Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Local Shop Hop Project

At the beginning of November there was a local 5 store shop hop that I was able to fit in my schedule. It was a lovely day for a drive and the stores are within a workable driving distance to visit in one day. Here is the cute passport for the hop, which was stamped at each store you visited.
In addition to having lovely gift packages for draws in each store, they also hosted a free mystery project. You picked up a small piece of fabric at each shop, and when you arrived at your last store you received the pattern to go with the fabric. 

Even though my unfinished Halloween project was sitting on the table, I brought this fabric home and started cutting! The project turned out to be a cute snowpeople tablerunner (12" x 41") that was fun and easy to make. The next step is pin basting and machine quilting, and then hand stitching the little snowpeople faces. In the middle of working on some challenging patterns and large projects, it was so refreshing to have a quick project to enjoy!
Linking up today with Lorna's party over at Let's Be Social.

14 comments:

  1. I have never done a shop hop - the distance here would be pretty wide spread - I think I would have to end up finding a place to sleep along the way and do it in two days instead LOL - a lot of quilt shops in the NW area of the state but not in mine :(

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  2. Yes, a small project in the midst of the chaos of larger projects can be a relief.

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  3. How fun, you are lucky to have that many stores so close!

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  4. Those little quick projects are so good to throw in to the mix aren't they.

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  5. That sounds like it would have been a great day of shop hopping!

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  6. What a fun project from a hop - love that idea. Very cute

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  7. You are fortunate to have shops within easy driving distance!! Our Las went out of business 3 years ago and the closest now is over an hour away. Online shopping is good, but nothing like hands on.

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  8. Sounds like a fun little break for a day. Very cute snowman project!

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  9. Very cute design! The simple and fun quilts have as much a place in quilting as those really detailed quilt journeys:)

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  10. It's always more fun to start something new. Cute.

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  11. Very cute! It is nice to find a quick finish to go along with the longer term projects.

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