13 March 2020


Most of the snow has melted away from our neighbourhood.

But the view out my sewing room window was FROSTY!!!

As you can see in my SHOP HOP Baby quilt sample, the SHOPS all feature frosty, snow covered roof tops. The same snowy fabric is used throughout the quilt on the roof tops, windowsills and doorsteps.

When I shared the news of my recent finish and upcoming quilt along SHOP HOP, I had a lot of people asking me about the backing fabric that I used. It was a black and white print remnant I picked up from Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford Ontario Canada, by Debra Gabel for Timeless Treasures.

I am finished testing the complete pattern and am putting together my FULL size version now!

My SHOP blocks are all pinned up around my sewing room.

As you can see by the following photo, I got a little side tracked because of my Selvage Expedition. 

That black and orange block has now become a quilted pillow.

I wonder if anyone would make their shops using selvages?

Maybe I will.

Here again you can see that my selvage projects overlapped the SHOP HOP quilting in the queue. The backing for the SHOP HOP quilt has the center seam completed and the wintery binding too.

In case you, missed it, you can see my Selvage Expedition - Spool Blocks post here.

There is a FREE tutorial for making your own selvage spools!

To be clear, I have no affiliation with any of the shops I have provided links for below. These are just fabrics I found online and thought you might like some suggestions for backing fabrics.

For my Full size quilt, I ordered ordered fabric for the backing from
A Material Girl Fabric Shop in Milton Ontario Canada

Collection: Snow Day by Lewis & Irene

From the same collection, this Winter Village print is also available in Icy Blue...

And I chose this awesome snowy print for the rooftops as well as for the binding. It is called Birch Texture from the Sheltering Snowman collection by Barb Tourtillotte for Henry Glass Fabrics.


From Sew Sisters Fabric Shop in Toronto Ontario Canada...

Collection: Snow Day by Lewis & Irene

From Fat Quarter Shop in Buda Texas USA...

Collection: Snow Day by Lewis & Irene

From Lovely Jubbly Fabrics in Ferndown Dorset UK....

Collection: A Walk in the Park by Andover/Makower Fabrics

Wanna make your own SHOP HOP quilt?

The SHOP HOP Quilt Along will begin March 20th, on the first day of spring!

There are 3 size options:
BABY - 40" x 47"
THROW - 58" x 58"
FULL - 80" x 94"

SHOP HOP Baby finishes 40" x 47"

Each SHOP block is either 18" or 22" wide by 47" tall.

SHOP HOP Throw finishes 58" x 58"

SHOP HOP Full finishes 80" x 94"
(using yardage)

 You can choose to use yardage....
Or make your quilt scrappy!

SHOP HOP Full finishes 80" x 94"
(using scraps)

Unlike all of my previous Quilt Alongs, this SHOP HOP Summer Quilt Along will not be free and will require purchasing the pattern. 

The complete pattern will become available for purchase on March 20.

There will be 3 price OPTIONS:

$5 - BABY 40" x 47" includes Shop A and Shop B

$7.50 - THROW 58" x 58" includes Shop A, Shop B and Shop C

$15 - FULL 80" x 94" includes Shop A, Shop B, Shop C, Shop D, Shop E, Shop F, Shop G and Shop H


Not quite sure if you would like to quilt along?

Take a sneak peek at the SHOP HOP pattern cover here.

CLICK HERE to see the SHOP HOP QUILT ALONG PAGE for more details and to see the FULL SCHEDULE.


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