Friday, September 26, 2014

Modern Solids Challenge with Free Spirit

Hello, friends -- happy Friday!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I've been working on something extra special! A few weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at Free Spirit Fabrics to take part in the Modern Solids Challenge along with several other fabulous bloggers. We each received a BEAUTIFUL Denyse Schnidt's Modern Solids fat quarter pack & our challenge is to create a Modern Quilt using Traditional Inspiration. Hello, beautiful!

And let the games BEGIN! // #modernsolidschallenge

It didn't take too long to come up with a color scheme -- a gradient of blues, with just a pop of citrus green. I tend to gravitate towards traditional, geometric designs, so I've chosen to put a modern twist on the traditional Irish Chain design. 
Working on my #modernsolidschallenge today! ✂️✂️✂️

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing ✂️✂️✂️ // #modernsolidschallenge @freespiritfabric

So, who are the other designers? It's quite the list!

John Adams of Quilt Dad
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Heather Jones of Olive & Ollie
Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
Latifah Saafir of The Quilt Engineer 

You can follow along with all of our progress over on Instagram using #ModernSolidsChallenge, too!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy Mystery Workshop

I have something VERY exciting to share! Over the past few months I've been working extra hard on putting together this fun collaboration with the folks at Crafsty. Join me in October for a Mystery Quilting Workshop over on Craftsy -- featuring Moda's New Miss Kate Collection from Bonnie & Camille. 

This quilt design has quickly become one of my favorites to date. It combines basic patchwork, half square triangles, and half rectangles for a unique modern design! I can't wait to share the overall design with you all, too!

Wondering how this all works? You can head over to Craftsy and sign up today for only $86.99 -- that includes ALL of the fabric for the quilt top & binding, PLUS the workshop experience! Then starting in October, we'll reveal the mystery design & open up the workshop. You'll be able to work at your own speed, plus interact with myself and fellow workshop attendees! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dear Stella Starburst

Hello, friends -- just popping in to share some exciting news! It's been a goal of mine for some time to offer my PDF patterns as printed patterns, too. It's taken many late nights teaching myself Adobe Illustrator & InDesign, but I'm happy to announce it's becoming a reality!


The Starburst mini quilt I'm sharing below features a fresh, fun fabric line called Savannah from Dear Stella. Want to make a Starburst mini quilt just like mine? You can purchase the kit -- including pattern and fabric for top & binding --  from my local quilt store. 



Get your paper copy of my Starburst pattern in my shop, along with the other Fresh Mini Quilt Club PDF patterns. Over the next few weeks I'll be adding to my printed collection -- I can't wait! If you'd like to carry my Starburst mini quilt pattern in your store feel free to e-mail (megan AT canoeridgecreations DOT com) for wholesale prices. 

Happy sewing,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fresh Mini Quilt Club | Round 3

Guess what?! It's time for Round 3 of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club to START!

If you'd like to join in there's still time -- join here!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

States of Matter Inspired Mini Quilt


When my pal Ali Winston of A Squared W asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop event featuring her new book, Quilt Lab-The Creative Side of Science: 12 Clever Projects, I immediately said YES! Ali and I have been long time blogging friends and have even met a time or two face-to-face at different events. Watching her meet her goals & author her first quilting book has been so much fun -- way to go, Ali!

I choose to play around with her States of Matter pattern from the book. The design features a square block that can easily be rotated in the design for a new & different look. That single block was inspiration for me to make this mini quilt! 

In her book, Ali offers cutting instructions & templates to make these blocks -- but I used the Nifty Notions Bias Triangle & Half Rectangle Rulers. These rulers make it SUPER EASY to change the size of the block. I was recently introduced to the Nifty Notions ruler collection & I can't wait to share more information and tips about them. Honestly, they're the next best thing since sliced bread. No joke! :) 


The fabric used in this mini quilt is Color Me Happy by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics. In fact, each of those blocks were cut using a Candy Charm Pack or 2 1/2" squares. The finished mini quilt measures 12" x 16".


This mini quilt features quite a bit of negative space where I used my BERNINA walking foot & Aurifil 50 wt (color 2024) to create a basic pattern of straight-lines. The pattern is simple -- alternating lines 1/4" & 1/2" apart -- but really creates a great texture that compliments the design. 

Purchase your copy of Quilt Lab right here!

Happy Wednesday!
xo, Megan