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Folded Flower Quilt Done (Finally!)

Ok, I finally got my Folded Flower quilt all done.  Well, except for the hanging sleeve and label - you can't expect perfection every time, right??

I do have a tutorial available for the block - just click on the Tutorials section in this blog.  It's called "Folded Flower Quilt Block."

Here are pictures of the completed quilt and a few of the blocks.  I hope you enjoy them!

Had A Great Time At Town & Country Christmas Bazaar

I had a great weekend at the 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar in Albany, Oregon.  This is held the first weekend in December every year.  The people coming through were all very friendly and cheerful and BUYING this year!  All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  I can't wait for next year!
Here are some pictures of my booth.  Enjoy!

Setting Up - 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar

I'm all set up for the 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar in Albany, Oregon.  After sewing like crazy for the past several weeks, now I can relax and enjoy the bazaar for three days.

I got everything hauled in and set up this afternoon.  In the morning before the bazaar opens, I'll get everything tagged with prices.  Oh, of course I'll rearrange things too...haha!  It seems like I'm constantly rearranging stuff throughout the weekend.
This is my "space." Getting things unpacked and set up.  It's starting to look a little better. After I finish with the tagging in the morning, I'll post my "ready to go" pictures.  This is my one big event for the year and I do enjoy it.  There are always a few folks who I only get to see at this bazaar and I hope I get to see them this year.  It's a fun event and I'm looking forward to it :)

Big Christmas Bazaar This Weekend

I will be at the annual Town & Country Christmas Bazaar this weekend at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany, Oregon. 
My booth for Carter Creek Quilts will be in Row D, Space 6.  Stop by and see me!
The bazaar will be held from December 1st through 3rd.  It's always the 1st weekend in  December.
Hours are:
     Friday, Dec 1 - 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
     Saturday, Dec 2 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     Sunday, Dec 3 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There will be more than 200 vendors with handmade gifts and treats!  It's one of the best Christmas events in the Willamette Valley.

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…