Blocks and Bees

So, naturally there has been a delay in getting more blocks posted, but here are a few more from the 2017 Shop Hop.

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The first block this week is from Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford, Ontario. For such a simple block, you wouldn’t think that I would have difficulty putting it together, however, I did manage to trim one of the center half square triangle sets a little wonky and the points in the center aren’t “perfect.” I’ve decided not to go back and adjust because I don’t think I’ll have any better luck.

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Moving on to a block that finished a little better, this one is from Kalidoscope of Quilts in Exeter, Ontario. The Inuksuk is a well known representation of Canada and since this year is our 150th anniversary since Confederation, it’s definitely a fitting addition to the Shop Hop blocks for this year.

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And finally for this week, this block is from the Marsh Store of Ilderton, Ontario. I love this store and we only get there once each year, so it’s always a high point for me. There’s just something about the way everything is organized – I always walk out with so many beautiful fat quarters to add to the stash!

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And here’s the bee – the yellow cone flowers seem to be particularly attractive for them this year and there were about four of them buzzing around as I was photographing the blocks. It makes me happy to see since the bee population is declining – I feel like these sunny flowers (donated to my yard by The Sister) are helping out, even if it’s just a little bit.

Bee happy!

L

 

 

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