Monday, May 6, 2019

Design Wall Monday--5/6/2019

While looking through my past blog posts, I discovered that the last time I shared my Flying Dutchman blocks was almost exactly six months ago. Here is the photo that I shared at that time.

Dutchman's Puzzle/Flying Dutchman block variations
After a block-making binge last week, the numbers have grown significantly. I'm still uncertain about a plan for how they will all go together, but have been having fun choosing fabric combinations for additional blocks. I do know that I plan to add something as sashing or framing for the blocks. The finished sizes for the blocks are 8" and 12". Here are a couple of layout ideas. 

Vertical columns

Horizontal rows (same photo as the first, but rotated 90 degrees)
Diagonal setting of 12" blocks
The large block with the blue background keeps jumping out at me in all the photos, and I can't decide if I like that or not. I should probably make a couple more blocks using blue similar background colors to help it fit in better. Making decisions is hard--that's why this project keeps getting put back into a box and ignored for six months at a time!

I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag. I'm a day late, but I'm also linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA


  1. Yes, those decisions/or no decisions, will do it every time for me...Lots of boxes wriggling their covers "choose me, choose me"..They are really pretty blocks, but i can see what you say about the one with the blue background, too...hugs, Julierose

  2. I love all the variations on the theme. I agree about the blue background dominating. Give it a center location? Make more? Give it its own quilt?

  3. Love your Dutchmen's Puzzle blocks. They are a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward!

  4. Lots of fun layout choices with those blocks. I like the one blue background, it draws your eye first, which might be OK if it's near the center of the quilt.

  5. There is something very classic about blue and brown together- really pretty blocks


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