Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Let's Celebrate Red White and Blue!


The Red, White and Blue Blog hop has been so much fun and it's only just begun!  Red White & Blue Blog Hop is hosted by Jane's Fabrics and Quilts!  A complete list of participants can be found HERE. Let's go to the hop!
Today I get to show you the block that I designed for the blog hop!  It's called 'Flip Flops'.  When I think of summer and the month of July, I think of flip flops. Brings great memories of sand between my toes, lemonade,  fun in the sun and water while waiting for the evenings fireworks. I love flip flops! So why not make something fun with a flippitty floppy design. You can either place this design on a 10 1/2" or 12 1/2" block, or on a tea towel.  Let your imagination go! Wouldn't this be cute on an apron...
To get a copy of the pattern for Free! visit my Craftsy shop.  It's a free instant download.  You can also find a copy HERE.
Here are the fabrics I choose to do my pattern....

Trace the pieces onto the heat n bond....

Iron onto the heat n bond pieces onto the wrong side of the fabric....

Cut your pieces out!

Peel off the paper backing... and lay onto your fabric following the pattern layout.

You can do just one 'Flip Flop' if you would like....

or two like the pattern shows!

I put one set of  'Flip Flops' on a 10 1/2" cream fabric square and on a red striped tea towel...

Sew around the edge using a blanket stitch...

Time to decorate your flip flops.... you could leave them plain with just the stars, or embellish with buttons...

I love yo-yos... so I embellished mine with yo-yos and buttons!

'Flip Flops' on a 10 1/2" cream fabric square.  I built around the square with 2 1/2" red strips and 4" blue stripe strips to make a quick and easy table runner!

I got this project done in an afternoon.  It was fun to do!  I now have a cute tea towel and table runner for on my patio table to celebrate summer, or the 4th of July!  Enjoy!
Hope that you are enjoying the blog hop!  I still have some more fun for you!  I'm also having a give-away! For your chance to win leave me a comment, for a second chance let me know if you are a follower, and for a third chance, tweet about my post (remember to leave a comment if you tweeted)  (If you are a no-reply blogger... please leave me your email address in case you are a lucky winner!) Wilson and I are giving away 2 PDF patterns of your choice to 3 lucky winners!  ( You can check out my blog, Etsy store, Doodle Website or Craftsy for my patterns.) Winners will be picked July 29th at the end of the hop using random.org
(This giveaway is now closed...)

But the fun doesn't stop there!  Today's other featured Red White and Blue Bloggers are;

Happy blog hopping!

For a complete list of Red White and Blue Bloggers, click on the 'Red White and Blue' icon on my sidebar or visit Jane's

143 comments:

  1. Fabulous quilt - I love the idea of flip flops - great tutorial too.

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  2. I love my filp flops all year round. Enjoyed the tutorial. Judith, Texas

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  3. A great flip flop block! Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  4. Hi Cindy & Wilson, love the design. I love flip flops too but I am not getting to much chance to wear them at the moment. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  5. Love these flip flops. My daughter loves seeing Wilson the most. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Such a cute summertime block , we all love flip flops and they look great with yo yos and buttons. I am a new follower and I love Wilson, he must be a labradoodle .Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a great block! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. Your flip flops are so cute! They would be perfect to decorate a beach towel.

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  9. Adorable!! Thanks for the Pattern too!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  10. Cute block - love the idea for flip flops!

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  11. Love those flip flops. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Adorable makes you feel like summer vacation. Thanks for the pattern.

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  13. What a clever design. It certainly is festive. Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

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  14. HI Cindy an absolute whimsical delightful block..I would walk in your sandals any day...

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  15. Love the block and I am going to make a tablerunner!
    Dorothy in IL
    quiltndot at aol dot com

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  16. What a wonderful idea - and the embellishment puts it over the top. What I love about this hop is the interpretations and diversity of creative minds. Judy C n NC

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  17. Those buttons really "make" the sandals! Great to hop with you!

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  18. The flip flop blocks are too cute! Please enter me in the drawing!

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  19. My grandchildren just got new flip flops yesterday - they would love this block. Thanks for the pattern. blessings, marlene

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  20. and i follow via google reader

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  21. LOVE the flip flops!! too cute

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  22. I Love your Flip Flop Applique Pattern! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  23. Very cute pattern! So summery and happy!

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  24. Summer, flip flop and RWB go together so well. Very nice.

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  25. That is a fun pattern and I like how you used americana fabrics and a star. Wonderful idea for holiday table decorations.

    Debbie

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  26. Love your flip flops! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Very cute! I don't wear flip flops (it's that THING between the toes!!) - but this would be PERFECT for our place in Florida during the winter months! Thanks for the pattern! Especially love the yo-yo "topper"! Cute, cute, cute!!!

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  28. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love this block. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  29. Too stinkin' cute! Love the projects you provided, lots of fun. I just became a follower, and would love to win one of your adorable patterns.

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  30. My grandsons wear flip-flops even in the winter--they'd love this, minus the yo-yo, of course. Great job!

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  31. Cute flip flops. What a fun quilt block (or quilt) to make.

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  32. Love the flip flops pattern!

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  33. Love the pattern and I love wear flip-flops in summer.Great job!

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  34. Those flip flops are fabulous! Great idea.

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  35. Chris @ GlitzyMeblog.comTuesday, 03 July, 2012

    Darling summer project!

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  36. This block is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. I loved the way you used the yo yo as a finishing touch.

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  38. Love the flip flop design and the way you put it together.....perfect!!!

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  39. Your flip flops are awesome!

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  40. Love your flip flops! I think this might be a good one to teach my 9 year old how to do the blanket stitch via machine on!
    She could make a cute little pillow with your wonderful block!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Dollie

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  41. Love your flip flops! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. Your flip flops are sew cute. I may have to use this design on a potholder for our guild exchange.

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  43. How cute! And I love embellishing, so way cool - thank you for sharing with us today.

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  44. What a fun block pattern and your table runner and towel are just too cute!

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  45. I'm a follower and thanks for the great pattern!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! Really enjoy checking out what everyone is doing!

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  47. I'm a new follower and love the flip flop idea,thanks.

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  48. I love great easy projects and your flip flops are perfect!

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  49. Too cute! You have to have flip flops for the 4th!

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  50. Thanks for the free pattern and the giveaway!

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  51. What a darling pattern! Thank you for the giveaway and the pattern. I'm a follower!!!

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  52. That is creative pattern and that for the free pattern and giveaway.

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  53. I grabed your button and I am a follower.

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  54. Super cute! Love the tea towel. Thanks for the give away.
    Deborah

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  55. Love the flip-flops! I know who this will make a fun gift for in my life. Thanks for sharing--this blog hop is so much fun so far!

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  56. That's such a cute block. It would be super cute on a pool or beach bag too. Thannk you.

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  57. Very cute idea! I love them on the red tea towel.

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  58. Adorable!! What a fun idea and thank you for sharing!!

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  59. Cute summer block! Love your designs! I'm a follower and would love to win one of your patterns. Thank you for hosting and for a giveaway :-)

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  60. and what would summer be with out flip flops,
    cute block.... i'll have to check tha tone out
    in stitches

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  61. very cute block! thanks!

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  62. How cute!!! My granddaughters would love pillows with flip flops on them!

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  63. Thanks for sharing your pattern! It's a really cute project.

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  64. Happy Hop Day! Come on!! How cute are your flip flops!! Love the added touches! Thank you for the pattern, I am off to dowload, and put it in my to try pile. great tutorial!

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  65. That is the cutest!! Great job.

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  66. My grands would love the flip flops. Love the dress up!!

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  67. I am a follower. Thanks for ideas

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  68. I love the darling flip flops. I want to make some.

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  69. Your red white and blue theme is super cute. Thank you for sharing. I also think you were very clever using your patio table as your light box for tracing. Fourth of July Sparkles...

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  70. What a cute block! I just love the whimsy!!

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  71. I'm a new email follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Love the flip flops. One of my favorite clothing items. (In Texas we wear them year round).
    Thanks for sharing.

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  73. What a fun pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I'm already a happy follower :o) thanks for the chance!

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  75. WoW! Super idea! What says summer more than a pair of flip-flops? hehe. I love your RWB pair. Thanks for sharing and a great tutorial.

    Thank you for a generous giveaway and a chance to win! Three winners! Woot Woot!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I'm a new follower. Looking forward to going back to see what I've been missing.

    Thank you for a generous giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I shared your stop on the hop and your giveaway. I used the "share" buttons at the end of the post. Easy peasy! Tweeted as @usairdoll, FB under my name and on Google+.

    Thank you for a generous giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. Cool flip flops, just right for the 4th of July!

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  79. Those are great flippy-floppies. Very clever. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  80. So summery! Love those flip flops.

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  81. I love that block. And I recognize the blue stripe. Quilt MN 2010. :) I just used some myself last week.

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  82. I am definitely a follower. Love your patterns.

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  83. The flip flops are so cute and beachy for the Fourth. I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. Love the flip flops! Cool idea, and really fits with the theme in the colours, and with the hot summer we've been having. Am a follower.

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  85. Adorable block! SOOO summery! Thanks!
    steeledome at gmail

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  86. Your flip flops are so cute!

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  87. I love those flip flops, I'm going to pin them!

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  88. If I absolutely MUST wear shoes, flip flops are the shoe of choice. But only if shoes are mandatory! Yours turned out really cute - love the yo-yos and buttons! Thanks for sharing the pattern!!

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  89. Love the flip flops thanks for the instructions!

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  90. I love your block! Thank you for the pattern, I will have to put them on a tote bag.

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  91. I love your flip flop block, thanks for the pattern.

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  92. I am now following your blog.

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  93. Just way to cute, love the flip flops

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  94. Can't pass up a chance to win a free pattern. Thanks!

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  95. I am a follower. LOVE the flip-flops!

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  96. Oh what a sweet design. Perfect for summer and great as a table top wallhanging. Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  97. Love the pattern - I have to make this up for my daughter's new home...she has her first home with a pool & patio area...


    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  98. So cute. Its fun to see a non-star block on the hop! :)

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  100. Tweeted https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/220378720450519040

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  101. Adorable pattern, thanks so much!

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  102. I'm a new follower! looking forward to reading your blog :)

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  103. Great blog, I am now a follower. Keep up the good work and Happy 4th!

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  104. Super cute! I love those flip flops. Happy Fourth!

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  105. Cute project! Thanks for the chance of the giveaway!
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  106. Wow those flip flops just scream summer to me!! Even if I can't wear them myself. I enjoyed your posting and heading back to read the older post too! Thank you the chance to win your cute patterns.

    Tricia

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  107. Well now that I became a follower, I took the time to go and look thru your craftsy and doodlewebsite I'm really hoping to be a winner for your patterns. My son was looking over my shoulder when he/we saw the Frankie and Witch patterns. He would love to have a quilt made out of them for Christmas. Thanks for inspiring a 9 yr. old boy.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  108. I just joined to become a follower. I adore your flip flops. The blocks are fun-and perfect for summer time. I love the starfish with the yoyo and button. Thank you for sharing. I would love to make your patterns.

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  109. those flipity flops are jsut way to cute! I think I need to make some, too! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  110. Love yo-yo's on flip flops. What fun for summer but get ready for this we call these thongs in Australia - just in case there needs to be a translation to the other....(We/ve been caling them this for over 60 years + how "old" is the other?) Thanks for thr giveaway.

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  111. Hi, just became a follower. thank you.

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  112. Cute idea for flip flops! They certainly remind us of summer! Thanks!

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  113. I love it!! Perfect for July!! I would love to win this!!

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  114. such a fun block - thanks for sharing :)

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  115. Love,love,love your flip flop block! Thank you for sharing with us. I am now a follower.

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  116. Everything is so cute! Just love it all.

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  117. I love flip flops too!
    Thanks for the pattern!

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