Canadian Summer QAL Week 3 Peaks Block

Welcome to Week Three of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along!

This week’s block is the Peaks block brought to you by Christine from Sew Coole and Christine is guest posting on my blog this week.

This is my version of the Peaks block made with Kona Cotton Solids. I love the mountains and try to get away to them as often as possible so this block is near and dear to my heart.

Mountain Peaks quilt block.
Anita’s version of the Peaks Block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along.

Without further ado, here is Christine!

Hello Quilters! I am really so delighted to be a part of the 2018 Canadian Summer Quilt Along. I have long been a fan of Anita’s beautiful quilts and her blog, so I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this quilt along she was creating.

I am so proud to be Canadian, and love to share that fact, so things like this all-Canadian quilt along are right up my alley. Canada Day is my very favourite holiday (well, OK, second favourite, because Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year), so I’m super-duper excited to have my two blocks coming out in this week leading up to Canada Day. (Full disclosure: probably part of the reason I was initially so drawn to Anita’s work is how she makes such beautifully patriotic pieces. How could you not love it?)

As a girl who grew up on the Prairies, we were only about a 4.5 hour drive from the Rocky Mountains, so it still amazes me that it took until my late teens to actually make it there to see them in person. And I fell in love, hard and fast, as soon as I saw the majestic beauty of those mountains from a distance, and then even more so as I saw them closer up.

Canadian Rocky Mountains
Photo of Canadian Rocky Mountains by Christine McCourt Reid.

I still marvel at the mountains every time we visit (and am delighted to be celebrating Canada Day in the mountains this year). So because of this, both my blocks are mountain-inspired.

Canadian Rocky Mountians
Photo of Canadian Rocky Mountains by Christine McCourt Reid.

My first block pattern, released today on Craftsy is Peaks, and it’s a simple block with some half-square triangles and flying geese… nothing too intimidating!

Peaks Quilt Block by Christine of Sew Coole.

I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations of this block pattern!


For everyone who makes the block by July 7 and posts it on Instagram with the hashtags #CanadianSummerQAL and #CoolePeaks, I will be doing a random drawing for a 5 fat-quarter bundle of Uppercase fabrics.

Uppercase Fabrics giveaway from Christine of Sew Coole.

In keeping with our Canadian theme, these fabrics are designed by Janine Vangool – creator of Uppercase Magazine, and super-cool Canadian (the magazine is a really great resource for all you creative types out there, you should check it out if you’re not already familiar with it).

Be sure to check back on Thursday when my bonus block will be released (hello, flying geese and QSTs!). Thanks for sewing along with us!

  • Christine

—> Visit the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along post for links to the blocks that have come out so far and for the list of prizes in the grand prize. The Grand Prize will be drawn on Labour Day from quilt tops posted in the hashtag #canadiansummerqal on Instagram.



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