Shop Hop Quilt!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is the 1st quilt I've ever completely sashed and there were no instructions per se. It took a bit to figure out the best way to add the framing and sashing in between the columns but I did it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun!!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric & thread
  • fusible web
  • invisible thread
  • shop hop block patterns.

Q&A with NanaJeanFL

K Lee 2Strings asked:
Omigosh! Wow!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! Love the colors, love the blocks, love the sashing. I'm blown away.
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks 2strings! I fell in love with this with the very first block. I don't know if I can part with this one!
Darns asked:
TOTALLY FABULOUS!! I want, want that focal fabric! Great colors, great applique, and the sashing - WOW!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Darns! The fabric is Calypso collection designed by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studios - manufactured by Fabri-Quilt. Here's a link to one place that carries some of the patterns: I need to decide on backing and get it ordered!!
patz in suffolk asked:
Oh Jean! This is so cheerful and bright - and I absolute adore the sunflower! Well done you! I'm not sure what a Shop Hop is, but imagine you go from shop to shop in a specified time? Whatever it is, I want to do one if this is the result!
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Pat! We did indeed go from shop to shop. We paid a nominal price for a "passport" which was stamped at each location. The blocks were also a nominal fee. The finishing kits differed by shop as well. They gave out small gifts. Each shop gave away a basket of goodies. Best of all were the "specials" - discounts of lots of fabrics, notions, etc. We did another Hop the following week. When I finish that quilt I'll include details - but it was different.
desna asked:
Oh Jean this is just adorable... I love the fabrics and the blocks oh and the black and white stripe sashing is fab. Shop Hop sounds such fun but I would be just hopping in the same shop as there is only one fabric shop in my local town:( but I do internet shop hop;)
NanaJeanFL answered:
It was fun! The best part (aside from being with my friend) was finding 12 new quilt shops and drooling over fabric for three days. I love internet shopping too. I wonder if anyone has thought of a virtual shop hop?
gmhnQuilts asked:
NanaJeanFL answered:
Thanks Penny! Glad you like it.