Flip and Stitch Wreath

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Alan Lakein

As usual, I started a project without a real understanding or plan.
I had seen some Flip and Stitch wreaths online, and I also found some tutorials.
Most of the tutorials used three fabrics, but I found a DIY post on Pinterest.
The post referred to a pattern; and I do have a pattern that calls for using three fabrics.
However, the post offered photos and directions for making the blocks using only two fabrics.
I had just enough Christmas fabric for a two fabric wreath.
The post did not explain how to stitch the blocks together, but referred to the pattern for directions.
I figured I could just eyeball the wreath and figure out how to stitch them together.
Wrong.
Then, I sort of reread the pattern, and thought I knew what I was doing.
Wrong again.
However, this time, I did get a circular wreath of some sort.
It was just without a hole in the middle, and I could only fit 9 blocks instead of the 12 I made.
I was just about to pitch the whole thing, when I decided to try to salvage it by covering the center with a yo-yo. I also made an applique circle for the backing.
Then, I added miniature yo-yo’s to attach the flipped sides.

My failure to plan led to failure.
But then, my failure led to a seat- of- the- pants fix.

It is not what I expected, but it will do.
I added a strip on the back, so it can hang.
It can also be placed as a center piece.
I made this for my sister, who likes to decorate for Christmas.
She has an early December birthday, so I will through this in the gift bag.

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