Friday, November 9, 2012

100 Blocks!

Welcome to the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour.  I was so excited to find out that my block was appearing in Volumne 6 of the 100 Blocks magazine! 

What could be better than getting into 100 Blocks?  How about making the cover!  Take a second look at the cover and you will see my block.  I'm over the moon!

Elephante features a cute little elephant standing on a patchwork hill. The patchwork hill is easier than you would think.  First you piece all of your green patches, then using the pattern, you cut it to size and applique it on.

By flipping the block, you can have a whole row of Elephantes! In fact, I might just be planning a whole quilt based on this block.  More to come about that...

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, look what I found at the Quiltmaker booth during Market. Sooo over the moon!


Volume 6 is chalk full of great patterns made by wonderful designers.  The variety of patterns including paper piecing, applique and regular piecing just amazes me.  Would you like a free copy?  Just leave a comment and one lucky winner will receive a free copy.

Be sure to visit Quilt Maker and the rest of Today's Featured Designers for more chances to win:

  1. Lisa Bassett relativelycreativepatterns.com/blog/
  2. Thomas Knauer thomasknauersews.com/
  3. Debbie Maddy blog.calicocarriage.com/
  4. April Mazzoleni april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com/
  5. Celine Perkins perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/
  6. Anita Grossman Solomon makeitsimpler.blogspot.com
  7. Toby Lischko gatewayquiltsnstuff.blogspot.com
  8. Janelle Noack janellenoack.blogspot.com.au
  9. Sarah Bisel milkandhoneydesigns.blogspot.com
  10. Mary Ellen Von Holt littlequilts.blogspot.com
  11. Debra Gabel zebrapatterns.com
  12. Cindy Simms cindysimms.blogspot.com
  13. Valerie Uland mccallsquilting.com/blogs/

134 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't fall in love with this whimsical elephant! I LOVE it!

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  2. The block is so cute in a row!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Congrats on making the cover. Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. what a cute block, it would look great worked up into a baby quilt.

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  5. Whoo Hoo, Chica!!! You are my HERO!!! xoxoxoxo

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  6. The elephants are so cute!! This is a block I deffinitely could sew some day :) I like it very much!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  7. Oh so cute! And my older daughter is very fond of elephants...perhaps a pillow for Christmas. I can hardly wait for the magazine! (pbstrand@msn.com)

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  8. I love your cute elephant. I think it would make a nice pillow for my daughter, who had a stuff elephant when she was smaller.

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  9. I have a friend who has loved elephants for years. THis would be fun to make for her. Congrats and thanks for being in the hop.

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  10. Very charming. Love the heart above the elephant's upturned trunk.

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  11. How adorable are those little elephants!You gotta be an Alabama fan! So cute!!!
    jaalex@charter.net

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  12. very cute block. this one I will be making!

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  13. Very cute it would be darling for a baby blanket

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  14. Oh I love your block! So cute!!!

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  15. Such a cute block! But even more, I love the execution. I learned something. So effective, yet so easy to put together. I can already see how I can apply it to something I designed for my granddaughter. Thanks so much, and congratulations!

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  16. Your little elephant block is so sweet. I have loved seeing your Hello Sun blocks show up on different blogs. Very fun.

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  17. Your little elephant block is so sweet. I have loved seeing your Hello Sun blocks show up on different blogs. Very fun.

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  18. Very cute. I love the little elephant :)

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  19. Elephante is the cutes little elephant I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing it and Congratulations on being chosen to put it in 100 Blocks Vol 6
    pmpatty@tds.net

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  20. Your elephant is so cute! Love it!

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  21. I love the climbing elephants! A whole quilt of them would be fabulous!
    Thanks!

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  22. What A cute Block, Congrats on the cover also!
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  23. What a cute little block. I love the idea of flipping it, what a beautiful border that would make. Congratulations on being on the cover :)

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  24. oh how adorable ! Congrats on your cover shot - and it is so cute framed, too!

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  25. This is such fun. I love elephants too.

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  26. Can't wait to see what you do with the block...TOO cute! Thank you

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  27. What a wonderful block - great tip about the patchwork hill. I can see that it wouldn't be as hard as it looks. Love the heart you included!!

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  28. So cute. It could be a Babar block.

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  29. How adorable is this block. I love it

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  30. I just love that little elephant.

    Sandy
    wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  31. LOVE your block! Congratulations on getting in the magazine!

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  32. That is such a cute block!! I've been surfing your site and it's great. I added you to my blog roll.

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  33. What a cute block - Congrats on being published AND making the cover!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :) Debby

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  34. I would so love to win a copy of this magazine!

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  35. Yes I would definitely like a free copy! Your block is adorable and I really must make some!

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  36. How exciting, April! That's awesome. Way to go.

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  37. Congratulations for having your block published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6 and for getting on the cover! Did you take a ride on your cute little elephant to get you over the moon? He would be SO cute as a pillow for my little niece. Her room is done in greens and it would fit in just right. I sure hope I win!

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  38. your block will make a great quilt for a nephew who loves elephants.. thank you

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  39. What a sweet block. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love this quilt and the block could be a great teaching tool to a child with numbers to count the elephants. Congratulations on having your block published.

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  41. So whimsical. Perfect for a child's quilt.

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  42. Very, very darling -- would also be cute with crimson, grey, white and black checked squares -- for a Roll Tide quilt! :)

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  43. The elephants are way too cute!

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  44. Your block is so adorable!!! I love it!!!

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  45. This is the most adorable block, I can see a quilt with different animals on the hill.

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  46. I love your cute little elephant block and plan to make one for storytime at the school library.

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  47. Awwwwwwwwwwww, your block's one of the sweetest!!!!. congrats <3

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  48. Your block is too cute. It's perfect for a new great-grandchild.
    swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. What a precious block, can see this in a baby quilt!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. The elephant is adorable. Can see some cute baby quilts in my future using this one!
    angieterry84at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Darling block, love the colors too. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. So cute! Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. What an adorable block! Perfect for a little boy or girl. Congrats on making the cover!

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  54. What a novel idea, making the hill in patchwork. All the animal blocks are so cute, but this one sends me over the top! I want the magazine, so I can make a quilt from all the animal blocs this time.

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  55. I love your design, it is so fun and versatile to make it go around the quilt.
    I have seen others do your sun design, so I have to go check out your patterns.

    Debbie

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  56. Very cute, congratulations on having your block as one of the featured ones on the cover!

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  57. What a VERY cute block!! Thanks for sharing a copy of the latest issue of 100 Blocks.

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  58. I really love your block! It is so cute!

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  59. I just love your block! Congrats on being featured on the cover. Thanks!

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  60. The block is so cute, great job! Would love to win!

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  61. I'd love to win a copy. I love your block BTW - and I'd be over the moon too if I were in your shows. Be Proud! Congratulations.

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  62. I love your sweet block! Congrats on being published & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  63. One great thing about these blog hops is meeting new quilters/designers. I'm glad I swung by here--your Sweet Ride quilt is a real charmer.

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  64. That little guy is too stinkin' cute!! Congrats on being in the issue and ON the cover! :)

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  65. I love your block. The elephant is so sweet!
    wlinda_ca(at)yahoo.com

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  66. What a cute critter!! I can see a baby quilt using this block. I love the colors! Such a happy smile at the booth for Market.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Your "tag" at the bottom is great. My husband and I ride a tandem.

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  67. How truly adorable, elephants on parade : ) thanks Scarlete shobbs@scarlette.com

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  68. Cute! Another animal to add to the collection of critters. Love the patch work hill the elephant is on.

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  69. Cute block! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. I love this little block, how great it made volume 6, congratulations.

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  71. I hope you also draw children's books. Delightful!

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  72. I love your elephant. It is so very sweet. Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  73. Congrats making the front cover, it is an adorable block.

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  74. Cute elephant block! I will be joining your followers just to see what you have in mind for this block. :-). Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  75. Your elephant block is way cute! I look forward to seeing the quilt you make out of these blocks.

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  76. What a great block to add to a baby quilt, which I must make in the next 2 weeks.

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  77. Love the elephants!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine!

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  78. Cute block!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

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  79. Cute block!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks!

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  80. Love your whimsy! The blocks are so darn cute!!!

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  81. I think that is a darling block. CONGRATS!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  82. Congrats on making the cover. I love the elephant. I can't wait for the book to be on the stands. (in case I don't win one)

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  83. Very cute block! Someday I am going to make a child's quilt with all the animal blocks seen in the multiple volumes of 100 Bocks! It will be adorable, because the animal blocks are irresistable!

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  84. Elephante is so cute! Climbing on a postage stamp hill - adorable! I have a big weakness for postage stamp designs...well done!

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  85. What a darling block, too cute! Would make a fun kid's quilt. Congratulations on having your block published and being a part of the tour.

    Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I'm not surprised that your block made the cover--it's adorable. Congratulations.

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  87. Great block! Your elephant is really unforgettable ;->

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  88. I have a young granddaughter who loves elephants --- this will be a great pillow for her --- cute and whimsical.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  89. What an adorable elephant block - would be fun to make!

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  90. adorable congrats on making the cover :)

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  91. This is so cute! I would be great for a baby quilt.

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  92. I love your elephant block it is so adorable!

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  93. Congratulations, it's an adorable block, well deserves it's special place

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  94. Adorable, would be very nice for al little boy/girl quilt. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  95. You have got a super cutie patootie block! I have a Honda Element and her name is Elly. I have been looking for an elephant pattern and think I just found it. I want to make a throw quilt for my truck in case the grandkids get chilly while driving. Perfect!

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  96. Congratulations on your adorable block! Love the combo of sweet greens and gray, patchwork and applique! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Like your block, thanks for the giveaway

    hanke@fijnvandraat.com

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  98. Oh my gosh, I just noticed I missed your blog. I LOVE your adorable little elephant. With two very young grandchildren I think that may need to be used very soon.

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  99. What a super cute block! love the woven green hill. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Cute block...reminds me how I used to love the Babar books as a child...a quilt with this block would be a great gift for a child along with those books!

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  101. How cute is your elephant! Great block.

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  102. I love the patchwork and the elephant. so cute.

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  103. Would love a copy of the magazine. Really nice block! Thanks for sharing.

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  104. I love your cute elephant. What a great block!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  105. What fun to see your little elephant on the cover and exciting to have it on the inside.

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  106. Congratulations on a super sweet block!

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  107. Is so fun!!! Cute block! and thanks for this opportunity!

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  108. Congratulations! I've been loving your Hello Sun BOM ever since I found it. Thanks for the great designs and the opportunity to win. Will you sign the winner's copy? Awesome!!!

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  109. Congratulations on Elephante! I just can't believe how famous you've become!! Well deserved!

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