July Shop Hop in Ontario

It’s been a week of blocks here because several quilt stores in Southern Ontario are hosting a Shop Hop for the month of July – and who doesn’t love a Shop Hop :)?

We managed to get out over last weekend to a couple of the stores and we’re hoping to get to several others over the next two weekends. A total of 13 stores are participating in the July Shop Hop – I don’t know if we’ll get to all of them, but we will certainly try. Not only do participants receive a free block pattern but also the material to make the block (also free!) and an opportunity to enter to win some great prizes. Check it out if you’re in Ontario!

This first block is from our local quilt store in Kitchener, the Creative Sisters Quilt Studio.

ShopHopCSBlock

And this block is from The Quilt Place in Shakespeare.

ShopHopQPBlock

While the blocks and fabric to make them is free, there is (of course) a finishing kit available for purchase at each store to turn all of the Shop Hop blocks into a complete quilt top. So far, I really like the finished version at the Shakespeare shop – very pretty! – but I will admit that I didn’t notice the finished version at the Kitchener store (I will have to go back :)) and, with more stores ahead of us, we may find another finished arrangement that is equally appealing.

And, since it seemed to be a block week, I also completed my July block for the Classic Meets Modern QAL over at Sew at Home Mummy (and linking up my block over there :)).

JulyQALBlock

I’m enjoying the wonky blocks! And still pleased that I’ve managed to keep up with the blocks – with only five months to go, I should be able to stay on track to the end of the QAL!

And finally for this week, while not a finish, those fabrics unearthed in the flood last week are gradually becoming 6 1/2-inch squares for use in Alzheimer Quilts and reducing the size of the pile considerably.

MoreAlzBlocks

Hopefully, some of these squares will be a finish (or two!) soon :).

Happy Friday!

L

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