My Barn Quilt Block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine

I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Volume 10 is extra special because it is celebrating 1000 blocks! Be sure to read this entire post to learn about giveaways and prizes.

What better way to celebrate Volume 10 than getting my ten toenails painted with a special fall design?

Blog Tour - Page 002Fun, fun, fun!

QMMS-140050-ELLIOTTAbove photo courtesy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

I had a blast designing this quilt block. I absolutely love creating landscape quilts and adore barn quilts! Finding them reminds me of the excitement I experienced while hunting Easter eggs as a child. When I drive around the corner of a winding mountain road and see one, I hit the brakes and start shooting photos. It is a passion and yes, I will have to admit, even an obsession.

I am really excited about this block as I continue to design the quilt. The center medallion of my quilt will include a landscape scene with a covered bridge and Amish buggy in West Virginia Amish Country. I am in the process of designing fabric from my numerous photo shoots of a Barn Quilt Trail in West Virginia to go in this quilt.

Blog Tour - Page 001Here is a photo of the barn quilt from which my inspiration came.

Blog Tour - Page 003This barn quilt trail is in the heart of West Virginia Amish Country, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.

wpid-img_20140416_015813.jpgAfter several trips to tour and take photos of the West Virginia barn quilts, I decided that I needed a barn quilt of my own. Of course, I had to pick the most complicated design. It is not completed in the above photo but now that I am finished, it was worth it!

wpid-img_20141117_154615_275-1-1-1-1.jpgMy Barn Quilt block with pattern directions is on page 38.

If you like barn quilts, you will enjoy looking through the barn quilt photos on my webpage.

I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love of quilting by giving lectures and teaching quilting classes and workshops across the US. Please share my website and contact information with your local quilt guild, quilt shop and especially those who coordinate quilting events in your area.

Visit my website to see original quilt pattern designs, including my quilted couch! You will also enjoy seeing photos of my quilting retreats attended by quilters from a six state area who all say “It’s well worth the drive!”

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Please come back again! I share a variety of interesting quilting subjects, including: Barn Quilts, Tutorials, Quilting Tools, Quilting Retreats, Cooking, Home Canning and other interesting subjects.

Now for the giveaways!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks has graciously provided a copy of their magazine for me to give away. It has instructions to 100 quilt blocks! What a great deal. Leave a comment below on November 19 (between 12:01AM and 11:59PM Eastern Time) to get your name in the drawing for a free issue of this magazine. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address so I can email if you are a winner!

For everyone who likes Camelia’s Unique Creations on Facebook for the first time on Nov. 19 (between 12:01AM and 11:59PM Eastern Time), I will add your name in a drawing to win your choice of one of my patterns.

Winner will be announced in approximately one week.

There will be giveaways all week-long including the 100 original, signed blocks! How cool would it be to get one of those? For more exciting giveaways (including six of my patterns that will be mailed from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in Colorado), visit Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures Blog at

Happy Quilting!

282 thoughts on “My Barn Quilt Block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine

  1. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    Good job on the barn “quilt” block, we have BQ here in Colorado also. Kathy in Colo

  2. Liz says:

    I enjoy barn quilts too. Like your block.

  3. Lyn says:

    Love barn quilts, and you block too! I’ve been thinking about painting one for my house.

  4. Gail March says:

    Congratulations on your block….I like it a lot. I am a “country girl” and I love country quilts. My neighbor has a quilt painted on the side of his barn. If i had a barn , I would have a quilt on it!

  5. Angelia L. says:

    Congratulations on your block….it is so beautiful! Thank you!

  6. Cecilia says:

    Great block! Congratulations on being included in this issue.

  7. Pat Evans says:

    What an intricate block and a fascinating hobby to photograph barn quilts. A neighboring county here in western New York has a developing barn quilt trail.

  8. Janet says:

    I have never actually seen a barn quilt but it must be thrilling! Great block!

  9. usairdoll says:

    What a beautiful block! Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Vol.10!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  10. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations on your Barn Quilt block! I enjoy seeing a number of barn quilts when we travel to Tennessee. Thanks for sharing.

  11. farmquilter says:

    Love your quilt barn block!! I need to make a quilt block for my barn! Off to “like” you on FB!

  12. abydolinger says:

    It was fun to see the photograph that inspired your block. Congratulations on the inclusion of your block in Vol. 10. (My block, Intersections, is in the magazine, so don’t enter me in your drawing.)

  13. Diantha Howard says:

    cute block! I liked seeing the Barn which inspired your block.

  14. Sandy K says:

    Great block. Congrats to being in the magazine.

  15. Vicki H says:

    Love your barn block. I like seeing quilt blocks on barns.

  16. Melody Lutz says:

    What an adorable block-very nice.

  17. carol says:

    Nice quilt block. I love the barn quilts in WV, OH, and KY. Love them on all the different barns.

  18. Barn quilts are Da Bomb!!!! (I learned that from my granddaughter, but I fear it may already be outdated) Love your block and the story behind its inspiration 🙂 We have several barn quilt trails here in Tennessee, and it is always a pleasure to travel them with quilting friends on a day trip!

  19. Cathryn H says:

    Love the block! But then I love old barns and old bridges. Have discovered a lot of places that have barn quilts and I’ve added them to my “to do & see” list.

  20. maggielou says:

    I love this block. Thanks for sharing it with us

  21. Nancy says:

    I love your block and recently did the Barn Quilt trail in Franklin County, VT. Was so much fun finding them and many were on homes instead of barns.

  22. Lori L says:

    I love barn quilts. I hope to make myself one someday soon. Your block really represents barn quilts perfectly.

  23. Elaine M. says:

    Wow! What a beautiful barn!

  24. Nancy says:

    I love barn quilts. Congratulations on your block being selected.

  25. Lynn Mc says:

    I Live in the country so love barn blocks. I did the Quilt Along featuring Lori Holt’s Quilty Barns. Your barn quilt is amazing.

  26. marta says:

    Love your quilt barn block!Like the inspirational picture too….thank you….marta

  27. Diana says:

    I love your block! I grew up in the country so I have fond memories of playing in the barn! thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Linda says:

    Your block is great. I just love all the photos of barn quilts.

  29. Christine says:

    Love your barn block.

  30. Pamela Reim says:

    fun block. I know I”m a few minutes late….

  31. Judy says:

    Yours is the most fun block I have seen! It’s just darlin’! Congratulations on getting it into this years 100 blocks magazine! Maybe I will win one !! I’ve not seen it in the store yet!

  32. Kimberly M says:

    This looks like a fun block to try – it is so simple, yet unique.

  33. Beth T. says:

    I’m on the West Coast, where it is still 11/19, but I see I missed the giveaway. In any case, congrats on being included in the issue and thanks for designing a block I am excited to make.

  34. Lisa E says:

    Very cool block. I love the use of the woodgrain.

  35. Kathy h says:

    I just love that barn block. So cute.

  36. So nice to meet you!
    I think it would be fun to have a barn star on my house, to show off my love of quilts (and stars!)

  37. Betty Harden says:

    Like your block. Hope to win a copy as I have not been able to locate one yet. Congrats.

  38. Love your barn block! Thanks for showing the inspiration piece.

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