Monday, February 28, 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday #8

Welcome to another addition of 
{Sew} Modern Monday 
here at Canoe Ridge Creations!
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations
I began {Sew} Modern Monday with the desire to create a place where people can share recent sewing and quilting projects using modern fabrics and/or designs. As you all know, there are quite a few linky parties out there for sewing and quilting in general, but there were hardly any for modern sewing specifically. Consequently, {Sew} Modern Monday was created here at Canoe Ridge Creations. Every so often I get e-mails from people asking what qualifies as a modern sewing.  The thing is, modern sewing can take on a different meaning for each and every one of us.  It is hard to come up with a concrete definition.  Do you agree?
 
Amy and Erin, the brilliant minds behind the Sewing Summit, just did a great post about this very topic.  Amy discusses what it means to be a modern sewist to her personally and is also asking for input from the blogging community.  Go check it out (there may even be a giveaway involved)!
 
Perhaps it is easier to pin point what modern sewing isn't?  What do you think?  I would love to hear your opinions.

And now a little modern sewing from the home front.  
pincushion 
Over the weekend, I was looking for a small project to work on.  You see, I am in the middle of quite a few larger projects and really wanted the instant gratification of a finish.  As I was looking through flickr for some inspiration, I fell upon this pincushion from i like orange, too!  I was hooked.  The simple look of a Kona gray paired with the rainbow color way is a classic.  Love.  So in less than an hour, I whipped up this pretty little pincushion.
pincushion 
My intentions are to keep this little guy for myself.  But, if my MMM swap partner likes it I may be making another.  Hmm, we shall see. :)

I am also linking my finish up to Fabric Tuesday!
pincushion 
Now it's your turn to link up.  Get those modern projects ready!
You know the drill...
1.) Link up a recent sewing or quilting project finish using modern fabrics and/or designs.  Please link to the specific post, not just your blog home page.
2.) Link back to my blog in your post.  If you want, grab the {Sew} Modern Monday button over on the sidebar and add it to your blog.  That way you won't have to remember each week.
3.) Please check out other people's {Sew} Modern Monday links.  What fun is a linky party without comments?  Please take the time to comment on other people's posts.
4.) If you like, join the flickr group and share your pictures there as well.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Megan. I'm new to this notion of a Modern quilter although I do love what I see. I read a few of the passionate comments on the post you linked to and I was a bit afraid to link my vintage sheet quilt to the modern tag but I think the overall color scheme and simple block design definitely give it a modern look. I hope you agree. I love your work...thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Long time follower, first time linker - thanks Megan!

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  3. Well, if I am your MMM partner, yes, I sure do like it!! As for modern sewing, it's an interesting discussion as to what it is exactly. I think most of us feel like we know it when we see it. I agree a lot with Cara's breakdown of what modern sewing is. :)

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  4. I LOVE your little pincushion!
    Very creative, and the colors are perfect!
    Michelle

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  5. What a fun little pincushion!

    And I'm excited to be able to link a finished project--FINALLY! :)

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  6. Love your pin cushion! Hooray for instant gratification. :) I didn't get around to sewing this weekend, so nothing to link up til next Monday. But I did get to attend my first modern quilt guild meeting, and now I have some new inspiration for my next project!

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  7. pretty! and so cheery on this cooooold morning!

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  8. cute, cute cushion! finishing the projects are what keep us quilters going, right! I don't have a finish this week to share but seeing what the rest have been up to is just as fun!

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  9. I LOVE your pincushion. Guess I'll have to add another project to my list. :) The colors are perfect, and I like the look of the topstitching on just one side. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  10. If I am your MMM partner...I hope you will be making another! :) It is so pretty!

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  11. Megan,
    I L.O.V.E. the pincushion! And, congrats on the .com....how exciting!

    Ashley

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  12. Holy cow--I actually have a finished project to post! And your pincushion is awesome.

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  13. I love your rainbow pincushion! I like that you use gray often in your projects, I think it looks very pretty with the fabrics you choose!

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  14. Hello Megan! That's really beautiful pincushion! What a great idea for tiny patches and with the grey it's perfect! I didn't have time for sewing...knitting and painting...
    Thank you for a lovely post and have a wonderful week! Teje

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  15. I LOVE your pincushion. I need it. (Take a look at my blog header and you'll understand why:) I could stare at it all day. Gorgeous!

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  16. Hi Megan! I just linked your blog and a picture of your pincushion on my blog. I love it and I'm trying to gather up ideas to make my own. I'm just starting out, so I hope this is okay. Check out my blog if you'd like. I love comments and new followers! I'm now following you too! Thank you!

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  17. I really love your pincushion! I've been needing a new one for a while, and I couldn't resist buying some grey fabric today so I could make one like this! :) I'll let you know when I get it made and post it. :)

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  18. I was just wondering what you used to fill this with? My grey fabric arrived, now I just need to pick out my scrap pieces. :)

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