Did you get in on the Row By Row experience this summer?
It seemed quite popular around here, and I did see many wonderful quilts posted on the Ontario Rowing Facebook page over the summer. But thankfully I did not catch the bug for that.
However, my friend Barb has a bad case of rowing fever, and I think she has visited every rowing quilt shop from here to Timbukto, and that's a long way from here! She picked me up some souvenirs along the way, including these fabric license plates. I'm not sure what I will do with these, but I am enjoying seeing them on my design wall for now.
In her summer travels, Barb also collected the 15 packages for the July Shop Hop. Just look at this collection which includes the patterns and fabrics for the quilt blocks. And guess what?
She gave them all to me because she dislikes the colour blue. That's right... doesn't like blue, doesn't wear blue and won't sew with blue. Have you ever heard of a quilter that doesn't like blue?!?
I am still friends with her anyway! LOL
And it's a good thing because look at the benefits from being her friend! There are 15 blocks in total, which is an odd number to work with, but there are some great layout ideas shown on the Shop Hop Facebook page. I'm thinking this would be a fun project to tackle at Quilt Camp in the middle of winter.
This is my favourite block in the collection. It's from Heart N Home in New Hamburg, and they not only included the fabric and pattern (did I mention the quilt stores gave these kits to the customers for free?!?) but they included the embroidery floss and a needle. Love it!