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!


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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. 


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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,
Megan 

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

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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! :) 

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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".

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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 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mini Northern Lights

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Last August, Brandon and I moved to Minnesota which meant new jobs for both of us! Luckily enough, I stumbled upon a Sales Manager position at the local quilt store and BERNINA dealer, Pine Needles Quilt & Sew. Talk about a dream come true! Fabric + BERNINA machines each and every day, yes please! Since then it's been a whirlwind of learning a new job, settling in to our first place together, moving ahead with my goals here at Canoe Ridge Creations, and more. It's truly been an exciting time in our lives together!

If you follow on Instagram and/or Facebook you've probably noticed I've been sewing lots & lots -- quite a bit of which are shop samples for Pine Needles. With the weather changing - YES! - I'm hoping to be able to get outside & take some pictures of all the projects, and share them here too!

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First up, this Mini Northern Lights quilt from JayBird Quilts. I'm a sucker for rainbows & cotton solids, both of which initially caught my eye with this design.  The pattern uses 8 different colors & the Mini Hex-N-More ruler -- which is so cute & easy to use! If you are looking for a quick & easy project, this is it!

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At first I didn't know how to quilt this mini. More specifically, what color thread to use. Instead of choosing just one color thread, I used matching Aurifil 40 wt thread. Perfect-o! The matching thread blends perfectly with the fabric and help accentuate the overall design, not draw it away. I alternated directions vertically & horizontally using my BERNINA walking foot & straight-line quilting. It makes for a really interesting visual texture!


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If you'd like to make a mini quilt like mine, you can purchase the kit including pattern right here

Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Megan