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.
Any day that Heather Ross fabric arrives at my house is a fantastic day but more so if it’s Christmas fabric! Sugarplum has arrived at Daydreams of Quilts and we are thrilled. My Mom is already texting me that she would like pillow cases for Christmas.
We have all the fabrics except for two bolts that are on back order. (We are missing aqua mice and Nutcracker mice on pink.) I have suspended bundles until we know for sure we are getting those but in the meantime all the fabrics in stock are listed. We also have all the flannels which are so nice on the back of a Christmas quilt in the wintertime.
At long last Flourish fabric has finally arrived! I ordered this in September and it’s three months late but worth the wait!
This is one of those fabric lines that is more beautiful in person than in photos. I am very happy to have it in my shop and after a short Google search, I’m not sure, but we might be the only shop in Canada to have it. (? have you seen it anywhere ?)
I love the big focal print! I definitely want to put that on some bags. I think these will be great in a Greenhouse Quilt too and have had a lap quilt planned with them for quite some time!
Here we go for the start of week 7 in the Greenhouse Quilt Along!
At this point we are experts at sewing these plant blocks so that’s all good but we may be losing some of our motivation so I am here to cheer you on today! We are getting very close to the end! Keep going! You can do it! (I am also talking to myself here as I have lagged a bit.)
If you need to check the schedule on the main Greenhouse Quilt Along Post click here.
Welcome to Week 5 of the Canadian Summer Quilt along! Time is flying! Do you know what this means? This means next week we are halfway and we are having a halfway check-in with prizes from our sponsors. So keep sewing and I will have more information on that in next week’s post!
This week’s block is designed by Lesley Chaisson of Berry Birdie Designs. Lesley has designed a block of one of Canada’s iconic animals – the beaver.
We have quite a few beavers around here (Wainwright, Alberta) in ponds nearby. A couple of years ago we were in an animal look-out tower on the Battle River and we (my husband, kids and I) watched a beaver swimming and dragging branches along the shore for about half an hour. It was quite fascinating as you don’t often see them up close in the wild. I love their leathery tails!
Here is my version of the Beaver Block:
Dara of Stitched Quilting Co. is a longarm quilter in Nanaimo, BC and she quilted by Canadian Summer Quilt Along quilt for me. This is the amazing detail she put into my Beaver block.
Head to Berry Birdy to download Lesley’s fantastic Beaver Quilt Block Pattern.
Check out the main Canadian Summer Quilt Along page for the schedule and links to blocks that have come out so far. Photos of prizes for the grand prize package have been added now too!
We have just heard that Sugarplum and Flourish are shipping to us so we need to make room! Kinder is now on sale more than 40% off at $5.00/half yard. Help us made room and take advantage of this great price! This includes the last of the full collection fat quarter bundles and fat eighth bundles.
Welcome to today’s bonus block in the Canadian Summer Quilt Along! Today’s block is the Wind Power Quilt Block which is inspired by the many wind turbines that Canada has to create eco-friendly wind power.
I hope that Canada will create more and more eco-friendly solutions for all aspects of our lives and commodities we consume and that Canada will be a world leader in environmental change. Because of this I chose the colours of red and white for my block.
Wow! Week six in the quilt along already! Thank you for quilting along with me and keeping me going on my rows!
I finished all my row four plants in one day last Wednesday and then I got distracted with starting up sewing stock for my shop for Christmas. So I am starting off on row five today. I am enjoying posts from Lisa and Diane in the Instagram hashtag #greenhouseqal and a new participant, Sarah, just joined us and shared her fabrics and background cutting in the Daydreams of Quilts Facebook Group.
Keep going everyone! We’re more than halfway there and these quilts are going to be amazing.
The winner of the Kinder fat quarters from last week is Lisa who not only posted her rows but she almost has her quilt top together! Keep sharing for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Shweshwe fabrics from my shop.