We did it! We managed to visit all thirteen shops to collect the July Shop Hop blocks – what fun! I’ve been busy sewing blocks since we returned from our travels on Saturday and I’ve managed to put together all but one of the blocks (darn applique! Not my favourite!).
Here we have – vaguely in order of our visits – seven of the last remaining eight blocks. Applique to follow as soon as I buy fusible web!
From My Sewing Nook in Caledonia:
From Quilt Junction in Waterford (paper pieced – also not my favourite, but I can’t argue with the results):
From Seven Sisters Quilting in Norwich (the Bear Paw block was one of the first quilt blocks I ever made – love it!):
From Country Patchworks in Woodstock:
From Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford:
From The Marsh Store in Coldstream/Ilderton (very cool store – lots of history here :)):
And last – but definitely not least, just the last store we happened to get to – Sew Creative Quilting in Mt. Brydges:
And here’s a peek at all seven blocks sitting out on the front porch:
These seven join the first five for a total of twelve finished blocks :). I hope to have the last block finished and ready to go by next week.
And the final verdict is that, after seeing all thirteen versions of the finished arrangements, I still like the version from the Shakespeare store the best – surprisingly it was the first one I saw! All versions were very pretty (like Jen commented last week – red and white is a classic combo!) but this particular version makes me think of cold nights, warm blankets and hot chocolate – what could be better :). I hope to head out there again on return from the genealogy extravaganza to pick up their finishing kit for the Shop Hop blocks.
In the meantime, happy Friday from La Crosse, Wisconsin :)!