I'm still working on Shop Hop Blocks. Unfortunately, the only "theme" of the blocks was batik, so the colors of each shop's block varied widely and I've been making swaps from my stash.
This Stained Glass block was from LaDonna's in Baker City. I substituted the blue for an orange, but otherwise used the fabrics in the kit. I used to really like foundation piecing, but did not enjoy making this one. I think it would have been easier to traditionally piece.
The other block I finished was Prarie Queen from Knit One-Quilt Too in Kuna. I used their purple, but swapped out the pastel purple in the kit for the lime.
I probably should have used black instead since this is the only block so far w/o black. Hmm...I'll have to do one of the remaining ones w/o black so it isn't lonely.
That brings me up to 12 blocks with 3 yet to go. I may need to make up one of my own so I have 4 rows of 4. This was the first time I've ever done the full shop hop and only time I've bought block kits. It will probably also be the last time I ever buy block kits. Oh well, at least $14 of my spending will go to Project Linus.
And yesterday I got a call from my LQS saying I had won something from the drawing from people who had visited all 14 shops. I was really hoping for the grand prize of $55 gift certificates from each shop...but I got a pattern, some charms and 6 fat quarters in jewel tones. Cool. Just what I need...more things to add to my WIP pile.