There hasn't been a July Shop Hop since 2019, but it made a comeback this year on it's 10th anniversary with 11 quilt stores participating (down from 15 stores in 2019). At each store you were gifted a block pattern and the fabric to make the block. I was really hoping to get around to visit all of these stores in July, but alas it was one of the things to fall by the wayside due to catching covid midmonth. I did make it to a few stores and collected some of the patterns/blocks.
The shop hop project uses a Northcott fabric line called
"Dublin" to make a variety of star patterns. Just look at this lovely package from Heart 'N Home! I couldn't wait to sit at the machine and sew this block!
Here are the lovely blocks I have sewn so far.
The majority of the block kits were made with a line of fabric called Dublin by Northcott which has a lovely texture. Some of the kits had substituted some "non Dublin" fabric that I didn't like for this project. So that is going in the scrap box, and I have purchased some extra Dublin fabrics to make those blocks.
The July Shop Hop page has photos posted of the sampler quilts that each store made using the same blocks. There isn't a photo of the layout that I hope to make from Quilting By Design. I have already purchased the fabrics for the strips, and just need to get a few more block patterns.