monday 8/5/13

I don’t actually have anything on my wall today, but I am working on picking out fabric for a Row by row exchange we are doing at my guild. The theme is Summer so I’ve decided that Flip Flops will be what I make for my row. I made a small wall hanging several years ago using the flip flop pattern from this magazine.


For this exchange, I will need to make 6 sets of flip flops for each row. Here’s the fabrics I’ve picked out to use for them.


I’m not sure what to use for the background yet……..

Meanwhile, I’m also working on a Bonnie Hunter scrappy Bargello pattern. I really need to use up some of my scraps! They are taking over!! I used this pattern on a lap quilt several years ago but this time I’m making the big one. Hopefully it will get rid of a few scraps!!



Ok, that’s it for now, to see more design walls, check out http://www.patchworktimes.com