And The Contest Winners Are…..

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in my contests. I gave my twin nieces the privilege to draw the winning names for the contest. I have such good helpers!

IMG_20140502_070449It was great fun to read all of your comments during Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. The winner of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine is Michele, who posted a comment on May 1 at 2:03PM.

Special thanks to everyone who “liked” Camelia’s Unique Creations on Facebook! Linda Webster is the winner of two of my patterns.

Congratulations Michele and Linda!

Thank You!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 9
I would like to thank Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine for their generosity and the opportunity to be on their blog tour.

I would also like to thank everyone who visited my blog and made comments. I am overjoyed to say that 919 people visited my blog from 10 different countries! I receive several hundred comments. You guys are awesome!

The winners will be announced on Monday.

Happy Quilting Everyone!
Camelia
Camelia’s Unique Creations

Camelia’s Garden block #864 in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

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.

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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

100 blocks portrait - Page 001It started with a simple tulip block.

100 blocks - Page 001To give the block a striking border, I added a checkerboard.

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.

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100 blocks square - Page 001While working on the ladybug blocks at a week-long family reunion, I discovered how much little girls love ladybugs!

20140323_112452My 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 cameliaelliott@gmail.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, TutorialsQuilting 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.

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Camelia

Sneak Peak

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A while back, I designed and created an original quilt block and entered it into a contest with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. This is a contest for designers and entries were sent from across the US. I am thrilled to announce that my block was accepted! This is such an honor. The magazine will be on newsstands and in quilt shops on Tuesday, May 6 and is also available at Barnes and Noble.

For the price of one magazine, you will receive the patterns and directions for 100 quilt blocks. What an awesome deal! I was also accepted into a blog tour and my featured date is May 1. There will be great giveaways that may be of interest to you. Stayed tuned for more details.