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Dec 16, 2011

Follower Friday: Meg of Fashioned by Meg

Dec 16, 2011
Pin It Well, these Fridays are certainly going by a little too quickly for me!  Anyone else feel the squeeze to finish that holiday sewing?  Yikes - what a crazy month!  Today we have another great guest feature from the wonderful people I met at the Sewing Summit.  Megan of Fashioned by Meg and I sat next to each other at breakfast one morning and bonded over the fact that we were both sporting somewhat incognito baby bellies.  (Well, mine wasn't so incognito, but it was nice to know someone else was tired and sleeping at night instead of staying up all night in the sewing room!)  Let's learn more about her....

Megan or
Meg of California

Occupation:  Stay at home(schooling) mom!

Significant Other/Kids/Pets:  
One wonderful attorney husband, who puts up with all my sewing and quilting!  Three kids- a six year old daughter, a four year old daughter, and one crazy little 19 month old boy.  I am also expecting baby #4 (a girl) April 8th!  One little doggie named Poppy.

# Years Quilting:  
I have been quilting for 2 ½ years.  I never thought I would ever, ever be interested in quilting.  However, the modern quilting movement sucked me in!  I always associated quilts with dull colors and patterns that I didn’t find inspiring.  However, I started seeing lots of brightly colored quilts, offset with white and I fell in love!  I was super inspired especially by Oh Fransson! and Crazy Mom Quilts.

How you learned to quilt:  
I learned to quilt by reading fabulous tutorials online.  I would say reading Elizabeth’s blog is what gave me the courage to give it a try.  She wrote so many thorough and complete tutorials.  My sister-in-law got married in June of 2009, and I decided I was going to try and make them a quilt for their special day.  It turned out well, and I haven’t looked back!  I have also taken a couple of quilt classes at local quilt stores.  I found the one on free motion quilting especially helpful.  I am also part of our local modern quilt guild and have learned a lot from all of our different members!

Favorite Completed Project Description:

I don't know if I have a favorite big quilt that I have made.  Probably my scrappy nine patch quilt that I made during a quilt-a-long.  I love scrappy quilts!  Plus, we use this one all the time for soccer games and outings.  I like putting something I made to use!

I like quilting on a small scale too.  I love making little minis, pillows, and mug rugs.  I feel like my brain is always running over with ideas, but I don't have enough time to make them all right now.  So, small quilting is a fun way for me to try new techniques and make a "quilt" I might have never gotten around to otherwise.  I love this pillow in particular.  I like the colors, and it just feels like "me".

Quilting Workstation Setup:

My sewing area is set up in my bedroom.  I used to have a sewing room but alas it had to be turned into a baby room! ;0)  I have this wonderful sewing desk that I really like that easily becomes smaller or bigger depending on what I need out.  I store all of my fabric and patterns in my closet.

Machine(s) you sew on:  
I sew on a Janome MC6600.  I love it.  I also have kept my little Kenmore as a backup, since the Janome doesn’t have a free arm.  It helps when you are trying to sew little sleeves and the like on little girl clothes.  I also have a serger, a Brother 1034D.

 Your favorite notion/tool in your sewing room:  
My rotary cutter and all my rulers!

If you'd like to keep up with Megan and all that she's up to visit her blog Fashioned by Meg or  flickr photostream. Have a great weekend!

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  1. Fun interview with Meg! Congrats on baby #4, and what a cute log cabin pillow. :)

  2. I had to click over here from Google reader as over there it read.... bonded over the fact that we were both sporting....... so I had to find out what you were both sporting - wish my sewing area was so tidy!

  3. Meg is the best!! I'm blessed to call her friend; met her through our local MQG. I'm so glad you were able to meet her, too!


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