Canadian Summer QAL Week 3 Bonus Impressions Block

Welcome to the Week 3 Bonus Block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along!

This week’s Bonus Block is the Impressions Block by Christine from Sew Coole.

Christine has some time saving techniques in her free pattern for this block. You can choose to use them or piece the block as you prefer. I ended up piecing the block traditionally without using the time savers. I also flipped the bottom row of my block around because I wanted it to look like mountains surrounding a lake or a river in a valley based on the fabrics I was using.

Impressions Quilt Block
Anita’s interpretation of the Impressions Block using Northcott Naturescapes Fabrics and Kona solids.

Here’s another note from Christine:

Hi again, friends! I’m back with another block that’s subtly inspired by the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I love spending time near the water in the mountains, seeing the mountains reflected in surfaces that are so calm, it’s almost glass-like. For me, this block is about the ever-present impression left by the mountains and those beautiful glacial-fed lakes and rivers.
Photo by Christine McCourt Reid.
The pattern is available on Craftsy  and will remain a free pattern; it actually makes a cool quilt if you were to use this block on repeat (I might need to do that one day!). And the you can actually switch up the direction of your flying geese (pointing up or down), and it still looks awesome.
Like my previous block, I am giving away a beautiful bundle of @uppercasemag fabrics to one lucky maker. All you have to do is make this block and post a pic of your creation by July 7, being sure to use the hashtags #CooleImpressions and #CanadianSummerQuiltAlong. A winner will be chosen at random on July 8.
Happy sewing, my friends! Can’t wait to see what you all create.
– Christine
Visit the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along post for links to all the blocks that have been released so far and a list of prizes in the Grand Prize package.

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