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My Drawing Winners

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the three ladies who were picked in my drawing for the prizes on my blog.

BarbK will be sent a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16.
AngelaS will get a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16, plus one of my "Autumn Winds" patterns.
JoyceM will get one of my "Be-Dazzled" patterns.

Thanks to all who participated in the Blog Tour Road Rally.  I do hope you all had fun!  What a great bunch of comments about how you run your machines!  It was fun reading through them all.

And, thank you for the nice comments about the block I designed. I hope you get a chance to try it out.  I plan on putting together a wall hanging with several different colors for the machines to hang in my sewing room.

Have a great holiday week everyone!

Here's Your Check Point on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16, Blog Tour Road Rally!

Welcome to my check point!  I do hope you're having fun on this Blog Tour Road Rally.  Maybe you will win a prize - that would be fun, huh?  I have information towards the end of this check point about how you can enter to be eligible for some giveaways I'm doing.  In the meantime, enjoy yourself reading through my blog post.

Did you like the block I designed?   Yes, I used one of my vintage machines as the model.  If you've read some of my past posts, you will see that I am an avid collector and restorer of vintage sewing machines.  I will probably do other posts about some of those later.  Right now, I'll tell you what inspired me to do this block.

I love my sewing studio.  It's a small building out back of our house.  I have a wonderful view out my window while I'm working in my studio and I enjoy it every time I'm in there.  Some days, I my view includes lots of sunshine, and other days lots of storms.  It's always changing.  Here is a picture of th…

My Block Was Accepted For Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 16

Ok, wow!  I've had another block accepted by Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  This time for Volume 16 which hits the racks mid-November.  This will be my 6th time for a block acceptance.  I am more than humbled by this.  I know for some, it isn't much, but for me it's a really big deal.  Thank you so much Quiltmaker Magazine for giving me this honor.
So much for all my gushing and on to the good stuff.  Quiltmaker will be doing a Blog Tour Road Rally November 13th through 17th.  I will be part of that blog tour.  My day to participate is Tuesday, November 14th.  Be sure to start at Quiltmaker's blog - Quilty Pleasures.  There will be lots of giveaways throughout the blog tour, so be sure to get in on those.
I designed what I think is a really fun block.  It will be the central focus of my blog post on the 14th.  I am working on a fun post, so be sure to stop by.

Folded Flower Quilt

I've been trying to finish some of the multitude of projects I have to be done.  One of which is putting together a quilt with some of the Folded Flower Blocks I made.

This is a finished block.

Nine blocks done.
Sashing strips added to form rows.
More sashing strips and blocks added to form rows of sashing between the block rows.
A print border added to finish the quilt top.
The next step will be to layer the quilt (sandwich) and quilt it.  I will post pictures of the finished quilt when it gets done.  But, who knows when that will be...haha ;)
I do have a PDF available free of the Folded Flower Block instructions.  Unfortunately, I don't know how to post it here in the blog.  If you would like a copy of the instructions, you will need to go to my Carter Creek Quilts Facebook page, send me a Message with your email address, and I will send the PDF to you.  Carter Creek Quilts on Facebook

Thank You Quiltmaker Magazine!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners during Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Vol 15 Blog Tour.  What a fun event that was.  And, thank you to Quiltmaker Magazine and all the designers for making it all  happen.

Check out Quiltmaker's blog about the winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated and visited my blog.  I hope to see you back again!

Make a Pit Stop With Me! Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks-Volume 15 Blog Tour Road Rally

Welcome to my blog!  I hope you all are enjoying your road rally during Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15, Blog Tour Road Rally!

I will be giving away a few goodies during this Blog Tour Road Rally and will have information about how to enter towards the end of this blog.  Be sure not to take any detours - you don't want to take the wrong turn and get lost!

I am honored to have a block I designed chosen for the magazine.  It is called Desert Eyes, and is Block #1460 on page 40 - smack, dab in the middle of the magazine.
I'm afraid my inspiration and reasons for designing this block are somewhat boring.  When I design a block, I usually sit down at my computer and start doodling in Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) until I come up with something I like.  This time was no exception.   After a while, I decided I wanted to end up with a block that had a Southwestern look, so that steered me in the direction I needed to accomplish that.  I also used beige, brown, and turquoise as my col…

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15

Ok everyone - get ready for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15 Blog Tour!  It starts May 1 and goes through May 5, 2017.  I have a block that I designed in the magazine and my tour day will be Tuesday, May 2.  Be sure to stop by for highlights of my block.  There will be lots of giveaways throughout the blog tour.  Don't miss out!

Got Ribbons at Mid-Valley Quilt Guild's 2017 Show

Wow!  I entered two of my quilts in the 2017 Mid-Valley Quilt Guild's show this year and both got ribbons!  I am beyond thrilled :)

The quilt that got a Blue ribbon is my Boots 'n' Broncs.  It got a first place in the Child/Juvenile Quilts category.  It's one that I designed and made from my pattern that I sell in my shop - Carter Creek Quilts.  I am also selling the quilt there.

I did the free-motion quilting on my Janome Memory Craft 6500.  Here are a couple pictures of the quilt at the show:

My other quilt that was judged is my Bug Trails quilt.  It got a Red ribbon (second place) in the Mixed Techniques - Small Quilts category.  It also got a Special Award from Finally Together Quilt Shop for Best Mixed Techniques.  Thank you Finally Together!

This was a fun quilt to do.  I made it for a quilt challenge by the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild in 2015.  The center block is based on Mickey Depre's designs.  The rest of the quilt I designed myself.  I did t…

More Vintage Sewing Machines

Oh yeah, I am a vintage sewing machine junkie for sure!  Last week, I bought three more of the old beauties - I just couldn't help myself!  The difference this time is that these three are actually in nice working order and not from someone's junk pile.  While I do love doing rescues, once in a very great while I have to get one (or, in this case, three!) that's already cleaned up and working.  A very nice gentleman had a bunch of beautiful old machines he was selling.  He said that after his wife passed away a few years ago, he has gradually lost interest in the old machines.  I do understand that when you lose your life partner, many things just don't mean the same.

Well, anyway, he had lots of machines, but I just don't have room for treadles, so had to walk by those.  But, he just happened to have some very nice table models that caught my eye.  Most of his machines were "special."  In other words, not your everyday Singers and Whites, but not ones yo…