9.06.2011

10-for -10 #3 - Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations

Hi everyone! I hope those of you in the US had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I guess summer is officially over now, huh? (*boo*)  I'm a summer girl, myself. Through and through. I don't mind autumn too bad - the cool is a nice break from the heat and humidity - but it only serves to remind me that cold and nasty weather are right around the corner. (*double boo*). 

Alright, alright...enough complaining.  ;o)  Our interview today is with Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations.  *waving*  Hi, Megan!




Megan is the fabulous lady behind {Sew} Modern Monday, a wonderful linky party that I try to join as often as I can.  Her blog is a constant source of inspiration for me, and I hope for you as well. (By the way - if you pop over there before about 1 this afternoon (EST), you'll still have time to link up!!)

Megan has a couple of very cute tutorials that I want to try...a reusable tote and a little Kleenex cover.  It seems I can never find the grocery totes that I have and my oldest always seems to be in need of a Kleenex.  (We call him "Snot Rod"... need I say more?)  I really need to get to work on both of these.

Along with her tutorials, her Completed Quilts page is amazing. My favorite is the Sliced Coins quilt.  I've been wanting to try one of these for a while.  They look so simple, but they are so beautiful at the same time.  Definitely on my must-do-one-day list. Megan also keeps me inspired with her posts on using solids, free motion quilting, and her swaps...especially her Pretty Little Purse swap posts.





Megan was very sweet to agree to answer my interview questions...and she's got some great answers!  So let's get to it...

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If you won $3,000 today and had to spend it today, what would you buy? Fabric, fabric, and more fabric. I would love to have a HUGE stash of fabrics at my fingertips everyday. Like my own little fabric store. :]  

What color scheme or fabric line are you loving right now? I’m totally digging the yellow, gray, and white combo right now. It’s so classy and modern—I love it! In fact, I am working on a Weekender Bag right now that uses that color palette and I can’t wait to finish it up!  

What is one thing from your "bucket list"? Quilt Market! Someday, I really want to go to Quilt Market. All the big names in quilting under one roof—swoon! I can’t even imagine. Oh, and the sample sales! I’m getting giddy just thinking about it!  

Is there a sewing technique or quilt block that you would like to try? I really would like to get back into garment sewing. Not just that, but I would like to actually feel comfortable with garment sewing—like my mom! :] She can look at a dress (or any garment for that matter) and just know how to make it. It seriously blows my mind some times.  

What hot trends do you see coming our way?   Hot trends, eh? Well, it might not be considered a hot trend—but I really enjoy seeing the excitement that seems to be bursting in the online sewing community when people use a traditional quilt pattern and use modern designer fabrics. It’s like a breath of fresh air. Plus, it’s reintroducing us all to the patterns and designs our mothers and grandmothers grew up with!  

What kind of movies do you like and do you have an all-time favorite? To be honest, I’m not a huge movie buff. In fact I’ve probably never seen most of the movies you all would consider big hits. Like Harry Potter—I’ve maybe seen two. :] Gasp! I’m more of TV series kinda gal—Bones, Law & Order SVU, and CSI. I could watch those shows for hours!  

When you’re faced with a lack of motivation, what do you do to get re-energized? When I need a jolt of inspiration (which happens quite frequently!) I grab my laptop and check out what’s happening in the online sewing community. There is so much inspiration out there—it’s wonderful! Places like flickr, pinterest, blogs, and even Twitter offer so much inspiration and sewing advice, plus they are a great place to connect with other sewists!  

What one piece of advice would you give a new quilter? Just do it! Read blogs and look for inspiration but at the end of the day, just go for it. Sometimes the only way you can learn is by making mistakes, and some of the biggest mistakes make great new things! :] Oh, and make sure you own a seam ripper—it will quickly become your best friend!  

What is your favorite finished project to date? Hmm….a favorite. It would probably be a tie between my Crazy 9 Patch Quilt and the pouch I recently made for Round 2 of The Pretty {little} Pouch Swap. Oh, oh! I really like the little mini quilt I made for a bloggy friend, too! Honestly, it’s so hard to pick just one. :]
You have an unplanned evening alone with no responsibilities – what do you do? Turn on the iTunes, throw on some sweat pants, grab a glass of wine and sew, sew, sew! :]

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Awesome, Megan!  Thanks for taking the time to share with us.   I for one would also love to try garment sewing.  I think it's funny that people think I can sew garments just because I can quilt.  It really is two different talents!

And now....for today's giveaway bundle.  For those of you just now joining us, we are giving away a mini-bundle of fat eighths with every interview.  Each of the fabrics will be from Joel Dewberry's new Heirloom line, generously donated by Wondrous Woven Fabrics.



Joel Dewberry Bundle 3

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me which of Megan's finished quilts is your favorite.

For an optional bonus entry, leave a comment telling me if you are a follower (new or not-so-new) of Megan's blog.

For a second optional bonus entry, leave a comment telling me if you are a new (or not-so-new) follower of my blog. That's right - two bonus entries this time!  

Limit three entries per person.  Comments close at 9:00 am EST on Saturday, Sept. 10th, and I will draw a random winner at that time.  

Good luck!! Be sure to join us Thursday for interview #4. See you then!

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93 comments:

  1. I like the very first quilt on that page - Scrappy Squares. I love the colors. :)

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  2. I'm already following Megan's blog. :)

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  3. And I follow this blog, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Oh, I love her Sliced Coins quilt. It's gorgeous! :)

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  5. I love Megan's Scrappy Squares quilt!

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  6. I'm a new follower of your blog!!

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  7. I really like the sliced coins quilt! Great color combination...you just can't go wrong with gray!

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  8. I follow Megan's blog and like her on FB! She has a great blog!

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  9. I just signed up to follow you! Yay!

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  10. my fav of megan's quilts would be the crazy 9 quilt! I love it!!

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  11. Megan's Sliced Coin Quilt is one of the first quilts I ever bookmarked when I started reading blogs and it is still one of my favorites.

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  12. Scrappy Squares! It's so bright and colorful.

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  13. I am already a follower of Megan's blog.

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  14. My favorite quilt is the Sliced Coin Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Megan's Crazy {9} quilt really stood out to me, but they all are amazing!

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  16. I love the little scrappy squares quilt!

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  17. New follower of Megan's blog (RSS feed)

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  18. I am a follower of your blog, pretty new I think. ;)

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  20. My favorite quilt is the Sliced Coins Quilt. I love the look & the colors are just perfect! :)

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  21. I am already a follower of Megan's blog!

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  22. I am already a follower of your blog too!

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  23. I'm a huge Megan fan, so I follow her blog of course!

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  24. I love her scrappy squares. and everything else!:)

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  25. Yes, I've been following Megan's blog for several months.

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  26. And yes, now I am a follower or YOUR blog!:) Thank you!

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  27. I've been a follower of Megan's blog for a while.

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  28. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I love her crazy nine, hard to believe she is 23 and turning out such lovelys all ready. How wonderful!

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  30. I am all ready a follower of your blog!

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  31. And because of your interview I am a follower of Megans! I am a new blogger as well:')

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  32. definitely the sliced coins quilt is my favorite love the greys, turquoise green! thanks for the giveaway angela.newman5363@yahoo.com

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  33. Sliced coins is my favorite of those on her blog.

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  34. I like her Scrappy Squares quilt. Thanks!

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  35. I already follow Megan's blog.

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  36. I already follow your blog, too.

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  37. My favorite quilt is the crazy 9 quilt.

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  38. I am a new follower of Meagan's blog.
    I am glad to see someone else is not a huge movie buff.

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  39. Oh, easy... scrappy squares.

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  40. I love Megan's sliced coins quilt!

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  41. My favorite quilt is Scrappy Squares - but seriously, they are all awesome!!

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  42. I am a new follower... happy to have found you!! Yay!!

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  43. Did I already tell you that I am a new follower? Hehehe

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  44. i like the sliced coins quilt best.

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  45. I LOVE megans crazy 9's quilt.. so interesting!

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  46. I like Scrappy Squares the best!

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  47. I am a recent follower of Megan's - I found her through the "Travel Handmade" series for Sewing Summit.

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  48. I love the Sliced Coins quilt!

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  49. I am a follower of your blog.

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  50. I am a follower of Megan's blog too!

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  51. Megan's quilts are Beautiful! I'd love to try the Crazy 9 Quilt as well as the Scrappy Squares Quilt.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win!

    usairdol(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I too am a follower of Megan's blog and I love the sliced coin quilt. But I do like the crazy quilt too.

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  53. I have followed Megan on twitter for awhile and I now follow her blog via GFC.

    I'm loving this 10 for 10 !! Thanks for all you're doing and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I am a "kinda" new but "not this minute" new follower of your blog. I found your blog by being referred by another and I'm sorry to say now I forget who. Glad I found you.

    Again Thanks to you and Wondrous Woven Fabrics for the giveaway.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Megan's Crazy 9 patch has always been my favorite! Love, Love, Love it!

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  56. I'm a new follower of yours ... glad to have found you!

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  57. Long time follower of Canoe Ridge Creations .. wonderful blog full of inspiration!

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  58. Megan's quilts are great. Her scrappy squares quilt if my favorite.

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  59. I am a kinda new follower of your blog.

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  60. love the scrappy squares, for the texture especially!

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  61. i am a follower of canoe ridge creations!

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  62. I just love the soothing palette of Sliced Coins!

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  63. I am a new follower of Megan's blog...

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  64. ...and a not-so-new follower of yours!

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  65. My favorite quilt is the crazy nine patch.

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  66. Love the scrappy squares quilt!

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  67. I love the colorful scrappy squares quilt. It looks like a quilt that could withstand a lot of loving!!!

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  68. I've been following Megan for sometime. I too am inspired by the fact that she is 23!!

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  69. I've been following this blog since you started the giveaways. I feel kinship immediately upon reading your banner. I too am a starlight quilter what with little people and all :)

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  70. Megan's finished quilts are lovely, but the Sliced Coins quilt is my favourite! Thank you for the opportunity to win at a giveaway.

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  71. Great interview! I really like the crazy 9 wall quilt. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  72. I'm already a follower of the canoe ridge creations blog :-)

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  73. I'm a stitching by starlight blog follower too :-)

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