Sew Sweet's block for the "Around the Town" theme was a school house. We had kits for our block as shown below as well as fabric kits and instruction to make the large quilt with all the blocks as we did.
We gave our pattern out rolled up and tied with a ribbon like a diploma. We had yummy apples and I had gathered teacher appreciation ideas for a handout.
We made kits for the individual block as shown above and kits to make the large quilt, below.
A close up of the scallop border's quilting
Inevitably, I ran out of time to do all that I wanted with the quilt. My intention was to embroider the names of the buildings on each one so they were identifiable and to add small quilts to most of the buildings, like an out door quilt show.
Here are some close ups of the blocks.
Below: Bakery, Toy Shop and Pet Shop
Above: Rail Station, Ice Cream Parlor, and a General Store
Above: Quilt Shop Sew Sweet's School
Below: Diner and a Bridal Shop
Below: Cinema and an Antique Shop
Below: Barn and a Church
Here are a couple shots of the shop.
This is one of the quilts in our shop that I thought was amazing.
I was disappointed to see that my picture of this amazing quilt turned out blurry, but the close up shot turned out better. It is a quilt from the book, Affairs of the Heart by AieRossmann. Sew Sweet did a 2 year BOM of this project.
Kimhas more pictures of this year's Shop Hop at her place, Bitty Bits & Pieces. She wasn't able to make it to our shop, or the one in Logan, but all the other quilt shops are featured on her blog. Kim is also having a giveaway with the Shop Hop theme so make sure you sign up there too!