Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Something New, Something Old

Moving four times in three years quickly puts into perspective just how much "stuff" you own. Just ask my husband, Brandon - he's touched every moving box at least twice with this most recent move. If not three times. With each move my collection of sewing stuff seems to grow, and grow, and...well you get the point. Usually there's a discussion about how "with this move we're going to get more organized" or "I'm finally going to finish all those UFOs I've started" or (most often) "I really need to start using some of this fabric stash". And as I'm sure you can probably guess, it doesn't actually happen. 

Until this time!

No, I mean it - it's already happening which means I'm counting it as a success. Cha-Ching! I'm making it a point for every new project I start (and finish! - that's the key part...no more half finished projects) I follow it up with finishing one of those stashed away projects. Something new, something old.

It started with a new project - a crib size Sidewalk Chalk quilt from Then Came June for Harper. Bonus points, it was 100% stash fabric - yes! 

Then I moved on to an already started project - another baby quilt for our little lady (one can never have too many baby quilts, right?) using one of Cluck Cluck Sew's new patterns, Color Pop. This one is made up of Bonnie & Camille scraps & stash and I'm hoping to make myself a matching throw quilt this Fall. 

My next new project was a fun project out of Emily Dennis of Quilty Love's new book - more on that later. 

Then it was time for another old project - my Stars & Stripes quilt that was started in July of 2016. In the move I'd found the quilt top 99.9% finished and just needed to add the side & top/bottom borders. Brandon quickly claimed this quilt as his own so I hope to have it quilted and ready by his birthday next month.

That brings me back to starting something new this week. I'd like to make a Christmas quilt with some of my stashed Holiday fabric but I can't seem to decide on a design. If you have a suggestion on what pattern I should use leave it in the comments. 

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

9 Embroidery Designs For Summer Stitching

Summer is in full swing which means busy schedules, late nights, and little time to sew - especially with a 3 month old. I've been searching for a new project that can fill those brief moments in between the hustle and a little hand embroidery is just right. Here's a list of my favorite finds that are perfect for Summer Stitching - enjoy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Iowa Star Block | Free PDF Template

Last week I sent this adorable Iowa Star block off for a fun project with Country Living Magazine. I used a blue & green combination of solid fabrics for my 12" block - which made for a fun twist on such a traditional quilt block. I quickly decided to make more blocks so I put together a downloadable PDF of the paper pieced pattern I created - and thought you might enjoy the pattern too. Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ripple - A New Quilt Pattern

What better way to kick off a Monday than with a new pattern in the Pattern Shop. Many of you have asked for a PDF version of my Ripple quilt using V & Co.'s Ombre collection from Moda Fabrics and today is the day! Ripple finishes at 72" x 86" making it a generous throw size quilt or perfect for a twin size bed. All you need is a rainbow of ombre fabric and background yardage - easy! I've written the pattern for strip piecing the ombre units which means this quilt goes together in no time. Purchase your PDF version of Ripple right here - it's on sale through Friday!

Are you on social media? Share progress of your Ripple quilt on social media using #ripplequilt and #canoeridgecreations.

My version of Ripple uses 15 fat eighth yard cuts (8"x21") in the following colors:

Hot Pink
Popsicle Pink
Lime Green

And what about an V & Co. Confetti Ombre version - yes, please. Want to sew along with me? Later this week I'll be sharing all the details on the Ripple Quilt Along - I'd love for you to join me!

Monday, April 23, 2018

We Need YOUR Help: Open Call For Pattern Testers

We're working hard on a series of NEW Canoe Ridge Creations patterns and we're looking for pattern testers. If you'd like to be considered as a pattern tester and the first to get your hands on these new patterns, click the link below.