Canadian Summer QAL Upstream Block and Halfway Point Check-in

Welcome to the halfway point in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along! Wow! You quilters are doing great and I am loving the variety of the blocks in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal.

Upstream Block

Today’s block is the “Upstream Block” designed by Natasha Just of “Just Sewing.”

Natasha’s block is inspired by summer trips to a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan and depicts three fish swimming upstream.

Fish quilt block
Anita’s version of the Upstream block using cotton and steel fabrics with a Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch background. Quilted by Stitched Quilting Co.

I, like many Canadian girls, have fond fishing memories too. There are so many great places to spend time outdoors in Canada.

Head to Natasha’s website to read about her block and download her block pattern and keep reading here for the Halfway Point Check-in prize information.

Halfway Point Check-In Giveaways!

To celebrate reaching the halfway point in the Canadian Summer Quilt along three fabulous Canadian quilt shops have joined us to giveaway four fantastic fabric bundles!

How to enter:

At this point in the quilt along six regular blocks and four bonus blocks have been released for a total of 10 quilt blocks. To enter the halfway point giveaways you need to post a photo of 6 of those 10 blocks in the Instagram hashtag #canadiansummerqal before the next block comes out on July 23rd. If you’ve sewn 8 or 10 and you want to show them all that is fine too but you need a minimum of 6 blocks in your photo.

Halfway Point Sponsors and Prizes:

Here are our wonderful sponsors and their prizes:

Clinton Modern Creative in has sponsored two prize bundles pictured below.

Update: Winners are @nicoles_co_creations (top bundle) and Samm from @inkwell_quilts

Troll Brothers Quilt Designs has sponsored the bundle below.

Fat Quarter Bundle from Troll Brothers Quilt Designs (one for halfway prize and one for grand prize)

Update: Winner is Tamra Hunt of Alberta

Studio 39 Fabrics has sponsored the bundle below:

Prize bundles from Studio 39 Fabrics. One for the grand prize and one for the halfway check-in point.

Update: Winner is Becky Keizer of BC.

You have four chances to win! I can’t wait to see your blocks in the hashtag! Happy sewing!

Please show our sponsors some love and visit their online shops to see if they have the fabric you are looking for for your next project!

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