I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. I submitted my block a while back and was so excited to receive the news that it was to be included in this issue.
Above photo courtesy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.
Camelia’s Garden is Block #864 on page 57. When I received a photo of the cover of the magazine, I screamed after I saw my block on the cover! Since I wanted to include my quilt in the magazine’s photo shoot, I only had two weeks to finish it. We had a major blizzard at that time here in Southwest Virginia, that dumped 28.5 inches of snow—an awesome time to work on the quilt. In our little neck of the woods, all snowfall records were broken. You can see beautiful snowscape photos on my February 17 and February 19, 2014 blog posts.
I had so much fun designing this quilt! Debbie Lane attends my quilting retreats and came up with a darling name for the quilt Ladybug@FlowerGarden.bzz
If you check out the patterns on my website, www.cameliaelliott.com, you will discover how much I love kaleidoscopes. The tulip blocks in this quilt are arranged in a kaleidoscope manner.
My cousin’s six-year-old granddaughter was particularly attracted to this quilt and became “my little helper”. I designed this block with my Electric Quilt software and the pattern print out was not a true red. When my little helper saw it, with her little forefinger on her cheek, she gave her honest opinion about the color of the ladybug, “That’s not the color I would anticipate using for the ladybug.”
When I showed her the ladybug fabric, her face lit up and she exclaimed, “Oh yes. That fabric is the perfect choice!”
Such big words for such a little girl! She comes from a long line of quilters including her great-grandmother and her grandmother’s five sisters and her grandmother’s sister-in-law who are quilters. I bet my little helper will be a fantastic quilter someday.
To celebrate my blog tour with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, I am giving away two patterns to one recipient. For everyone who “likes” Camelia’s Unique Creations on Facebook on May 1 (between 12:01AM and 11:59PM), your name will be put in a drawing to win two of my patterns (your choice of patterns). To see the patterns, check out my website www.cameliaelliott.com
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks has provided a copy of their magazine for me to giveaway. It has instructions to 100 quilt blocks! What a great deal. For everyone who makes a comment on my blog on May 1 (between 12:01AM and 11:59PM), your name will be put in a drawing to win Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.
For more exciting giveaways, visit Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures Blog at quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures
Ladybug@Flowergarden.bzz will be published and available in about three months. Please email your contact info to email@example.com and let me know if you’d like a copy when it’s on the shelf.
Thank you for reading my blog today. Please come back! I write about a variety of interesting quilting subjects, including: Barn Quilts, Tutorials, Quilting Tools, Quilting Retreats (attended by quilters from a six state area who all say “It’s well worth the drive!”) and other interesting subjects.
Please check out my Facebook page, Camelia’s Unique Creations, and website www.cameliaelliott.com
To see my work in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks check out pages 18, 57 and 98.