Thursday, May 31, 2012



can't wait to share this finish with you all.
happy thursday! 

xo, megan. 

ps. if you are on instagram, come say hello -- i'm canoercreations!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


well folks, i'm back from quilt market and officially rested up (i think!). talk about five fun filled days! if you ever get the chance to travel to Kansas City, i highly recommend it. the weather was perfect, the people were friendly, the food was great, and the Power and Light District rocks -- seriously! now that i've had a few days to get back into the swing of things, i can't wait to share what's been going on lately!

241 Tote Pattern from Noodlehead.

first things first, i need to choose two winners for the 241 Tote Pattern giveaway. the winners are: #6 Katie B. and #45 Jodi-usairdoll -- congrats, ladies! thanks again to Anna from Noodlehead for sponsoring this great pattern giveaway! 


i just need to sew a few more linen hexagons onto this HST+hexagon mini quilt. i've really enjoyed the process of hand-piecing this little mini -- even if it is slow and time consuming! call me crazy, but i'm thinking i might tackle a Spring Carnival paper pieced project next. Katy just makes them look so stinking fabulous!

scraps, scraps, scraps!

scraps, scraps, scraps! my scrap tub has been bursting at the seams for a while now so this morning i decided to tackle the issue. rainbow scraps + mason jars = yummy. the only problem is this didn't even make a dent in the scrap stash, yikes! thanks to Michelle for the great scrap organization idea!

and finally, here are some more pictures from Quilt Market!

Erin and I were finally reunited. 

Vanessa's awesome booth with Moda Fabrics. 

New Denise Schmidt fabric.

Ever Kelly with Andover Fabrics.

PMQG solids quilt in the Michael Miller booth. 

New Echino from Kokka -- this was my favorite new fabric
at Quilt Market! 

hope you are all having a great week. 
talk more soon!
xo, megan.

Monday, May 14, 2012

on pause.

hello, everyone! 
just wanted to pop in and say 
{Sew} Modern Mondays 
will be on pause
through the rest of May. 
with heading to Kansas City for Spring Quilt Market tomorrow
and Memorial Day in few weeks
the rest of May is sure to be crazy!
so check back June 4th for the next
{Sew} Modern Monday!

241 bag.

and if you haven't already checked it out, 
be sure to enter in the 241 Tote Bag Pattern giveaway!
xo, megan. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

241 tote | summer sewing contest & GIVEAWAY!

Ellison Lane Quilts

Today I’m super excited to share my stop on the Summer Sewing Contest blog hop hosted by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts. Nothing says SUMMER better that a new bag – especially a fun, vibrant handmade one! The 241 Tote pattern by Noodlehead is the perfect size for an afternoon at the pool, a weekend getaway, trips to the park – it’s really just an AWESOME bag! 

241 bag.

I made my 241 Tote using some prints from the Stockholm by Robert Kaufman fabric collection. The saturated neon colors + gray + bold geometric design makes my heart sing! Doesn’t it just remind you of a hot summer night?! You can find it at Contemporary Cloth and Mad About Patchwork. As for the pop of lime green, I used some Lush by Patty Young – which is such a great fabric to have stashed! Fat Quarter Shop has some available here

241 bag.

This was my first time using Pellon Fusible Fleece in a bag and I am hooked on this stuff! It’s super easy to use and helps maintain great shape and structure to the bag. Not too flimsy and not too stiff, this stuff is just right! I’m super excited to give it a try in some zipper pouches! 

I did make one minor adjustment to the pattern. Rather than have a shorter, over the shoulder strap I decided to make my strap a bit longer. That way I can wear it across my body and more importantly, will be able to have by hands free when traveling + shopping! 

241 bag.

I highly recommend this pattern to anyone and everyone – it’s for all sewing levels! If you are a beginner (especially with bags!), this pattern is a great place to start. With such well written instructions + pictures + pattern pieces, you will have bag sewing basics down in no time! And for those of you that have been sewing for years, you will love the 241 tote’s basic bag design + shape! 

You can find the 241 Tote pattern from Noodlehead right here. It’s available as a downloadable PDF pattern, so you can get sewing right away! Here’s something SUPER exciting, Anna from Noodlehead is giving away two 241 Tote PDF patterns! Just leave a comment telling me what you have planned this summer – sewing & otherwise. You have until 5pm CST on Monday, May 14. I’ll announce the winners on Tuesday! 

Thanks again to Jennifer for hosting the Summer Sewing Contest and be sure to check out the other stops on the blog hop tour!
May 9: Sew Crafty Jess 
May 11: Stitched in Color  & Canoe Ridge Creations <-- you are here! :) 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

sneaky peaky.


have you checked out the details of the
hosted by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts? she's lined up a fabulous
list of guest bloggers to provide a little summer sewing inspiration
and there's even a linky party+contest for you all to enter -- not to mention
great prizes!

here's a little sneaky peaky at what i will be sharing this Friday!
i'm majorly crushing. 

until then.
xo, megan. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

{sew} modern monday.

good morning, everyone!
welcome to another weekly edition of
{sew} modern monday!

if you are new to {Sew}Modern Monday, here are the rules:
[1] link up a recent sewing finish using modern designs+fabric.
please link to the specific post, not just your blog homepage. 
[2] link back to Canoe Ridge Creations in your blog post. 
you can grab that button on the side bar over there ---->
[3] please visit other {Sew} Modern Monday link-ups.
what's a party without mingling+conversation?!

most importantly -- have fun and be inspired! 
xo, megan

Friday, May 4, 2012

1:34 AM


sometimes it's the little things in life...
like staying up until 1:34 AM sewing with your dad.
yep, that's right. my pops and i have been busy sewing,
sewing, sewing in the last 24 hours.
i'm pretty sure he's the coolest man i know!

have a great weekend, everyone!
xo, megan

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

still here.







just wanted to pop in and say i'm still here! :) 
will share more details soon!
xo, megan.